This is a charming scene of a sleeping girl and a young boy (her prankster brother?) who is about to wake her by tickling her nose with a feather. One of his young friends is watching to see what happens. This certainly looks like a Hochst figure, similar to the figures of children designed by Melchior, but at one point the old Hochst figure molds were sold off to other factories and many of them were reproduced, usually in pottery rather than porcelain. This one may be a Hochst Damm figure from the mid-19th century. It’s obviously of high quality. Passau is another option. It is five and a half inches tall, seven inches across, unmarked. The feather has been replaced, and one post of the fence in back has been lost.


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ITEM ID
F328
TYPE
Porcelain
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Laureate Antiques

Antique Porcelain Hochst-Type Figure Group of Prankster Boy Tickling Girl While Another Boy Looks on, perhaps by Passau

$650


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