A pair of Meissen models of gulls (some restoration) circa 1756
Lot 57
A rare pair of Meissen models of doves circa 1756
Sold for £62,400 (US$ 97,857) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Meissen models of gulls (some restoration) circa 1756
A rare pair of Meissen models of doves
circa 1756
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, each naturalistically modelled and coloured in shades of brown and grey, standing on a support of green reeds and modelled base with gilt-edged rocaille scrollwork, 21.5cm high, inventory numbers PE 593 and PE 594 painted in red (one with tailfeather restuck and repair to base) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer Collection, Dresden, to 1938;
    Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Inv. nos. PE 592 and PE 593, to 2010

    Literature:
    Schnorr von Carolsfeld 1928, nos. 789 and 790;
    Albiker 1935, pl. XXX, ill. 117;
    Albiker 1959, no. 139 (one only);
    Walcha 1973, ill. 127;
    Pietsch 2006, nos. 255-256

    Exhibited:
    Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, to 2010

    A similar example is in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim (published by Rückert 1966, no. 1122). A pair of the same models, coloured as partridges, were sold from the estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller by Sotheby's New York, 11-12 October 2005, lot 210.
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