Lot 274: Pair of Large Meissen Porcelain Woodpeckers
December 4, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: A facing pair of hand-painted male European green woodpeckers, depicted perched on gnarled white tree stumps decorated with occasional colorful flowers and leaves; both bearing the Meissen crossed swords mark to bottom, one impressed "55," the other "56," and each with a three digit number followed by a tilde. 10.25" H. Both with some repairs, especially to leaves and lower beaks.