A rare Meissen model of a falcon, circa 1728-30
Lot 5*
A rare Meissen model of a falcon, circa 1728-30
£25,000 - 30,000
US$ 42,000 - 50,000
Lot Details
A rare Meissen model of a falcon, circa 1728-30
Probably modelled by George Fritzsche, perched on a rectangular painted rockwork base, the plumage coloured in turquoise, iron-red, blue and yellow, 28cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to rear edge of base (some restoration and cracks to base)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 18 December 2006, lot 50

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 135;
    U. Pietsch/C. Banz, Triumph der blauen Schwerter (2010), cat. no. 308

    Exhibited:
    Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Japanisches Palais, Triumph der blauen Schwerter: Meissener Porzellan für Adel und Bürgertum 1710-1815, 8 May to 29 August 2010

    Two such models in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, are marked with the Saxon Royal inventory number 314 and listed in the 1770 inventory; see Rainer Rückert, Alchemistische Symbolzeichen [...], in Keramos 151 (1996), pp. 88-90.
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