This beautiful bisque ballerina by Galluba and Hofmann is 7.25 inches high and 6 inches long. A hole in the sole of her left foot fits over a supporting rod, allowing her to pose gracefully on tip toe. She is unusual not only because of her pose, but also because she comes clad in a molded bustier, but no other undergarments. I added the tutu made out of antique gold mesh lace to cover her naked nether regions and maintain this delicate dancer's dignity. The wood base is not original; she may have once posed on a pincushion, candy box, or bisque base.
A close up of her extraordinarily lovely face. This ballet belle wears her original mohair wig