- Pattern: IG DEP 8357
- Made in: Grafenthal Thuringia, Germany
- Antique: 1879 – 1886
- Details: What a beautiful and rare treat it was to find this pair of German figurines!! We are in awe of the quality of detail on this hand painted pair. The colors on these are soft pastels in peach, violet, and light yellow. We believe these are children, the girl’s gown has tiny raised gold dots, her shoes are painted gold and she has a very large hat with a feather, her face is sweet and beautifully painted. The boy also has a sweet face, his pants have the same raised gold dots, his shoes are also painted gold and he has a matching violet feather on his hat. We noticed these style figurines never have their backs painted, only the fronts, not sure why. Because of the hand painted nature of these figurines, some sections have missing paint, we believe this is intentional, not due to any damage. The back of the porcelain is embossed with the number “8357”, we guess this is the pattern number. They also have the ‘arrow and G’ mark of Unger, Schneider & Co, we have traced this mark, it was used between 1879 and 1886, after 1886 a crown was added to the mark. A most generous gift for a collector, and a great addition to your curio or bookshelf.
- Material: Bisque Porcelain
- Dimensions: Boy: 11.0 inches Tall, and approx. 5.5 inches Wide. Girl: 11.0 inches Tall and approx. 5.0 inches Wide
- Condition: Antique – Used. Excellent Condition. We are unable to find any flaws on either of these figures. Their fingers are all there, the gold dots on their clothes are all there, the tips of the shoes are not chipped. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. ALL SALES FINAL. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location. Shipping will be Priority Mail, Signature Required and Insured for the full cost of the item. We pack very carefully, your package will be insured. If there is any damage in transit, your purchase is protected through the carrier’s (USPS) insurance. You MUST keep all packaging materials and broken items until the refund is received, do not throw away anything until you have your money back. Pictures will be required from USPS and sometimes they require the item be brought to your local post office to receive the refund.
Unger, Schneider & Co was started in 1859 by Carl Schneider, Karl Unger and businessman Hermann Hutschenreuther. For some reason the name of Hutschenreuther did not appear on the company name until 1885. Originally their mark looked very similar to the marks used by a factory in Gießhübel, so they introduced the first mark, an uncrowned ‘G’ mark with the double-headed arrow which was used from 1875 onwards. In 1879 the mark was officially registered at the Ducal District Court and the letters ‘Dep’ were added to the mark. Unger remained a partner in Gräfenthal until Carl Schneider died in 1885. In 1886 Carl Schneider’s son, Paul, reorganized the company and eventually opened his own company the Hermann Hutschenreuther G.m.b.H. in Probstzella. In honor of his father, Paul Schneider decided to name his business Carl Schneiders Erben and added the crowned and dated version of the company hallmark.