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Bisque Porcelain Figurines

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Below is a picture of a figurine that has been mounted into a lamp stand. I have been hesitant about trying to disassemble it to look for marks. I have really tried to search the web for pictures or clues about this figurine, but with no luck. It measures almost 11” tall, wood base not included. Do you have resources that may be able to identify this item?

Bisque Porcelain Figurines and Lamps

Do not take this lamp apart to find markings. Instead you should take it to an antique dealer for an appraisal. I have seen prices on this type of collectible from $40 to $1800 (I am not an antique dealer) but there is such a range of prices now on ebay. To be honest, this style was popular with our grandparents and the younger generation frequently does not go in for this decor. Therefore you will see grandkids putting the stuff on eBay and not really caring what they get for the lamp or figurine. It is happening with all collectibles. This works both ways though, as some great bargains can be found. I suggest you take a look at the figurines on eBay to see what a similar item is going for - at least then you will know what your competition is doing.

Once you get to ebay (follow this link) then select sort by Priced Highest First that way you will see the figurines and lamps and the dolls and smaller figurines will be on latter pages rather than mixed in with everything.



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