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A pair of parrots mounted as three-branch candelabra. Porcelain, models by Johann Joachim Kaendler, prior to 1740 and 1741. Manufacture and decoration, Meissen, c. 1742-45. Gilt-bronze mounts, France, Louis XV period, c. 1750. Soft paste porcelain flowers, France, 18th century Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706 - 1775)

32 x 27 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 10 ⁵/₈ inches)

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Literature

For the Meissen parrots "medium sort" cf. Gerhard Röbbig (ed.): Kabinettstücke. Die Meissener Porzellan­vögel von Johann Joachim Kändler. 1706–1775, Munich, 2006, cat. nos. 15 and 17 p. 235 ff

REF No. 0550