1920's style green figurine mark query of girl pouring a cornucopia full of pearls.

by James Butler
(United Kingdom)

1920's style green figurine mark query of girl pouring a cornucopia full of pearls.

1920's style green figurine mark query of girl pouring a cornucopia full of pearls.

1920's style green figurine mark query of girl pouring a cornucopia full of pearls.
1920's style green figurine mark query of girl pouring a cornucopia full of pearls.

Help needed please. My name is James Butler. I have purchased at auction four figurines. I bought them this week on the 1st of July from a local auction house. They are two matched pairs. I presume they came from a house clearance. They were advertised as continental in the auction catalogue.


They seem fairly modern and are in perfect condition with no damage or restoration. All the figurines are hand painted and of good quality. They all have the same marks to the base. This marks appears to be a rectangle containing a naked girl pouring out a cornucopia full of pearls.

This mark is over glaze and in green. There is also a little M in the top left corner of the base mark. I have never come across this mark before and cannot find it anywhere in my research. I was wondering if they were German in manufacture.

I have included a picture of one of the pairs along with a picture of the stamp. Any help would be extremely gratefully received. I love porcelain and see your site as a great resource for like minded people.

I live in Essex in the United Kingdom and I love buying interesting and beautiful items at auction.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards

James Butler

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Reply by Peter (admin)

Thanks James for your post. This is intriguing. The mark is a new one on me and I am unable to find it anywhere just yet. The mark is undoubtedly of a certain era - early 20th century on the cusp of Art and Nouveau Deco - say, 1920's.

The figures are just weird (sorry). They look as if they are a composite of different moulds, put together by someone who couldn't model very well. The heads are strange - particularly the boy's head and neck are wrong. If it were proper naive folk art, anything goes, but the rest of the figurine detailing is not naive art.

Strange.

Regards

Peter (admin)

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