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Guan

1750-1752
Origin: England, London
H: 8 1/2"; Front to tail: 4 7/8"; W: 2 3/4"
Porcelain, soft-paste
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1960-899
Figure: bird perched on stump. Head turned sharply to the right; straight pointed black bill; black comb; pail orange wattles; black eyes surrounded by large blue oval; long white neck and body, the back of neck, back, and wings with feathers outlined in lavender; green bar on wings; lavender striped tail; orange legs and feet. White stump with small low-relief flowers and leaves in shades of green, blue, yellow, and purple.

Raised anchor period.
Label:This ceramic bird, made by the Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, was based on the image of the Guan, or Brasilian Jacupema, illustrated in George Edwards’s A Natural History of Uncommon Birds.
Provenance:Ex coll: Miss Dorothy Palmer, B Latter, London
Mark(s):On base under tail: Anchor raised in relief and painted red on an applied oval medallion.
Inscription(s):No