Very unusual Bavarian porcelain vanity dish with a MASKED Pierrette aks Pierrot with red jewels inserted into her costume.
Half doll related vanity or puff dish and figure have a luster glaze. The dish is blue luster with black outline and white inner surface. The pierrette figure has such wonderful detailing from her very "flapper" looking hair to ruffed collar and flowing top with black outlines and red inserted jewels and matching pants with jewels at the cuffs. Black painted slippers.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repairs. What looks like paint wear to the costume is puzzling, as the luster glaze is in tact on the area with less color, leading me to believe that the color was an uneven "wash" in the manufacturing process. It does not appear to be wear at all. The bottom jewel on the front of the top has been re-glued, but is most obviously the original jewel.
The dish measures 4-3/4" in diameter. The height from bowl base to top of Pierrette head is 3-3/4".
Marks: Green stamp on bottom of dish "Bavaria".
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