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Meissen model of a parrot


Code: MB704

Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler

Circa 1750

Hard-paste porcelain

Height: 7 2/3 in. (19.5 cm.)

Marks: crossed swords in underglaze blue, impressed numeral 45(?)

Parrots were among the Meissen manufactory’s most frequently produced bird figures. The number of models created by Kändler is quite varied, and unlike other species of birds modeled by him, parrots were made in several different sizes.