14 December 2000
TWO MEISSEN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MODELS OF PARAKEETS
Modelled by J.J. Kändler with their heads turned to the left and right, one with green plumage, the tips of its wings and tail-feathers with red feathers, the pale-yellow head of the other with a red patch about its beak, its chest and back with green plumage, the tips of its wings and tail-feathers with pale-green, blue and red feathers, each perched astride tree-stumps, one applied with turquoise foliage, the other with foliage and red berries, on pierced ormolu bases cast with C-scrolls and foliage, (the first with chipping to three claws, half of one leaf lacking, re-touching and flaking to green enamels; the second with restored tail, tip of one wing and upper beak, chipping to flowers and foliage, very slight flaking to enamels)
9½ in. (24.2 cm.) and 95/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high (2)
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. nos. P.48 and E.de R.458-9.
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Correct description should read: 'Two Meissen ormolu-mounted models of Parakeets, the porcelain circa 1745, the mounts late 19th Century'
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