Lot 27
  • 27

Two small Meissen figures of pheasants circa 1745

4,500 - 6,000 GBP
5,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • porcelain
probably modelled by J. J. Kändler, standing amongst corn with their tails held high, the male with brightly-cloloured head and dark brown plumage, the female with soft brown plumage and surrounded by three chicks, both with traces of crossed swords marks and impressed '50', the female also with inventory number 445 (both tails restored)


Christie's London, 9th July 1997, lot 361

Catalogue Note

See Röbbig (2008), cat. no. 42, p. 249 for two similar examples. A figure of a pheasant was also adapted to serve as a knop on the cover of a soup tureen in the 'Hanbury-Williams' service in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, see Cassidy-Geiger (2007), p. 273, no. 12-12.