Very rare Berlin pair of partridges, Wegely period, c. 1755
Very rare Berlin pair of partridges, Wegely period, probably by Johann Baptist Pedrozzi, modelled standing on rocky plinths with corn of wheat in their claws, the finely sculpted details with lifelike colouring.
Incised number marks including 1/4, also old leather collection label,
both with restoration to the wheat
Wegely’s Berlin factory was a short-lived affair, opening in 1752 and closing in 1757. Any wares by him are scarce, but dramatic figures such as these birds are extremely rare.
ref. Savage- Porcelain Through The Ages- pl 28B for an example, p153 for the discussion, where he notes the illustrated example bears the mark 1/4, the same as one of these. The upper number is believed to be the body type, the lower to be the model number.
No Meissen model of this form could be found, suggesting that it was an original creation at Berlin.
back legs have repairs
82cm high, 55cm wide