My sweetheart’s the man in the moon.
I’m going to marry him soon.
‘Twould fill me with bliss just to give him one kiss.
But I know that a dozen I never would miss.
I’ll go up in a great big balloon
And see my sweetheart in the moon.
Then behind some dark cloud where no one is allowed
I’ll make love to the man in the moon.
James Thornton (1861 – 1938), songwriter and vaudeville performer
This week is another moonstruck maiden and her moon man. These star-struck sweethearts are pictured in my book Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties and Their Risqué Kin. Underneath, these honeymooners are incised with the Schafer and Vater starburst mark and "1551."
As you can see from this picture comparing them to the pair in my previous post, these are larger lunar lovers at 5.25 inches tall. The bigger belle, in her excitement, has apparently dropped her rose, which lies abandoned on the base.
This view shows the vases in the back, sculpted like swirling clouds.