"I have nothing definitive to add to this, but my guess is that it is from the Germany/Bavaria area dating to the 1930-40 time period. While the colors look like Japan figures from that time period - lots of bright orange and blue, the glaze…"
"Oh, Charlotte, I am SO impressed that you found this! I can only wonder how the person who listed it knew what it was, lol! I feel like an itch has been scratched in solving this one. Interesting that it ended up being related to shaping…"
"Actually both the top and bottom pieces are firm, although not hard. I see what you mean about the inside of the top piece being a possibility for snagging though. It's a tightly woven wicker/rattan material and, while fairly…"
"I have no idea what it is and Tom's idea of a collar shaper may be right; however, I have two questions/concerns about that being a possibility. 1 - at least one of your pics suggests that the part that would go inside is soft and not…"
"I think they go together because the bottom piece fits into the top so perfectly and the fabric on the top of the top piece is the same as that on the bottom piece. If you look at all the pictures on the front of the listing you can see that.…"
"I did a little searching and was not able to find her name in the list of known American or British Artists or on AskArt.com. Probably a talented artist who never went professional. The clothes look like late Victorian which matches the…"