Two rare Whieldon type models of parrots circa 1750-70
Lot 18
Two rare early Staffordshire models of parrots Circa 1750-70.
Sold for £9,360 (US$ 15,579) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two rare early Staffordshire models of parrots
Circa 1750-70.
Naturalistically modelled perched astride tree stumps, with incised decoration picking out fine detail of the wing and tail feathers and the bark of the tree stumps, coloured in green, yellow, brown and blue glazes, 20.5cm high (both with a chipped section to the edge of the base, one with a tiny glaze flake) (2)

Footnotes

  • A similar model of a parrot is in the Schreiber Collection, see Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of the Schreiber Collection, vol 2, Earthenwares (1950), pl 37, fig 267. A similar pair with the tree stumps applied with a flowerhead was sold at Christie's, 3 November 1997, lot 12
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