Large Bisque Porcelain Figure Woman Graefenthal Germany 1879
Here's an exquisite bisque figure of the idealized woman, C. 1879. Extravagantly appareled in a lavender multi-layered dress with leg-o-mutton sleeves and ribbons she stands an impressive 17" tall. The pastel colors were skillfully hand painted and are still vivid today although there is some rub on the gold highlighting. The figure was made by the Porcellanfabrik Unger, Schneider & Cie (1859-1885) in Thuringia Germany. On the back of the base is the impressed mark of a capital "G" intersected by a pair of double-headed vertical arrows. The "Dep" first appeared below the mark at an exposition in Sydney in 1879.
Overall the figure is in excellent condition with no obvious damage as you can see from the photos. Close inspection reveals there have been two minor repairs that probably wouldn't be noticed unless pointed out. The corner of the woman's hat under her upturned arm has been restored as has the back half of the ribbon on her right sleeve. There are no cracks or structural issues. Because of these repairs, we have reduced the price accordingly.