Volkstedt Rudolstadt monkey with cymbals
H 15 cm L foot 7 cm
Volkstedt is one of the most famous manufactures in the Thuringian territory, founded in 1760 by the Greiner family.
Pictured here is a hard porcelain monkey figure made by the contemporary Volkstedt Rudolstadt factory. The monkey wears a white shirt with a yellow collar and a pink jacket. Also blue shorts and a green hat on the head. He holds a gilded cymbal in both hands. At the back he leans against a tree trunk. It stands on an oval, slightly raised base with gold-plated C curls. The base ring is not glazed at the bottom, but the sunken base is. It has the underglaze blue factory mark stamped and the number “11” imprinted.
Condition: hairline crack at the top of the foot and crack at the bottom. However, the statue remains very decorative.