This fine Art Nouveau porcelain figurine - showing a Lady getting water at a fountain - is a rare find. It is not only a statue, but also a vase. It dates back to circa 1910 and was made in France. It is a very typical depiction of the Art Nouveau era. The Lady wears a lovely dress with a floral pattern and her hair is in an updo. The fountain has a mysterious looking Face-faucet. The water running down the column of the fountain looks very realistic. The fountain part of the statue is also a vase. The statue was made out of fine white biscuit / bisque porcelain and has stunning Gilt decorations. It has the number 5329 on the back.
Bisque porcelain or bisque is a type of unglazed, white porcelain, with a matte appearance and texture to the touch. It has been widely used in European pottery, mainly for objects that are not tableware and so do not need a glaze for protection. Although the term "biscuit" is often used to refer to it, bisque is only a subgroup of unglazed biscuit pottery, which for most pottery is a stage after a first firing before a glaze is applied.
Small figurines and other decorative pieces have often been made in bisque, as well as larger portrait busts and other sculptures; the appearance of bisque is very similar to that of carved and smoothed marble, the traditional prestige material for sculpture in the West.
Condition: It is beautifully detailed and in good condition. The front of the statue is without any damages. The second arm of the Lady is missing, but it can only be seen from one side and the back. It has a chip on the base on the back. The damages can't be seen from the front.
Size: circa 8 by 4 by 2 1/2 Inches
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