Pair of Ormolu mounted Meissen Porcelain Models of Jays, modelled by J. J. Kaendler

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An extremely rare and highly important pair of Meissen ormolu-mounted models of Jays, modelled to the left and right with their speckled heads slightly turned, with typical naturalistic plumage consisting of reddish brown necks, grey feathered backs, white and black wing tips and  blue dashed side feathers, perched upon gnarled stumps which issue green oak leaves, on scrolling foliage ormolu bases.

Circa 1745

Height: 10 ins. (25.5cms.)

Exhibited: Musee Ariana, Geneva, 1999.

These extremely rare models are not recorded by Carl Albiker, Die Meissner Porzellantiere im 18 Jahrhundert (Berlin, 1959) or Rainer Ruckert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966).

Item No. 896

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