Help identifying this partial label on statue

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  1. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    So I purchased this large (nearly 20 tall) figural group with hunting dogs and stag. The tag said it was ceramic. There is a partial label on the bottom that all I can see is "raes, suc. a nova". Do you have any ideas? As always, thanks
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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2021
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Nova is new in Portuguese. Suc. is an abbreviation for surcusal or branch. Again in Portuguese.

    Debora
     
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The most likely town or city ending with raes is Guimarães.

    Debora
     
  4. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    Thank you Debora for the help.
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Found it! The company's name is A Nova Decorativa (The New Decoration.) The address is Rua João Cabreira, 51 in Coimbra, Portugal. M.R.F. Guimarães is the owner. Here's blog where the company is mentioned. (In Portuguese. You can run it through Google Translate, if you wish.) The blogger writes that little is known about the company. And according to the blog, later labels would carry the name of Manuel Guimãres.

    https://mfls.blogs.sapo.pt/78219.html

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  6. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    Oy my goodness...I would have never figured that out! Thank you!! I do believe this is clay. Gonna ask the moderator to move the thread if possible. But again...you have been so helpful
     
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  7. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Moved to PG&P Forum.
     
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  8. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    Thank you
     
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I don't think terribly old. To my eye, label looks 1970s/1980s-ish.

    Debora
     
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  11. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    That would be cool but alas there is no other hole in it except for the underside of the base.
     
  12. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    That's strange. I wonder what the purpose would be for the hole on the bottom then? Maybe another member knows of one.
     
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I've relooked at that label and given it's design and the palette of your piece, think 1960s more likely.

    Debora
     
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  14. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Where is the bottom hole in relation to the stag's open mouth? Perhaps a brass rod went through it with a socket?
     
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  15. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    So there are these 2 holes in the bottom of the base. One would have been covered by the original label so maybe they are there for the manufacturing process or cooling.
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  16. colonelmustard

    colonelmustard Well-Known Member

    The mouth is actually complete finished
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  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    For what it's worth, there IS some writing along the edge on the underside........... even if not too clear.....

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  18. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    Succ. stands most probably for sucessor.
     
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