Old, Black Memorabilia, Bathing Beauty

This is ceramic bathing beauty is a vintage piece of black memorabilia. The attractive young woman seems quite happy to be striking a pose in her very chic, two piece bathing suit. She has beautiful form with one hand raised to her cheek and the other arm draped across her raised knee. She has a big smile and large flirting eyes. Her hair is texture with short porcelain spaghetti. Her brown skin is paint under glaze but her facial features, swimming suit and laced beach slippers are all unglazed and hand painted. On the bottom is the original foiled paper label has a crown logo and the words Wales - Made in Japan. I would assume she is from the 1930’s - 1950’s.

She measures about 6” long in her seated position and about 4 5/8” high. She’s in good condition with minor paint wear and no damage. The painting is a bit crude and there are a couple places where paint has been “misplaced” like the spot on her inner right arm that I have shown in the close-up. These are manufacturing flaws and not damage to the piece.

The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.

Don't forget to check out the other vintage and collectible ceramics and porcelains in our shop including other black memorabilia pieces!

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Item ID: 19384

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$165 USD

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