A gentleman is kneeling at her side, holding a tambourine, and another gentleman is peeking behind the tree, next to a fence, in envy. There are three sheep in front of the woman and a dog at the hem of her skirt. Colorful flowers are all over the ground.The costumes are painted in beautiful burgundies, accented with soft blues, greens, and lavenders. The woman's skirt is trimmed in lace, as are her neckline and cuffs. The gentlemen have lace on their cuffs and at the knees of their pants. I believe that the piece is Sitzendorf Dresden, but I find no markings.
Perhaps the markings are on the bottom of the porcelain sculpture and not visible, since the entire piece, oval in shape and measuring 13.5 inches long and 10 inches wide, sits on a pedestal brass base, covered with felt. Everything about this piece is perfection, from the delicately carved hands and fingers and feet to the handsome features on each face. It is in pristine condition, clean and shiny.There is one chip on a leaf near the top of the tree. And also a tiny chip on the lace bordering the woman's skirt. This piece was once a lamp, and there is a small hole at the back of the brass base, where the wiring and lamp arm came through.
It has been in our family for a long time, belonging to my husband's great aunt, a San Francisco socialite, and has always been lovingly cared for. It is rare to find such detail on a Dresden piece this large. There is even a birdhouse on the front side of the tree trunk! What a delightful depiction of pastoral life so long ago! And what history this sculpture has, having survived even the 1906 San Francisco earthquake!
Lake Mead and Thomas Ryan. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "donna18630" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.