This is the time of the year of popping corks and crystal glasses filled with golden champagne and sparkling wine. These two bisque beauties appear to bubble with glee and goodwill as they raise their glasses filled with their favorite sparkling beverage.
Her voluptuous form barely contained by her fanciful outfit, this lovely lass leans against a giant champagne cork as she prepares to pour some wine. Of excellent sharp bisque, she is 5 inches long and 3 inches high.
The cork, of green precolored bisque, is open at the top to hold matches or toothpicks. On the back is incised "Kaiser Sect Kloss u Forster." The wine house Kloss and Foerster was founded by Moritz and Julius Kloss and Carl Foerster in Freyburg, Germany in 1856. "Kaiser Sect" may refer to the fact that Kaiser Wilhelm II was said to be fond of the firm's sparkling wine, known as "Sekt."
No doubt by the same maker and from the same series, this buxom belle briefly clad in blue shows off her shapely legs in bright yellow stockings. At first I thought she was holding a folded fan in her raised left hand, but closer inspection shows that it is champagne flute overflowing with foam. She is 4.25 inches wide and 4 inches tall. The front of her cork is incised "Henkell Trocken," another German wine company, founded in 1856, known for its sparkling wine. I wonder if these pieces were produced specifically as advertisements for these wine firms, or just simply acknowledge the popularity of these bubbling beverages.