A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF PIED WAGTAILS, CIRCA 1740
A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF PIED WAGTAILS
modelled by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner and Johann Gottlieb Ehder, each black and white bird perched on a slender stump applied with small green leaves
height of tallest 9 1/2 in.
The example with a larger amount of green leaves. Beak, tips of wing feathers, tail feathers restored. Lower half of tail feathers probably replaced. left leg restored. The other example. Beak, tips of wing feathers, tail feathers restored which is chipped. The material at lower half of tail feathers probably partially replaced. Left foot restored, right foot lacking two toes. Both with some typical scattered chips to leaves, some of which have been colorfilled along edges. The restoration could benefit from being refreshes.
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