.. The figure came to me in very bad condition. Old restorations on her waist , left arm, hand discolorations,cracks . The left hand had no fingers. I have no photos how the girl looked like before ,because at that time I had no plans for website and would make the photos of my restoration works just sometimes , often missing whole episodes .But those I have still allow me to show what was done in order to fix her up. Typical case when there are many fragments and the situation looks bad..
The Qeen playing mandoline.1870 -1900 ...Paris Factories?
Beautiful and unusual as it is ,this group is a typical example of mid 19- early 20th century good quality reproduction/fake of probably Vienna original piece, or it was just marked with Vienna - styled bee-hive mark in an effort to increase the value of the piece. .The hand painted details indicate that most probably it was manufactured in France by Samson of the Rue Beranger / Paris, Achile Bloch de Paris or alike..
The group sustained some noticeable damage: the neck of the mandolin was lost , three fingers broken and the lace decorating her dress smashed by the fingers of the previous owners...No broken parts were available.
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Fine 18th century Creamer. China.
There was a small but frustrating damage to the rim. Here is a good example of the "Gold Repair" variation for your consideration.