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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF ROLLERS (MANDELKRÄHEN)
A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF ROLLERS (MANDELKRÄHEN)

CIRCA 1740, FAINT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS

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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF ROLLERS (MANDELKRÄHEN)
CIRCA 1740, FAINT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, each bird with turquoise, blue and black plumage perched on a conical tree-stump applied with leafy branches, caterpillars, a beetle, and toadstools growing at base
13 in. (33 cm.) high (2)

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The present models were painted with two different plumage colourations and named accordingly either as jays (Eichelhäher) or rollers (Mandelkrähen). See Carl Albiker, Die Meissner Porzellantiere, Berlin, 1935, Abb. 110 and 111. For similar pairs see The Jörg Nelte Collection, Christie's London, 12 October 1995, lot 45 and The Bernheimer Collection, Christie's Paris, 27 May 2004, lot 227.
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