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Post by benwilliams on August 10th 2019, 9:39 am

9” tall, stoneware, well modelled
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Any ideas?

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Post by abstract toad on August 10th 2019, 3:31 pm

I love her, what a super piece Clap
Ben, you really do put some interesting bits on here. Sorry I cannot help with the identification, though as you say, she is well modelled and I am sure someone will recognise her.
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Post by benwilliams on August 10th 2019, 6:24 pm

Thank you - I’m glad you like her, I do as well but I’m sure it’s a very personal thing. I suspect there are more large figures out there with glasses of wine or mugs of coffee.
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Post by abstract toad on August 10th 2019, 7:14 pm

You may be right, though I wouldn't imagine anything on a mass produced scale.
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Post by tigerchips on August 12th 2019, 11:40 am

Looks like a mark there on the second picture, far left running vertically?
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Post by dantheman on August 12th 2019, 12:38 pm

well spotted TC Shocked

Why not peel back the felt a little Ben

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Post by benwilliams on August 12th 2019, 4:13 pm

I looked at that under a glass and I don’t think it is a mark. But I will look on her bottom when I get back home next! Thanks.
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Post by Johners2000 on August 14th 2019, 11:59 am

South American perhaps.
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Post by dantheman on August 14th 2019, 1:37 pm

I own a South American figure that is fairly similar so worth checking it out

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Post by benwilliams on August 14th 2019, 2:44 pm

Would not have thought that. I thought she was maybe a London girl. But I’ll definitely take a look.
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Post by dantheman on August 14th 2019, 2:49 pm

what is she holding?

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Post by philpot on August 15th 2019, 7:07 am

Hilary Brock comes to mind. He certainly did a lot of these quirky type pieces in a not dissimilar modelling style. Whether this one is quite detailed enough I am not too sure. Judge for yourself on google! (The link I originally included did not work, and had to be edited out...)
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Post by NaomiM on August 15th 2019, 10:26 am

Maybe a Lladro Nao Gres figurine

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Post by benwilliams on August 16th 2019, 8:49 am

Doesn’t look like the Lladrao figurines I googled and it’s similarity but not quite the same style as Hilary Brock. She’s holding a cigarette but a little bit may be broken, and an ashtray. Thanks for looking.
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Post by Essenjay on August 18th 2019, 7:48 pm

Fat? I think you mean amply proportioned, juicy, buxom or big-boned.
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Post by NaomiM on August 20th 2019, 3:11 pm

I havent found the artist but Pinterest has whole albums devoted to such 'Art Dolls'. Emilio Casarotto's work is worth a look, and Annie Peaker

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