An image of Parrots, model

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Parrots, model

Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

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.

Year
1745
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
38.9 x 26.6 x 17.8 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.62