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Crown Devon figurine - Tyrolean peasant girl from the 1930s

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Figurines1675 of 3723Punch or Jester figurine on alabaster base found at a charity shopCeramic Lady Table Lamp
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    Posted 5 years ago

    martika
    (149 items)

    Fieldings pottery produced numerous Art Deco figures from the late 1920s and during the 1930s. They were exported all over the world. The modeller of this figurine was a young woman Claire Herczeg (in Ray Baker's book she is called sometimes Olga Herczeg, but the signature on the bottom always says Claire). She modelled some other Crown Devon figurines. I was wondering is she the famous Hungarian sculptor Herczeg Klara (1906-1997)? I read she spent her younger years mostly abroad, in the late 1939 she spent some time in London.
    I got this figurine from ebay, quite cheaply, even with the postage fee - it was sent from the US. In the 80s and 90s the Herczeg figurines commanded a very high price - near to $1000. Mine was cheap maybe because it had a restoration on the bottom. 9.5'' tall (24 cm), I think she is beautiful.

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    1. cindyjune cindyjune, 5 years ago
      I love it! I am not familiar with this mfg. and look forward to learning more. She is so sweet and the ruffle of her dress is charming!
    2. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Thank you Efesgirl, Thomas, CindyJune and Ho2cultcha for your love click and Cindyjune - I appreciate your kind comment!
      I'm 99% sure she is the same artist. Strangely I can't find any Crown Devon article which says more about Claire Herczeg, only just she worked for them. But I can't find any other source about this particular artist which would mention her stunt for the Fieldings potteries. I saw some of her pottery works outside from Crown Devon and they are in the same style. She modelled beautiful women figures for Goldsheider, the famous Austrian ceramic manufactory.
    3. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Manikin - thank you for your love xxx
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It's a wonderful piece Martika. I absolutely love her!
    5. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Thank you Karen for your nice comment and everybody for the love clicks!!! xxx
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      shes beautiful!!!
    7. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Thank you Sean !!! I love her too...

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