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    Posted 6 years ago

    jscott0363
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    Hello CW friends!!

    Here are my Goebel The Blueboy and Pinkie porcelain figurines. They are numbered FF290 (The Blueboy) and FF291 (Pinkie)

    Based on the Goebel hallmark symbol, these would be from 1972, but they have 1966 stamped into the bottom of each.

    These are 9" tall and are from the portraits of Thomas Gainsborough.

    "Pinkie" was the family nickname of Sarah Barrett Moulton. Her portrait was painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1794, when she was about 11 years old. She was born in Jamaica to wealthy English plantation owners and died about a year after the portrait was completed. Her brother, Edward, later changed his surname to Moulton-Barrett, and fathered the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

    "The Blueboy", thought to be a portrait of Jonathan Buttall, the son of a wealthy English hardware merchant, was painted by Thomas Gainsborough around 1770, in clothing from an earlier period in tribute to artist Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).

    Thanks to all for stopping in to have a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Cindy,
      Thank you so very much!! Glad you like them.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and for stopping by

      fleafinder

      Cindy

      aura

      fortapache

      Mani

      AdeleC

      Roy

      and

      Kevin

      Many thanks to you all!!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for dropping in

      Judy

      Mike

      Kerry

      bijoucaillouvintage

      and

      Phil

      Many thanks to you all!!!!
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing these figurines and their stories, jscott, funny how you see something so often and don't really think about the histories behind them. And Goebels is of course famed in itself, best known for their Hummels. :)
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Katherine,
      Thanks for the lovely comment and I'm glad you liked the story. Thanks also for the love. Much appreciated!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks very much for the love. Many thanks to you!
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      Adore Goebel figurines and thanks for the interesting post....
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you for the lovely comment and for stopping by.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and for stopping by

      Kyra

      Katherine

      Jean

      and

      Thomas

      Many thanks to you all!!
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      As a former Hummel collector Scott, I love and appreciate anything that Goebel made. Your two pieces are great, in excellent condition, and the story is just icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing :-)
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rick!!
      I have a few Goebel animals, so this was a bit different from the norm for me to buy. Thanks very much for the comment, the love and for stopping in. Many thanks to you!!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      martika

      and

      Mani

      Thank you both for the love and for dropping by, Many thanks to you both!!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Sam1030
      freheit
      and
      Jenni
      Thanks you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      vcal,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping in!!

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