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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:58 pm

The nice man in the shop was practically giving it away so I couldn't refuse Embarrassed

Does anyone recognise the base marks, It looks maybe Austrian dress style and has a crossed 7 at the base? and a DB ?

Any help much appreciated, thanks.

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Post by big ed Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Maybe Sevres Shrugs
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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:43 pm

Thanks Ed, for your suggestion : ) I'll look.

Not sure how old it is? but it has crazing. The boy is completely enclosed but hollow I think with just a pin hole in the trousers.
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Post by big ed Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:02 pm

it's just a guess , I'm afraid , the triangle with dot was a sevres mark but a very old one at at that , somebody else might be ale to help you , is it a DB or LB or even IB mark as well ?
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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:10 pm

no, I much appreciate it. I thought there would be a few around to easily ID it, and surprised that there isn't.

I've done a rubbing and think the marks been accidently double impressed still not sure if its a D

also pic of feet/bum hole Shock
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Post by NaomiM Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:13 pm

Could be Serves. Also worth looking at the German factories as they use a four figure number on their porcelain figurines, and a handwritten one points to a 19thCentury piece.

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Post by NaomiM Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:17 pm

looks like he's holding a coracle.

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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:23 pm

Thanks Naomi for your suggestion, will check out the German factories : )
I think its really pretty but also its literally given me a headache trying to find the maker Waaah

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Post by NaomiM Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:28 pm

Seems to be Sevres mark no.21 - Buteux, son-Children and pastoral subjects.

http://www.oldandsold.com/pottery/france13.shtml

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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:45 pm

thanks Naomi I really appreciate your help : ) sorry for being a pain but do you know whether the Buteux is a person?
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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:53 pm

I've found Theodore and Nicholas Buteux as porcelain painters. nothing else. Maybe its one of their descendent's who made it.
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Post by NaomiM Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:54 pm

I think it means boat and boy.

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Post by NaomiM Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:55 pm

Sevres porcelain. Boat and boy figurine.

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Post by studio-pots Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:46 pm

Bateau is boat, Naomi.

Buteux were a family of painters at Sevres and "son" would mean junior, I think. No indication that they were anything other than painters.

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Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:57 pm

Just wanted to say all thoughts and help was really appreciated, Love him and I will put him in my bathroom for the time being, he can look after my new bars of soap: )
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