AUGARTEN WIEN PORCELAIN LIPIZZANER STALLION, PIROUETTE

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 21,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

THIS IS A TRULY FANTASTIC PIECE OF ART

THIS A GORGEOUS PORCELAIN WHITE LIPIZZANER STALLION WITH HIS RIDER/HANDLER. THEY ARE PERFORMING THE
"PIROUETTE" WHICH IS TAUGHT IN THE DRESSAGE DISCIPLINE. THESE LEAPS AND MOVEMENTS ARE CALLED "AIRS ABOVE THE GROUND". THEY WERE PERFORMED TO PROTECT THE RIDERS DURING BATTLE. THE PORCELAIN BASE THAT THE HORSE AND RIDER ARE POSED ON REPRESENTS THE SANDY ARENA OF THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL.

THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART SHOWS THE FAMOUS WHITE STALLION, FULLY INTACT, AND HIS RIDER AS THEY ARE ATTIRED IN THE AUTHENTIC REGALIA OF THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL. THE GILDED TACK AND TASSLES, ALONG WITH THE UNIFORM OF THE RIDER IS AS FINELY DETAILED AS ARE THE METAL HORSESHOES ON THE HORSE'S HOOVES, THE VARIOUS OTHER PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, AND THE TRICORN HAT OF THE RIDER. THE LIPIZZANER BREED WAS FOUNDED IN 1580 BY AUSTRIAN DUKE CHARLES. AFTER CROSSING A DRAFT TYPE ANIMAL WITH ARABIAN BLOODLINES, TIN PRODUCING THE TYPE OF HORSE DESIRED, THEY HAVE BEEN LINE BRED TO BE THE COMPACT AND POWERFUL BREED WHICH ENABLES THEM TO BE A QUICK YET POWERFUL MACHINE OF WAR. IN MODERN TIMES, THEY ARE USED IN SHOWS AND IN COMBINED TRAINING EQUESTRIAN EVENTS.

HE IS IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE DISPLAY CASE. HE ALSO COMES WITH HIS ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE AND THE ORIGINAL WOOD PLINTH THAT IS CUSHIONED IN BLACK VELVET.

THE DIMENSIONS OF THIS FIGURINE ARE APPROXIMATELY 10" HIGH, 3 1/2" WIDE AT THE BASE, AND 8 1/2" LONG. THE LEGEND "PIROUETTE-SPANISCH REITSCHULE" IS ON ONE SIDE OF THE BASE AND ON THE OTHER IT READS "HOFBURG WEIN 1926" . ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PORCELAIN BASE IS ENCISED"R, MADE IN AUSTRIA, #1668", AND STAMPED IN BLUE IS "AUGARTEN, WEIN, AUSTRIA", THEN T IS A "3/" IN BLACK. ALSO, ON THE TOP OF THE BASE IN THE SAND BY THE STALLION'S RIGHT REAR HOOF IS THE ARTIST'S SIGNATURE OF "DOBRICH".

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE PICTURES, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. DUE TO THE VALUE OF THIS ITEM, ALL BIDDERS IDENTITY WILL BE HIDDEN, SO THAT NO "SECOND CHANCE" OFFERS CAN BE SENT. T IS ALSO INCLUDED THE ORIGINAL INVOICE MADE OUT TO AN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND DATED 12O-10-1961 AND THE ORIGINAL WOODEN PLINTH.

PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO PAY. PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RECEIVING OUR INVOICE. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY PAYPAL OR USPS MONEY ORDER. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN THAT TIME PERIOD, THE SALE WILL BE REVOKED AND A NON-PAYING BIDDER ALERT WILL BE FILED. ALL INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST USE PAYPAL. BIDDERS WITH ZERO FEEDBACK MUST CONTACT ME PRIOR TO BIDDING OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELED. I AM SORRY TO HAVE TO PLACE THESE RESTRICTIONS ON MY SALES, BUT DUE TO THE INCREASE OF PROBLEM BIDDERS, IT HAS BECOME A NECESSITY.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON THIS FIGURINE OR HAVE HIM HELD UNTIL CHRISTMAS, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE ARRANGMENTS.

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