The Hutschenreuther Company was founded in 1814 by C.M. Hutschenreuther (1794-1845) in Bavaria, Germany. In 1857 his son, Lorenz, established a porcelain factory in Selb. The companies expanded from 1902 to 1969 and during 2000 the company became a part of the Rosenthal group.
This fabulous porcelain figurine, circa 1970's, depicts a squirrel, sitting at attention with ears spiked and tail twitching while holding an acorn nut in his front paws. The figure is perched on an over-sized oak leaf. The naturalistic colors of tan, brown, white and shaded pastel green prevail. The model was designed by Hans Achtziger who was the director of Hutschenreuther AG from 1961-1964 and later on headed the forms studio.
The figurine measures 3" in height, 3" in length and 2" across. Stamped with the Hutschenreuther backstamp in green "HR" in a circle and "Germany"; impressed "Achtziger" & "13" and a blue number "14". There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful and rare.