This beautiful bisque half doll by Galluba and Hofmann appears to be shyly turning away from the letter in her outstretched hand. Is it a missive from the master of her heart? Is she bashfully offering a love letter to her beau? Or is it a past-due bill from her hairdresser? Her elaborate white mohair wig is original. She is 3.25 inches tall bisque and incised “5694” on back of her base.
She is the literal half sister of Ms. #473, who has been featured earlier on this blog. The mold was slightly modified, so that the left arm on the half doll is bent up to allow her to balance on her base. The gloves worn by Ms. #473 are painted, not molded, allowing the figure to be offered begloved or bare-armed.