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Title

Parrots, model

1745


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

The group was originally modeled by Kändler in April 1745 for Augustus III’s consort Maria Josepha of Austria. The birds are perhaps based on a pet parrot which appears in a portrait of the Queen by Louis de Silvestre the younger (on the art market in 1992; also known in an engraving by Georg Friedrich Schmidt). The colouring of the plumage is similar but not identical.


Details


Date

1745


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

38.9 x 26.6 x 17.8 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.62


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 22 (colour illus., detail), 27 (colour illus.). cat.no. 26