I am posting a day early this week, and will be taking a brief break, but will return soon. (I hope with some new lovely little ladies and nubile naughties!)
Ms. #515 is a rather mysterious maiden. At first glance, she looks like she was made by Galluba and Hofmann. The pose matches one produced by this factory, and she wears the molded ballet type bathing slippers often donned by this company's bathing belles. Her molded bathing suit perfectly copies in bisque the net and silk ribbon bathing suits originally worn by Galluba's bathers. However, she is not marked and her rather harsh and heavy facial painting do not look like the delicately decorated features of typical Galluba ladies. Galluba produced mainly luxury items for export, and after WWI, suffered from the poor post-war economy. By 1930, its workforce had been cut by almost a third and the company went bankrupt in 1937. Perhaps this little lass is from Galluba's postwar production. The molded hair and bathing outfit would have certainly cut down on costs and labor. These possibly later Galluba gals in their molded suits are actually quite scarce. Of quality bisque and well modeled and finished, she is 5.25 inches long.