Ca 1900 figural vase showing two pretty ladies admiring flowers among what appears to be water-side reeds. Glazed in soft colors with delicate hand painted details on their clothing and the flowers. The underside of the vase is embossed "EBS" for Ernst Bohne & Söhne and the number "3626". Company's blue anchor mark is also present but it is very faint and basically just looks like a blue splotch.
A few stamens inside the water lily flowers are gone and there are very tiny edge losses on a couple of petals (see additional images). There may also have been more to the tips of the little girls fingers on the outside hand. At a glance their shape seems correct, so it's possible the ends were cut across at manufacture to give the illusion of being curled inward, I only noticed when examining the piece upside down with a loupe. But the cut is not glazed like the rest of the hand so this suggests the tips were sheared after glazing. Possibly that happened before firing at the kiln and it was originally manufactured this way, possibly not, I just wanted to point it out.
Measurements are 8" high x 6.5" across the top at the figures x 6.5" across the widest area of the oval base. The vase weighs 2 3/4 pounds, so it's a fairly hefty piece.
Mother and Daughter Figural Antique Ernst Bohne & Söhne Porcelain Vase