Frankenthal Wessel German Porcelain Figurine Pair With Bagpipe
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Frankenthal Wessel German Porcelain Figurine Pair With Bagpipe:
For sale today, a vintage porcelain figurine from Wessel, probably made between 1949 and 1964 in Frankenthal, Germany, portraying a woman and man with a bagpipe.The bagpipe, usually associated with Scotland, is actually a very old instrument dating from the Greeks and Romans, and was very popular in Europe during the Middle Ages. It was usually associated with rural peasant folk but became popular with the upper class and in the courts of European royalty as the Renaissance developed. Hence the bagpipe on a German figurine dating from 50-70 years ago should come as no surprise. Meissen figurines celebrated the bagpipe as did Dresden and the Italian porcelain artists, so this instrument, seldom seen today, must have been a common sight. The bagpipe held by the male figure is detailed and a wonderful rust-red, the fingers hover over the holes and the man leans left to carry the weight of the bag on his right. The lady has flowers on her hip and in her hand and they are as nice as any I've seen on Dresden. They appear to have green " grass" under their feet. Nice. Please see pictures to assess condition and provenance. I can see no issues except the size of the figurine, about 9.5" high with a 6.5" base, 5" width across base. Weighs over four pounds and will need strong boxing for a journey through the postal service. Priority shipping included in purchase (35.00) to lower 48, no customs, USA and PayPal only, payment in three days, shipped within three days upon payment. If, despite my best efforts, this figurine arrives damaged or not as described, I do ask that you contact me promptly, before leaving response, so we can make this a positive transaction. Thanks.