A rare Meissen miniature figure of an eagle circa 1745-50
800 - 1,200 GBP
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with wings outstretched, its plumage picked out in patches of dark brown, its beak and claws detailed in yellow, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue (restored break to each wing)
Sotheby's London, 2nd March, 1994, lot 83
Similar but differing figures of eagles are incorporated in mythological and allegorical groups, such as 'Ganymede'' and 'Sight'.