Antique Porcelain Courtship Figurine

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Jaena, Apr 17, 2019 at 10:23 AM.

  1. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    Any help with dating this courtship figurine and identification of the maker's mark (last pic) would be appreciated! They both lost some fingers, but so?.....

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I'm not a potty, but doing some advance work for those who are, I have to think this triangular arrangement of dots appearing once on the back of each figure is also a maker's mark:

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  3. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    Interesting thought, thanks! But those 3 dots are scattered over both figures' clothing, both front and back, so I believe they are just decorative.
     
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  4. clutteredcloset49

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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I don't think it's an acorn. More like a crown over a shield. Can't make out what's on the shield.
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  9. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    I think you are right! I will try to take and post a better pic than this, which was seriously resized.
     
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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I may just be overanalyzing, but they are so sparsely placed, not at all like sprigged cloth, if that is what is meant. And why would the bodice of her dress be made of the same material as her suitor's coat? Still feel they mean something to the initiated. :)
     
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  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    A ramping bird? The M, if that's what it is, is interesting, as though made of crossed sticks.
     
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  13. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    You could be right! They probably mean something to those in the know.
     
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  14. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    I posted a better photo of the mark to my original post.
     
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  15. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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  16. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I see the crown now.
    Also see an "S" inside the shield.
     
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  17. Bronwen

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  19. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    I think it's lovely. The artist did a wonderful job of capturing a mood.
     
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  20. Jaena

    Jaena Member

    Yes, I think it is an "S" as well. :)
     
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