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Mikee #303226 12/08/2014 04:02 AM
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Very, very nice Vern. Glad you missed the northern Virginia quake of 2011. I had more than one case fall from my walls, but daggers are more forgiving than porcelain.

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Mark's Eagle ...

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Mark,

Will try to post your other snaps after work ... wink

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Nice Cedar Waxwing

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Waxwing 2

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Rosenthal owl by Wilhelm Veit ...

Mark, these early owls by Veit are very collectible and highly sought after, this example especially so. Very nice.

The eagle looks like a ceramic to me and unfortunately I can't make out the marking, sorry.

I like this Waxwing model, simple and elegant. Is it a Rosenthal? Do you have the Allach Seidenschwanz, too? Sometime in the future it would be great to compare the two side by side.

Thanks for sharing all these nice figures with us!

Bill

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Veit 2/4

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Veit 3/4

Lovely painted detail to the feathers ...

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Veit 4/4

1910 Rosenthal mark ...

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Thanks Bill! The waxwing is Allach.

Mark

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Mark,

You're welcome!

For some reason I thought you mentioned the waxwing was by a different maker ... brainfart. grin So much the better that is an Allach piece.

Thanks again for sharing. wink

B~

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Mark...LOve the coloured version of the stag (1555 numbered). I have the white version but the colour does bring him to life very well!
Great owl, Bill!

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Wow! So much activity on this thread!

Bill, that is a wonderful Reiter indeed and certainly a piece I wouldn't mind adding to my collection - both as a complement to my horse herd and my terracotta Reiter bust. Also, congratulations on the Waxwing and the Owl. Both great pieces. I particularly admire the detailed coloring on the owl.

Vern, that is a jaw-dropping display, though I confess I am rather nervous to see that giant stag on a glass shelf above your Fechter! Your new Elk is magnificent, really great colors that emphasize the quality of the sculpt. Congrats!

Tristan, your white stag is stunning as well.

Delayed in responding to comments about my Hutschenreuther trotting horse. Thanks to Bill for your insight and compliments on that piece. I knew right away which two-horse Hutschenreuther piece you spoke of. The piece is entitled 'Freedom' and as you said, was sculpted by Max Fritz. A fine piece, to be sure, but for some reason has never really captured my interest. It is also one of Hutchenreuther's most common equine pieces, and at least one or two are seen for sale at any given time on ebay. But I do see the similarity between the faces of Fritz's pieces and Werner's horse. smile

And belatedly responding to Tristan's question of how many horses are in my herd. Well, that's a difficult question to answer, as I collect non-German/Austrian/Bavarian horse figures as well, and also pieces in metal and bronze. For the sake of relevancy I will say that I currently have around 35 porcelain or ceramic equines that were made in Germany/Austria/Bavaria. I do have my eye on another piece at present, and will certainly let you know if my luck holds out on bidding!

Keep sharing, gents! Nice to see the place hopping again. smile

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Gents,

It's a pleasure to see the recent activity in our old porcelain thread, so many nice additions to all our collections. I'd like to thank all of you for your excellent, ongoing comments and contributions and wish everyone a successful collecting year just ahead in 2015.

Tristan, nice to see the white version of the stag in addition to Mark's decorated example. Hope your Prinz Eugene model arrives safely, I'm really looking forward to that.

Just to clear things up, Vern and I just posted these latest photos for Kingtiger, Mark. The display cabinets, stag, eagle, waxwing and owl all belong to him, we just resized and posted his snaps is all. I'm thankful for the nice additions ...

As an aside, did you know there was actually a mayor of Allach, a suburb of Munich? I never saw this photo before and thought it might be of interest. Lord Mayor Johann B�umer.

Best!

Bill

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Bill...great photo for us TR students!
Baumer was one of only a few SS men who gained the three Old Fighter awards: Gold Party Badge, Blood Order, and Coburg Badge.
His insignias denotes he was in Pioneer Sturmbann 1, which, as you point out, was based in Munich.
I think he reached the rank of Sturmbannfuhrer in 1944.
I don't know what his Imperial awards are (the second and the fourth). Maybe another member might know.
The Prinz has just arrived!! Will get it unpacked and get back to you!

