Wonderful Old Minstrel, Sheep, Fox Terrier Figurine
$180.00 plus shipping
This is a wonderful figurine made in Germany. This is a street or country piper, with a horn like a saxophone or clarinet. There are two sheep or lambs and a dog like a fox terrier, or borzoi next to the piper. This fellow looks like a harlequin or pierrot, and is very gangly and artsy. It is marked on the bottom made in Germany and has some other hand written marks that I can't make out. He measures a stately 11.75 inches tall and 5.5 inches across the base.
I haven't been able to find any information on this figurine but it looks old or vintage. It has a semi-opaque glaze that is crazed throughout and is mostly white with an aqua cape or hooded drape. He is wearing a beret or tam and dressed like someone from the theatre. The bottom also looks old because it has some wear to the bottom rim, no chips and no cracks, just the crazing.
This piece is very much like panoply, or the arts in style.
This is a nice heavy piece of what looks like porcelain, but I am not sure of the composition. It is lovely.
I do not know the age, but it looks old, it is an auction piece.