A lad with feathered cap and 18th Century attire kneels besides his sleek hound. He lovingly pets his noble dog. The neutral blue, grey, and light brown hues complement the white porcelain that Rosenthal is known for. The piece is signed on the base by the artist, Karl Himmelstoss. The bottom of the piece identifies the Rosenthal Company as the maker with the famous green crown stamp. The natural theme mixed with the beautiful glaze and form of early 20th Century Rosenthal makes this a highly collectible piece. The Rosenthal Company was founded by Philip Rosenthal Sr. in 1879 in Selb, Germany. Over the decades, it has emerged as one of the finest porcelain and crystal manufacturers in the world. Rosenthal recognizes that throughout history the quality items that people have valued the most and that have retained such value have always been innovative, original, and reflective of the spirit of the time. For this reason, Rosenthal continues to be very collectible and cherished even to this day.
H: 5 7/8 in (15 cm)
c. 1914 Signed Selb-Bavaria German Rosenthal Lad & Dog Porcelain Figurine by Karl Himmelstoss