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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PARROT, CIRCA 1745

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PARROT, CIRCA 1745

A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PARROT, CIRCA 1745

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,160

USD

A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PARROT

CIRCA 1745


Blaustirnamazone, with blue, green and red plumage, perched on a low stump applied with leaves and red berries

height 7 7/8 in.

20 cm

Overall in good appearance and condition. One talon on left foot restored and some associated overpaint to surrounding area. Some typical small scattered chips to leaves on base, some of which have been color-filled in green.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in

the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Collection of Lord Biddulph, Under Down, Ledbury, Herefordshire
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, New York
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby's New York, 25 April, 1998, lot 65
Carl Christian Dauterman, The Wrightsman Collection, New York 1970, Volume IV, p. 60, no. 24
A similarly colored parrot of this model is illustrated in Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and Other Continental Porcelain, Faience, and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, New York 1956, col. pl. 5, fig. 10, and was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, subsequently sold at Sotheby's Monte Carlo, 26 May, 1980, lot 414.

Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.