181 . German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Floral Wreath Coronet" by Dressel & Kister in Presentation Lamp for the French Market
185 . Very Fine German Porcelain Half-Doll Portraying the French Actress, Madame Mole Raymond by Dressel & Kister
5" (13 cm.) h. 7 1/2"l. Posed in dance performance, the gentleman standing behind the woman as they gaze at each other, their arms outstretched with tentatively touching hands. He has black sculpted hair and downcast grey eyes, and she has short brown bobbed hair held by a wide blue hair band accented with gilt, brown eyes with rich outline, and is wearing a beaded gilt halter. The pair are joined at the waist with four sew-holes. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1920, attributed to Dressel, Kister, the double half-dolls are extremely rare, this pair surely inspired by the "look" of then popular silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Theda Bara which they closely resemble, including the gilt harness closely associated with Bara.