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#174670 12/26/2008 11:43 AM
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pt.2 ... Big Grin

Now, here's a very nice rendition of Fred by someone else, not an Allach piece but a good sculpture by most standards - I believe it'd be very elegant in pure white .. no?

My point being.., take a good look at the painting, notice how it looks more like a painted toy-soldier? No delicate shading,
no proper depth? It just lets the light play on it at will ... and that's ok but, nothing compared to when a good artist can add his/her own light - colors, shadows and highlights.

Many of the finer porcelain-houses of Germany during the first half of the twentieth century
had several first-class decorators in their employ at any given time. A good painter could be a very valuable asset to anyone's product-line, easily seen in the differences between these two very striking examples.

Hope all of you porcelain collectors out there have a successful and productive year in 2009!

Bill

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This is another example of Prof Karner's work,Allach model 17. Magnificent in person.

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a closer view of the detail..

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Mark,

These equestrian figures by K�rner are tough to beat for aesthetic appeal. This Seydlitz- K�rassier-Offizier is another good example of
"top-shelf" quality. Beautiful.

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I've been dying to add to this thread, for me it's one of the best threads in the last few years.
I was lucky enough to acquire this as a christmas gift from a great friend, I first saw this pattern a year or so ago, it is without doubt my favourite piece of porcelain.

Enjoy.

Gary

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That facial expression is amazing on the monkey. It is so realistic and would make Darwin happy.

The one toe looks like it would snap off if you looked at it wrong.
How do you porcelain collectors keep these fragile and delicate treasures from getting broken?

There so beautiful but yet they seem to be accidents waiting to happen.

It amazes me that there are still ones out there that have remained in perfect condition through the years.

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Gary,

That little fella looks like he's in the best of company, sitting there with two great, original Allach examples. He runs with the best of social-circles! Big Grin Looks like the studious type, too ..

Dean, I guess that fragile quality is part of the whole appeal, too, in a bass-ackwards kind of way, heh...

Having the kids grown and out of the house helps considerably, prolonging the lifespan of these delicate units. That, along with strategic placement, and/or no rowdy, butter-fingered friends over for company, or big, over-happy dogs flailing about the place are also good things to watch for... Eek kind of like holding a live butterfly without smooshing the poor little bugger all up.

You'd be surprised at just how sturdy most of these porcelains are, actually they're quite forgiving of the occasional small bump or ding. You just have to concentrate when you move them around - if you're drunk or pre-occupied or talking you just might pay the price ... Big Grin
so do excercise caution. Oh, and a little bit of luck comes in handy, too. Always hum the Mary Poppins tune while dusting. Smile

Hopefully, sometime during the upcoming new year you'll be sharing your latest porcelain find with us, now that would be great. Wink

Best!

Bill

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Gents,

It's been a while we we've seen anything new for a while, I hope a few of you might be ready for some new additions?

First I'd like to say that I noticed a few photos were missing - don't know what's up with that? I couldn't add the fox and the Dachshound to the original thread so I'll try again now.

Here's a small sculpture from one of my favorite women artists who held her own with heavyweights like T. K�rner, Richard F�rster and Max Fritz to name a few. Dorothea Moldenhauer produced some outstanding animal figures during her tenure with the Rosenthal company, to include some great bugs, too. This one's a parrot made in 1926 by the young lady.
Hope you'll enjoy it ...

Bill

Ps it doesn't like the fox and dog image, I'll try it a different way sometime ... Big Grin

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Wow! That is a very nice Amazon parrot. I have three live parrots and the fluffed feathers are beautifully done. I have not seen this piece before, Bill. Thanks!

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Wicked bird Bill! Eek
Truly an ambitious effort.
Thank you for sharing it.
Pauli


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Great looking bird Bill. How do you feed all those porcelain critters you now have in your collection. Wonderful art and I do not even have one in my collection. I always enjoy seeing pieces from your collection. Keep them coming. Thanks, James

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Thats a beautiful addition to your menagerie, I'm with James, please keep adding to this thread as and when you can

SfK.

