Large ebonised profile bust. most probably inspired by Josephine Baker, the exotic dancer who first appeared at the Theatre des ChampnElysee in 1925.
With intricately carved hair pattern and a large hooped earring.
She sits on a nickel-plated base, with Hagenauer stamped within a circle, plus Hagenauer Wien and Made in Austria.
I would probably dates this piece to the 1930’s though it is difficult to date precisely.
All in good order.
35 cm high 24 cm wide