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Two Schafer Vater Bisque Porcelain Novelty Figures

Auction:
2481
Lot:
592
Sold for:
$652$550

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

Description:

Two Schafer Vater Bisque Porcelain Novelty Figures, Germany, early 20th century, unmarked, including a box formed as a stylized brown crocodile, a pair of a black child's legs emerging from his jaws, the lid removing to reveal the rest of the child, lg. 5 7/8, and a figure of the head of a crocodile emerging from water with jaws open menacingly, ht. 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

box: tiny flake to edge of lid. spot of paint loss to child's eye and nose.
croc head: good

Keywords

Germany, head, croc head, Crocodiles, Crocodylidae, Herpetology

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