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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I found this beauty yesterday in a second-hand shop. It is a bit over 12 inches tall and and in perfect condition. I believe it might have had a cover. It is unmarked and the porcelain (?) is rather thick and heavy. It is hand-painted and done really well. I got it because the colours are and the pattern are very close to the kind of German porcelain I collect. Does anybody know where it might come from?

    Thanks for looking :)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 9 years ago
      Thank you:)
    2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Gorgeous piece !!!!
    3. freiheit freiheit, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Hedgewalker :)
    4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Magnificent! I can hardly believe that the flowers have been handpainted - they are so perfect. However, I did see that two groups of the flowers were handpainted, so I assume that they all are. This one deserves a professional evaluation! Exceptionally fine florals!!!!! : o
    5. freiheit freiheit, 9 years ago
      Thanks miKKoChristmas11. I believe that everything is hand-painted, including the golden rims etc. If the light is right, you can see every brushstroke. Because it is unmarked, I have a hard time dating it. I looked at literally hundreds of similar ones but could not get any answers. Being very skeptical, I think it is either a pretty good reproduction or it could be pretty old. By the way, there are "goat heads with horns" (not the right animal; can't think of the proper name) on the bottom of the handles. Maybe this will help find out more about it.
    6. freiheit freiheit, 9 years ago
      Thanks everybody for loving this item. :)
    7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Hello, freiheit! I can't play on CW today, but I was checking my email just now and saw your comments. I wish I could help more on this, but I cannot. This is a magnificent piece, and I think that it deserves to be seen by a professional appraiser. I did believe that it was entirely handpainted, I had just meant to emphasize that the perfection of the floral painting was such that intitially I had thought it might well be a transfer and not handpainted throughout. It is truly remarkable painting!! The gilding being handpainted I had detected. The vessel is very crisply molded. This is exceptionally fine! You should be able to find someone in Toronto to examine for you. I recommend that you do so. Best wishes for success! miKKo
    8. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 9 years ago
      looks like it might be french
      empire style, is there a piece of metal underneath the stand?
      sometimes there is a hidden mark...
    9. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 9 years ago
      or austrian?
    10. freiheit freiheit, 9 years ago
      Thanks for your thoughts, getthatmonkeyoutofme. There is no metal or anything else. I checked several times but I couldn't find a mark. This is a bit of a mystery to me. I usually don't buy unmarked items but I liked this one, and for $20 (GW) I could not resist:)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 9 years ago
      MiKKoChristmas11, thanks a lot for your comments. I didn't check this post for a while and missed your comment:)
    12. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      I was looking at something else & spotted this $20 for that it's nothing in comparison to what it might of been or is well done what a fantastic score.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Might even be English.
    14. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      vetraio50, thanks for your ideas. I'll check it out when I get a chance. I love items with a mark on it; it makes it easy to get info on them. But then again, I also love a mystery :)
    15. Trey Trey, 8 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    16. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks so much, Trey. I almost didn't buy it because I couldn't find any marks on it:)
    17. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Many thanks, SEAN68:)
    18. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks a lot, CindB:)
    19. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 years ago
      I agree with vetraio, because of the style of the flowers
    20. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      I have not checked this post in a long time and want to thanks all of you for loving it. I really appreciate it.
      Many thanks to:
      aura, Destiny.Jennifer.g., kivatinitz, Moonstonelover21, CindB, SEAN68, Trey, vetraio50, simanta, Zowie, sarainmass, aldo78, Lilliflunew, Christmas11, musikchoo, Woman34, Hedgewalker, and petey:)

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