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Volkstedt Figurine

This is a rare figurine made by Volkstedt around 1762 during the beginning of the factory. Volkstedt was founded in 1762 and is one of the few makers of the Thuringia region that are still around today. This figurine is of a man, possibly a shepherd, playing the bagpipes with a dog next to him attacking a goose. This figurine represents the charm I was talking about in the Thuringia header perfectly. The quality is good but unlike Meissen but a shepherd playing the bagpipes isn't something Meissen would have ever thought of. This figurine is in good condition with some issues - three of the bagpipe ends are broken off, a tiny chip to the hat, the tongue of the goose is partial missing, a chip to the goose's tail, the tail of the dog missing and there was probably another dog in front of him that is totally missing. A very similar figurine with the dog missing just the same is in a museum in Hamburg, Germany. The piece is marked with the crossed hay forks in underglaze blue underneath. The figurine is 6.75 inches tall, 7.25 inches wide and 4.75 inches deep. I added a picture of the figurine in the museum on the bottom. Please e-mail me for more information or photos.

Price is $3999
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