18 May 1999
A Volkstedt hen tureen and cover
Circa 1780, blue X over v mark
With pale-brown, dark-brown, black and white plumage, red comb and brown and yellow crown, nestling on an oval dish applied with grass with a chick on her back and two chicks either side of her (restoration to wings, slight chipping to bottom edge of her left wing, lower front edge of cover and applied grass)
6.7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) long
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Cf. Helmut Scherf, Thringer Porzellan (1980), p. 69, no. 24.
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