9 May 2018
TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODELS OF HOOPOES (WIEDEHOPF)
CIRCA 1740, THE EXAMPLE WITHOUT BEETLE WITH FAINT TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, THE BEETLE EXAMPLE WITH PAINTED S OR 5, PRESSNUMMER 46 TO BOTH, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Each elaborately crested bird modeled sitting on a tree-stump applied with acorns, one with a beetle
12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high
Catalina von Pannwitz, Hartekamp, The Netherlands.
The Wrightsman Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, Monaco, 26 May 1980, lot 434.
Laurance S. Rockefeller (acquired at the above auction through the Antique Porcelain Company, New York).
The Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller, 11 July 2004.
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C.C. Dauterman, The Wrightsman Collection, vol. IV, Greenwich, 1970, pp. 42-3, no. 15a & 15b.
W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Supplement, New York, 2015, vol. V, pp. 141-142, no. 50.
This form is recorded in Kändler's workbook in July 1736 as "1 Widehopffen den sogennten Vogel in lebensgröße gefertiget wie er auf einem Aste mi Blättern bewachsen ruhet."
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