The "Child Sleeping on Dog" is one of the popular Figurine Collectibles of the Hentschel Children, which Julius Konrad Hentschel created between 1904 and 1907 for the Meissen porcelain manufactory. With their style and subject, they represented a turning point in Meissen Art Nouveau. The child sleeps peacefully snuggled up to its dog and presses his face deep into the soft fur of its faithful companion. The dog's gaze watches their surroundings and his tail curls protectively around the deeply dreaming child. Both are brought to life impressively with the help of filigree brushstrokes and bear witness to the extraordinary artisanship of the Meissen porcelain modellers and painters. The "Child Sleeping on Dog" stands for the happy carefreeness of childhood and is a wonderful gift.