A Meissen porcelain model of a game bird

A Meissen porcelain model of a game bird

The finely painted naturalistic plumage picked out in brown and ochre tones, the earth mound base with green reeds and gilt rocailles. Ground-down, unglazed underside, unmarked underside with a hole. One claw lacking, chips to the tip of the tail. H 21.5 cm
Mid-18th C., model by Johann Joachim Kaendler.

Literature

A pair of these rare bird models in: Albiker (Die Meissner Porzellantiere im 18. Jahrhundert, Berlin 1959, no. 139), possibly the originator of the erroneous nomenclature.
An identical bird in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection (in: Rückert, Munich 1966, no. 1122).

Lot 745 Dα

Estimate:
15.000 € - 20.000 €