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Damm Venus

This is a figurine made by Damm using the old Höchst molds around 1840-1850. Damm was actually not a porcelain but an earthenware maker. Thus these pieces look quite different than the old Hoechst ones and are much lighter in weight. They are 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 figurine of the goddess venus. She is based on an old Nymphenburg bustelli model and sits on a cloud with two birds billing with each other. She is 6.5 inches tall, 4.625 inches wide and 4.75 inches deep. Marked underneath with blue wheel mark as well as the model number 147 which can be found in any good Damm book as being this figurine. She is in superb condition with a break in the one birds neck which was reglued. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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