Franz Detleff Goebel and his son William founded the F & W Goebel Company in 1871, located in Rodental, Germany. They have produced thousands of different decorative and useful items over the years. This miniature collectors plate is the first edition in a series of four "Little Music Makers". The "Little Fiddler" was issued in 1984, measures 4" across and is mint condition. It comes with the original box and booklet showing the four different plates. The box and booklet show wear and stains, but are complete.