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Damm Hurdy Gurdy Player Figurine

This is a great figurine made by Damm using the old Hoechst molds around the mid 19th century. Damm was actually not a porcelain but an fine earthenware maker. Thus these pieces look quite different than the old Hoechst ones, are much lighter in weight and also a bit bigger in size as earthenware did not shrink as much as porcelain during the firing process. Quite charming though and very collectable and rare.This is a figure of a lady playing a hurdy gurdy instrument. She is nicely dressed and standing on a rock and grass base. The base coloration is a bit unusual as is the gold wheel mark but both can be seen on their later figurines. She is 7.75 inches tall, 3.25 inches wide and 3.25 inches deep. Marked underneath with the mold number 96 as well as the golde wheel mark as shown. The figurine is in great condition with a restored index finger on her right hand and a manufacturing flaw below her right arm. Some fine crazing to the glaze that is not visible when on display and she displays perfectly. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $399
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