This delicate dancer is the sister of the bisque ballerina appearing in my previous post. Also 8 inches high and jointed only at the shoulders, she is of excellent pale china. Her molded gray wavy short hair is adorned with a gilt headband decorated with raised dot design. There is a hole in her left toe for a supporting rod and there are no marks.
This picture from a 1911 Dressel, Kister, and Company catalogue displays an entire troupe of toe dancers. Most came au naturel, but they were all supplied with simple wooden stands. This charming china ballerina appears in two sizes in this photograph.
Although all these lovely ladies appear to have molded hair, another picture from this catalogue shows a dancer, in the lower right corner, striking the same pose as the bisque belle in the prior post. Other than the molded hair, the modeling and detail appears to be identical.