A Polychrome Decorated Bust of a Flapper Girl c.1930

Origin: English
Period: Early/Mid 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1930
Height: 13.5”
Width: 11.25”
Depth: 6.5”

The wonderfully joyful table-top softwood and composition bust of a highly stylised young lady of the period, painted in a palette of just three colours for maximum effect, having turquoise eyes with accentuated rosy red cheeks and lips, to striking eyebrows and a mop of tightly curled black hair, the whole in un-meddled with order and surviving from the second quarter of the twentieth century.

Pleasingly, she is in completely original condition with attractive craquelure throughout. There is some expected rubbing to the decoration as photographed.

Entirely handmade she was quite probably part of a shop window display to compliment for jewellery and accessories of the period and reminiscent of Liza Minnelli. Some might term her ‘Biber’ style. We cannot find a comparable example.

A hugely cheerful and decorative tabletop temptation and probably a unique one at that.