Large scale, hand painted fine porcelain polar bear.
She has a kind expression, with one paw slightly raised.
Numbered with 398/1 which indicates that it is a female.
PRODUCER: Royal Dux, Bohemia
MATERIAL: Unglazed porcelain
DIMENSIONS: Height: 26 cm, Length: 32 cm.
CONDITION: Very good
TRIVIA: Royal Dux is the more common name for the Duxer Porzellanmanufaktur, which was founded by E. Eichler in Dux, Bohemia (now Duchov, Czech Republic), in 1860. By the turn of the century, the firm specialized in high quality porcelain statuary and busts of Art Nouveau–style maidens, large porcelain figures, and ornate vases with three-dimensional figures climbing on the sides. The factory remains in business today.