German Dresden Type Large Figurine The Grape Picker
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German Dresden Type Large Figurine The Grape Picker :
German DRESDEN Type Large Figurine THE GRAPE PICKER
ATTENTION I ship ALL fragile things PRIORITY MAIL INSURED ONLY which I offer at cost. It is more expensive but worth it for your and my protection as EXPERIENCE has shown this to be the safest way to ship fragile items. The cost between Priority and Parcel Post under 5 pounds is insignificant. If over 10 pounds I generally ship UPS as safest way to go. Additionally I pack and wrap things very well to insure safe arrival.
This is for a large and elaborately decorated figurine of a Grape Picker. Done in a Romantic style of the 17th Century it reflects the court dress of the French, German and Austria nobility. Much detail is in this piece and I cannot say how old it is but it is a very interesting and decorative piece. Lots of gilding of the lily here and I have included lots of photos for your perusal. The last photo shows an impressed number in the back, a number 22 which was probably the model number. I am MOST impressed with the ceramic basket which was actually a woven basket that was dipped in slip and then fired. In Photo 4 a crack at the elbow of the figure is encircled in white. I don't know whether it is deliberate or not but it may be. I discovered that if you grasp the basket and attempt to move it a bit it will indeed move thanks to the "crack". I believe it must have been deliberate as the basket is still intact and undamaged and this allows for a tiny bit of movement which has preserved the basket. There is SOME soiling of the figure but if you want to clean him this is your business. Lovely and unusual piece it measures approximately 19" high and weighs 4 pound and an ounce. Thanks for looking and good luck!
Thisshipping weight is 6 pounds Priority shipping and includes FREE insurance. There ARENO charges for packing and wrapping but are always just the USPS charges. IfI miss the weight it comes out of MY pocket not yours. People STILL keep hitting me down in on the shipping in response which is a mystery to me as I OFTEN ship Priority which is a bit more expensive but on fragile items much more likely to arrive in one piece. THESE COSTS ARE FOR YOUR PROTECTION! Please understand that. Thisitemmay weigh out as much as15 ounces less than the indicated weightBUT the USPS rounds UP the weight to the greatest pound over that additional ounce.This is true whetherPriority orParcel Post - this is NOT my doing. I spend a lot on bubble wrap and am glad to offer it for FREE but am at a loss as to why I am being consistently down rated on the cost of the postage and handling which I have NO control over.International buyers must pay with Pay Pal. Please note that all Internationally shipped packages will go out Priority International shipping with default insurance included with additional coverage over $66 available. This change is due to problems with international shipping. $1.75 is charged as a handling fee to cover cost of shipping materials. All items are carefully packed and wrapped. Attention International buyers! Cross border customers are responsible for any customs charges some of you will receive those charges C.O.D however these are CUSTOMS charges NOT additional postage charges. Thanks for looking.Additional pictures are CHEERFULLY provided. Will try to answer any questions.