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Amazing Porcelain Dragon Vase / Urn Schumann Arzberg Bavaria


Very nice white porcelain vase with Chinese dragons in relief.

Dated from mid 20th century with the Schumann, Arzberg Germany stamp.
In very good condition.

The factory was founded in 1881 by Christian Heinrich Schumann and a businessman Franz Ferdinand Riess. Porzellanfabrik Schumann & Riess was located in Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.

Christian Heinrich Schumann died in 1884. His youngest son Carl was to inherit the factory. As Carl was too young, the business was manages by his mother Christiana.

In 1892 when Carl turned 21, the factory was renamed to Porzellanfabrik Carl Schumann G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. Carl’s mother stepped down in 1896 leaving Carl management of the firm.

In 1923 the factory became a stock company becoming Carl Schumann Porzellanfabrik AG.

After Carl Schumann I passed away in 1926, the company was taken over by Carl Schumann II. In 1957 the factory employeed almost 1100 workers. Carl II resigned in 1961 and was succeeded by Carl III.

In 1990 the business was overtaken by Wolfgang Schupli, co-owner of WMF and Hutschenreuther AG. In 1994 production was stopped.

Dimensions
Height: 11.03 in. (28 cm)
Diameter: 9.06 in. (23 cm)

Price: € 165,-

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Heavy Copper Ekonda Anklet Currency MONGO 19th century

Heavy Copper Ekonda Anklet Currency MONGO Tshuapa District – D.R Congo
4494 gr
Beautiful patina.

These anklets were worn by women of the Mongo tribe of northwest Congo. They were status symbols and were also used as currency. They were made by pouring hot copper and tin into a mold set in the ground. Once formed they were removed and bent around trees until they had the appropriate size. Because they were heavy, women would wrap fabric and leaves – called Litelele – around their feet to keep from harming them. Typically, they were worn for celebrations and relatively short periods, but on occasion brides might actually wear them for months at a time!

Dimensions
Height: 7.09 in. (18 cm)
Diameter: 5.91 in. (15 cm)

Price: On request

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Adrien-Etienne Gaudez, French, 1845-1902 Bronze La Fortune Récomponse Le Travail


Adrien-Etienne Gaudez
La Fortune Récomponse le Travail
signed: A. Gaudez, inscribed title plaque LA FORTUNE RECOMPENCE le TRAVAIL / PAR A. GAUDEZ / HORS CONCOURS
Bronze, dark brown patina.

Dimensions
Height: 22.84 in. (58 cm)
Diameter: 13 in. (33 cm)

Price: On request