We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a SUPERB PAIR OF ANTIQUE MINIATURE PORCELAIN BOY and GIRL FIGURAL MATCH SAFES!
This CHARMING COUPLE will endear you with their fabulous VICTORIAN OUTFITS and wonderful FACIAL FEATURES and coloring, and would appeal to both doll and porcelain collectors alike and command a presence in any advanced collection!
Most likely German made for the FRENCH MARKET circa late 1800's, the match safes each measure 5" tall with the actual holder measuring 1 3/4" in diameter. They are made of HAND PAINTED porcelain and are of the HIGHEST QUALITY, with a very SMOOTH and SHINY patina, painted on both the front and back in beautiful blue, pink and orange VICTORIAN COLORS! Each child is dressed in very FANCY ENSEMBLES with fabulous hand painted embellishments and charming little hats, posed leaning against a cart with a wonderfully detailed BASKET WEAVE container that would have housed the matches, or possibly acted as a SMALL PLANTER! On the front of each container is wonderfully detailed white PORCELAIN ROSES with individual petals and long green stems with beautifully textured leaves; there was definitely a lot of WORKMANSHIP went into these FINE PIECES! Under the bottom of the bases are faintly incised maker's marks in an indiscernible shape, with the numbers "0074", and with the exception of the some chipping to the flowers there appear to be no other chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations!
An absolute ENCHANTING ACCESSORY with antique dolls, as we have shown displayed with our 13" antique French Fashion doll; they could even be used as a BACKDROP in a scene or adorable held by a larger Bebe!
This SUPERB PAIR OF ANTIQUE MINIATURE VICTORIAN PORCELAIN FIGURAL CHILDREN MATCH SAFES would be a WELCOME ADDITION to any collection, and are being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-------an absolute CHARMING COUPLE!
Any other doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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