5 July 2004
Two Meissen models of goldfinches
Modelled to the left and right and naturally coloured with brown, black, red and yellow plumage, perched on tree-stumps, one applied with a leafy branch (both with restorations to beaks, wings, tails and tree-stumps)
Approximately 5½ in. (14 cm.) high (2)
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The right-hand finch, Guttmann Catalogue, no. 112.
A similar pair of goldfinches are illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), nos. 1113 and 1114. Also see the examples sold in these Rooms on 9th October 1995, lot 119, and on 7th October 1996, lot 466.
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