Antique German Meissen Porcelain Lady. This is an exquisite porcelain figural of a nude woman draped in flowing purple cloth and long brown hair.
This elegant figurine is an excellent example of the fine Meissen craftmanship of the Von Schierholz factory in Plaue, Germany. Von Schierholz porcelain dates from around 1817. Since its inception, rather than focus on dinnerware, the Von Scheirholz factory has produced some of the greatest examples of porcelain vases, compotes, and figural items yet in the storied history of Meissen, Dresden, and other producers in what is now Germany. The Von Schierholz porcelain factory is still located in its original town of Plaue in Thuringia. This piece is characterized by the pastel colors and extraordinary handpainted features.
The nude woman is exquisitely sculpted, with brown flowing hair, blue eyes and light purple cloth draped around her. The cloth flows out to form a bowl. She measures 7 1/4" tall and 7 1/2" at the widest point. The bottom is marked with blue crossed lines. It is the mark of Von Schierholz, C.
Schierholz & Son , Plaue, Thuringia, Germany. This mark was used from c. (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen , pages 279 and 462). It is also incised with the number.
This stunning porcelain figurine is in very good vintage condition. There is a repair to the back bottom part of the purple cloth, which doesn't detract at all from the beauty and value of this piece. No other chips, cracks or damage. This piece is stunning, such detail...
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The item "Antique German Meissen Porcelain Nude Von Schierholz" is in sale since Tuesday, November 24, 2009. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Meissen". The seller is "lilachouse" and is located in Syracuse, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.