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Lot 0027
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R V Stedman
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W. German gartenzwerg glazed terra cotta ceramic Black Forest imagery art pottery sculpture of a gnome holding a metal sided lantern with textured colored glass panels suspended by a fine wire bale, the figurine in Christmas elf colors. Attributed to or similar to Griebel - Heissner examples. Underside of feet stamped with red stylized monogram mark and additionally stamped West Germany in white. Measures 16 inches high by 10 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep. Approximate unboxed weight for shipping calculations 7 pounds.

Provenance: This item as well as a number of other lots in our sale including the previous Lot 25 leaded glass shade and Lot 26 large gnome lamp as well as the following Lot 27 gnome lamp come from the home of customers of our 1967-1984 antiques shop in Endicott, NY. The heirs now retired to Florida.

Tampa Bay St. Petersburg, FL pick-up by appt.

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Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC
FL AB3569
Auctioneer Brandon Granai
FL AU4461

Event Host:

St. Petersburg, FL Auction Warehouse Location
By. Appt. Only
5566 64th Way N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

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Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC
FL AB3569
301 W. Platt St. #87
Tampa, FL 33606 USA

Individual items, collections and estates wanted for our upcoming Tampa / St. Petersburg and Lake Worth / Palm Beach County, FL, Las Vegas, NV and upstate NY appraisal, auction and estate sale events. Family-run 2nd generation firm. Est. 1957.


Good overall general condition as discovered in the Florida Gulf Coast home of former customers of our 1967-1984 upstate NY antiques shop. Paint is good, body is very good. Underside of one foot shows a linear crack across it and up heel. Cuff face of arm at lantern has two flakes. Cheek has a round fleck. Rear coat tails have small moderate rubs. A few large visible drops of what appear to be house paint spatter. Where the cord enters the top of the lantern there are bolt threads visible and we are uncertain as to whether the nut that is screwed down below the end of the bolt is the only piece that came on the item of it there might have been some sort of additional cap or threaded finial. Item is dusty. Lamp did not illuminate when plugged in and we have not investigated removing a lantern panel to replace a bulb. Always have electrical items inspected by a licensed electrician prior to use.

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Signed West German 16in Terra Cotta Gnome Statue Lamp

Estimate $200 - $300Oct 1, 2016