The Sémiramis Bar, 1909, Colette
During Victorian and Edwardian times, it was acceptable for women to dance together, typically at tea dances where there were not enough male partners. In the early 1900s, restaurants, night clubs, and other places of evening entertainment would hire professional dancers to entertain the patrons, often partnering two pretty women in daring dresses to dance among the tables in the latest, and most shocking, dances of the day. These bare belles of the ball are by Galluba and Hofmann and are part of the company's highly sought after series of double damsels. Although these lovely lasses retain the remains of their original mohair wigs, originally this pulchritudinous pair were no doubt draped in the silks and laces of the finest Edwardian fashions. Of excellent bisque and workmanship, this figurine is 8 inches high and incised underneath "314."