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Three Schafer Vater Bisque Porcelain Novelty Figurines

Auction:
2481
Lot:
588
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Three Schafer Vater Bisque Porcelain Novelty Figurines, Germany, early 20th century, unmarked, depicting caricatures of black children, comprising a figural spill vase/hatpin holder, formed as a standing child holding a baby crocodile, with a small open tree-trunk at back, ht. 5 1/2, a figure of a child eating a slice of watermelon and riding a crocodile, lg. 5 1/2, and a figure of a man dressed as Pierrot, sitting on a stool playing violin, ht. 3 1/2, with associated white metal miniature music stand, (4 items total).
Estimate $400-600

child riding croc: break to croc's tail reglued.
violinist: mold roughness to end of violin. music stand with minor loss, and bending to metal.
a few tiny spots of paint rubbing.

Keywords

Germany, white metal miniature music stand, violinist, paint rubbing, Commedia dell'arte, Mime, Pierrot, Violin

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