A Meissen figure of a sparrowhawk with its prey circa 1739
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
bidding is closed
modelled by J. J. Kändler, leaning forward to devour the bloody lark in its talons, perched on a tree among foliage and a clump of bright yellow fungi (restoration to wing tips and prey bird)
Sotheby's Geneva, 10th May 1988, lot 33
London, Asprey, no. 6B (Exhibited together with the pendent figure from lot 22 in this sale, in error as a pair)
See the note to lot 22.