Here is an appealing 18th-century German porcelain figure allegorical of Winter, with a man and woman dressed in heavy clothing and huddling near a brazier, which doesn’t look like it’s enough to keep them warm enough. In fact, though, they’re getting ready to go skating: he has the blades in his hand and is bending down to attach them to her shoes. It stands five and a half inches tall and is in good condition. As always, there is a little damage. The front edge of the brazier has a small repair, and his right leg has been replaced. Since the shoe and bow match his other foot, I suspect the repair was made at the factory when the group was made, after the original leg was flawed in the firing. I think the new leg was fired specifically to repair the figure and is identical to the original. There are some other small firing flaws, but really it’s in excellent condition. This is a charming scene, dated 1771 on the bottom along with the Frankenthal mark. I have listed another white Frankenthal figure group dated 1771 that would make a good companion for this group, and I've included a photo of both of them together.

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Bisque, Ceramics, Porcelain
Germany • German

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Frankenthal Figure Group of the Winter Season by Adam Bauer c.1771.


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