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Hannibal

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Re: Old figures
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 02:15:34 PM »
Waouuww, when looking at flats painted today by our Master painters, it seems obvious that the quality of painting has made giant improvements !!  It is a real pleasure.
Michel

Joerg

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 10:42:00 AM »
@Bussy, that's fine, what you found!
The experts at Kulmbach said, "my" knight would be a copy after Lorenz
and that the style was common with all editors at the time.
And now another possible trace and anyway an idea, how to paint it. ;)
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

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bussy

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Re: Old figures
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 10:10:17 AM »
Hello,


In page 8 from a book written by Marcel Baldet  about flatfigures : "Figurines et Soldats de Plomb", Editions d'Art Gonthier, Paris 1961, you have a picture from knights. They look like yours.


The description is (in French) : "Chevaliers au Tournoi, gravure une seule face par F. Engels vers 1840". (1 side engraving by F. Engels around 1840 ).


Hope it will help you.


Best regards
Philippe

willie

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Re: Old figures
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 08:59:18 AM »
I was thinking around the 19th century and early 20th. As fare as it being  a historical figure of Knight  ??? I would say more in the line of toy soldiers .  Willie

Joerg

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Old figures
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 05:43:27 AM »
some weeks before I got a shoe box of mould stones.
VERY old toy figures (around 10 cm high), one mould broken (repaired by my collector mate Karl-Heinz Bleistein), one incomplete.

With some valuable advices from Dieter Schwarz in Kulmbach I recently managed to cast the Knight-on-Foot complete with axe (this is the VERY tricky part of the show)
Sadly enough the realiasaion of the advises pushed the price for the undertaking and nevertheless the success rate is desastrous (by now only three figures)

But -  here he is  :)

Dieter is working on engravings for completing the second, mounted, knight.
When finished I will show it too.

In Kulmbach I talked to a bunch of experts for old figures ond no one had the slightest idea of there origin.
A museum collection has a similar mounted knight, dated of around 1830. 
 
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

 

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