This is a very rare and old pair of porcelain scenes, each one of this pieces depicts a antique life scenes, one is a young shoemaker on his workshop; and the other is a sewing lady accompanied by a child that is feeding a small black bird near a table with food. They are nicely done with lots of detail. The man holds a shoe in his hand, his jacket hangs on the wall and he has a lot of tools and knives scattered about. The woman is sewing a garment and there is also a jacket hanging on the wall and a basket of biscuits. The little blackbird perched on the boy's lap is adorable. Very nice detailing on both pieces and sharp facial features. Very colorful and rich in its decor. These pieces are quite heavy and solid.
They have a mark on the bottom that seems H69 and a rare blue mark that i cannot identify. If I were to guess, I would date these pieces to the 1800's.
Overall, both pieces are in wonderful condition, but there are some minor losses: the shoemaker workshop has lost a small branch of the left side of the workshop and the middle part of the cord in his hands, and the lady also is missing the cord of her hands.
Layaway is available with $100 down provided the remainder is paid in 5 monthly installments or less.