My mother-in-law didn't collect a lot a things and I'm not sure how this piece ended up in the family. But with her German heritage I wouldn't be surprised to discover that this belonged to her mother before her. If anyone is familiar with Dresden figurines maybe you can tell me something about this little girl. She has the sweetest face!
Make sure you stop by and visit Kelli and all the others joining in Show & Tell Friday.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home hosts Show & Tell Friday most weeks and I thought I would join in today.
When my father-in-law joined our household 1 1/2 years ago he brought along MANY boxes of stuff and as I've had time to sort through it all I've found some lovely little treasures. This pretty little girl belonged to my husband's mother.
I did a little "googling" and I think this is a Dresden figurine. Dresden is not something I know anything about but it looks very similar to other pieces I found online. The markings on the bottom (which I forgot to take a photo of) say "made in Germany" and include a stamp of a diamond with a letter M inside, and another of a crown. The lacey skirt looks like it was damaged during the move from Florida to Maryland. You can see where a piece of it broke off just below the little purple flower. I'm going to make a tiny little clay flower to try and cover the damage with.
Posted by marie at 3:01 AM