Meissen, around 1900. Polychrome and gold painted figure of an angel sitting on a blooming snag. Thereupon a nest with nightingales, who he feeds. Beside him a Lyra with a ribbon inscribed 'Philomele'. Lab. on the back 'Hölbe. Dresden'. Crossed swords in u'glaze blue and inc. num. 'N195/96x'. Partly rest., min. chip. H. 41 cm. - German sculptor, studied in Leipzig and Dresden, since 1886 he produces mythological and historical sculptures, which have won several prices.