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Have a few Commedia Dell'Arte figurines. All 8.5" high. designer

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Have a few Commedia Dell'Arte figurines. All 8.5" high.
designer initails marked.
The bottom marking shows a " brNCH IN A semi-circle, with the initials underneath.
They are footed, and the figure ( PaNTALONE, ETC.) is on a 1.25" raise from the base.
The name oif the character appears in gold below their figure.Who made these?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 2 years ago.
HelloThank you for making your question to JustAnswer. My name is*****'m an Antiques Expert and I will try to help you with your particular inquiry. Please, don't hesitate to contact me any time or to make follow up questions if needed. Could you provide a picture of the mark? Thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 2 years ago.
It only came up this one: IMG_3830.JPG Could you resend the other ones?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 2 years ago.
It seems that you can only send one at a time because it only came up this one: IMG_3832.JPG
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Here is the last one.
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 2 years ago.
I got them! thanks for the effort. Where is the "brNCH" mark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
By that Imean the sort of scrolling which goes in a semi-circle.
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 2 years ago.
I'm trying to locate the manufacturer but I cold not find anything for that particular mark. All the figurines have the same mark? I tried to correlate the mark with any Germanish porcelain manufacturer, Meissen,Scheibe,Höchst, KPM...etc
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately I cannot resolve the manufacturer of the figurines. I will opt out the question to see if another expert can come and help you
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
How many figures total do you have?
More clear, in-focus close-up images of the maker marks on the figurines will be very helpful.
At your convenience, please send the number of figurines and more images of just the mark on them.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nora "atahere asre six in total.
I am sending two photos.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think you only got .032 so here is the mark.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the images.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
Thank you for your patience.
Although modeled after 18th century German and Italian royal porcelain factory figurals of Commedia dell’Arte characters, the stamped mark on yours of SR under a leafy branch or laurel indicates these were made in the 20th century in Japan.
Since the 19th century, Japan has had a very robust porcelain ware export market and oftentimes they copied popular Western styles. SR is purportedly a factory that also produced wares for companies such as Lefton and Napco.
On today’s market, expect to garner a high average of $75 - $100 per figure.
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