A MEISSEN LARGE FIGURE OF A JAY AND SQUIRREL, CIRCA 1740-45
A MEISSEN LARGE FIGURE OF A JAY AND SQUIRREL
modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler, perched on a high stump pecking at acorns, applied with a large running squirrel, two beetles and caterpillar, as well as leaves and toadstools, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to underside of base
height 21 1/4 in.
Overall the model is in good appearance. There are some typical restorations to extremities. In detail: The bird's tail feathers restored, right leg restored. The flat edge of two branches restored. To the squirrel, finger tips on both front feet and rear right foot restored. On the branch to its rear the small beetle and two acorns restored. large beetle on base restored. The lower section of the model, measuring approximately from the base to just under the squirrel, is sprayed - it is difficult to determine extent of any damage present at this area.
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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.