"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 On Road Trip

    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
     
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  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    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 On Road Trip

    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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