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Gera Gardener Figurine

This is a rare figurine made by Gera around 1780. The mate to the male figurine I have on the site. Never thought I would own one let alone a pair bought years apart :) Gera was founded in 1750 as a faience factory but in 1779 they obtained the rights to make porcelain as well. Ownership changed a lot in the next 25 years until some stability was achieved. Gera unlike Gotha did make figurines. Some are of inferior quality and few (like this one) are quite nice. This figurine is of a lady gardening with a shovel and a melon or pumpkin type fruit behind her likely representing Fall and is most likely part of a four seasons group. She is well modeled and painted in the typical Gera manner. This figurine is in perfect display condition with a perfectly restored left arm and a piece of the spade. The piece is marked with the underglaze blue G mark as shown. It is 5.875 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. Please e-mail me for more information or photos.

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