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This is by Rosenthal, signed by Hugo Meisel and numbered 1044. The Rosenthal logo suggests around 1940.
About 40cm in height and great detail. He appears to be carrying a Fied Marshall's baton in his right hand.
Prinz Eugen was an 18th century French-Austrian General, and of course there was an SS Mountain Division named after him composed of ethnic Germans from the Balkan regions.

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While I'm at it, and it's Christmas, I thought I'd post a couple of rare Allach candle holders.
Neither are numbered, though both have the runes insignia. The smaller of the two is signed by Rohring.

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Originally Posted By: Tristan
This is by Rosenthal, signed by Hugo Meisel and numbered 1044. The Rosenthal logo suggests around 1940.
About 40cm in height and great detail. He appears to be carrying a Fied Marshall's baton in his right hand.
Prinz Eugen was an 18th century French-Austrian General, and of course there was an SS Mountain Division named after him composed of ethnic Germans from the Balkan regions.


Simply exquisite! I admit of late I've been drifting away from white glazed pieces in favor of colored ones, but this fellow is fantastic. A really fine addition to your collection. He deserves that place of pride. Congrats!

T.

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Tristan,

Don't quite know where to begin, this is something truly special !

Rare doesn't begin to describe this sculpture, I wonder how many still exist? The edition must have been very limited and fairly costly, too. Surely as difficult to find as the exquisite Allach equestrian figures, in my opinion.

From your photos it looks to be a massive, robust sculpture, though, it has lots of splendid, fine details throughout. Great attention paid to the horse's bridle, nice and delicate. There are just so many wonderful aspects of this model to appreciate, all of which make for a fantastic display item. Surely you're very pleased with this purchase, and I'm glad to see it arrived safely.

I can tell you honestly that I'm very happy to have the Prinz grace our thread, it won't be seen elsewhere too often. Your fine candle holders are just in time for the winter solstice, many thanks for these lovely additions.

Let me take this time to wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas and prosperous, healthy New Year in 2015.

Thanks mates ! wink

Bill W.

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Thanks, gents. It is an exciting piece to add to the collection and I have since found images of the particular statue it is based upon...in a square in Vienna where the Prinz died.
All the best to all for Christmas and for a good year!

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*Puts on best "Most Interesting Man In the World" impression* I don't usually buy animals other than horses, but when I do...

Just received this large, handsome Royal Vienna style raptor. A black 'beehive' mark inside the base indicates that it is possibly a piece by Ackermann & Fritze, though I have yet to locate a piece as fine as this by that firm. Sadly unsigned by the artist, but magnificent in every way. I found his glass eyes to be an unusual treatment, and gives the figure an even more lifelike appearance. Measuring in at a regal 14+ inches tall, this is intended to be a Christmas / birthday present to someone very dear to me (which means it will be staying here in the house anyway *winks*).

So gents, can any of you identify this fine bird? I defer to your collective expertise!

Regards and Merry Christmas to all!

T.




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And a close-up of the talons, for Bill Warda's appreciation. smile

T.


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T,

NICE !!

May I say what an excellent choice adding this two-legged raptor to your collection of four-legged warmbloods. Your photographs really bring this handsome bird to life.

Most unusual to see the use of glass-eyes here, and in this case a delightful touch, as they're perfectly placed to add a sharp, distinct focal point to the head. It really captures that alert, stern look that's so familiar to birds of prey. Marvelous feather detail in the layering of the wings to the body and tail structure, and I also like the way the artist seperated the feathers in front of the birds left leg, great touch, too. Fantastic work fashioning the legs and talons, it really conveys the power of the bird's iron grasp. Woe to any mouse or vole with those claws holding it fast ... dinner!

