Thursday, January 16, 2014

Meissen Reproductions by Olszewski

I had forgotten how wonderful and detailed the old Goebel Olszewski pieces are. I bought both of these on eBay last week. "The Poultry Seller" was in mint condition still in the plastic bag. The Parrot was described as being in excellent condition and still in its original box. I was very lucky in both of these auctions. Buying each of them for less then the original price was in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

They were sculpted out of jewelers casting wax and cast in bronze. Then they were painted once the castings were cleaned up. The detail is just wonderful. Far better then my photography skills can demonstrate. 
If you are interested, have a look in eBay. there are quite a few in there now up for sale and auction. Be sure you are buying a dollhouse miniature. Some of the pieces he did are not.