A pair of Meissen figures of waxwings, circa 1741.

Each yellow breasted, crested bird perches on a tree stump, the plumage pencilled in shades of brown, the black mask and yellow tipped tail accented with iron red; the first bird, its head inclined to the left, pecks at a cluster of red berries from a protruding branch, while the second preens its extended right wing. Each tree stump is encrusted with leaves, flowers, mushrooms, a caterpillar and a large brown and black beetle, 24cm.


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