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Josef Originals

Figurine, Josef Originals Angel Birthday 1 Year, Blue Dress, Vintage

Figurine, Josef Originals Angel Birthday 1 Year, Blue Dress, Vintage

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  • Pattern: Birthday Angel Age 1
  • Vintage: 1980's
  • Made in: Taiwan 
  • 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 One and she's ready to celebrate with a pretty pastel blue dress, pink sash and pink flower on her waist.  Being a little angel, she has pretty white wings with lots of gold accents.  She is holding a large number 1 with embossed flowers and accented with gold as well.  This figurine is embossed on the bottom with the Josef Originals signature, it also retains the original gold foil label that reads:  "Josef Originals, Applause Inc. Taiwan, SKU 651630".  A wonderful birthday gift for a one year old, and the perfect time to start her own collection!  Great for a new collector or as a replacement for a broken one.   
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  3.25 inches Tall,  2.5 inches Long (at its longest point), and approx. 2.0 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.  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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