Ballplayer 2


Hutschenreuther Art Deco nude, Ballspielerin (Ballplayer).

Model # 1621

A smaller version of this figurine, teams with Andante and Sunchild, hand painted in natural tones.

Modelled by Carl Werner in 1937 and produced at the factory until 2009.

Marked on base with green Hutschenreuther lion Selb Germany Kunstabteilung, dates to year of 1939.

Signed CWerner

Factory first quality

Stands 20.5 cm tall 

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain or the gilding, checked with UV light.

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History of the Hutschenreuther factory

Karl Mangus Hutschenreuther established one of the first private porcelain decorating factories in Germany in Hohenberg, Bavaria in 1814 after finding kaolin (also called “china clay,” the essential ingredient for porcelain) in north-eastern Bavaria. Here he established his company, which thrived through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The company has always been associated, as it is today, with a rare fusion of state-of-the-art production technology and old-world craftsmanship.

In addition to decorating white ware, Hutchenreuther wanted to produce his own patterns, and after an eight year struggle with the Bavarian Government (which was not interested in creating competition for the state-owned factory), Hutschenreuther received the necessary permission to begin production in 1822. Upon his death in 1845, his son Lorenz founded his own Hutschenreuther Porcelain company in Selb. Son Christian and widow Johanna also worked to carry on the company tradition.

In the early part of the 20th century, Hutschenreuther grew quickly by absorbing factories at Altrohlau (1909), Arzburg (1918) and Tirschenreuth (1927). The branches of the company were united in 1969. Hutschenreuther was a trend-setter and enabled Germany to gain an excellent reputation in the European china industry. The Hutschenreuther “Mark of the Lion” is a symbol of excellence that continues to this day. Since the year 2000 the name that designates this ware is Rosenthal.

Carl Werner ( 1895 – 1980 )

Carl Werner was a sculptor and one of the most important German porcelain modellers of the 20th century. In 1922 he took charge of the artistic department at Lorenz Hutschenreuther. This was the beginning of the creative collaboration between Karl Tutter and Carl Werner who, during the four decades of their work, went on to create masterly crafted sculptures that received worldwide recognition.

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