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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF SPARROWHAWKS AND PREY (SPERBER UND BEUTE)
A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF SPARROWHAWKS AND PREY (SPERBER UND BEUTE)

CIRCA 1740, ONE IMPRESSED 95, THE OTHER WITH PAINTER'S MARK OF AN S IN BLACK

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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF SPARROWHAWKS AND PREY (SPERBER UND BEUTE)
CIRCA 1740, ONE IMPRESSED 95, THE OTHER WITH PAINTER'S MARK OF AN S IN BLACK
Modelled by J.J. Kändler with brown and grey plumage, black markings, black and yellow beaks, pecking their prey, one with a mouse in its claws the other with a bird, each perched on a tree-stump applied with leaves and one with a large beetle and toadstools
11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) and 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

For a similar pair see Christie's London, 24 February 1997, lot 276; for an orlmolu-mounted pair see Christie's London, 12 December 2002, lot 80.

See also Carl Albiker, Die Meissner Porzellantiere, Berlin, 1935, Abb. 103 for another example with the mouse in the Hermitage, Leningrad.
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