Antique German Garden Gnome PORCELAIN Griebel NO RES

Antique

German Garden Gnome

rare LARGE SIZED

PORCELAIN

signed

Complete Provenance!

Recently acquired from the estate of the wife of a retired US Army Colonel who served in Germany during the occupation. This very rare LARGE SIZED example was taken from an estate outside of Nuremburg. Excellent condition, good provenance, marked, from the 1880's, listed with NO RESERVE!!

NEVER BEFORE OFFERED FOR SALE!!

We were informed by the heirs that the Colonel's wife was given this garden gnome by the wife of a former German officer. It had apparently been on their estate north of Nuremburg since before the turn of the century, and had actually been kept inside an elaborate greenhouse on the grounds. The Colonel's wife brought him back to the states in 1952, she had him on her fromt porch in Worcester, MA and then on her lanai upon their retirement to Florida.

We have the name of the estate, the name of the German officer and his wife, the US Army Colonel and his wife, and the name of their heirs-this will all be provided to the high bidder after the auction via email as well as a written provenance included with the gnome when shipped. (I guess you could say the Gnome has a "pedigree!")

This important German gnome example is made from a porcelain type clay
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