A house visit in north Derbyshire unearthed a treasure trove, with every room cluttered with porcelain figures.
Most of them - like those pictured - came
from the Meissen factory in Germany. All the figures in the house
were made when Ernst August Leuteritz modernised many of the rococo
figurines and reissued them, creating a "Second Rococo" in the
1860s at Meissen.
Each of the figures seen here is expected to
fetch more than £500 at
Hansons of Etwall on October 26-27 and they are some of the
finest in the collection, depicting apple gatherers, a blacksmith
figure and a group taking wine from a barrel.
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