Four Antique Lacey Figurine Place Card Holders-Cozzi
Two figurines of the four are from the Cozzi factory. There is a hallmark from the Cozzi factory in Venice, Italy but also they are stamped "Germany."
I researched and found the following article about the Cozzi Factory in Venice, Italy.
"A shrewd businessman and imaginative entrepreneur, Geminiano Cozzi created the most successful porcelain factory in late eighteenth-century Venice, despite accusations of illicit conduct, espionage, and betrayal by his contemporaries. A banker, Cozzi first became involved in the ceramics business as a partner in another porcelain factory. When the owners returned to Germany, Cozzi founded his own factory in the first and second floors of a palazzo and was soon offered financial support by the Venetian board of trade." Cozzi started his factory ca. 1764-1812."
The two girls have damage to their lace skirts as you can see in my photos. They are still lovely. One is wearing brown top and is 3/1/2 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide and the second is wearing a yellow top and is 3 1/2 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide.
The third lace figurine is stamped the Cozzi factory, but not stamped Germany. This cutie has damage to her skirt and flower. She is wearing a green top and is 3 1/2 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide.
The fourth figurine has a blue hallmark from the Sitzendorf Porcelain Factory. (The maker is from Germany and started the business in 1902.) Her skirt appears to be in very good condition but the blue flower is chipped. She is wearing an orange top and is 3 1/2 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide.
The one thing that they all have in common is the place card holder on their back. The color is brown and has a slit to hold the card in place.
Even though there is damage to their fragile skirts, the figurines themselves have no cracks or crazing and the colors are still vibrant.
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