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This 4" German ballerina was made in Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur (Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Manufactory) post-WWII but before 1972 when they added "VEB" to the mark. Judging by the hairstyle and ribbons she is probably 1950s-60s. Her pretty pink top matches her pink ballet slippers and has a lace trim around the neckline. She has a blue ribbon in her brown hair and holds a pink flower. Her eyes are blue; her hand-painted face is excellent. Her tutu is adorned with two small blue flowers and a perfect yellow and white rose. She's missing lace on her right lower area and there's a very small piece missing on her tutu under her left hand. Her pedestal has been broken and glued back together. It's trimmed in gold and matches the gold accents in her top. There are varying degrees of shading and condition on all of the ballerinas I have listed. Please view the photographs carefully.
For decades, my grandmother had a collection of 10 beautiful Dresden lace ballerinas in a shadowbox by her front door, instantly conjuring up a Degas painting and another era. They've all been carefully cleaned and restored to their former dust-free glory. I'm listing them individually. If you have an interest in more than one feel free to make an offer.
Item ID: 0206
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