This is a fabulous figural potpourri/cachepot made by Gebruder Heubach of Lichte, Thuringia, Germany. Gebruder Heubach has beginnings going back to 1822 and was formed in 1840 by two brothers. Their porcelain is considered to be at the highest end of porcelain making with an emphasis on both quality and attention to detail and form. They are known for both their figurines and for the quality of their dolls. This particular piece features a figural putto (kind of like a cupid without wings) playing a pair of cymbals.
A ribbon-like garment runs from his arm to his waist area. Behind him there is a long trough, meant to act either as a cachepot or to hold potpourri. The base sits on four short legs and the porcelain has both raised and incised detailing - note the painted gold detail on the ribbon and on the cachepot. The piece is hand painted in green and gold with facial features in red, brown and blue underglaze. The piece is gloss glazed, which is rarer than the more often seen bisque produced by Heubach. The underside is impressed with the Heubach mark.
The piece measures 8 1/4" in height and the base measures 6" by 4 1/4". It weighs 1 lb and 6 oz. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or wear. This is a super quality figural piece by an exceptional quality maker.
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