Lot 304
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A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN PARROTS, 19TH CENTURY |

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • each approximately: 41.8cm., 16 3/8 in. high
after the model by J. J. Kändler, traces of crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue

Provenance

M. & R. Geneen, Grosvenor Galleries, London, December 1925;
acquired by Major Ion Harrison from the above.

Catalogue Note

One of the models is listed in Kändler's work records in June 1765, the translated description is as follows, 'For his Administrator Royal Highness (Franz Xaver Prince of Saxony and Poland), modelled a parrot, which is nearly one Elle high, it is sitting on a branch or on a stick, which is surrounded by rocks, as if he is screaming with slightly outstretched wings, presented in the most naturalistic and tidiest way, in his left claw he holds a cherry-branch with cherries and leaves'.
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