This elegantly dressed brunette lady is ready for the winter wearing a stylish hat fashionably adorned with a bird. Identified as Vase #48, this lady was done in several color variations. This one is a brunette with big green eyes. She wears a green hat and coat with a peplum waist over her long white skirt. Her skirt is decorated with two vertical rows of applied pink bows, three in each row. The same shade of pink forms the two large buttons on her coat, and is also the color of the bird on her modish hat. Her wide collar, the hem of her skirt, and her matching applied "fox fur" muff are fashioned of ceramic "spaghetti" flakes, a popular technique of the era. The stylized head of the fox is depicted on the front of her muff which forms the vase.
Made by Yona Ceramics in the late 1940s to 1950s, this distinctive California Pottery figurine measures 3-3/4 inches in diameter and 6-3/4 inches tall.
The only mark is the signature "YONA" handpainted under the glaze.
Still lovely but showing signs of age, she is heavily crazed but not discolored, there is an extra flake of "fur" on her bangs, and the tip of the bird's tail is has been broken off. It shows white and feels slightly rough, but it is a very small distraction. Please see the photos.