Grandma Katie's Shoe Shoppe

#199B Uncommon Large Elfinware Pump

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This is the largest of three sizes of a German elfinware pump that was also made in a ~2-1/2 and 3 inch size. This shoe meausres 3.6 x 2.6, 2.5 oz. The sole is marked with an orange brown 0.6 "Made in Germany" millstone. The uncommon large elfinware pump has a pointed toe and is covered in green bocage and applied florets. It is clear glazed with a gold trimmed heel under its blanket of applied moss, bud flowers, bluets, 5-petaled blues and pinks, and white and purple lilacs. A perfect pale pink rose decorates the vamp.  Condition report: I have developed a very strict valuing system for elfinware and offer this piece at half its book value. From a buyer perspective, though, I will present the shoe the only fair way I know to present elfinware--with very detailed pictures. Despite my technical ranking, this shoe makes a lovely presentation. I have provided a closeup of what appears to be a stained hairline. Even on 20 power loupe exam, I see no gap. It feels perfectly smooth and in all probability is a sealed firing crack. This labor intensive treasure is shrouded in mystery as to its vintage and factory origins, but it is clearly a treasure of an era past. See Wojtkowski pgs 38-39 "Mysteries" and this item 176R1.1. 
Item #199B, Price $55.

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Grandma Katies Shoe Shoppe, P.O. Box 53, Mukwonago, WI 53149
       Inserted 11/9/04