A vintage mid 20th century, beautiful quality decorative, hard paste Aelteste Volkstedt porcelain figurine of a girl street entertainer or dancer , made in their factory in Rudolstadt, Thuringia in Germany.
This particular one is impressed with model number V20773 ( pressnummer) with the underglaze blue crowned mirror imaged JF trade mark with the date 1762 beneath. The letters JF are a homage to Johann Frederick von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt the original patron of the factory in 1762. The figurine is very well modelled, beautifully gilded, painted and detailed with polychrome enamel.
She is modelled wearing roman type sandals and a scarf or shawl over her left shoulder, she leaning forward and is pointing to the upturned palm of her left hand which has two gold coins in it. She is dressed in simulated rags and has a scarf around her head. The figure has a low relief scroll moulded base that has a thick gilded band around it. It was made by the German porcelain factory of Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur of Rudolstadt in Thuringia, Germany, most probably between 1948 and 1972.
The figurine is approximately 5 1/4 inches (13.4 cm) high, base 2 3/16 inches (5.6 cm) diameter. It weighs 189 grammes unpacked.
There is free international postage with this item.
The figurine is in good vintage condition. There are some extremely minor marks to the gilding, she has lost the tip of her left thumb and she has been broken off at the base of her skirt and reglued, This is not really visible unless viewed from underneath. Please see the images.