A young faun carries a nude child on his back. Two children - one mythical, one real - act as a bridge between two worlds and give a glimpse into the imagination of a child. The piece is signed on the base by the artist, Albert Caasman (though the signature is faded and hard to see against the glistening white background - see photo). The bottom of the piece identifies the Rosenthal Company as the maker with the famous green crown stamp. The classical 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 1/2 in (14 cm)