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Two Schafer Vater Bisque Porcelain Novelty Figurines

Auction:
2481
Lot:
595
Sold for:
$326$275

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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 Figurines, Germany, early 20th century, unmarked, comprising the figure of a seated black man in fancy suit and top hat, feeding a baby crocodile with a bottle, ht. 4 1/2, and a figure of four caricatures of black children seated on a sofa, one wearing a top hat and playing a violin, the other three peering a sheet music, ht. 4 3/8, lg. 6 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

children: very minor rubbing to paint.
man: possible restoration, or simply mold roughness, to tip of man's nose. impressed 4540.

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Germany, Figurines, Hat

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