A small Meissen figure of a cock pheasant circa 1750-60
800 - 1,200 GBP
bidding is closed
modelled by J. J. Kändler, leaning forward, with blue face and green head, its brown plumage picked out in black, standing on a mossy short stump (some restoration)
Christie's London, 14th June 1994, lot 154
For the model, see Albiker (1959), no.127. The first version was created by Kändler in 1735 wih the bird modelled among ears of corn; see the pair sold at Christie's, 7th July 1997, lot 361.
For this somewhat later version, see the pair sold at Sotheby's London, 9th October 1984, lot 224; and an ormolu confection incorporating the pair, sold from the Henry Ford collection at Sotheby's New York, 23rd February 1978, lot 53.