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GOLDSCHEIDER: HISTORY & VALUATIONS

Have you ever wondered what your piece of Goldscheider is worth?

Find out more about the history of Goldscheider and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your Goldscheider

Goldscheider pieces are highly valuable and collectable. If you would like to find out more about the history of Goldscheider read our history section at the bottom of the page. 

If you have a piece of Goldscheider that you are considering selling, please use the enquiry form on this page to receive a free valuation on your pieces. 

The Market for Goldscheider in 2020

The market for Goldscheider pieces has grown steadily over the years.

There is now more than ever an appreciation of the role of the artist or maker, and the process by which these pieces are made. Collectors now buy Goldscheider pieces purely because they are Goldscheider. Prices continued to increase in 2019 with the rarest forms commanding the highest prices. But remember, the condition is key, and collectors will only buy pieces in mint condition. 

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Selling your Goldscheider figurines with Mark Littler Ltd.

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Send us details about your silver directly via email or use the form below.

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We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

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If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your silver. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

Auction or Private Sale?

If you are deciding on how to sell your Goldscheider figurines we can have a no-obligation chat on the best options for you. We can either make a personal introduction to the best saleroom based on your location and item free of charge. Or we can look into collecting you some no-obligation offers for a private sale, which could save you considerably in commission.

In a nutshell here are the main pros and cons of each option:

  • Auctions can provide an increased market exposure (when you choose the right saleroom) but their gross fees can reach as much as 50%, and the payout times can be drawn out.
  • Private sales leave you in control of the price, and can be completed quickly but there is no chance of ‘buyers fever’ driving up prices.

Mark Littler Ltd. are one of the only independent advisers in the antique industry. We offer trusted, independent advice to help you sell your Goldscheider figurines for the highest possible price.

A History of Goldscheider

The Goldscheider Porcelain Manufactory and Majolica Factory was founded in 1885 in Vienna, by its namesake Friedrich Goldscheider. Despite some of the more provocative designs that the company produced, Goldscheider has had a massive influence on terracotta and ceramic artworks. The pieces created by this infamous company were heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements and were made until production ceased in 1938. 

In 1885, Friedrich Goldscheider travelled from his home in Pilsen, Czech Republic, to Vienna, Austria, with a view to starting a manufacturing business. It was a family business, and the hard work of the family paid off indeed. Within 12 years Goldscheider had become an international company, with subsidiaries in Paris, Florence, and Leipzig. At the time Vienna was an up-and-coming city with a penchant for high-quality craftsmanship. Such craftsmanship was poured into creating the wonderfully detailed figurines that the company produced. 

The style of the figurines changed over the years: In terracotta they would produce more serious figurines, sometimes depicting a religious figure. Some of the most famous subjects of their work include Henry VIII and Mozart. In the 1890s, the company became focused on producing figurines of women from other cultures, and so they began making figurines of Arabs and North Africans in their native dress. 

The late 1800s saw the rise of the Art Nouveau movement. The significantly influenced the design of Goldscheider figurines. The company also produced petite Art Deco-style figures of women in dresses, often holding their skirts out with their arms in ceramic. These figurines often depicted famous actresses such as Louise Brooks and other members of New York high-society. The figures became a more accessible way to enter the world of high society. 

Some of the artists that worked for Goldscheider include well-respected names, such as Josef Lorenzl, Ida Meisinger, Michael Powolny, Susi Singer, and Walter Bosse. 

In 1938, as tensions in Europe rose, the business was taken over by the Nazis, and the family moved to the USA and UK. Walter Goldscheider, son of Friedrich, set up a new factory in New Jersey, whilst his brother Marcel settled in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, producing ceramic figures to Myott and later opening his own studio. The company in Vienna was later returned to the Goldscheiders, but the factory closed in 1954. 

