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German Porcelain Half-Doll with Rare Brown Blouse Known as Baker's Cocoa Lady

Lot Number: 
83
4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain lady with ruffled pink and white Charlotte cap with blue banding, brown sculpted bodice with white shawl and cuffs, holding a large brown tray with cup and plate in her extended arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: rare variation of the Cocoa Lady with unusual dark tray; the model is an exact replica of the late 18th century painting, La Chocolatiere, by Jean Etienne Liotard, later used as the symbol of the Baker's Cocoa Lady appearing on their packaging. 
Realized Price: 
$400
Presale Estimate: 
300/500