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Josef Originals

Figurine, Josef Originals Birthday Angel, 8 Years, Yellow Dress

Figurine, Josef Originals Birthday Angel, 8 Years, Yellow Dress

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Josef Originals Birthday Angel Age 8, Black Eyes, Japan
  • Vintage:  1960's
  • Made in: Japan
  • Details:  This is such a sweet figurine!  It's from one of the most collected figurine series, "Birthday Angels" by Josef Originals.  This sweet little girl is turning Eight and she's ready to celebrate with a pretty yellow dress and summer hat.  There's gold gilding on her waist, sleeves, collar and on her beautiful wings.  This is one of the earlier dolls, the ones collectors clamor for.  It has the desired black eyes, the Josef Originals signature plus a "C" within a circle on the under-glazed bottom.  She also retains the original black foil "Japan" sticker plus the original hang tag with "Josef Originals" black & gold foil sticker.  A wonderful birthday gift for an eight year old, and a great time to start her own collection!  This is the perfect gift for a collector or as a replacement for a broken figurine.   
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  4.0 inches Tall,  3.5 inches Long (at its longest point), and approx. 2.75 inches Wide
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no chips, no scratches, no damage.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All sales final.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 

 These figurines were designed by Muriel Joseph George during the end of World War II.  (A misspelling by the label printer changed the name forever to Josef).   Muriel's first designs were produced between 1945 and 1962 in California before moving the manufacturing to Japan in 1960.  Originally she made a large variety of items like: cats, dogs, elephants, kangaroos, birds but also children like these birthday angels, first communion, confirmation, sweet 16, bride and groom, and even some musical pieces.  Muriel retired in 1981, the company was sold to George Good in 1983.  In the mid 1980's the company was sold to Applause (called Southland Corporation at the time). Applause filed for bankruptcy in 2004, so Josef Originals became part of Dakin.  The Josef Originals name is now owned by Russ Bernie. Muriel passed away in 1992.    

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