5 July 2004
A Meissen model of leopard
CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO SIDE OF BASE
Modelled to the right seated on its haunches with its tail curled beneath its back right leg, with its jaws open revealing a red mouth, with red markings about its yellow and black eyes, its white coat with black spots, on a shaped oval green-washed mound base applied with coloured flowers and foliage (restoration to teeth and ears, very slight restoration to tips of front claws and one rear claw, restoration and chipping to flowers and foliage)
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
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Guttmann Catalogue, no. 79.
A similar example is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966) no. 1052.
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