Work on the model was begun by Kändler and completed by Ehder in 1741. The species used to be identified as a cedar waxwing, but the wing markings are those of the Bohemian waxwing. The bird is missing its pair which has a complementary posture and extends its right wing.
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Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 25 (colour illus.). cat.no. 22