As they roll upon the shore
What are the wild waves saying?
As they roll in more and more
They seem to say "I adore you
And I want your love to share"
Bonnie Beach and Johnny Noble, 1937
Kneeling on a round powder box shaped like an oversize hassock, this bathing belle lifts a sizable snail shell to her ear, no doubt to hear the roar of the ocean's waves. Of excellent china, this beautiful box is six inches tall and wide.
This svelte collector of sea shells is superbly modeled.
Incised underneath is the Sitzendorf Porcelain Factory crown and crosshatched "S" mark. The company appears to have created a series of seaside-inspired powder boxes, as this bathing beauty's crabby sister appeared earlier on this blog.