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Friends,

Thank you all for your appreciative words and encouragement, I'm pleased y'all are enjoying it, too. Wink (I just hope the photos don't keep disappearing) Mad

What I'd like to get across is just how high the bar was set for the Allach artists, by some of these early designer/sculptors. The next time you look at a piece of Allach try to keep this in mind, we're looking at some of the finest porcelain work produced during the 20th century. Definitely a tough act to follow ...

Another fine example by Fraulein Moldenhauer is this little Schnauzer that she modeled in 1921. You can start to see why she got to rub elbows with the "big-boys..." Smile

Cheers!

Bill

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... and one for the road ...

also wishing all you guys good luck at the SOS!

Bill

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Nice


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#174689 03/04/2009 02:57 AM
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First time I saw an sporty snail! Big Grin
That is a great one as well.

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Bill, that is one cool snail. I am glad you got it.

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James,

More birds for you, a pair of peeps ...

What I like about this one is soft-look of the birds that the artist achieved. There's quite a knack to transferring that type of feeling into any medium, whether it's stone, bronze, wood or hard-paste porcelain. Just enough shadow detail to bring the piece to life, very clean and simple. Smile

Bill

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Superb display, just the best !
I really love those little animal figurines, real artitistic gems.
Great pictures too !

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Superb pieces. Smile I'm collecting the wrong chit. Smile

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Here is my 1930 Meissen titled "Falcon bagging Pigeon" by Max Esser. It is 27 inches high, I forgot the rest of the dimensions. I had posted sometime ago (couple of years). I got this when I was posted in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I wrote the Meissen company to find out when it was made.

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Gentlemen,

Now here's a porcelain sculpture to get excited about, Z06's rare Meissen falcon ... Smile

At an impressive 27 inches tall, this has to be one of the largest figurines I've ever seen, really an amazing size. It must weight a good bit too, around 12-14 pounds?

Max Esser's animal figures are quite unique and beautiful and are also very highly regarded in the field of German porcelain collecting. If memory serves me, I believe he studied with, or apprenticed to the famed sculptor August Gaul.
(one of my personal favorites Smile) He seemed to bridge the gap between Gaul's rougher, naturalistic Nouveau style and Art Deco, as a bit of both can be seen in his work. Some of his sculptures are pure Deco-style.

Could you imagine this unit standing with a nice Luftwaffe collection ... Wink

Z06 - should you ever get the chance, would you mind showing some details of the falcon's head and claw action that's going on? It's a super piece and many thanks for sharing it!

Bill

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Unfortunately the bird is in storage and I will not have it until August this year. Found the stats: It is 27 inches high and 14 inches wide and weighs about 44 lbs. When I get it I will be more than happy to oblige. As for putting it with a Luftwaffe display, I have seen the Luft newspaper with almost this same design in the upper right corner. Unfortunately I didn't bother saving the picture at that time, maybe one of our members has the paper. Jim


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Jim,

Simply amazing! Eek

I can't even guess as to its value, some serious Meissen collector would surely give his left nut for this beauty ... Big Grin

When the time comes to get it out of storage, I
hope you'll remember to let us take a closer look at your fine sculpture? I hope some of our porcelain collecting friends have a chance to see this one.

Kind thanks!

Bill

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Gentlemen,

Here's a pair of early Mallard ducks from the Schwarzburger Werkst�tten, around 1919-1925. The hand painting is some of the best work I've seen in a while and my photo hardly does it proper justice ... nevertheless, I hope you might enjoy them. Wink

Cheers!

Bill

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Very nice Bill.
I may have caught the bug?
My avatar is a piece that I just bought.
Nuthin' special..but a start.
Thanks for the posting of your wonderful collection.
Cheers, Pauli


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Pauli,

I'm glad to hear that you've caught "the bug,"
that's really great, heh ... Big Grin

What do ya mean, "nuthin' special?" That's a very difficult-to-find and special K�rner horse-pattern, a beauty in my book. Do you know how many different equine patterns the old Professor sculpted? The example you have is one of the neatest horse figures, the jumper with the short, bobbed-tail. Very nice and congratulations - keep at it when you can! Wink

I think I've got four other horse figures by K�rner and that's just scratching the surface ... even more prolific are his deer models - I don't think this man ever slept!

