German Porcelain Figurine of Worker with Hammer by Carl Schneider Erben - image 1 of 11

Porcelain figurine by Carl Schneider Erben from the 1950s, when the factory was located in East Germany. This is a rare example of the German porcelain tradition during the Socialist period: the figurine features a factory worker with a hammer. The piece is in excellent vintage condition, without any visible signs of wear.


Height: 7.5" (19 cm).
Width: 3.75" (9.5 cm).

The history of Carl Schneider Erben porcelain dates back to the 19th century. The original company was established in 1859 by Carl Schneider, Hermann Hutschenreuther, and the modeling artist Karl Unger. In early years, they only produced tableware, miniature sets for children, and kitchen utensils. Unlike many other porcelain companies of the time, they did not simply copy existing designs, but created their own. The company began exporting its products and received its first international award in 1875 at the Santiago World Fair. The success led to the introduction of the first mark - the impressed and uncrowned 'G' mark with the double-headed arrow which was used from 1875 onwards. In 1951, the Carl Schneider Erben company was nationalized. The scissors mark, which can be seen on the offered figurine, was used after 1951 and served as a subtle reference to the factory's family name – 'Schneider' means 'tailor' in German.

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