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Actress Lady Head Vase Japan Green Hat Rose 1950s
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Actress Lady Head Vase Japan Green Hat Rose 1950s

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Pre 1970: Item # 656632
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
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This beautifully decorated 6" t. head vase depicts one of the sirens of the American silver screen--is she Jane Wyman? Claudette Colbert?

Hand-painted details, with "full face" makeup, including plucked eyebrows, mascara, rouge, lipstick--and just the right hat--held in place by a scarf around her neck. There is a three-dimensional rose in her bodice (and hopefully not a bee in her bonnet). Dates to the 1950s or 1960s.

Marked UCAGCO in an inkstamp, and die-impressed with an NC logo. Small C-shaped line inside the back rim, and very minor losses to the edge of a rose petal or two. Otherwise, excellent condition.

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