Terracotta Caribbean lady face wall plaque with pottery mark saying 'something... PORT'

by Vada
(Coeur d'Alene, ID USA)

Terracotta Caribbean lady face wall plaque with pottery mark saying 'something... PORT'

Terracotta Caribbean lady face wall plaque with pottery mark saying 'something... PORT'

Terracotta Caribbean lady face wall plaque with pottery mark saying 'something... PORT'
Terracotta Caribbean lady face wall plaque with pottery mark saying 'something... PORT'

Terracotta Caribbean lady face wall plaque with pottery mark saying 'something... PORT':- First of all she is much prettier in person! The clay is lighter and rosier. She has some smudges on her face but I’m afraid to try to clean them. She is a wall plaque and she measures about 7” X 3”. I bought her several years ago from a friend because I liked her. I have tried to make out the stamp but I just can’t figure it out. The last four letters look like PORT but the first ones are a total blur. The numbers however are sharp and clear, but that doesn’t help me. I would love to know the artist, era and country. I’m thinking Vienna or West Germany in the 1930s, but maybe that is wishful thinking.


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mask
by: Nick

Port is the last four letters of EXPORT. This is a Czech mask 1930s, not sure of factory, not Dux or Ditmar, possibly Keramia or Borsdorf.

The Same Studio as Borsdorf
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Guys

Many Nick thanks for your contribution! This is a great assist!

I did some Google-fu and found another plaque clearly from the same studio, where the website lists this item as being by Borsdorf - see photo below.....


borsdof-wall-mask



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Go to this URL - http://www.sheryls-artdeco.com/plq28.html - to find this image. This price would be a retail price. At auction, this would likely fetch less. However, these are interesting examples of Bohemian art from an interesting era of Deco styling, just after the place 'Bohemia' ceased to exist but the artistic expression remained.

I couldn't find any information on Borsdorf though. Does anyone have some more detailed history on this Czech studio?

Peter (admin)

Is it Bosdorf not Borsdorf?
by: Peter (admin)

Hi all

I have been searching for Bohemian maker Borsdorf. I can't find any reference to this maker.

However, I have found a Reinhold Bosdorf in the former Bohemian town of Teplitz-Schonau. They are listed as a decorating studio operating in the 1930's. Is this the one, do you think?

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