An extremely rare Childs Antique Night Light, 'Fairy' Light.
Three faces - Pug Dog, Owl, Cat: all with original glass eyes. The base is a pink ribbon, whose bows form the base of the light beneath each animal's face.
A candle would have been placed inside which would make the eyes glow.
Made from Bisque Porcelain, German.
In very good condition. The is a very tiny chip to rim above the owl section.
4" high (10cm)
3.5" (approx 9cm) diameter across top
Rare Childs Nightlight
The letters KPM can trace their ancestry back to 1763 when they were first used by the Konigliche Porzellan Manufacktur (Royal Porcelain Manufactory) in Meissen. By 1825, the same letters were beginning to be used by the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin. There have been fakes and look-alike marks almost since the start of original production.
Competing factories have used marks nearly identical to Konigliche Porzellan Manufacktur marks since the 19th century. The letters alone–K, P, M–did not qualify for legal protection under German law. Factories in Thuringia, Silesia and elsewhere were quick to use this legal loophole to stamp their own KPM look-alike marks on their own porcelain.