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This flawless German brunette 4" ballerina was made in Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur (Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Manufactory) post-WWII but before 1972 when they added "VEB" to the mark. She's probably 1950s-60s. Her mark has a faint number etched in it that I believe says: V 11418. I see no imperfections on her at all other than a line above her left elbow that is probably a factory flaw (a.k.a. a birth mark). Her lilac top matches her ballet slippers and has pink lace trim. Her tutu has two small blue flowers and a large yellow and white one. She's holding a rosy-pink flower. She has blue eyes and an excellent hand-painted face. Her pedestal is gold-trimmed. There are varying degrees of shading and condition on all of the ballerinas. Please view the photographs carefully.
For decades, my grandmother had this 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.
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