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Lot 1065* - A196 Decorative Arts - Thursday, 25. March 2021, 01.30 PM


Meissen, models by Johann Joachim Kändler from 1733/34, later mouldings ca. 1740/47 by Johann Gottfried Ehder and Peter Reinicke, respectively. Gilt bronze plinths, France, 19th century.
Each bird in black and yellow, with differently painted plumage. Traces of an underglaze blue sword mark and press number 26 on the underside of one bird.
H 25.5 cm (28.5 cm).


It is noted in Kändler's taxonomy of July 1733: "Specification Was in dem Monath July 1733 an Neuen Modellen Inventiret und gefertiget worden...Einen Vogel von Mittel Mässiger Größe Eine Bier Eule genannt auf einem Postament sitzend, Kandler, Modellmeister". The following year in March 1734: "„Im Monath Martio 1734 sind auf hiesiger Königl. Pohl. und Churfürstl. Sächs. Porcellain Fabrique an neuen Modellen gefertiget worden...Einen Vogel Von Mittelmässiger Grösse gefertiget welcher Eine Bier Eule gennant wird, Johann Joachim Kändler."

The first Kändler models, initially intended exclusively for the Royal Porcelain Collections in the Japanese Palace in Dresden, were reworked several times by Ehder and Reinicke after 1740. Finally, in January 1747, Reinicke created another, new model with a shortened base. At this time, the models were already intended for sale in the Manufactory (Wittwer 2004, p. 336).

Comparative literature and comparable items: Carl Albiker, Die Meissener Porzellantiere, 1935, pl. XXIX, no. 112; Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen in the Untermyer Collection, 1956, pl. 6; Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, 1966, pl. XXX; G. Röbbig, Kabinettstücke, 2006, p. 233; Samuel Wittwer, Die Galerie der Meissener Tiere. Die Menagerie Augusts des Starken für das Japanische Palais in Dresden, 2004, p. 336; Lily & Edmond Safra Collection, Sotheby's New York, 18-21 October 2011, Lot No. 757; Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection, Christie's New York, 9 May 2018, Lot No. 194.

CHF 40 000 / 45 000 | (€ 41 240 / 46 390)

Sold for CHF 102 780 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.