»Cat, Fritz Pfeffer Porzellanfabrik, Gotha, Germany, circa 1920
Cat, Fritz Pfeffer Porzellanfabrik, Gotha, Germany, circa 1920
Hand – painted porcelain, signed.
Dimensions: 13x19,5x18 cm
Factory was founded by Fritz Pfeffer (born 1857) in 1882, who started to produce dolls and dolls' heads with great success. Pfeffer even owned a design patent filed in 1890: the 'Doll Head Design Patent 9675', which included an improvement for doll-heads provided with movable eyeballs and a movable lower lip. In 1900 Pfeffer started to produce animal figures in the style of the Copenhagen works, which was quite a success. At the age of 65 Fritz Pfeffer died in 1922. The business continued however, now run by his son Max Pfeffer who strictly followed the ideals of his father. Te manufacture was finally closed in the year 1942.