Please post a larger photo of your horse when you can? You're off to a very good start and I wish you much continued luck with adding nice pieces like this to your collection.

Best!

Bill

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Bill and all,
My oh my this is one heck of a thread. I sure hope it continues. Eek

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Gents,

Many thanks to all who've participated with their comments and lovely additions to this thread, you've made it a pleasure sharing my small collection with you. Smile

It's off to the jungle this week for some animal photography and a bit of R&R with my wife, Becky - the real shutter-bug.

I thought I'd leave you with this piece of diminutive piece of white gold, by one of the artists lucky enough to be chosen for the Allach art-staff, Wilhelm Neuh�user. This is what's known as a Phantasie (fantasy) sculpture, in other words, a free-form rendering, done from the imagination. Herr Neuh�user presents to us a small tit-like bird, very alert and full of energy. Did you ever watch a pair of wrens flitting back and forth to feed a nest full of babies? Their vigor and stamina is amazing to see, much like a pair of young grandsons all "sugared-up" on candies at bedtime ... Big Grin

Kind regards to all,

Bill

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Thanks for your kind and encouraging words Bill.
The tiny bird is HUGE! Eek
Until better photos, these will have to suffice of my T. Karner #773 Big Grin




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Mann,

It reminds me of the "Springendes Pferd" that K�rner did for Allach. That reinforcing base-mount is indicative of the early, twentieth century style of strengthening the model and it's also interesting to note the styles of the various artists when it came to bracing the subject to its base. I appreciate the added effort Herr K�rner took with the animals hooves,
always an extra, unexpected treat for the observant viewer. Good choice!

We'll have to see if we can get some more horses up, I'll see if I can add a couple in the following days ... anyone else, please?

In the meantime I offer you an early bunny rabbit by Professor Theodor K�rner, circa 1921.
The decoration is done in extremely-light, pastel color-washes, the most subtle I've ever seen. It just picks up the detail slightly enough to add a new dimension to the shadows and highlights - nice to have sitting in front of you against a stark white piece to see the small but discernable difference.

Happy Motoring! Big Grin

Bill

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My humble thanks Bill.
Your postings reflect a very tasteful and impressive collection.
I'm sure they (the photos) are appreciated by many more than you may think.
I'm thrilled to have added this K�rner piece to my novice collection.
I find myself on the lookout for these "critters"
more and more.
The bunny is right on the money. The colored eyes really give life. Certainly full of character.
Thanks again,
Pauli

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Pauli,

I hope as your collection grows you'll continue to share it with us ... Wink

Another Pferd by K�rner, a nice round one.

Best!

Bill

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Fellow Collectors,

Here's one from the Weimar-period I thought you might enjoy ... this is a rare one, sculpted by Hermann ter Meer, 1871-1934, born and died on his birthday, December 16.

He was a sculptor, inspector and taxidermist at the Zoological Museum of the Leipzig University, and he was considered to be one of the finest taxidermists in the world at that time. His specimens can still be found in zoos and museums throughout Europe and Austrailia.

In 1924 he displayed works in marble and bronze at the Kunstausstellung in the M�nchener Glaspalast, four of his figures were chosen to be reproduced by Rosenthal, Bahnhof-Selb. Those four examples are: Dying Tiger, Pelican, Lynx and Dachshund Group.

Hope you might take a minute to study this nice example that was made in 1928.

I'd love to see the three other figures, should any of you gents should ever come across one or more..? Smile

Best!

Bill

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Quite the stately pelican there Bill! Cool
Soft colors and rich gloss really make this guy talk.
Thanks for posting the horse, a classic for sure.
r"E"gards,
Pauli

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