This Asian-style set of figurines feature a musician playing the horn and his female counterpart dancing. They measure 10.5” high by 5.5" across by 4" wide. Each is set on a stepped platform giving this set a very nice presentation. They are dressed in complimentary costumes in lush, bright colors of black and white laced with yellow. Both have white hair. They are finished in a nice clear glaze with a glossy sheen. Both are marked Hedi Schoop, Hollywood, Cal. They are in overall very good condition, with just some nicks in the glaze on their heads, and a couple of minute glaze rubs and tiny glaze nicks. Structurally, they are sound, no major chips or cracks. This Asian figural set is a classic Hedi design, with a great mid-century modern presentation.
Read on for more about Hedi Schoop:
Hedi (Hedwig) Schoop was a Swiss-born German dancer, cabaret artist, sculptor and painter. From 1929 to 1933, she appeared in Berlin in the cabarets Die Katakombe and Tingel-Tangel-Theater. She moved to California, and eventually opened her pottery studio. She founded a factory where ceramics based on her designs were produced from 1940 to 1958. She made figural pairs in stylistic designs, many in a mid-century modern style. Sadly, her pottery studio was destroyed by fire in 1958, which ended her pottery endeavors.
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