Dating dresden lace figurines
The underside marked with underglaze double crossed swords marks. 20th century, the lace porcelain figures of ballerinas, ladies in crinolines and two male musician figures all in 18th century pastel hued attire, some supported on rococo style bases; with various Dresden marks Show 1 more like this Unterweissbach Dresden lace 'The Sedan chair' figure group. Show 9 more like this A rare Yardley Lavender lady figure showing a mother and her two young girls as Lavender sellers.Unterweißbach Dresden lace 'The Sedan chair' figure group depicting a lady exiting a sedan chair as two men rush in competition for her attention. Based on Wheatleys Primrose sellers from his cries of London.
At first, kilns were small and the output quite limited for these studios, but that did not detract from the creativity and immense talent of their artisans.In 1883, in response to the exciting developments happening all around them, four prominent ceramic decorators registered the famous Dresden blue crown mark, and the widely popular dresden style was born.This misunderstanding also dates back to the early years when the secret of European hard paste porcelain, was discovered under the commission of Augustus the Strong in the city of Dresden.This obviously greatly aided in their marketing attempts but also implied an unspoken alignment with Meissen’s quality and methods.
Although this was somewhat accurate to an extent since most blanks were supplied by them and many of their artisans also worked there, some marks used by the various independent workshops were remarkably similar to the famous Meissen’s crossed swords or they blatantly used the word on their products.This of course slowly changed when younger artisans or newer companies entered the fray, but an evolution to their style was apparent mainly in the use of new glazes, softer or more variant color palette and fashion accessories or dress that adorned their pieces.