"GERMANY" STAMPED PORCELAIN PLANT HOLDER(?) - BEAR CHASING INDIAN

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Another find at a local thrift store - it's made of a unglazed porcelain I think, and depicts a bear chasing a indian around a tree. The details & paint are really nicely done - down to the tip of the Indian's boots/shoes painted gold!
    It is stamped Germany with a number underneath on the back.
    It also has 2 openings in the back that made me think it may be for plants? except the piece itself only measures 9" W x 7" T
    What is this?
    How old is it?
    Thank you for any info!

    COLLECTIBLE BEAR & INDIAN PLANT HOLDER GERMANY 1AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE BEAR & INDIAN PLANT HOLDER GERMANY 2AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE BEAR & INDIAN PLANT HOLDER GERMANY 2AAA.JPG COLLECTIBLE BEAR & INDIAN PLANT HOLDER GERMANY 3AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE BEAR & INDIAN PLANT HOLDER GERMANY 4AA.JPG
     
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  2. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    It appears to be ceramic than porcelain. Maybe somebody painted it in a ceramics class or did ceramics in their free time? My best guess.
     
  3. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

  4. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Looks like bisque porcelain to me, perhaps a spill vase (dunno - are there 3 openings in the back and a cup in front?), and agree it's fairly well done, would guess late 19th century, maybe a bit later. Also looks like there might be a mark to the left of the numbers - personally, would probably start with looking at Unger, Schneider & Cie...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  5. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    It's bisque porcelain, no idea the maker. It says "GERMANY" above the number.
     
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  6. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Well, figure it out quickly! That Indian isn't long for this world!
     
  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    It has an unfinished look to it in my mind. Was partially painted bisque a thing?
     
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  8. say_it_slowly

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  9. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member


    Not unfinished - a century or so of wear to the cold painting...

    ~Cheryl
     
  10. i need help

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  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Ah ha. Thanks for answering this. I was to figure out a circumstance where it would only be partially painted. This makes more sense.
     
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  12. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member


    If you look at the one Say_it_slowly posted, you can see considerable wear on it too, especially to the bear...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  13. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Can cleaning cause this? I removed the spinach jade color from a pair of Chinese lions that I put in warm soapy water to clean. I was shocked.
     
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