Norman Rockwell's THE TOY MAKER. This is Augarten model number 1713.
It is called Barsoi, Mittelgroß (Medium Borzoi). Gorgeous and perfect dog is shown in lying position. Genuine texture of porcelain beautifully resembles his fur. Many porcelain makers and many artists designed Russian Borzois. This one is the best from the best.
The Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten was founded in 1718, making it the second oldest in Europe. Augarten is famous among leading manufactories for the whiteness of its porcelain, its fine and delicate craftsmanship and its exquisite painting. This figurine is marked on the backside with standard blue behave production mark. Other marking is model number 1713, letter I and Made In Austria incised on the backside.He designed numerous sculptures and sacred figurines, predominantly in wood, marble and bronze as well as created house signs, monuments and even some memorial plaques for musicians. This sculptor was one of the most important representatives of Austrian ceramists of the 20. Over decades he designed various embodiments of human and animals for Autgarten. Among most famous were Fighting Horses group, two groups of stags, this Borzoi as well as Greyhound in a similar pose. In 1936 he designed female figurine Susanna, known today as Ullmann Akt (Ullmann Nude). This is his quote The expression of human closeness and profound sensation is in perfect harmony with form and material. His figurines remain the most collectible. Figurine measures about 4 ½ x 2 ½ and stands 2 ½ tall. Condition is immaculate with no cracks or chips found.
Please take a look at he pictures to find out more about this item. We always guarantee everything that we sell to be as described. The images shown may appear glary or blurry due to camera sizing. If you chose First Class, you're on your own, - it might be lost by Russian Post. If you're from South Africa, please contact me.
Domestic buyers are welcome to return the item if you do not like it. The item "WIENER AUGARTEN Art Deco ULLMANN Russian BORZOI Dog Vintage Porcelain FIGURINE" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Austrian".The seller is "mishaguy" and is located in Stamford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.