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Porcelain Couple

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This rather large piece has been in my family for at least 70 years. It was obtained in post-war Germany before the D-mark came into use when the economy was often barter. I remember our 'fireman' (coal furnace) bringing these items for my mother to see. I would appreciate any information about the piece. I'm not sentimental about it, just curious. Thank you.

Category: 
Ceramics and Porcelains
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium: 
porcelain
Date Period: 
before 1945
Size and dimensions of this item: 
9 in L; 8 in H; 4 in D
Weight: 
couple of pounds
History: 
Obtained in Frankfurt GE circa 1947 from "Pop Gruenewald" the family 'fireman' who serviced our coal furnace and performed other duties for pay and barter.
For Sale?: 
No
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MarkBlemish's picture
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Scheidig Kunst Grafenthal Thun
Carl Scheidig Porcelain https://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/germany/thuringia/graefenthal-02/i...
I’ll add more as I find it.
From the page I linked it looks like they used that mark and sticker from 1935 - 1972.
Here’s one I found on Etsy from the 70’s https://www.etsy.com/listing/863398719/german-porcelain-lace-group-figur...
I don’t know how yours would compare in value, just using this one as a reference. And here’s an older one on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-Carl-Scheidig-Graefenthal-Dresden-porcelai...
I’m not an expert on this, just googled info. Hope this gives you some help in your research.

L.M. Garrett's picture
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Thank you. The dates and mark fit with the history. Doubt if these pieces will be in vogue again anytime soon - lol.

Lovejoy's picture
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Marks comment is spot on, the marking was used until 1972. These figurines were knock offs of 18th and 19th century examples by the well known German maker Meissen and later pieces by companies centered in Dresden Germany up until WW2. Sadly the market for them is pretty weak right now.

L.M. Garrett's picture
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Thank you. Interesting that they made these between the world wars. Wouldn't think there was much of a market for them during the depression. Anyway, thanks again.

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