The base on this Delftware Blue Cow Cuff is a 1 ½” brass cuff. It is built out from the center to make the “foot print” (2 ¼” x 3 ½” x 4 ¼”) It is kind of narrow with some height, making it a cute sculpture yet still wearable.
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I was curious about the origin of the term Delft Blue since this little figurine could be described as such – what I found out from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delftware
“Delftware is a tin-glazed pottery with a white glaze. Usually decorated with metal oxides, in particular the cobalt oxide that gives the usual blue, it can withstand high firing temperatures allowing it to be applied under the glaze. It also forms part of the worldwide family of blue and white pottery, using variations of the plant-based decoration first developed in 14th-century Chinese porcelain, and in great demand in Europe.
Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, vases and other ornamental forms and tiles. The start of the style was around 1600. The most highly regarded period of production is about 1640–1740. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Delftware was a major industry, exporting all over Europe.”
“Delftware became popular and it was widely exported in Europe. It even reached China and Japan. Chinese and Japanese potters made porcelain versions of Delftware for export to Europe.”
Meaning… it could have been from anywhere, but most likely due to its age, China or Japan.
This Delftware Blue Cow Cuff is so sweet, you may need a shot of insulin! As are some of these other whimsical creations: Sweet Cheeks Skunk Cuff