"I had an indescribable creche from Italy I bought from a wholesale dealer in Rouen. He got from a convent in Normandie and it was white 'terracuite.' I have to find old snapshots o fit-12 perfect figurines-they were ~24" tall each. I…"
"I agree, most are a bit snooty, when it comes to auction houses, ugg. Still it is a "Monumental Show piece, Jardiniere" or similar. Where did you find it?
Do you think it may be a special order/commissioned piece, perhaps for a theatre?"
"Fuck me, i despair. You're advertising captive bread cheetah cubs on an antiques valuation forum. This is wrong on so many levels. I may get barred for saying this but you are fucking moron, you'd get locked up for trying to sell baby…"
"It's hard paste porcelain, not faience or terracotta. I'm thinking German, Austrian or French. May send some images off to one of the auction houses but i doubt i will get a response, it's below the level of quality that any of the…"
"I was not totally serious with this submission, but this is driving me crazy. Just finding the scene within the piece itself seemed like something. I am seeing more German/Austria in most of my searches so far......stumped."
"I'm thinking more in line with a Continental Majolica, a very late piece, perhaps the end of the 19th century or early in the 20th? The painting, especially on the base, suggests that. Also, research under "Secessionist" era. Post,…"
"Without better closeup pics, we can say it can be no older than early 1800's when the play was first produced, and more likely later 1800's or maybe 20th century. Italy would be one of my last guesses for where it is from (and not old…"
"I do not think this is Capodimonte, I'm a dealer with an Italian husband and have bought and sold many Capo pieces, none like this or finishe like that on the underside. Looks french to me, you should post a photo of the mark, even if it's…"
"It's a very skilled piece of potting, a lot of work has gone into it and but i agree it's not quite Meissen standard but it is very very good. Maybe one for the antiques roadshow, if it ever comes back to Kent."