Offered for your consideration is this 6-1/4 Inch Lefton #3517 Blonde Genie-Like Head Vase. This lovely young lady resembles Jeannie from the old TV show and has been nicknamed by collectors as the Genie head vase for that reason. Her blonde hair is swept up into large barrel curls on top of her head, with two of these curling out on her left side mimicking the famous ponytail. She wears a tiara that was once set with three red rhinestone jewels across the front. Another red rhinestone is framed separately in a dangle that rests on the center of her forehead over her blonde bangs. Her downcast eyes have extra long applied eyelashes, and her neckline is covered with a low, black, stole.
This vintage head vase measures 6-1/4 inches tall, and the oval base is 4-inches by 2-1/2 inches. The opening is about 2-3/4 inches in diameter.
Made by Lefton China circa the 1960s, it is stamped "©Lefton 3517."
She will need a careful cleaning. It looks as though someone may have been a little overzealous in cleaning this head vase in the past, as she has some cosmetic issues. Her crown, or tiara, is missing one rhinestone. This could easily be replaced. The gold is nearly all worn away from the tiara leaving it a light yellow color, and she wears no lipstick or eye shadow, which, if not washed away, may have never been applied. There is sticker residue on her right shoulder, which can be seen as an oval mark in the photos. She also has a chip on her left eyelash, several glaze pops, and a tiny nick or fleabite in the black on the underside of her right shoulder. Despite her flaws, she has retained her beauty. This hard-to-find vintage genie head vase is truly a dream!
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Lefton #3517 Blonde Genie-Like Head Vase 6-1/4 Inch