Bow Porcelain model of The Great Horned Owl





An extremely rare and highly important Bow Porcelain model of The Great Horned Owl, taken from Plate 60 Volume 2, George Edwards, ‘A Natural History of Uncommon Birds’. The Owl modelled standing and perched up upon an irregularly moulded base simulating a tree stump with a branch extended to one side, applied with a brightly coloured flower between its yellow ridged talons together with a rare feature of three mushrooms and stippled green coloured moss, further painted with several stylised famille rose floral sprigs. The plumage of the owl sparsely picked out in tones of grey and brown.

Circa 1755

Height: 8 Ins (20.5cms.)

Marks:  Numeral 2 to the underside of the base.

Stock No. 1885

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