My last post featured a flapper bathing belle by Hertwig and Company of Germany, accompanied by her photograph in that company's catalogue. This post deals with a more exotic offering by that same company. Hertwig may be better known among collectors for its rather common and simply modeled precolored bisque bathing beauties and all-bisque dolls, but the company also created extraordinarily fine figurines, often in the art deco style. This decadent dancer is called "Indische Tänzerin" (Indian Dancer) in the company's catalogue, but her colorful and revealing costume is pure Western fantasy. Of excellent china, she is 9 inches tall and incised underneath "5985."
Here she is in the company catalogue, with the same "5985" model number.
Underneath she also carries a blurred blue stamp of Hertwig's Katzhütte mark.
This close up reveals the complexity of her pose.