This vintage Napco Baby Girl Head Vase featuring Gold Trimmed Large Flowers on her Bonnet is style #C2634B. This adorable Head Vase is a sweet toddler baby girl dressed in white with gold trim. Her pleated white bodice is topped with a matching ruffled collar, each with vertical gold lines. The collar has a raised and painted gold bow tied tightly under her chin. Her curly blonde hair, (with a curl in the middle of her forehead) peeks from beneath her wide-brimmed bonnet edged with a double row of gold trim ruffles. A large, nine-petaled, gold-trimmed flower is at the base of the bonnet brim at each ear. Her wide blue eyes are framed with painted eyelashes, and her chubby pink cheeks set off her button nose and open, smiling, red mouth.
She is 5-3/4 inches tall, and her base is 4-1/4 inches by 3-1/8 inches. The oblong opening in the top is approximately 2-7/8 inches by 1-1/2 inches.
Manufactured for Napco circa 1956, she has the original silver foil label that is shaped like an artist's pallet and reads "©National Potteries Co. Cleveland, O. Made in Japan." Unfortunately, someone marked the bottom with a black marker, and some of that goes right over the silver label. In addition, a blacked-out return address label is stuck on the base. I didn’t want to use any remover on it for fear of dislodging the Napco label, so this baby is listed as found.
There is all-over non-discolored crazing, and she will need a gentle cleaning, especially inside. One petal of the flower that covers her right ear has a glaze pop on the top. There is also a popped bubble on the underside of the base. There are no chips or cracks.
Fill her with flowers for a charming baby shower display, or present her as a gift to the new mother!
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