Art Deco Rosenthal 'Prayer Dancer' figurine 1938.

Art Deco Rosenthal 'Prayer Dancer' figurine 1938.

Code: 10201


W: 6.5cm (2.6")H: 21cm (8.3")


For sale is a beautiful Art Deco figurine of a female dancer elegantly designed in 1927 by designer Gustav Oppel.

- The figurine is by the renowned Rosenthal maker, from Selb-Bavaria, Germany.
- The female figure is a "Prayer Dancer" one in a series of six dancers by Gustav Oppel in 1927. Described as an Oriental-dressed dancer in expressive pose, with her hands uplifted to the sky, standing on a round plinth.
- The figures were hand painted and this one has warm orange-red highlights to her skirt, fingers and the features of her face.
- The figure is fully marked to the base with the Rosenthal makers mark for 1938 and original label.
- On the base it is marked GO for Gustav Oppel, with the green factory stamp and model number incised, 1505.

*Rosenthal was established as a decorating studio by Phillip Rosenthal (1855-1937) in Selb, Bavaria, in 1879. Ten years later he opened a factory to manufacture his own ceramics for decoration. He employed well-known designers and modellers, and from around 1907 the company made porcelain figures its speciality, starting with Art Nouveau items.  Art deco designs were made from 1924-1939 and were the cutting edge of modern taste.

*Reference: Art Deco, living with the Art Deco Style. (2016) Miller, J.

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