A rare Meissen model of a peacock circa 1741
Lot 56
A rare Meissen model of a peacock circa 1741
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,427) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Meissen model of a peacock
circa 1741
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, naturalistically rendered standing with its tailfeathers outspread and head turned to the right, the tail picked out in purple, green and gilding, the breast and head in blue, the base applied with leaves and flowers, 23.5cm high, impressed 26, inventory number P.E.28 in green (restored)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer Collection, Dresden, to 1938;
    Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Inv. no. PE 28, to 2010

    Literature:
    Schnorr von Carolsfeld 1928, no. 775;
    Albiker 1935, pl. XXIV, ill. 142;
    Albiker 1959, no. 125;
    Pietsch 2006, no. 303

    This model could be the 'Pfau Hahn' referred to by Kaendler in his work records for July and August 1741. Another example of this model is in the Musée National de Céramique in Sèvres.
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