The Heritage Antique Center in Adamstown PA described this as a German Majolica Figure when we purchased it, in the summer of 2012. There is very little to go by. It does have a mould number 2542 over 41 and was decorated by an artist who is identified as 73, but beyond that there is no clue as to its origin. It stands some 16 inches (40 cm) high, and the bowl is 5 inches (15 cm) in diameter. By the costuming, colouring and the quality of the moulding and glazing, I thought it could have indeed originated in Germany. If you have any ideas or information, we would be delighted to hear from you.
I have just (Sept. 24, 2013) received an e-mail which reads: "Hi. It not Germany, is Bohemia, a turn of centuries 19-20." This makes some good sense. Would anyone else care to weigh in with an opinion?