Wednesday, March 31, 2010
SCHAUER DUTCH LADY PORCELAIN FIGURINE
Q: I have a porcelain figurine of a Dutch lady carrying two baskets. There is a gold colored button on the bottom of her skirt that has words on it. Who made this figurine? How old is it?
A: This mark was used by Schauer & Co. of Vienna. The company, founded by Anton von Schauer in 1900, was in business until c.1927. The company made enameled and painted porcelain and majolica. Schauer began making faience figurines, lamps, clocks, and vases in 1906. Some Schauer pieces are marked with the designer's signature.