Striking a playful pose with a feline friend, this 5-inch long bisque bathing beauty is part of a scarce series by Galluba and Hofmann of lovely ladies lounging with their pets. Her mohair wig is a replacement, but she retains the remains of her silk net bathing suit with shredded faded red bows at neckline and on back. There are no visible marks.
The cute kitten in the blue bow was molded separately and added to his mischievous mistress during the greenware stage. This allowed Galluba to use its existing bathing beauty models and expand its offerings by simply adding an assortment of animal companions. The additions included two different types of cats, a spaniel, a French bulldog, and even a very rare devilish imp. Here is the same model, sans pussycat, who appeared earlier in this blog.