We are very pleased to present this 1930s Gustav Oppel sculpted Putti and kitty, finished in the in house decorating department of the famed Philip Rosenthal Co. of Selb, Bavaria. This lovely 5" x 3..50" x 4" tall figurine is in the traditional press mold, and the base carries the Rosenthal
# R. 741. 17, and can be seen in the Rosenthal catalog. The base green underglaze stamp denotes the period from 1934-1956, and the Handgemalt represents the mark of the art-department. Measures 5"x3..50"x4" tall. Weight is 11 oz. The work of the Master porcelain modeler Gustav Oppel (1891-1978) was presented for the first time in the anniversary catalog of the Thuringian Porcelain. Apart from a few ornamental objects, the artist devoted himself above all to figurative porcelain. As a freelancer, Oppel designed figurative models for various porcelain companies, such as the Schwarzburg workshops for porcelain art in Unterweißbach, and designed prolifically for the company Rosenthal in Selb during the 1930s, the porcelain company Rudolf Kämmer in Rudolstadt-Volkstedt, and the oldest Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur. Oppel's exact activity from the 1940s to the 1970s has not yet been fully documented. After the Second World War and up to the end of his working life, he modeled porcelain sculptures in the traditional style for his clients, the oldest Volkstedter and Kämmer Porcelain Manufactory.