An extremely unusual Fostoria glass figurine. This is the Chinese Lute Lady in black glass with gilded highlights, made in about 1957. It was Fostoria #2626.
It's 12.75" tall and 3.5" in diameter at the base.
Condition: chip/loss to head of lute, 0.75" chip to one of the lotus flowers on the base, and wear to the foot.
The Coes' "Glass Animals" lists a book value of $450. I have taken the damage (and also the rarity) of this figure into account in pricing.
Item ID: 3409