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King Fisher Figurine

This is a superb figurine of a King Fisher bird made by Meissen during the 20th century. First modeled around 1910 by Paul Walther and hand painted with their famous under glaze colors or Scharffeuerfarben that used higher temperatures than traditional over glaze colors. I love them and they look more natural to me. The colorful bird is sitting on a nice white base which gives it a great contrast. The artist initials are impressed in the back of the base. The figure is in perfect condition with a tiny black firing spot under his butt on the base and some extra porcelain "pimples" at the tip of the beak which is why it is likely denoted as a second choice piece. No restorations and he displays perfectly. The beak is so often repaired on these pieces that it is nice to see one that is in good shape! The piece is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark with two lines cut across it as well as the usual impressed marks as shown. The figurine is 4.375 inches tall, 1.875 inches wide and 5.75 inches long. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $399
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