The Gerold Porcelain Company was founded in 1904 and rose to prominence for it's Dresden-style figurines, as well as hand painted household decorative items, until it closed it's doors in 1997. Prior to 1937 it was known as Gerold Porzellan and from 1937-1960 as Gerold & Company.
This darling figurine, circa 1937-1949, portrays a young nude boy leading an adult goat by holding the goat by it's large, curved horns. The blue-eyed, blond, curly haired child is decorated in a flesh-tone matt glaze. The white and grayish-tan spotted goat with hooves and horns colored like his spots and with black eyes and mouth has a semi-matt glaze finish. The figures rest on a white oval base with gold trim. The base measures 4 1/4" in length, 3" in width and the figure is 5 1/2" in height. Stamped with the Gerold mark "Gerold Porzellan - Bavaria" and pattern number "5012". There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Adorable art figure.