Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm
Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm
Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm
  • Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm
  • Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm
  • Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm

Girl with two cats, Collector's Figurine 2014, special mark in gold, h 12 cm

A young girl tenderly gazes at a kitten nestling in the crook of her arm whilst another kitten snuggles up on her lap.

This enchanting sculpture was designed by Alfred König (1871-1940) in the course of World War One between 1914 and 1918. It was a work that placed the artist firmly in the tradition of the “Hentschel Children” from MEISSEN® – figures of children of all ages in everyday situations in which they are either at play, reading, playing instruments, eating, in the company of their favourite pets or larking about in the countryside. Scenes of this kind were first designed by Julius Konrad Hentschel (1872-1907) at the beginning of the twentieth century.

In the interests of portraying his subjects in as lifelike a manner as possible, he invited children from Meissen up to his studio, which, as many a contemporary claimed, often resembled a children’s playroom as a result. His child figures from the early 20th century mark a watershed in the modes of expression, themes and styles adopted in porcelain sculptural art. Alfred König worked together closely with Konrad Hentschel and continued in the same idiom after the latter’s untimely death. He had a glorious ability to capture moments of happiness such as those so radiantly experienced by a child wholly absorbed in playing with her pets.

Now that “Girl with two cats” is turning one hundred, it has been selected to launch the Manufactory’s new Collector’s Series.

SKU: 900195-73800-1
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