• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    TWO MEISSEN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MODELS OF GUINEA-FOWL

    CIRCA 1745, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO MEISSEN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MODELS OF GUINEA-FOWL
    CIRCA 1745, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled by J.J. Kändler, to the left and right, their black bodies with white speckled markings, purple and grey necks and red wattles and combs, each perched astride tree-stumps with leafy branches, one with turquoise reeds and a red flower, each on pierced acanthus-scroll gilt-metal bases (each with chipping to beak and slight flaking to enamels, one chipped to one wattle and lacking a flower to base, the other chipped to claws, leaves and branches)
    The highest 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high overall (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN