Ms. #399 is a good-time gal from the German firm of Schafer and Vater, known for its portrayals of boisterous belles in black stockings. The 5.5 inch tall bisque vase (there is an opening behind the champagne glass) carries a faint imprint of Schafer's crowned sunburst on the bottom. "Champange Girl" was one of the nicknames given to the very voluptuous stage star and comic actress Trixie Friganza. Trixie began her stage career in musical comedies in 1889, but soon transferred her ample talents and figure to vaudeville. She also had a brief career in early film, until health concerns forced her to retire. Whether this vase was a tribute to Trixie or just any party girl is something known only to the long-departed designers of Schafer.
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