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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Hello !

    I have this figurine from my grand-parents many years ago because I was so fascinated by it.

    We are moving so I was going to pack it. Then I wanted informations on it. Didn't find her on the web. Does anyone know something about this figurine ? It's name, year, story... I would love to share all this with my family.

    Thank you !

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    1. Gillian, 3 years ago
      "One of the most interesting and ingenious extra details was what is now referred to as “Dresden Lace”. This was a decorative element characteristic to the area of Dresden & Meissen and developed by local Artists. It was made using real lace (cloth) that was dipped in liquid porcelain and then applied to the figurines by hand. The result was a delicately fine mesh that in appearance was almost indistinguishable from the soft lace itself. Unfortunately, as pretty as it looks, is very brittle and it is not rare to see older figurines having tiny breaks or chips on those areas.

      In conclusion, the correct use of the words “Dresden” and “Meissen” refer to the location of the first Porcelain Factory in a western country, not necessarily the factory itself. Although nowadays and in some cases, when one refers to Meissen they mean the original factory, this term and especially Dresden, are more accurately applicable to all of the Porcelain Factories and Decorating Studios in the region, in a collective manner. Lastly, both of these terms, Meissen or Dresden, also refer to the decorative style that was developed there and has been evolving ever since." Extract from "Marks 4 Antiques" (A gold mine)
    2. Gillian, 3 years ago
      To be clear, Franz Wittwer Glassworks is(was?) an American distributor of German porcelain in the 1950s. Herr Wittwer was not the manufacturer, although he does have his own mark as shown on Jancal20's figurine.

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