This is a fabulous, very early Royal Dux Bohemia piece- made prior to WW1. I have had her stored in a cupboard for more than 20 years so she needs a new home. This all bisque figurine is matt painted in the traditional earth coloring which the early Royal Dux pieces are known for. Aside for a few very minor rubs she is in excellent undamaged condition. She measures 16" tall and she is numbered 1053. I have several other pieces which I will list shortly.
The Famous Pink Triangle Royal Dux introduced one of the most distinctive marks ever placed on porcelain, a raised triangle of pink clay. All factory-applied pink triangles–whether from the 19th, 20th or 21st century–are made from a separate piece of pink clay. The pink clay is applied to the base of Royal Dux white clay bodies. The two separate pieces are fused together during firing. There is virtually never the slightest seam or gap between the pink clay of the triangle and the white clay of the piece to which the triangle is applied. Before WW I, pink triangles were generally, left in a bisque, or unglazed, finish. Most Art Nouveau figures in matte glaze, usually have bisque triangles. Factory triangles are all roughly the same size, about one-half inch per side and raised about one-sixteenth inch thick, rarely more than one-eighth inch thick. Size varies slightly because some original triangles were slightly deformed when damp. Appearing in all genuine factory-applied raised pink triangles, regardless of age, is "Royal Dux Bohemia." That lettering appears around an oval shape in the center of the triangle. A crosshatch, or grid-like pattern, is at the top of the oval E Impressed Triangle, ca. 1860-WW I In the 1860 to WW I, the letter E is impressed in the center of the pink triangle. E represents Eichler, the founder's surname. The letter in the center of triangles changes over the years. It's important to keep in mind that E is the earliest. A convenient way to remember this is by word association: E is for early. The great majority of authentic factory-applied triangles from the first production period are unglazed.