My research shows that this poodle was designed by Fritz Heidenreich. This German ceramic is heavy for his size, and is very high quality. Poodles dark eyes are mesmerizing and I just love his black nose.He is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, crazing, flea bites or repairs. He does have "wear" on the bottom of his left paw (see pic), its still smooth, not a chip. He is so finely detailed, with lovely curls and lovely footpads on his front paws. The fur detailing is excellent, as you can see from the photos he is gray. This close mouthed poodle, standing on all fours version seems to be less common than other versions of Rosenthal Poodles. Large (Standard) Poodle with open mouth. 1953 ROSENTHAL Germany Gray Standard Poodle -Ceramic Statue Figurine - Hand painted.
" tall & 8.75" in length from tip of nose to end of hind leg, and about 3 wide - weight is almost 2 pounds! The Rosenthal mark is quite visible, SELB-PLOSSBERG Germany and also includes the imprint signature of the artist Prof. TH Karner, as well as an incised number "5" and"1163" and the word "Handgemalt" which means hand painted in German. He is so finely detailed, from the gray curls on his body and head to the gray puff ball tail. I love the pink gums and pink tongue along with his detailed teeth.This gorgeous unique poodle figurine is large, measuring approx. He is so finely detailed with the lovely foot pads on his front paws. This piece is marked with the famous "Rosenthal, Kunstabteilung Selb, handmade Germany" hallmark or logo which dates the figure to the 1950's when the mark was used by the Rosenthal factory.
Is known primarily for his highly popular and prized animal figurines. Professor Theodor Kärner was one of Germany's most distinguished porcelain artists. Kärner's master craftsmanship and artistry were key to his employment at several prominent German porcelain factories over the course of his career, including Nymphenburg, Rosenthal, Allach, and Eschenbach. Rosenthal of Germany is famous for their top quality fine porcelain china and figurines, and are compared with the finest German porcelain manufacturers, including: Meissen, Dresden and Nymphenburg. This piece is marked with the famous "Rosenthale, Kunstabteilung Selb, handmade Germany" hallmark or logo which dates the figure to the 1950's when the mark was used by the Rosenthal factory.
Please ask questions, for additional measurements or pictures. Any props used to display the dogs are no longer available.Thank you for shopping with me!