The 8 1/2 inch hand-painted porcelain figurine depicts a trumpeter of the Cuirassiers, the oldest armored regiments in the French Army, dating back to the 30 Years War. I am unsure of the regiment, but quite possibly the 2nd Cuirassiers, which saw heavy action during the 1812 invasion of Moscow.
The original was made and designed by Gerhard Bochmann, one of Goebel's best known designers and sculptors. Excellent detail and hand-painting. Excellent condition, with no defect of any sort.
Marked with the Goebel V-Bee mark of the time, and 'by W. Goebel W. Germany'. ''1968' and 'LF8' are impressed into the bottom of the base, and the Bochmann name is impressed on the top of the base, which measures approximately 3 inches x 3 inches. The base is lettered 'Cuirassier 1812'.
This is one of 8 figurines which I am offering from this series, and all are shown in my final photo.
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