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Offline Cathy B

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Re: Is this a Brockwitz figure or a copy?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007, 02:46:53 AM »
Hi Pamela and Decolucretia,
If you look at Deco's picture here, http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6785
and compare with the ebay pic http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110120876169
left side, 3rd from top.

Compare the detail of the hair. The eBay version has an almost flat hairstyle. Also, detail seems to be missing from the neck and (her) left arm.


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Re: Is this a Brockwitz figure or a copy?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2007, 07:05:18 AM »
May I ask if it's known who was the original sculptor of this lovely lady? 

I love the languid stretch of the arms, and the twist of the hips and bend of the right knee as the model takes her weight on the left leg.  I wonder who the model was?  I've stood in that pose (in the days when I was a life model) and I know how hard it is to hold for any length of time (which is probably why my arthritis is as bad as it is now!  ::))  yet the sculptor has really caught the pose as if it was at the moment of stretching!   
Leni


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Re: Is this a Brockwitz figure or a copy?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2007, 09:56:21 PM »
Leni, that's cute xxx from here!
sad is I do not know the sculptor, but Brockwitz :o)) as maker
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Re: Is this a Brockwitz figure or a copy?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 10:00:20 PM »
Thank you Cathy, this is what I meant with
'mind her coiffure'  :P ;D :D
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Re: Is this a Brockwitz figure or a copy?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2007, 01:51:25 AM »
Pamela, I agree that the arm and eye level appear different.  (Thank you for offering to send the catalogue - I'll send an email today with my details - much appreciated  ;D).

When I looked carefully over mine again I found slight differences - not sure if they are relevant but the hand behind the head is finished differently - the white one has straight fingers and the pink one has curved fingers.  There is also a slight difference in the detail of the drapery at the back.  As discussed above, the white one also has less detail in the hair and face.  But......the 'quality' of the glass appears higher in the white one than the pink one???  ???

Leni - I had a good giggle at your entry - she is beautiful isn't she. :)



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Re: Is this a Brockwitz figure or a copy?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2007, 02:05:33 AM »
And this is the reason that you and I find all these beauties in the British, Australian market again today! I am happy with that - and long time ago I have abstained from believing that these findings are pre-WWII - ALL of THESE are made in German Democratic Republic by VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb)! Well, the moulds are pre-war at least and I love that glass  :P

After that, we are going to investigate your white one... your pink one indeed looks genuine!
Sorry, meant to ask in last post - do you think that the pink one (and your amber one) are pre WWII or post WWII?  I think it might be ok to guess the white one was made post WWII.


 

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