A special Victorian-era ultra rare Heubach masterpiece. A young girl and her cat companion. The cat looks at a songbook and. Sings in the most lovely cat voice. I call it "The Parlor Perfomance" - think Jane Austen's "Emma".And the importance of the Victorian parlor as a place to. Show off one's musical talents... The young lady wears a ruffled day cap trimmed with blue. Bow, an Empire-style pale yellow dress with a giant bow. To the back, plunging square neckline and high waist.
Pouf sleeves and long gloves, matching silk shoes. This is clearly a Georgian outfit, putting the girl.
Even the cross necklace was very in vogue then! With the typical beautiful Heubach face and quality modeling. Intaglio eyes, open deeply carved mouth (she is singing too).
A very carefully painted doll face. 24k gold trim on dress. The gold on the necklace is striking. As the day it was applied.
Gold-rimmed flowers- notice that each one is painted. With a gloss glaze, so that they stand out and shine.
In contrast to the matte finish of the dress, meticulous. The cat is a work of art as well. Yellow bow which matches the girl's dress. And with a wide open deeply carved mouth. Two delightful little fang teeth.
A large piece, striking on display at 15 inches tall and heavy. As well, with a closed base, a sign of early sculpting, mid 1800s. When pieces were not hollowed out much; it weighs.Plus points : Ultra rare in 30 years of collecting. I've never seen another, charming subject matter. And note also the pale yellow ribbon is similar to the ones on my figurine.
Notably, this figure is also a big size like mine, and also like mine. Has a lot of gold accents, which you tend to not find on the later Heubach figures. Note both figures have rows of applied beading (at arrows) as well as hand-painted.
You don't see these details on later Huebachs. Atlanta, Georgia, meticulously collected over a.
Includes remarkable early dolls that are. Indeed rare and impossible to find today, especially. It would be easy for them to be lost to obscurity.Were it not for collectors with a sharp eye for quality. Distinctive Heubach face and features. This offering is a rare piece, as in very very. Thanks for looking and may you. Photos taken with daylight bulbs for accurate color.
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The item "Super Rare Gebruder Heubach Anthropomorphic Singing Cat German Bisque Figurine" is in sale since Monday, November 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "sussexcountyantiques" and is located in Stanhope, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.