Not a clue as to who the artist might be, however, he/she really had a deep appreciation and understanding of these birds. Without that, this fine sculpture would never exist.

Great post, thank you.

... stay thirsty my friends ! grin


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What a great thread, guys!

Keep them coming. I just love to see these fantastic items and sit in awe at the knowledge displayed by you all.

Merry Christmas from the Great White North.

John


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Rosenthal "The Victor". Just aquired.

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Another view.

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What an exquisite piece. One can certainly feel the triumph of the victor. The inclusion of the felled opponent is a particularly interesting detail since most stags in this thread are depicted alone. The glazing is beautifully rich and detailed, also. A rare and marvelous addition to your collection. Well done, sir!

And Happy New Year to all. smile

T.

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The power and grandeur of the piece comes through in the coloring...well found!
The Rosenthal logo dates it to 1949.

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Thanks for the date of Manufacture, Tristan. I had no idea that Rosenthal made this many different Elk's and found this one on ebay. It came from an old family whose grandfather worked in the Rosenthal factory.

Mark

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Mark,
WOW!I absolutely love this piece! You can never go wrong with Rosenthal.

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Mark,

It's amazing what can be found if one stays his hand at collecting German porcelain. This rare, beautiful example is seldom-seen and a great find for the advanced collector. Congratulations on adding this to your collection.

I know the piece was sculpted by the well known artist Max Hermann Fritz, (13. July 1873 - �13. June 1948) but the year of initial production eludes me. We know that Fritz studied at Lorenz Hutschenreuther as a young man and moved to work in Dresden in 1898. There he worked for Meissen, Hutschenreuther, Fraureuth and Rosenthal. The Rosenthal model number 1000 seems to indicate an earlier production date than the 1949 company marking, which would have been the year after his death. That's why I think it was done at an earlier date rather than later, most likely in the 1920's. There are several examples of Fritz' animals found in our thread and like his contemporary K�rner, he was a most prolific artist. He produced many fine bear sculptures like the one I'll add.

Many thanks for adding this fine work!

Bill

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I like the majestic stags, bears and larger birds of the 20's - 40's. The realism of Allach is at the top with Rosenthal, Nymphenberg and a very few others, but none with the fine detail of Allach. (in my opinion, which is heavily weighted to Allach). The rarity of this Rosenthal Elks model is unknown to me. Because I already owned the Large Rosenthal "The bugeling Elk", I knew the quality of their attention to detail on this subject. It was a 'make an offer' purchase on Ebay. I did, and It's now on it's way from Munich. The ebay pictures were just stunning. This is a BIG Elk! I had never seen this "The victor" before and it's in the Rosenthal catalog of the day. That was shown in the ebay listing.

Thanks for the comments, it looks like an uncommon find!

Mark

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Bill, I agree it is confusing with a production number of 1000 that would seem to date it in the late 1920s, but with the Schiffer book on Rosenthal showing this logo (the combination of the Roses with 'Bahnhof Selb, Germany', and the single 'dot')as being 1949. See image, top centre.
Could an early piece be reissued at a later date perhaps?

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Tristan,

You're absolutely correct, that's a 1949 logo, which would have been used on a re-issue production run from that specific year. They never include the initial production year - unless we're lucky enough to find one of those regarding any model. wink

Best!

B~

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It's been awful quiet so thought I'd post my favourite Allach piece.
This is the Dragooner, no. 131 by R. Forster. I hope someone will have the coloured version to post!!!

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Tristan,

I once saw a photo of this model in color, though, the sculpture in white is as superb as it is rare. Great find !!

Thanks and best regards,

Bill

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Thanks, Bill. The close up detail in the piece is superb!

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A new piece to add: This is a biscuit porcelain bust of the Bamberger Knight by Rosenthal, no. 1564 by Gustav Oppel. The date of this is gien in my book as 1935, although the logo seems to date it 1946.
He is a big so-and-so, 42 cm,but sits proud on top of the liquer cabinet!

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We haven't heard from Bill for some time...is he OK?

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