An image of Parrots, model

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Parrots, model

Location
Not on display
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