Fritz Heidenreich, the artist who created “The Seagull” began working with Rosenthal in 1919. Soon his skills and talents made him well known for his accurate and lifelike portrayals of animals and birds. Throughout his lifetime he won many major prizes and awards, the most notable was at the World Exhibition in Paris for his depiction of a group of fish. In 1946, he was appointed manager of the art department in Rosenthal. He continued in this role until 1960. Mr. Heidenreich died in 1966, but many of his designs are still in production at Rosenthal.
This Seagull is one of Heidenreich's classics. The lifelike seagull soars, skimming the waves and beaches displaying elegance, beauty and a spectacular ability of flight. He has a nearly 12 inch wing span and he is in excellent condition, absent of cracks, chips, or flaws. The seagull is clearly marked with the company logo on the bottom and Fritz Heidenreich's name is embossed into the base.
Rosenthal Porcelain Seagull by Fritz Heidenreich