The figurines are often regarded as slightly kitsch, but this does nothing to take away from the high-quality craftsmanship with which they are made. These figurines sell for thousands of pounds – relics of the great age of manufacturing in Vienna, and an ode to Friedrich Goldscheider, who is now regarded as one of the greatest manufacturers of the 20th century.

What is your piece of Goldscheider worth?

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

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Have you ever wondered what your piece of Goldscheider is worth?

Find out more about the history of Goldscheider and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your Goldscheider

Goldscheider pieces are highly valuable and collectable. If you would like to find out more about the history of Goldscheider read our history section at the bottom of the page. 

If you have a piece of Goldscheider that you are considering selling, please use the enquiry form on this page to receive a free valuation on your pieces. 

Receive a free valuation for your Goldscheider figurines

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

Basic Contact MINI
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
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Selling your Goldscheider figurines with Mark Littler Ltd.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your figurines directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your figurines. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

Auction or Private Sale?

If you are deciding on how to sell your Goldscheider figurines we can have a no-obligation chat on the best options for you. We can either make a personal introduction to the best saleroom based on your location and item free of charge. Or we can look into collecting you some no-obligation offers for a private sale, which could save you considerably in commission.

In a nutshell here are the main pros and cons of each option:

  • Auctions can provide an increased market exposure (when you choose the right saleroom) but their gross fees can reach as much as 50%, and the payout times can be drawn out.
  • Private sales leave you in control of the price, and can be completed quickly but there is no chance of ‘buyers fever’ driving up prices.

Mark Littler Ltd. are one of the only independent advisers in the antique industry. We offer trusted, independent advice to help you sell your Goldscheider figurines for the highest possible price.

A History of Goldscheider

The Goldscheider Porcelain Manufactory and Majolica Factory was founded in 1885 in Vienna, by its namesake Friedrich Goldscheider. Despite some of the more provocative designs that the company produced, Goldscheider has had a massive influence on terracotta and ceramic artworks. The pieces created by this infamous company were heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements and were made until production ceased in 1938. 

In 1885, Friedrich Goldscheider travelled from his home in Pilsen, Czech Republic, to Vienna, Austria, with a view to starting a manufacturing business. It was a family business, and the hard work of the family paid off indeed. Within 12 years Goldscheider had become an international company, with subsidiaries in Paris, Florence, and Leipzig. At the time Vienna was an up-and-coming city with a penchant for high-quality craftsmanship. Such craftsmanship was poured into creating the wonderfully detailed figurines that the company produced. 

The style of the figurines changed over the years: In terracotta they would produce more serious figurines, sometimes depicting a religious figure. Some of the most famous subjects of their work include Henry VIII and Mozart. In the 1890s, the company became focused on producing figurines of women from other cultures, and so they began making figurines of Arabs and North Africans in their native dress. 

The late 1800s saw the rise of the Art Nouveau movement. The significantly influenced the design of Goldscheider figurines. The company also produced petite Art Deco-style figures of women in dresses, often holding their skirts out with their arms in ceramic. These figurines often depicted famous actresses such as Louise Brooks and other members of New York high-society. The figures became a more accessible way to enter the world of high society. 

Some of the artists that worked for Goldscheider include well-respected names, such as Josef Lorenzl, Ida Meisinger, Michael Powolny, Susi Singer, and Walter Bosse. 

In 1938, as tensions in Europe rose, the business was taken over by the Nazis, and the family moved to the USA and UK. Walter Goldscheider, son of Friedrich, set up a new factory in New Jersey, whilst his brother Marcel settled in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, producing ceramic figures to Myott and later opening his own studio. The company in Vienna was later returned to the Goldscheiders, but the factory closed in 1954. 

The figurines are often regarded as slightly kitsch, but this does nothing to take away from the high-quality craftsmanship with which they are made. These figurines sell for thousands of pounds – relics of the great age of manufacturing in Vienna, and an ode to Friedrich Goldscheider, who is now regarded as one of the greatest manufacturers of the 20th century.

Receive a free valuation for your Goldscheider figurines

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

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