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    Unusual Variety of Black Suffragette Bisque Statuette.
    This statuette is attributed to Schafer and Vater, a porcelain company founded in Rudolstadt, Germany in 1896. While they made a number of various bisque items such as planters and hair receivers, they are especially famous for a series of 20 or so statuettes on suffrage themes. Most of these were distributed in England, but a few were sold in America. The most famous example is this one, called the "Sojourner Truth" statue, although there is no evidence that Schafer and Vater ever tried to link the black grotesque to the famous American ex-slave. This statuette comes in two sizes, 6" and 7.5". This is the taller version, by far the rarer of the two. In very fine condition with excellent paint. From the Frank Corbeil Collection.

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    November, 2007
    12th-13th Monday-Tuesday
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