Posted by admin On June 17, 2023
Orchestra of street musicians, (Rudolstadt, Germany) – ca 1901 – ca 1920. Height 17.5-18.5 cm. Ernst Bohne first started porcelain decoration in 1848, only installing a kiln for the manufacture of porcelain in 1850. When Ernst died in 1856, his sons, Gustav, Karl and David took over the company as Ernst Bohne & Söhne. By 1883 David was left as sole proprietor, so in turn David’s children continued the dynasty. It has the Blue Crown with N below, a mark used by Bohne & Son in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s on the end of the base. This mark was used by Bohne & Sons for export wares during this period. All the figures in this lot are extremely rare. French horn musician is in very good condition considering his age, and except for a few paint errors like on the capes edge, which is an artist defect. Flute musician is in good to fair condition considering his right flute is broken off and piece missing. And a tiny chip on cape on left lower side. Chelo musician is also in fair condition, his bow is broken off at the right side and piece missing. His left thumb is broken off and piece missing, and there is a small chip of paint on his left shoulder. See all pictures as they are a reflection of the description and sale of these three pieces. Open to offers, realistic offers only.