Two Exquisite Antique Figurines Ladies Admiring JewelryThis listing is for a pair of exquisite porcelain figurines. I do not know the manufacturer, but have taken clear photos of the markings. I believe these may be German, and possibly Dresden origin. Another Ebayer has told me these may be Dressel and Kister. Please examine the photos.
The figurines are not perfect. The lady in blue has a repaired neck and hand. The lady in red has something broken off of the gold jewelry item she is holding. Still, these are exquisitely styled and entirely hand painted.
The figurines are fairly large - 9 3/4 inches tall. Each stands on a step style base. In their earlier lives they were displayed on wooden pedestals and the bottom edges of their bases were glued to the wood, so t is some glue residue on the bottom edges of the bases.
On the woman in blue gown, the markings consist of a letter that looks like a cursive mark in blue. T is also the letter "R" incised into the base and a number in pencil that looks like "4659" or "4639".
The mark on the lady in burgundy gown is a cursive letter "L" with a spiked crown over that. The blue marks on both pieces look hand drawn, not stamped.
I found these lovely figurines at auction. T are many photos , please be patient if they take a little while to load.... read more