669. Antique Pair of German Meissen Continental Parrots Birds Green Gilt 19th Century

Very Stylish Pair of German Meissen Glazed Porcelain Parrots of exceptional quality, last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. 

Each naturalistically modelled and perched on tree stump bases with sprouting leafy growth. Decorated in wonderful bright vivid colours of varying greens and browns. 

Condition: Good condition for such early pieces, with no evidence of any restoration. Some losses to leaves at high points on tree trunks on both, please view images. Marks to base as shown, blue crossed swords and other incised marks. 

Height: (entire) 6” (15.25cm). Width: (at widest area) 4.25” (11m).  Depth: (at widest area) 4.25” (11cm). 

Pair Eur.875.00.  

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

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Meissen Porcelain, also called Dresden Porcelain. German hard-paste porcelain produced at the Meissen factory, near Dresden in Germany from 1710 until the present day. It was the first successfully produced true porcelain in Europe and dominated the style of European porcelain manufactured until about 1756, after which the leadership ultimately passed to French Sevres Porcelain. The secret of true porcelain, similar to that produced in China, was discovered about 1707 by Johann Friedrich Bottger an alchemist, and Ehrenfried Walter von Tschirnhaus, a physicist, whose research into porcelain had earlier produced a stoneware that is the hardest known substance of its kind. The earliest porcelain was smoky in tone and not highly translucent, but improvements to it were subsequently made.