Perched on a ball resting on a square pedestal foot, the bird decorated in high-temperature colors with a blue neck, yellow body, blue and green tail and its wings in manganese, yellow, blue and green.
Marked in black.
Adolf Beckhardt (b. 1890 - d. 1962), Frankfurt and New York. November 22, 1983, anonymous sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 127, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)
Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger