Vieux Andenne, Belgium, biscuit/porcelain, three figurines, 2 girls and one boy, polychrome hand-painted, porcelain round base, monogrammed or provided with numbers, ca. 1860.
Vieux Andenne, Belgium, biscuit/porcelain, three figurines, 2 girls and one boy, polychrome hand-painted, porcelain round base, monogrammed or provided with numbers, ca. 1860.

Vieux Andenne, 3 biscuit figures, polychrome hand-painted, ca. 1860-80.

1st girl H 24 cm 2nd girl H 24 cm boy H 24 cm

 400,00

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Only a few monograms are known from the entire history of Andenne. And even less than the profane porcelain production, the religious one is signed. Attributions become virtually impossible if no monogram is present. The vast majority of craftsmen in the Andenne sector are immigrants and come from the German Lands, France and Flanders (Antwerp and Leuven). Important designers for the biscuit in Andenne are Jacques Richardot (1743-1806) and Camille Renard (1832-1921). Biscuit is ceramic that has been fired only once and without glaze. Porcelain is fired twice because of the glaze layer. Due to the lack of a fairly thick layer of glaze, not a single plastic detail disappears in the biscuit figurine. We show three biscuit figurines made by the Vieux Andenne manufactory in the mid-19th century. All three have a round raised porcelain base. It concerns two girls and one boy figure. One girl has a beautiful face with detailed yellowish-brown striped hair. She wears a white bomber jacket with a purple camisole over it and a light blue long skirt with a striped petticoat. She holds a sheep in her hands. She stands on a mossy green surface with a brown rock formation as a support point at the back. Attached below is a round raised white porcelain foot with a circular gilded band at the bottom. All this is hand-painted on the still moist hand-formed clay figure and is then baked once. The porcelain base has been fired twice because of the glaze layer. The second girl has a head bent downwards with yellow-brown colored hair that is very detailed. She wears a light blue dress that has a frieze of loops and colored flowers at the bottom, with a pink slip dress. In her left hand she holds an ivory colored flower basket. She stands on a mossy orange and green background with a brown rock at the back as a fulcrum. A round rejuvenating white porcelain foot is attached at the bottom. The boy has a beautiful round face with yellow-brown curly hair on which a round white hat. He wears a white shirt with a gray plastron with a light blue jacket over it. In his right arm he holds an ivory-colored elongated cat. He wears long pink striped breeches and stands with his black boots on a mossy green and orange background. At the back, a brown tree trunk serves as a fulcrum. A white round rejuvenating porcelain base is attached underneath. Although difficult to see, the three figurines have marks on the porcelain unglazed base ring made by hand. The first girl is marked with the letter “N” and the number “685”. The second girl has the letters “MP” and “VCM” on the foot ring. The boy has the letters “VCM AZA” on the foot ring. It is very difficult to trace the origin of this. I cannot identify them myself. The three figurines can be dated around 1860.
 
Condition: all three in fact perfect.

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