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Title

Parrots, model

1745

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate image of Parrots, model by Meissen
Alternate image of Parrots, model by Meissen
  • 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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.62
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Meissen

    Works in the collection

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    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.

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