A profusion of roses are studded on the gown, molded and painted with a bird perched on the young lady's head, she holds a bouquet of flowers, possibly a bride. My favorite on this piece is the playful little kitty who has hopped off of her pretty pillow to play hide and seek with her owner, the kitty cat appears to be hiding under the gown, or playing with the lace itself. The entire base on which the figures sit is encircled with accents of gold. Properly marked on the bottom with the 1958 Unterweissbach Germany backstamp. The quality is superb, This is a large size lace figurine measuring about 9" widest and about 7" maybe 8 tall.The condition is very good as shown in photos, may have some tiny losses but you will need to inspect the many photos provided. I invite you to view all photos and ask questions to clarify expectations before purchasing. Please Note: The conditions of this sale is that since photos are limited I would hope you would ask for more photos to ascertain the condition all around and to discern if it meets your requirements, if you are unable to do so with the photos provided. They require being handled with two hands one on the head, the other on the base, you cannot handle these by the sides or you puncture a hole in the lace gowns.
If your not willing to take this same caution I take when packing this while you unpack her then perhaps this may not be for you. The carriers take photos of the boxes and can see clearly if a box is damaged these days. I would rather keep this rare piece than to have it damaged due to mishandling.
I usually place stickers on areas designating where you should or should not handle one of these to help the new owner. You would need to keep this in mind while unpacking it, I realize it this a challenge that requires patience but well worth it when you have the figurine in good condition and set up in your home. Due to professional packaging, the box is usually slightly heavier and bigger than most because of double boxing in some cases and or extra needed cushioning. My GUARANTEE: I will always list and describe (and answer questions) about my items with 100% honesty (good, bad and ugly).
LAYAWAY AVAILABLE please message me if that is something you wish to do. HISTORY In 1910 the Unterweissbach factory received a gold medal at the Brussels World Exposition and a silver medal at the International Hunting Exhibition in Vienna, followed by medals and prizes awarded at the Turin exhibition in 1911 and the year 1913 brought them gold medals in Leipzig and Geneva.
During 1913, Max Adolf Pfeiffer also retired as manager of the Schwarzburger Werkstätten and joined the porcelain factory in Meissen. The year 1915 saw the company receive another medal at the Baltic Exhibition.This very lucrative phase was based mostly on the work of Doctor Edmund Troester, the Director of the Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur between 1908 and 1931. On March 5th 1953 the company was nationalized and during 1970, it was integrated into the? This allowed the Unterweißbacher factory to re-adjust its profile and continue with more traditional designs, resulting in motifs like pompous coaches of state or groups of people, both showing scenes from the'Grand Siecle' period in finest detail.
Figurines and or seasonal motifs were also part of the unmistakable reportoire that was always determined by excellent craftsmanship. Highly acclaimed artists like Kurt Steiner, a former teacher at the prestigious drawing school in Lichte, created chess pieces and groups of musicians or harlequins. Gustav Oppel, known for his fantastic modelling skills or Heinz Schober and his wonderful artistic interpretation - they all added to the wonderful pieces that made the Unterweißbacher Werkstätten unforgettable. I have many years experience in sending fragile goods through the post and take pride in my packing, my treasures arrive in the same condition they left me.