A pair of tureens, each modelled as a partridge, German, circa 1740.

The birds sitting on a nest of grass and leaves painted in shades of green and yellow, the wings painted in shades of brown with black tips and the heads painted in shades of red ochre, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue, 9.2cm by 16cm.

1763 Inventory: “Lady Exeters dressing room……two partridges on their nests…Dresden china”.


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