The child squeezes its face lovingly into the cat in his arms. The figurine "Child with Cat" captures the joys of childhood. A snapshot of fascinating vitality and a modern image of childhood in the 20th century. The "Child with Cat" is one of the "Hentschel Children" by Julius Konrad Hentschel, created between 1904 and 1907. They highlight the individual characteristics of the children with their emotional intrusion, aura and authenticity. The richness of details makes the "Hentschel Children" popular collector's items. Individually or together, they bring the joy of life to every home. The "Child with Cat" is a Christmas gift that makes eyes shine.