|Link to Kaiser Porzellan
|History of Kaiser
|Kaiser Porzellan, then known as "Alboth & Kaiser" or "Alka", was originally founded in 1872 in the dukedom
of Coburg. Later it was moved to Kronach and Hausen, Bavaria and finally to a more modern factory at
Staffelstein. Several important sculptors have worked for Kaiser, including Gerhard Bochmann (who also
worked for Goebel), Wolfgang Gawantka and Robert Tate.
|This model began as a white bisque of the
Kaiser #389 Kicking donkey by Gerhard Bochmann.
The bisque was custom glazed by Paige Easley Patty.
|Kaiser "The Quarter Horse of North America" by Robert B. Tate
Limited edition of 2000 hand painted OFs; mold #646. Marked Kaiser West Germany.
It seems obvious that Tate tried to produce a sculpture closely resembling the Orren
Mixer quarter horse portrait that is called "The Ideal Quarter Horse" (above right).
|This is the Kaiser standing donkey sculpted by Giuseppe Tagliariol (aka "Bepe Tay").
On the left is the decorated OF version; on the right is a custom glazed example done
by Lyne Raff.
This mold is also offered in plain white.
|Kaiser #389 Kicking donkey by Gerhard Bochmann.
This is the factory finish version in matte glaze.
I have also see the OF done in a glossy glaze.