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Beautiful Bisque Galluba & Hofmann Nude Bathing Beauty
This beautiful voluptuous bisque bathing beauty is by the German firm of Galluba and Hofmann, considered by collectors to be one of the finest makers of bathing belles and its lovely ladies are scarce and highly sought after. She is of excellent bisque and is beautifully modeled from her slender arms and slim legs to her ample soft curves. Her exquisite oval face is decorated in typical Galluba style, with one stroke brows, sultry intaglio blue eyes outlined in black, large black pupils with white highlights, red lid lines, and full softly smiling coral lips. On her dainty feet are molded white one-strap bathing slippers. This buxom belle appears to be scanning the horizon, perhaps looking for someone to bring her a towel! She is incised on her right hip "406 T." Galluba used a 400 series of geschmachsmuster numbers (geschmachsmuster or G.M. means that the model number was registered with the German government). A similar figurine is pictured on my book, "Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties and Their Risque Kin" on page 28. She is as large as she is lovely at 4.5 inches long and 3 inches high. This is one of the less common poses created by Galluba. She has beautiful pale complexion. This lovely lady has lost her original mohair wig, and someone in the past tried to replace it with locks of human hair. The fingers on her left hand have been professionally repaired, but this is noticeable only upon close inspection and does not distract when this desirable damsel is displayed (in fact, I did not notice it until I started taking these pictures!). However, because of the repair, I have lowered her price to roughly half of what a perfect piece would go for. And I will even include a link to my blog demonstrating how to make a mohair wig for these bald beauties!
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