These pretty pieces are vintage Josef Original figures. They represent two of the children of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I. The brother and sister are handsomely dressed in their period clothes of pale pink enhanced with small hand painted flowers and gold trim. They also has open porcelain “lacework” which is also accented with gold trim. They both have their California Josef Originals foiled paper stickers and their name labels as well as being signed on the bottom with the Josef Originals copyright mark.
She measures about 5 1/2” tall and is in very good condition with minimal wear. There is an X inscribed on the bottom which generally denotes that this piece was a second. It is probably because one of the leaves in her hair was apparently damaged in the manufacturing but was trimmed with the gold and so then it was considered a second. He measures about 4 ¾” high and is in good condition with minor wear. There is a teeny fleck off the edge of his hat. Both have glaze crazing. Email if you would like additional photos.
Priced and sold as the pair.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 19653