214 . Grand German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Exuberant Seven-Feather Bonnet" by Aelteste Volkstedter
224 . German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Basket of Dresden Flowers" with Original Pincushion Skirt
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.