Carl Schneiders Erben / V.E.B. Porzellanfiguren Gräfenthal Porcelain Bricklayer Figurine
Marked on the bottom. According to the Porcelain Marks & More website, this mark was "Used around 1952 and 196?, same as before but this time accompanied by a 'MADE IN GDR' stamp."
According to the website PM&M, "The company was nationalized 1951 and belonged to the 'V.E.B. Porzellanfiguren Gräfenthal' combine together with the Carl Scheidig K.G.. The group did not use any own marks but continued to use the normal factory versions even if one can find a few items that show the name as a standalone addition to the regular factory mark. It should be noted that during the 1960s the company also reissued many series based on old molds; these remakes do not show additional marks but simply carry the original old marks that were included in the mold, therefore one should compare the state of glazing and the overall color scheme used to verify an item. Even if the factory itself was at that point totally run down, only minor modifications were made so that it could at least continue operation. The 'V.E.B. Porzellanfiguren Gräfenthal' was dissolved in 1972 and the defunct factory of 'Carl Schneiders Erben' was finally closed 1973 after finishing the last figurines still made in 1972."
In excellent condition. No chips, cracks or restorations. No crazing.
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