"SHOULD I KEEP A LITTLE POWDER FOR YOU?"
The half doll represents a lady of the roaring 20s, who powders her face with a powder compact and a sponge.
It is said that the comfortable compact powder-cases with sponges were invented in 1923 and manufactured by the English Company Laughton & Sons.
The Art Deco half doll lady with black bobbed hair and the blue flapper cloche (hat) was made by Hertwig of Katzhuette. The doll is illustrated in the old Hertwig catalogues in three different sizes. The lady in the photo measures 13.5 cm (5.3”) in height, this is the largest size.