Claire Weiss

I assume you know the old saying, “Don’t cry over spilt milk,” eh? Claire Weiss was born in 1906 and designed many figurines for Bing & Grøndahl, a Danish porcelain maker, but that’s about all I could manage to dig up on her.


Claire Weiss – Spilt Milk


From Rev. Benjamin M. Root IV on January 17, 2012
Check out the Royal Copenhagen at

I wish I knew the story on this stuff. It’s quite expensive.

From pipstarr72 on January 17, 2012
Great link! Heh, some of those pieces border on being pornographic. I particularly like the Henning and Dahl-Jensen works. Exquisitely painted. One day soon I’m going to do a post (or maybe a couple) on my favorite porcelain company, Lladro. I have a ton of images saved. I also have a nice big coffee table book of Lladro, and there are a few in there I’d like to scan for this blog, particularly a little centaur girl, possibly the cutest objet d’art I’ve ever seen.

From Rev. Benjamin M. Root IV on January 18, 2012
Let’s see it. Sounds great. I love the centauress, but her forehead is a little too high, making her a little cartoony.

From pipstarr72 on January 18, 2012
This is the one. And again here. Mine, of course, will be much larger. I don’t see what you mean about her forehead; I disagree emphatically. Bear in mind that she is coyly looking downward, which distorts her face a bit in photos (a foreshortening effect.)

From Rev. Benjamin M. Root IV on January 18, 2012
Oh, with some googling, I now see that there are at least 3 versions of a centaura (and one boy). I really do like the demure standing one. Not the cartoony face of the others.

From pipstarr72 on January 18, 2012
Lladro has four different little centaur girls I know of (and one boy, as you point out.) Only one of these centaur girls is standing, and that’s the one I like best and for which I have a large-scale image. This one is often sold as a pair with the boy centaur, so you might search for them together in Google and get more images. I’m not sure, I haven’t tried it yet myself.

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