Pottery mark - unknown european mark??
Pottery mark - unknown european mark - looks like a crown above 'V' or ovaries
Pottery mark - unknown european mark - looks like a crown above 'V' or ovaries:- Hello Peter: During a recent trip to Europe, I bought a fairly big porcelain figurine, blanc du chine, 12" tall, 4.5" w and 8" deep, of a naked boy looking to his left foot. After doing some research, I found that it is a copy in porcelain of a very famous and antique greco-roman bronze sculpture now in Rome, called the Boy with Thorn in english, or Fedelino or Lo Spinario in italian.
It is quite heavy as you can imagine because of its size. It has several marks, 2 in the back and some numbers on the bottom. I've tried to find the marks with no results.
The 2 marks on the back, one is a blue mark, with a crown, and to the right there is an underglazed mark, hard to put in a picture, that looks somehow like a fish pointing upwards.
I was told by the owner of the antique shop in Spain where I bought it, that he found this piece in France.
I will really appreciate if you or any of the participants in your blog, can give me any light regarding this piece.
Thank you in advance.
Alex in Miami
reply by Peter (admin)
to Pottery mark - unknown european mark - looks like a crown above 'V' or ovaries
Great story! Thanks for sharing and being a friend to the site. How did you get it home!
When I see work of this quality it encourages me to do better.
I can't immediately identify the mark, but I'll keep looking.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-
Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china.
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