Posted 8 years ago
Another pricey little piece of porcelain at a rock bottom price, thanks to our local "Salvation Army" thrift store. A wonderful Dalmatian dog reclining and gazing upward. This 7 1/2" long 3 1/2 ' high figure is made by Wein Keramos of Austria. It is well marked, if not overly so.
There is the Wein shield mark that reads Wein Keramos made in Austria. The number 2834 is obscured by the Wein stamp on top of it, and the letter "C" which could stand for the designer. In this case it is probably Austrian sculptor Rudolf Chocholka (1888 - 1958). Wein Keramos was known for the artists signing or initialing many of their pieces. The date could be anywhere between c.1920 - 1950 .
The few pieces I looked up online have conflicting dates. So until I research more we'll leave it at that. I couldn't find the Dalmatian but I saw a German Shepard and Poodle the prices vary between $ 75 - $100 and even higher for earlier pieces. -Mike-