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Lot 3
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A Meissen figure of a green woodpecker circa 1733-34, later decorated

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
6,875 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • porcelain
modelled by J. J. Kändler, decorated as a golden oriole, perched on a cherry stump with a beetle and fungi, with bright yellow plumage and brown wings picked out in black, the fruiting branches and the beetle picked out in naturalistic colours crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue (small losses and restoration to applied flowers and leaves, beak restored, chips to edge of base)

Provenance

The Nyffeler Collection, Christie's London, 9th June 1986, lot 101 (catalogued as a golden oriole)
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