1 pair - figurines - peasant young lady with basket & peasant young man with basket

Jan 16, 2018. 05:26 UTC
1 pair - figurines - peasant young lady with basket & peasant young man with basket
Edna
United States of America

Category
Collectibles

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

(See description under title above). The approximate height is 10 inches. Each is holding a bundle of sticks (firewood ?)! They may be gathering firewood! The young man is also holding a flower in one hand! Each has the number m - 419 written on the bottom and then a signature which resembles a handwritten T+. They are in excellent, flawless condition!

Provenance

It's my understanding that these two figurines are very valuable. They belonged to my grandfather won these in a contest for having identified the tree/wood from with Noah's Ark was made!

Answered within about 8 hours
Jan 16, 13:17 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$50 - $175 USD

Insurance Value

$225 USD
What does this mean?

This is a pair of bisque porcelain figurines with added color to the surface. Bisque is fired, unglazed porcelain which gives the surface a dry texture that is water permeable. These figurals are intended to be decorative match holders and the surface of the baskets can be used for striking the match, The vast majority of bisque porcelain figures were produced in the 19th century and many of them came out of France and Germany during that time. The blue line with slashes is similar to German 18th century marks, the red stamped numbers with letter, however would date these to the 20th century. In other words, these figures are made in a style from the 1800's, the blue slashed line is a faux 1700's German mark, and the red stamped letter/number mark is distinctly from the 1900's. The red marks are the 'pattern name' for these; those numbers cannot be used to trace back to a maker. Most red number/letter stamps on European or Continental style bisque figurines are indicative of having been made in Japan for export. A large number of antique style bisque figures were made and exported during the Japan Occupation from 1946 - 1952/3. Knowing when your grandfather received these as a prize will help narrow down the dates as well. The overall bisque figurine market is slumped and those objects from the 19th and 20th centuries unfortunately do not sell for as high as they did a few decades ago. At one point in the past, these were more valuable than their current fair market value. The estimate is for the pair together and is based on these being 20th century Japanese export bisque figures and utilizes actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables.

Edna rosborough Jan 16, 15:47 UTC

Thank you! I greatly appreciate the detailed information which you provided!

Nora curl Jan 16, 15:48 UTC

You are very welcome and my pleasure to be of help to you here. Feel free to request me anytime by adding "For Nora" in your new item posting.

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