This is Clara Belle. Isn’t she a stunner?
My parents gave this to us as an early Christmas present and we love her! She’s taken pride of place on the sideboard, next to the giant Carstens lamp. Believe it or not, she is actually marked as 701 W.Germany. Neither of us have ever seen anything like this from a West German manufacturer… an internet search has yielded nothing so I’m hoping one of my readers may know something more.
The head was christened Clara Belle by my mum; she thinks it looks like me in 1930s pottery form! I suppose it does a bit: slightly orange hair, green eyes, lipstick. I might try out the look at Christmas at some point. I presume she would have been used as a display head in a shop.
But who made her? How old is she?
A quest is on!