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Meissen Art Deco Wall Eagle - WWII SS Allach Porcelain Counterpart

Meissen Art Deco Wall Eagle - WWII SS Allach Porcelain Counterpart
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Very attractive Art Deco style wall eagle from the Meissen company which is a long standing German porcelain company. Some say it controlled SS Allach but this relationship is hazy. However, Prof. Theodor Kärner who was one of the most prestigious porcelain artists in Germany worked for both companies so there was some overlap for sure. This eagle is a big sturdy thing reminiscent of German train eagles of the time (Relatively common in the collector market) but is the only such example I have ever seen, even after searching online after acquiring this one. The wreath surrounding the Meissen company name is loose from the eagle's feet but was cast as a separate piece so this is easily fixable. Wingspan is 57cm tip to tip and measures about 18.5cm from top to bottom of feet. The wreath is 10cm wide and 9cm high but because of overlap when in place the combined pieces total 26cm in height. Being cast iron it is a solid 59 ounces. The purple cord is a newer addition but works well enough. Some light surface scratching to the reverse but this is minor and the obverse remains in terrific condition. The art deco style of the piece certainly puts it right in the 1930's and 1940's with the style waning after WWII. I do think this is a terrific piece that easily overlaps many different corners of the collectible market.

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