This Art Nouveau figurine depicts a half-nude woman kneeling and holding grapes on a pedestal. It is entitled “Grape Carrier”. A sarong is draped around her waist with a blue background and a green and gold floral pattern. The side of the pedestal is signed by the artist, Rudolf Marcuse. Marcuse designed her c. 1917. 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: 6 3/4 in (17 cm)