A rare and unusual 19th century bisque nodder, by Conta & Boehme, Germany, circa 1880. It has a moving head and tongue! When tongue is pushed in and head is rocked, the tongue slides out. It depicts a seated Indian Woman sticking her tongue out while looking in the mirror. This piece is well crafted / detailed. The seated female figure is lightly age stained. The underside showing a piece of wood attached to a bisque "bulb" is the counterbalance that enables the head to move back and forth and the tongue to slide out. The German bisque, c1870s is a parody of the English Colonial Empire of India. This nodder reflects derisive attitudes England held towards their 19th century colonial victims. Approx.
Dimensions: Height: 6" Width: 5.5"
Condition: Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or scuffs. Please see all photos for complete description. State(s) Sales Tax may apply Shipping charges include professional packaging, handling, shipping costs, and insurance when necessary.