Rather than helping his lady friend put her skates on, this gentleman seems to be ready to start on his way across the ice! Or maybe he’s leaning down to ask her if she needs help. At any rate, they’re about to enjoy themselves, and enjoyment is what this figure is all about. Adam Bauer studied under Pierre Francois Lejeune and became court sculptor to the Duke of Wurttenberg. He worked at Ludwigsburg creating porcelain figures from about 1770 to 1775, when he went to the porcelain factory at Frankenthal to become its chief modeler. The group is marked with his initials A+E+B+ and N+3+ underneath. Five inches high. There is a small chip to the lower corner of his cloak in the back, several tiny base chips, with one large chip to the rear of the base in the back. Gilding is in excellent shape. One of the paper-thin straps to her skate has been lost. The other is miraculously present. In the reference book Ludwigsburger Porzellan this figure is number 104, referenced as schlittschuhlaufer paar (Pair of Skaters).


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ITEM ID
F254
TYPE
Porcelain
CREATOR
Bauer
PURPOSE
Figurines
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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C.1765 Ludwigsburg Adam Bauer Porcelain Figure Group of a Pair of Ice-Skaters,

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