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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Came across these matching 12" tall, matte-finish bisque figurines recently and am trying to put some ID to them with the minimal markings they display.

    They can function as vases if desired - each tree stump is open for that use and indeed had old florist's foam stuffed in them when acquired. The base of the boy fig has only a handwritten '6', while the girl fig base has an impressed '88' as well as a poorly-impressed mold number (circled in the last photo above) that looks like '1350' or '1360' located on the back at the base of the stump.

    Ebay & Google searches have revealed vague similars, but no identicals.

    Perhaps someone here recognizes the paint technique (note the floral design on the girl's skirt & boy's blouse) or some other aspect of them to help me along? Thanks for any help/suggestions in advance.

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    1. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, folks. Still hoping for some input.
    2. lorensemail, 6 years ago
      The reason your finding vague information is because allot of the information we had about the producers of these paired figures was lost during WW2. They do predate the WW2 era, but they are after the tariff act of 1890-91. We know because they are like you said marked - I have lots of experience with these and they appear to me to be a 1920,30's piece -There are two dead giveaways. What gives this away is that however they are very nice with beautiful faces the details lacking in the hands, color pallet and general muted attire is typical of an newer piece - plus the painting style of the faces, they eyes and bowls are the biggest tell all of its age. Also if look at the bottom - 18th century pieces were flat, thick and usually had just a single hole in the center and about an 3/4 to and inch interior rise at the base depending on the figures size - yours however are typical of 19th century mold process. They are however very nice and the fact they are vases is a giant added plus - The insurance value of these should be placed between 3 to 500 dollars - the actual retail value should be 325, and at an auction you should expect between 150 to 250 dollars - what really gives rise to its value is like I said - the vase value - they were produced less commonly as it was more common to just produce figures -
    3. lorensemail, 6 years ago
      O- and the number your inquiring about is just a simple factory mold number - I am sorry I forgot to mention that -
    4. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 6 years ago
      Thanks, lorensemail ~
      This is the kind of assistance I hope for when I post here. VERY much appreciated!
      I'm not usually into what I call 'fou fou' stuff like this, but appreciate quality when I see it and these shout it.

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