Large Porcelain Polar Bear Statue
Royal Dux Bohemia
Circa 20th Century, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Large scale, signed, fine porcelain
He has a kind expression, with one paw slightly raised.
Signed with a pale pink applied
raised porcelain triangle under the bear's right leg: Royal Dux
with the oval inner logo. Artist signature on one of the paws, looks
like Gradacek ?
Also signed on underside with a
black ink stamp : in a circle, Hand Painted - Made in
Czechoslovakia; around a triangle that reads: Royal Dux Bohemia &
oval inner logo. Incised # 398 / 2 and the number 18.
These markings indicate that this piece was made post 1947.
Dimensions: 12 3/8" high, 16 1/4" x
Bio: Royal Dux is
the more common name for the Duxer Porzellanmanufaktur, which
was founded by E. Eichler in Dux, Bohemia (now Duchov, Czech
Republic), in 1860. By the turn of the century, the firm
specialized in high quality porcelain statuary and busts of Art
Nouveau–style maidens, large porcelain figures, and ornate vases
with three-dimensional figures climbing on the sides. The
factory remains in business today.
Condition: In excellent original
condition. No known repairs.
Item # DAS92:
Price: $ 350.