Hi, I have 2 lace Dresden figurines made in Germany which I have searched to find the maker but have been unable to figure it out.
The back stamp on the large figurine with 3 ballerinas is blurry and hard to make out.
Do you recognize these markings? Does it make a difference in selling if the maker is known?
Do you have any idea how old these both could be?
Thank You for your help.
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first is the mark of the Aelteste Volkstedt company, the second is Wilhelm Rittirsch. both are mid-20th century or later.
Thank You so much for your information md, I really appreciate your help.
I forgot to ask which is the best way to pack these figurines? The lace is so fragile & there is already some missing. I thought of first wrapping them in white tissue paper but not sure what to put over that. Would bubble wrap put too much pressure on the lace?
You're on the right track with packaging. Double wrap with white tissue paper, then bubble wrap being careful not to pull too tight when taping. Put the figurine in a box at least 3" larger on all sides with peanuts on the bottom. Surround with bubble wrap firm enough to eliminate any movement during shipping. Any fragine item should ship just fine this way. For extra protection, you can pack your box in another box with more bubble wrap. Lovely pieces BTW.
Oops! Fragine=fragile, of course!
Cathy Thank You, great help with packing.