This beautiful bisque porcelain baby figurine was made to sit atop a piano in a Victorian parlour.
Skilfully decorated to give a real lifelike quality to the piece, the craftsmanship is testament to the reputation of Heubach as a first class manufacturer. Adored by collectors all over the world, these stunning figurines are very hard to find.
The back stamp is the sunburst mark in green which was used from 1882 Excellent condition for the age with no chips, cracks or crazing.
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Measures: 8 3/4 high x 7 inches from heel to base of back
History of Gebruder Heubach
The company, which translates as Heubach Brothers, was established in 1843 by Georg Christoph and Phillipp Jakob Heubach when they purchased an existing porcelain factory in Lichte, Germany.
The company began to manufacture items such as household pottery, figurines and novelties, and in 1863 opened a local art school for sculptors. This training led to the company becoming renowned for its high quality and lifelike figurines, including their range of piano babies which are highly sought after by modern collectors.
The company registered its ‘sunburst’ mark in 1882, and by 1910 had begun to produce bisque dolls, along with bisque doll heads for other manufacturers across Europe and the United States.
By 1938 the company was forced to close and file for bankruptcy
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