Pair of grotesque figures-Any ideas?

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Post by trefor_d June 21st 2022, 1:36 pm

Had these for over 20 years,still no idea where their from,any help to identify would be most welcome.Pair of grotesque figures-Any ideas? Img_2030
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Post by NaomiM June 21st 2022, 2:12 pm

German maybe. They look like Shakespearean actors. It’s the sort of caricature figurine they like. Might be 19thC. Porcelain? Or a faux-alabaster maybe (a form of chalkware)?

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Post by trefor_d June 21st 2022, 2:34 pm

Hi Naomi,not porcelain.Look like they're cold painted and from the exposed chips looks like some form of soft material.Regards,Trefor.
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Post by janetpjohn June 21st 2022, 4:58 pm

The left one looks like this Quasimodo: https://www.antiqon.com/en/viewItem/shop/Quasimodo-Hunchback-Figure--5730/
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Post by trefor_d June 21st 2022, 8:35 pm

That surprised me!! Many thanks.
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Post by NaomiM June 21st 2022, 11:16 pm

There’s a similar one online listed as “Antique Passau German Porcelain Figure of Quasimodo - Dressel & Kister”, but it’s fully marked on the base. Yours looks like a chalkware copy

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