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Derby Model of a Woodpecker

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Dates Circa 1760
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description An extremely rare Derby model of a female Woodpecker, the bright red crown is recognised as a European green woodpecker. Perched upon a flowering tree stump and facing to the right, beautifully modelled with colourful enamels.

The female bird displays several characteristics which distinguish her from the male.

13cm High

Patch marks.
Literature Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London - for a pair from the Schreiber Collection.

Illustrated: Fascination of Fragility - Masterpieces of European Porcelain - E A Seamann