Austrian Boxer Dog Figurines with little markings to say who made it - just a slash and 'Austria'

by B
(Boston)

Austrian Boxer Dog Figurines with little markings to say who made it - just a slash and 'Austria'

Austrian Boxer Dog Figurines with little markings to say who made it - just a slash and 'Austria'

Austrian Boxer Dog Figurines with little markings to say who made it - just a slash and 'Austria'
Made in Austira
The Dogs

Hello, I was interested in finding out if anyone has ever seen anything like these porcelain dogs. I believe them to be boxers. My mother got these from her mother and then were passed to me. Where they were acquired is not known to me and my mother and grandmother have passed. I am not sure if these two dogs have any value but would like to know who the artists is and the marking son the bottom show Austria and the other marking is what I believe to be the artists mark.


There are no chips that I can see and from the feel of them, I believe them to be porcelain. I am not sure of the date of production. The colors as seen are browns, blacks, white. Not sure if I would sell them as they are just a family air loom type thing but if they turn out to be worth a great amount then I might consider.

I would like to know any information on these and would appreciate information supplied by the community.

B

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Comment by Peter (admin)

Please don't be anonymous - we like names here - this is, as you say, a community. I would normally not have published your post, but these dogs are so good, I wanted to go ahead and get them online.

So I am going on hunches here (and my knowledge of making and sculpting quality figurines). I am not an expert in the field of antique Austrian porcelain dog figures, and am not pretending to be.

But..... I feel despite the lack of markings they can only be quality 19th century or early 20th century pieces. The quality of make and finish and modelling is very good. Plus they are Bohemian, which ticks a lot of boxes for collectors. In short, they are quality. However, in terms of value, it doesn't seem to me these type of quality Austrian dog figures fetch as much as they should at auction (mostly well under $100 as far as I can see).

There are two Austrian makers I know of who made to this standard and they are Keramos and also Goldscheidersche (Goldscheider) Porcelain. They might be earthenware rather than porcelain by the way.

Peter (admin)

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