The present model is the earlier and rarer of the two versions of this bird. Cf. Carl Albiker, Die Meissner Porzellantiere, Berlin, 1935, no. 33, Tafel XII
For examples of the later version of the same models perched on shorter tree-stumps, see also Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and other Continental Porcelain, Faience and Enamel, The Irwin Untermyer Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1956, plate 7, fig. 20; Christie's, London, 9 July 1997, lot 358; Christie's, London, 17 October 1977, lots 193, 194 (this pair with Japanese Palace inventory numbers 284 W); and Johanneum Sale, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 7 October 1919, lots 101, 102.