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Heredities Creamware Scratching Foal
Of British manufacture, the Heredities company is primarily known for creating resin-cast bronze figurines. However, very early pieces were made of earthenware ceramic and are now quite hard to find.
Sculpted by Tom Mackie, this foal is a premium example of the kind of detail that can be found with Heredities Creamware. The glossy light brown color shows every hair! While this example does NOT bear a backstamp, it does have the sculptor’s name on the base and is definitely a Heredities piece. There is some crazing of the gloss glaze as might be expected with an older earthenware figurine. Otherwise MINT.
Born in Edinburgh in 1939, Tom Mackie attended Leith Academy. He then served a 5 year apprenticeship, qualifying as a master mold-maker with A. W. Buchan. Tom has lived in the Scottish Highlands since 1968 and now lives within the Cairngorm National Park. He began modelling for Heredities in 1976. It is therefore fairly likely that this foal may have been produced around the mid to late 1970s. Tom also sculpted for Teviotdale, a Scottish manufacturer of painted resin sculptures.
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Boehm Porcelain 20070 Donkey
This is a nifty donkey and rarely seen in the colored form! I’ve only ever seen white bisque pieces from the “Spirit of Bethlehem” nativity set. I’ve searched online and not come up with another colored example of this sculpture. The finishing job is extremely nice with beautiful shading, eye, ear and hoof detail etc… Made in England. MINT.
An email to Boehm produced the information that this piece was issued as an open edition in 1979 and closed in 1980. So definitely a very small window of production! The company history is interesting reading.
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