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Goldscheider Art Déco Twin Dancers 'Dolly Sisters', by Stephan Dakon, ca 1939

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Two graceful dancers in long, low-cut and high-slit red dresses with large floral decorations, posing facing each other with their upper bodies tilted backwards and holding the ends of their skirts. On a black, flat oval base. The 'Dolly Sisters' Rosie Dolly (1892 - 1970) and Jenny Dolly (1892 - 1941), known professionally as (the) Dolly Sisters, were Hungarian-American identical twin dancers, singers and actresses, popular in vaudeville and theatre during the 1910s and 1920s. Both sisters also appeared in two silent films. Designed by STEPHAN DAKON (1904 - 1992), one of the most important designers who worked for the Goldscheider manufactory. Design of the model circa 1937. Made circa 1939 Manufactory: Goldscheider Vienna / Austria Material & Technique: hand-crafted ceramics, white earthenware, hand-painted, glossy finish Dimensions: Height: 33.5 cm / 13.18 in Width: 28.0 cm / 11.02 in Depth: 12.0 cm / 4.72 in Marks: Model number 7991 / 27 / 20 Goldscheider Wien (Vienna) manufactory stamp MADE IN GERMANY (WW II) Painter's and former's signs existing Bibliography: DECHANT / GOLDSCHEIDER, GOLDSCHEIDER: Firmengeschichte und Werkverzeichnis / History of the Company and Catalogue of Works, Stuttgart (Germany), 2007, Page 479, Number 7991. Condition: very good
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