This S-Quire Ceramics California Pottery Lady in White Gown Figurine by Zaida is truly a treasure. This regal young lady wears an off the shoulder, full-skirted cream-colored gown adorned on the bodice and around her skirt with textured climbing roses of pink with sea green leaves. The bodice, sleeves, and hem are trimmed in dusty pink lines and accented with a matching dusty pink bow with trailing ribbon at the waist. A choker of matching green beads is at her neck. She wears three applied pink roses in her upswept hair that is whiter than her gown, (perhaps a powdered wig?) and carries a matching bouquet, framed with a circle of ceramic lace. Don't you just love the exquisite detail in fine vintage California pottery?
This lovely lady measures 6-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches at the widest points of her skirt, and she is 9-inches tall.
This figurine was made by S-Quire Ceramics, California, sometime between 1943 and 1950 when the company was in operation.
It is marked with a hand-painted " SQUIRE CERAMICS CALIFORNIA, FIGURINE by ZAIDA,” in black lettering. “Hand Decorated” and the number 114 are stamped in black, and IV and T/E are incised in the bottom.
In remarkable shape for her age, this little lady shows heavy crazing, but it has not discolored. Even the delicate applied roses in her hair and on the nosegay in her hand appear to be undamaged.