Oh! the lady in red, the fellows are crazy
For the lady in red
She's a bit gaudy, but laudy
What a personality.
1935, lyrics by Mort Dixon, music by Allie Wrubel
Most collectors, fellows or not, would be crazy for this lady in red in her saucy scarlet swimwear. Of excellent china and 5 inches tall, she sits insouciantly in a molded wicker beach chair.
This rubious beauty is actually a utilitarian powder or trinket box. Underneath, her seat is incised "D.F. 216," as well as with the William Goebel intertwined "G" and "W" under crown and "Dep." The Goebel mark is also stamped in blue.