An extremely rare art deco porcelain figurine from the top German factory Rosenthal
A model of a Tarantella dancer modelled by Gustav Oppel circa 1920.
The tarantella is a traditional Italian folk dance that was believed to cure the bite of the tarantula spider. The name of the dance comes from Taranto, Italy, and the specific dance steps vary by Italian region.
Model # 877.
Green factory mark Rosenthal Selb-Bavaria to base; dated 1923.
Stands 25.5 cm tall.
Condition: Excellent, no damage to the porcelain or gilding, checked with UV light.
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