Antique European German Porcelain / Lamp Base

This lovely statue is very much in the style of Meis--n, but I cannot separate it from the metal base it stands on to see a manufacturer's mark. (Ruby Lane has suggested it is improper for me to put that factory name in my description as a possible attribution, so therefore the partial name usage). It does, however have the characteristics of that company's work or similar German mid to late 19th century origin. The figurine stands on a metal base (probably brass) and is surrounded by metal leaves and flowers. this has all been mounted on a marble base.

The statue shows a young boy playing his mandolin. He is naked except for a small purple diaper or shorts. He has a very angelic face.

Although the statue dates from the 19th century I believe it was mounted on the base and turned into a boudoir lamp in the 1920's. There is a hole drilled on the rear of the metal base to thread electrical cord through. The metal ball in the center of the flower unscrews for attachment of a small electrical socket, if desired. You can either use it for that purpose or as a decorative item.

The entire piece measures 9" in height with the base having a 3 1/2" diameter. The boy measures 5" in height.

Condition is excellent with one tiny chip to the marble base.

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Item ID: 00203

$115 USD

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Susan Johannes, Lords Valley, PA   

Antiques and whimsies from a gentler age.

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