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TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODELS OF HOOPOES (WIEDEHOPF)
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TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODELS OF HOOPOES (WIEDEHOPF)

CIRCA 1740, THE EXAMPLE WITHOUT BEETLE WITH FAINT TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, THE BEETLE EXAMPLE WITH PAINTED S OR 5, PRESSNUMMER 46 TO BOTH, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODELS OF HOOPOES (WIEDEHOPF)
CIRCA 1740, THE EXAMPLE WITHOUT BEETLE WITH FAINT TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, THE BEETLE EXAMPLE WITH PAINTED S OR 5, PRESSNUMMER 46 TO BOTH, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Each elaborately crested bird modeled sitting on a tree-stump applied with acorns, one with a beetle
12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high
Provenance
Catalina von Pannwitz, Hartekamp, The Netherlands.
The Wrightsman Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, Monaco, 26 May 1980, lot 434.
Laurance S. Rockefeller (acquired at the above auction through the Antique Porcelain Company, New York).
The Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller, 11 July 2004.
Literature
C.C. Dauterman, The Wrightsman Collection, vol. IV, Greenwich, 1970, pp. 42-3, no. 15a & 15b.
W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Supplement, New York, 2015, vol. V, pp. 141-142, no. 50.
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This form is recorded in Kändler's workbook in July 1736 as "1 Widehopffen den sogennten Vogel in lebensgröße gefertiget wie er auf einem Aste mi Blättern bewachsen ruhet."

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