Ernst Bohne Söhne porcelain skull cups (4) on a small dish tray with teeth design. This set is exquisite. I guarantee your friends won’t have one! Ernst Bohne Söhne was founded in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, in 1848 by porcelain painter Ernst Bohne. Ernst Bohne Söhne was a major manufacturer of porcelain character steins during the early years of the turn of the century. Most of his and his sons work is in steins but they manufactured other porcelain as well. This particular skull set looks like a miniature copies of some of his skull steins. Very rare and hard to find. No chips, cracks or repairs. Another feature found on many Bohne character steins is the bisque or dull glaze finish. This adds to the lifelike appearance of their pieces One of Bohne marks is an N with a crown above in blue. As seen on bottom of teeth platter. The date mark is approximately 1854-1921. Each cup measures a bit over 1.5 inches and sit on a 1 inch base. It looks like a skull on a book. There are words written on the sides of the base. The tray measures 2.75 inches wide, 10 inches long. It even has an old store price tag intact. Truly a conversation piece!
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