This lovely Lefton Lady #500A Planter with Umbrella wears a white shading to pink gown, beautifully adorned with burgundy-red flowers and pale blue accents scattered over the bodice and trailing down the swirling folds of her skirt all the way to the flounced hemline. She carries a fashionable closed parasol in her left hand, and her right hand is turned upward at her waist as though in greeting. She wears elbow-length white gloves and a wide-brimmed bonnet to match her dress with a 22K-gilded bow at her right temple. Her neckline, capped sleeves, hems of her gloves, and the parasol are all gold trimmed. The back of her skirt is open as a flower planter. She is an elegant lady from a fashionable past era out for a summer stroll. This delightful planter is becoming very difficult to find.
She measures 8-1/4 inches tall and the flounced skirt measures 6-inches in diameter at its widest. The flower vase opening is 2-1/2 inches by 2-1/4 inches.
The original red and gold foil label read "Lefton's Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Exclusives, Japan" but half of it is torn away. This label was used by Lefton from 1953 to 1971. The design number 500A is stamped on the bottom.
Vintage pieces often have minor flaws. There is caked on dirt or possibly glue residue inside from holding flowers in place, and some of this is also around the rim of the opening. There is a small amount of light, non-discolored crazing, especially on her skirt. There is also an old tiny nick on the edge of her hat, roughly the size of a pinhead and not readily noticeable. It is worth noting that her fragile fingers are undamaged. There is no other damage to this lovely vintage lady.
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