The little girl, with annoyed face, refuses to allow her poor dog to share in the delicious contents of her bowl by holding the bowl above the canine’s reach. The colors and detail on the piece are stunning. The dog is a smooth, creamy brownish orange, with a white underside. The little girl wears light brown shoes. Her skirt is a lovely whitish-pink, which has more defined maroon lines running along its bottom. The girl's shirt is a dark green, with white sleeves, which simultaneously match her light green apron and pale skin. The bowl is a pale white, with a blue edge and yellow inside. The girl has brown hair, drawn back into a bun. This is the same brown as her shoes. The most striking part of the piece is the girl's expression. Her rosy cheeks match her puckered lips, as her eyes look down on the dog in playful disgust. The two characters stand on a base that looks like grass, having a similar green to the girl's apron. This is a lovely piece for any Herend collector, or anyone who wishes to have a ceramic piece that expresses an adorable story.
The Herend Porcelain Manufactory, founded in 1826, is a Hungarian company specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. It has the distinction of being the purveyor to the Hapsburg Dynasty in mid-19th Century Europe. Many of its classic patterns are still in production.
H: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)