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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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A Saturday morning "early-bird" purchase just a year ago. I had just arrived at the market when I saw the figure. I bought her, put her in a box and safely got her home on a bus. She is a terra cotta figure, slip cast, partially glazed with gilded hair and hand-painted decoration to the face.
She is 16.1 ins or 41 cm tall.
Josef Lorenzl designed her for Goldscheider in 1939. My figure is later for sure, when Germany used pre-war designs to get back on their feet.
The form is called "adagio" which means 'at ease'.
I think it refers to the slow, enfolding movement of a dancer leading to an extension of the leg. It's meant to grab attention with a breath-taking gymnastic leap or leg extension.
Strike a pose!
I'm still shocked that she has survived this long in perfect condition. People have been looking after her well for the last sixty years.
I mean to keep it that way.

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  1. dharma dharma, 3 years ago
    Lovely!!!
  2. Tucker, 3 years ago
    This Lady is Fantastic ...Your Site is very Helpful & Entertaining Love it
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hey Tucker, thanks for the comment and encouragement!
  4. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    She is absolutely gorgeous vet !!!!!!!!!!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Season's Greetings to All!

    Many thanks to everyone:
    Hedgewalker, dharma, tucker, peteeone, BELLIN68, AmphoraPottery scandinavian_pieces , rlwindle, cis2you, olegaclockman47, upstatenycollector, vintagemad, tikiray, SpunkysMom, Grendelking, Savoychina1 & thriftfan
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    She is stunning I am lovin' her ! wow
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin and czechman too!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks rocker-sd!
  9. AmandaAddamsAuctions AmandaAddamsAuctions, 3 years ago
    What number does the base stamp have? Is it made in Austria or Germany?
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi from Sydney, Amanda.
    She is marked with a black stamp Goldscheider and West Germany.
    Incised into the clay is 8462, underneath that is 133 VII.
    Width: 29cm
    Height: 41cm

    She retains her original silver sticker as well on the front of the base.

    By the way your Hagenauer figures and the Susi Singers are fabulous!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks BluVamp & walksoftly!
  12. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 years ago
    PICTURES 2 AND 3 ARE ALMOST THE SAME; PLEASE EDIT AND TAKE A PHOTO OF MARKS WHENEVER POSSIBLE; THAT WOULD MAKE DISCUSSION MORE INTERESTING.
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Sorry Ivan49. I'll take another picture and post it for you!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi Ivan! I've put in a photo of the base.
    Thanks again for your comment.
    I've found a similar terracotta figure 8462 which sold at Bukovskis in Stockholm, 5 May 2011, lot 886.
    They give a manufacture of 1953 - 1960. The original model was designed by Lorenzl c/1939.
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks the dove67, guyfrmatl, BluVamp. walksoftly, AmandaAddamsAuctions, rocker-sd, Manikin, czechman, peteeone, BELLIN68 & AmphoraPottery too!
    My apologies for having just caught up!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks rlwindle!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks eye4beauty & Slave-to-glass too!
  18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    WOWZA!!
  19. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Love her!...:-)
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky, ho2cultcha & PhilDavidAlexanderMorris too!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mrmajestic1!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangTony!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks again musikchoo!
  25. Truthisanarrow08 Truthisanarrow08, 2 years ago
    Deco dent......Love it...
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Truthisanarrow08!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Hunter!
  28. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    Reminds me of my hippie days:)
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks nldionne! My hippy days were more swathed in tie dye!
  30. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    I was the real deal I thought. Many years ago. Flowers in the hair, cheap wine and Janis Joplin;)
  31. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    Your girl has same pose as gargoyles
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Adagio is a ballet pose.
    They move to a certain point, hold it for just that moment to sink into the memory and move on to another motif.
    A distilled idea.
    Here in Oz I knew of the hippie movement in the US. I was still at school, rebelling and reading about the changes sweeping the world. Music was a means our generation used to unite across the planet before the times of the global net.

  33. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    Things were so different. Everyone loved one another back then. Now the world hates and distrusts. We considered everyone our brother and sister.
  34. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    Lovely :)
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks pickrknows and Phatbuddha too!
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks trunkman!
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Phatbuddha and to you too Sean!
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Stillwater!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks pickrknows!
  40. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    This would definitely be one of the highlights of my collection. I'd clear off my whole coffee table for it
  41. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Probably worth a bundle too
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    There has been a lot of reshuffling since she arrived!
  43. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    It's a stellar piece of art, great form and condition. I'd have it on my coffee table in a heartbeat!! Love it !
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks again PICKER!
    On the net there is one available in Germany I think.
    No, I just checked it sold through Bukowskis in Stockholm.
    Mine has gilded hair and a painted face.
  45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks SEAN, freiheit and BHock too!
  46. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your welcome Kevin:)
  47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks RLWINDLE, SMIATA, MSL & SARAHOFF too!
  48. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Hello Kevin , im so glad to see you love your item , It is great!!! to see you do this:)
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks peteeone and Manikin too!
  50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
  51. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Vet they used a figure very close to your's as a Ad mannequin for Venus Lingerie.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-VENUS-LINGERIE-DRUM-MAJORETTE-ADVERTISING-FIGURE-STORE-DISPLAY-VINTAGE-/291014587792?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43c1d23590
  52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Thanks MANIKIN! I'll have a look.
  53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Mani I just had a look at the drum majorette! What a stunner! A pinner's delight! Missing part of her baton! What did they call those girls who could spin a baton?
  54. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    A Majorette Vet . She lead the band in the march . Isn't she similar to your beauty and did you see her price !
    A majorette is a person doing choreographed dance or movement, primarily baton twirling associated with marching bands during parades. It derives from girls' involvement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in drill and gymnastic teams or groups that used apparatuses similar to those found in rhythmic gymnastics. Majorettes can also twirl knives, fire knives, flags, light-up batons, and fire batons. They do illusions, cartwheels, and flips, and sometimes twirl up to four batons at a time. Majorettes are often confused with cheerleaders, when in fact, baton twirling is more closely related to rhythmic gymnastics rather than cheerleading.
  55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks TOM!
  56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks SMIATA!
  58. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    She's absolutely lovely V.
  59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!

    She has just taken over the house!
  60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks again MANIKIN!
  61. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    I would love her she would fit right into my collection :-)
  62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    When I bought her I got her home on a bus. I did not have a car. I protected her in a box and very gingerly got her home. Travel and Goldscheider is a worry!
  63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks CHARITY JOY!
  64. aldo78 aldo78, 6 months ago
    Very beautiful :)
  65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks ALDO!
  66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 days ago
    Many thanks VRGDC, HO2CULTCHA, NORDICMAN 'n VINTAGEFRAN too !!!!

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