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Boy Beside Orange Tree?

Can anyone identify this ceramic figure? It is 17 cm tall and 12 cm wide across the base. There are no markings on it. Also does anyone have an idea of the value? Thanks.

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November 26, 20200 found this helpful

What does the bottom look like? At first blush it looks like a paint your own piece on the top part, but the interesting colors on the base are not consistent with that... although if I saw it in person and saw the bottom I may feel different. Let me know about the base and will continue to research. Thanks!

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November 27, 20200 found this helpful

Here is the base

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November 29, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks for the picture of the base. I do tend to think it was a crafters piece because of the holes and the sloppy black lines on the bottom. Also, I think someone just had fun trying to make the top of the base look fancy and had fun with it!!

As a long time reseller, I would try it out as a 7 day auction (Sunday to Sunday). Start it high, use all 12 photos to make it appealing, use all the descriptors (FACTS--not things like cute or unusual--just the facts--height, colors, subject matter--boy with orange tree) in the title and post and let the market dictate the value. Sometimes people just love the subject matter and want to add it to their collections!

If it doesn't sell, cut the price in half and do best offer good until cancelled. Take whatever someone offers!

Thanks for sharing!

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November 26, 20200 found this helpful

This really looks like a low fire glaze project from a ceramic store. The only way to tell for sure is to see the markings on the bottom of this piece. It would be nice if you could take a photo of the underside so we can see if there are any markings or signatures on this one.

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November 26, 20200 found this helpful

You state there are no markings or numbers on the bottom but just seeing how the bottom 'looks' helps to identify age and how it was made.
To me, this looks just like the inexpensive pieces sold in the "5 & 10" and Woolworth's, Kress, McCrory's, Ben Franklin, W.T. Grant, Murphy's, in the 70's as this was when many of the expensive brand names were so popular but families like mine could not afford a Hummel but still wanted some pretty items to sit on our shelves. There were no names on these figurines as they were made in the thousands and sold to many different stores.

Maybe my memory is not that good but that's what this resembles to me.
Hopefully, PGHgirl will find something else.

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November 27, 20200 found this helpful

Usually pieces without markings are not expensive. It will be very hard to identify without markings.

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November 28, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks

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