A very fine and elegantly decorated vintage porcelain Art Deco Rosenthal figurine entitled " Prayer Dancer". This figure was sculpted by Gustav Oppel in 1934 and carries the 1946 production backstamp. It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or damage. The glaze on the bottom shows a light caramel to orange-ish dab of color - this is within the glaze itself. It is not a stain or age discoloration from crazing. The glaze is slightly thicker there and we are thinking it was a dab of color that spread within the overglaze upon firing - a decorator's mark? Heat escaping from the firing hole in the kiln? We'll never know. Measures 8 1/2"tall. The face is incredible! Truly expressive and beautiful.
Elegant Art Deco Rosenthal Prayer Dancer Figurine, 1946
$329 $489 SALE