The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens: Young Bacchus - A. Berger - circa 1910

I managed to snag a copy of this nice figurative nude on a German auction site this evening. I first saw it on eBay Germany several weeks ago but the price was a bit much for my sagging purse after shelling out mega bucks for two bronzes. It is a product of the Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens, former East Germany, and is, from what I can tell, somewhat rare. The Karl Ens Porcelain Factory dates from the late 19th century (1890) to 1972 and produced a long line of genre porcelain figurines. The subject matter appears to be a young Bacchus.

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