Franz Detleff Goebel and his son William founded the F & W Goebel Company in 1871, located in Rodental, Germany.
“Not to know a rule in art and break it is bad art, but to know a rule and break it is good art. Only by knowing the rules and breaking them will one develop an individual style.” – DeGrazia
A true Renaissance man, DeGrazia experimented with all forms of artistic expression, from oils and watercolors, sketches to ceramics and bronze sculptures though his main focus was oil painting.
This darling figurine is entitled "Flower Boy" by the master, Ettore (Ted) De Grazia and the Goebel Company. The figurine measures 5 3/4" in height and is fully marked "10-311-66; Goebel W Germany (TMK-6 mark, circa 1979-1990); original A.O.W. label; 1988 and initials of the decorator. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint, original box is missing.