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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I found this figure and its pair in a Vinnies store last Monday.
    The weekend had netted me another Anzengrueber figure and the theme continued. I went back today , but I was not tempted by the lace skirted ballerinas. The lace skirts had been smashed and looked like rags on their bodies!

    I find "Dresden" figures a bit too traditional; but I can't fail to admire the work that went into the creation of this figure. I love the detail of the bunches of grapes in their baskets and the modelling of the clothes.

    The mark on the bottom was a "K" surmounted with a crown: I gladly paid $15 each.

    On the internet I found mention of the mark almost immediately: the firm was founded by Rudolf Kämmer in Volkstedt, Rudolstadt, Thuringia, East Germany (in those days).

    The female figure has the blue crown K mark and the model number 546 impressed into the porcelain. She too is about 21 cm or 8.2 inches. She stands on a rocaille plinth and retains the original gilding.

    Her name is "die Winzerin" - the grape picker / wine worker/ vintner?

    The mould is still being used today by the family Rudolf Kämmer and features in their catalogue but has another number 1548.
    These days the painting is much more colourful.
    My figure is in blue tones, flow blue pale skin tones and ........... that gilding.

    I've not been able yet to find out who designed these two figures, but I have four names of German designers who worked for Kämmer:
    Gustav Oppel, Franz Rauch, Hugo Meisel, Fritz Schlesinger.

    I'd be happy if anyone can tell me who designed "DER WINZERIN" or fill me in on when these might have been made.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks BELLIN68! She's an acquired taste! No?
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks scandinavian_pieces!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks michelleamieux!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      shes a stunner!!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!!!!
    9. Jackson_Aldobrandini, 5 years ago
      Vetraio your figures were made between 1950 & 1980 or when ever they went out of business, although those these colors do look more modern. Christies sold two pair of Rudolf Kämmer recently for £ 375.
      You did well in your purchase.
      Regards, JAdS
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER!!!!!!!
    12. crespotech, 5 years ago
      thanks to you post i was able to identify a piece a put on this website.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      I'm glad it helped !!!
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      you really did a great job on this Kevin and this is still one of my favorites still!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks DESTINYJENNIFER !!! !!!! !!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD & KWQD !!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !.!!.!.!!.!

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