A really nice figurine of a horse made by Furstenberg in the 19th century (about 1820). Their marks are a bit hard to date so it could be a bit earlier or later.I have not seen this model before nor can I find another so it is definitely not something you'll come across again anytime soon. The horse is superbly modeled with the front legs in the air and the body supported by some greenery in the center.
Really nicely hand painted with black spots quite typical of this maker. If it weren't for the mark I would have dated it much earlier. It has something in it's mouth - not sure what it is meant to be. The piece is very reminiscent of the Niedersachen (lower Saxony) coat of arms - the state that the factory is in. The figure is in good condition with the usual breaks and repairs and re-breaks to the front legs.
Never seen one perfect from that period. All the pieces are there and fit together nicely so it would be an easy touch up for a restorer! The figurine is marked with a script F mark underneath as shown. The piece is about 10.375 inches tall, 11.25 inches long and 4.875 inches wide. A really nice horse figurine!If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like Frankenthal, KPM and so on. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.