Lot 9
  • 9

A pair of Meissen Figures of Pied Wagtails circa 1740

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
35,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • porcelain
modelled by J. G. Kirchner and J. G. Ehder, the black heads with a dramatic broad white stripe, the plumage in broad patches of grey and black, each perched on a tree stump picked out in brown and applied with leaves in green, inventory numbers '11' in black (some restoration)


Hermann Ball and Paul Graupe, Berlin, 15th March 1933, lot 32
Olive, Lady Baillie, Lowndes House, London (dining room), acquired from Maison Jansen, Paris, 29th June 1937

Catalogue Note

See the note to the preceding lot.

This is a slightly smaller version of the Pied Wagtail modelled in 1733 by Kirchner for the Japanese Palace. Albiker (1935), no. 33, notes that the work records for 1740 show Ehder working on a model of the wagtail, and it seems likely that this smaller version was the model being prepared.