Similar pairs are illustrated by Dauterman (1970) Vol. IV, pp. 45, 47 and 49, cat nos. 16A, B and 17A, B, the first pair, later sold in the Safra sale, Sotheby's New York, 19th October 2011, lot 758. Another similar pair was sold at Sotheby's New York, 26th October 2012, lot 248
Examples of the parakeet with the lump of sugar are illustrated by Albiker (1959 edition), no. 101; by Karl Berling, Meissen China, An Illustrated History, Table 4, no. 2; and by Hackebroch (1966), pl. 8, fig. 7.
Interestingly, the pair most commonly appearing includes a parrot without a cherry in its beak. However, figures with a cherry, similar to the present example, are illustrated in '77 Meissner Pozellanvögel und Franzosisches Kunstgewerbe aus einer Bekannten Privatsammlung', sold by Herman Ball and Paul Graupe in Berlin 15th March 1933, lot 24, pl. 11, and by Albiker (1935), pl. XXVI, no. 89; another example is in the Dresden State Art Collections, see Pietsch (2006), fig. 300.
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