of the Week on 02 November 2007
Mafra Majolica Palissy cockerel/rooster figure
Mafra Majolica Palissy figure of a cockerel/rooster standing on a naturalistic base with one leg raised. Well modeled and decorated. Cream base with one small vent hole and impressed maker's mark 'M. MAFRA CALDAS PORTUGAL'.. CONDITION: Good. One shallow chip and a couple of flakes to the foot rim. Kiln effect: over glazed shrinkage crack to the cockerel's back. Repair to right leg. Repair to re-attach the tail feathers to the body, and the tip of three tail feathers restored. Old repairs/overpainting of the head, tip of beak, comb and wattle.
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