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 adorable figurine, circa early 1950's, portrays a young boy tending his chores feeding three chickens. The colors are a combination of soft variegated blues against the white, high glaze porcelain blank. The oval base measures 4 3/8" in length and 3 1/8" across; the figurine measures 6 1/4" in height. Marked with the Gerold back-stamp, green mark 1949-1989. In this case the figurine was actually produced prior to 1949 and the "Made In Western Germany" in black was added later in 1949 to fulfill legal requirements. There are no cracks or repairs; near mint.
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