Birds rendered by Meissen in porcelain. 20th century, after models by J. J. Kändler (1706-1775). From a current Sotheby’s catalogue.

Pair of Meissen porcelain brightly colored parrots perched on tree stumps. German. 20th c, after the models by J. J. Kändler. Maker’s marks: crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised model numbers 63X and 63, impressed numerals 91 and 71. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/design-17-20-silver-furniture-ceramics/a-pair-of-meissen-figures-of-parrots-20th-century?locale=en




Pair of Meissen porcelain golden orioles with their plumage brightly painted, each perched atop a tree stump affixed with flowers. German. 20th c, after the models by J. J. Kändler. Maker’s marks: crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised model number 820, impressed numerals 1490 or 1104. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/design-17-20-silver-furniture-ceramics/a-pair-of-meissen-figures-of-golden-orioles-20th?locale=en



Pair of Meissen porcelain cockatoos, naturalistically modelled with their plumage picked out in red, perched on tree stumps applied with flower heads. German. 20th c, after the models by J. J. Kändler. Maker’s marks:  crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised model number 77034 and underglaze-blue model number 77035, impressed numerals 64 and 22, impressed date codes. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/design-17-20-silver-furniture-ceramics/a-pair-of-meissen-figures-of-cockatoos-20th?locale=en

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