Highly Important Chelsea Raised Anchor Model of a Green Indian Fly Catcher

An extremely rare and Highly Important Chelsea Raised Anchor Model of a Green Indian Fly Catcher, taken from George Edwards ‘Natural History of Uncommon Birds’, vol. 2 pl. 79.
The bird raised up on a naturalistically modelled tree stump applied with leaves and buds, the plumage of the bird coloured in tones of purple, brown, black and yellow, the base painted with roses and butterflies.

Circa 1749-50

Literature:   For another example of this extremely rare bird see Paul Crane, Nature, Porcelain and Enlightenment: George Edwards and the Chelsea porcelain birds, ECC Transactions, vol. 28, 2017, p. 55 fig 59 for the engraved source and fig 60 for the example in the Untermyer bequest, Metropolitan Museum New You, 1964 (64. 101. 434)

Provenance:  Private English Collection

Mark:  Applied raised Anchor Mark in oval

Dimensions:  Height: 4 ins. (10.cms.)

Stock No. 1872

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