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Bawdy Bisques And Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties And Their Risque Kin (Schiffer Book For Collectors)

As the Victorian era passed into the Edwardian and Roaring Twenties, a market developed for bisque and china naughty novelties and figurines of women in revealing outfits. These little lovelies include bathing beauties, who came clad in swimsuits of real lace or stylish painted beach wear, as well as mermaids, harem ladies, and nudies, who wear only an engaging smile. Also produced were flippers (innocent appearing figurines who reveal a bawdy secret when flipped over) and water squirters. Most were manufactured in Germany from the late 1800s through the 1930s, often showing remarkable artistry and imagination. This photographic study showcases an extraordinary variety of figurines, and the in-depth text will help collectors and dealers discover the rich history behind them. Manufacturing techniques, marks, and manufacturers are discussed, including Galluba and Hoffman, William Goebel, Hertwig and Company, Schafer and Vater, and more. Decorative details, size, and current value are provided for each figurine. A delightful reference for bathing beauty and doll collectors, Art Deco aficionados, and all who enjoy things naughty and mischievous.

Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors

Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (July 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 076432215X

ISBN-13: 978-0764322150

Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,042,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #70 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Figurines

My husband is a collector. I bought this book for him for Christmas. He has thoroughly enjoyed it and was able to find out what some of his figurines are worth.He also has bought new figurines at good prices comparing the prices with the book. If you are a collector of figurines in this area, I would recommend this book. (especially if you are an ebayer.

Excellent book for those who either collect or love "Bathing Beauties". Also a good reference book for collectors of these wonderful little "beauties".

This is the best reference book on naughties. Ms. Weintraub is the expert and gives great detailed descriptions on all the figures. Love this book, it's the "bible".

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