This figure of a street-seller might portray a woman who sells skirts or dresses for a living. With her newly sewn creations she bustles (sorry) down the byways of the city calling out her wares for sale, and fashionable ladies lean out their windows and hurry down to get the latest fashion. Which seems a little odd, actually, selling skirts in the streets. What else could she be doing? Is she a seamstress carrying some custom-made skirts to the lady who ordered them? I’m not sure. At any rate, she is what she is, and the bottom is marked with the Vienna shield with the numbers 36 and 858. She is just less than four inches tall. The upper corners of her basket seem to be missing tiny finials but otherwise she’s in excellent condition.

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Early Vienna Porcelain Figure of a Dressmaker Holding a Large Basket Selling Skirts c.1750.


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