5 July 2004
A Meissen model of a swan
CIRCA 1750, TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 54
Modelled by J.J. Kändler and P. Reinicke, to the left with its head slightly turned, with a black and brown beak and black feet, and with incised plumage, on a turquoise oval mound base (some minute flakes to turquoise enamel)
5 in. (12.8 cm.) high
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Guttmann Catalogue, no. 116.
The 1st October 1753 inventory of Count Brühl's Konditorei lists 4 Kleine dgl. [Schwäne] und 5 ganz kleine dgl.
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