Vintage artist made folk art International dolls, Spanish Flamenco dancers. 7.5 inches tall, base is 3 inches by 3.125 inches. Wearing wonderful clothing, the man has wide gaucho trousers, a cummerbund, a short jacket, a kerchief necktie and a wide brimmed hat. The lady wears a black lace skirt over multiple petticoats with ribbon flounces on the sleeves and flounces all the way down the back of her skirt, and a mantilla on her head, which has a human hair wig. Stockinette over a wire armature, embroidered faces with painted details. Both have gold trimmed outfits and ahem—-those are smoldering glances, no? A very romantic couple.
I am posting a collection of these dolls that were made by a German artist in the early to mid 1940’s, whose last name was Brohle. This collection was purchased by an American woman who was in charge of a USO in Germany just after the war ended. The artist’s husband was the driver for the USO. I have acquired this collection and consider it to be a remarkable set of dolls made by a person who appears to have been overqualified. Precision and care, attention to detail, imaginative use of fabrics, sewing and embroidery skills...these are top notch for this type of doll. These were stored away for many years and are in wonderful condition. The clothing is complete; all the ladies are wearing socks, stocking and underwear. Since I acquired them at a good price, I am offering them to you very reasonably- I am sure you will enjoy having at least one of these in your collection and they will also make wonderful gifts.