C1900 Schwarza -Saalbahn German Porcelain Figure of Summer
Founded in 1890 and a producer of luxury porcelain, Shwarza-Saalbahn was owned by E and A mueller in Thuringia, Germany. This strongly coloured figure of a boy binding a sheaf of wheat is emblematic of Summer. The boy steadies himself by kneeling on a tree stump, while tying together his wheat with cord. He wears a white cap, red jacket, olive trousers, blue hose, and wooden clogs, or sabot. his scarf and belt are black. The tree stump is robustly deep brown and the grass quite green. In a universe of pastel, pale and vapid colouring for porcelain figures this strong palette is very refreshing and attractive. The figure is damaged only where the rope ends have broken off. This is barely noticeable. The figure stands 19.5 cm tall, and is 10 cm wide and 9 cm deep. Green marks to base.
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