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Damm Rare Original Figurine

This is a rare figurine made by Damm around the mid 19th century. Rare because this isone of the very few figurines that they made on their own and not by using old Hoechst molds. So it is much more specialy than most of their pieces. Plus the fact that it is in superb condition even with that fragile tree in the back. Damm was not a porcelain but an fine earthenware maker. More like some of the faience from France from the 18th century. If using old porcelain molds the pieces would be bigger than their porcelain counter parts and lighter in terms of weight. Quite charming though and very collectable and rare. The piece here is called Vier Mainzer Buben (four boys from the town of Mainz ) and they are playing a game of dice on a rock in the center. Not an easy to find motif and if you are into playing dice this is a must have for you :) Four small figures are seated or standing around the rock in the center on a typical base for this maker with that awesome tree in the background. The figurine is painted very nicely and looks stunning! It is 5.75 inches tall, 3.625 inches wide and and 3.5 inches deep. Marked underneath with the mold number 345 as shown. The figurine is in as good a condition as one could hope for with some grazing to the glaze on the udnerside only as well as three firing cracks on the udnerside that do not affect the figure when on display. A rare and fun piece! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1249
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