Offering for sale a fabulous old figurine. This magnificent piece is in the Capodimonte style with a mark of the blue crown and N on the back along with the numbers 1490 incised under the glaze.; our research indicates this is the work of Ernst Bohne Sohne of Rudolstadt Germany, from the early 1900's. We are basing this on the marks found in Rontgen's reference book Marks on German Bohemian and Austrian Porcelain; and the fact that the original owner brought this back from the Dresden area of Germany in the 1940's as part of their personal collection. It features a lovely lady in elegant attire with her fan, and a gentleman who appears to be courting her, he is playing his mandolin for her. The workmanship on these pieces are amazing, take a look at the facial features, the detail in the colors and design of the clothing, the lovely applied flower at her bust and also on the bround between them. You can even see a ring on her finger ! This beautiful piece is approximately 4" tall and the base is 2 & 5/8' wide. it is in very good condition with no cracks, chips or repairs. it could use a cleaning, I will leave that to the new owner. We acquired this with several others from this family's collection, they have remained with the original purchasing family all this time., hence very well cared for.
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