It is so hard to take your eyes off of this fabulous gigantic piece of artwork from the late 19th Century. The subject is a gorgeous "Greek Goddess" like lady gracefully standing on a rock and grass base. The entire piece measures 29-1/2 inches and the base is approximately 2-1/4 inches. She is slightly bent as though she is pouring water from the very ornate urn so she would probably be well over 30 inches tall if she were standing up straight. Her skin is pale and she has well modeled upper and lower lids and a narrow nose. Her mouth is perfectly tinted and highlighted with a darker shade in the middle of her closed lips. Having a downcast look, her intaglio blue eyes are halfway open with red lines in the creases of her lids. Her clothing is bull of hand painted pastel designs, gold luster beading and highlighting, folds in the fabrics and detail in every way imaginable. The feet and hands are extremely detailed and the nails are defined and have pale color. There is nothing left undone in the creation of one of the loveliest pieces of museum quality porcelain art that I have ever seen. The only defects I found are: a small repainted chip on the base; and a few stress lines, one on the right toe, one on the lower left side of the garment and one on the underside of the base. Stress lines are found frequently in large porcelain pieces due to the weight of the piece when it is removed from the mold. The only mark found is a blue anchor mark on the underside of the base.
Item ID: H-00559
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