Offered here is a lovely Lefton figurine of a jubilant Lady in Pink with gold spaghetti trim. This graceful lady wears a full-skirted pink gown adorned with applied burgundy-red rosebuds and trimmed with gold. The bodice is trimmed with a gilded deep V neckline, over a demure pink inset topped with a gold-trimmed bow. Her bloused long sleeves end in a gold cuff at each wrist, and her billowing skirt falls in soft drapes each with an applied rose near the hem. Her hemline is ringed with a gold-edged white band above a lacy gold design, and trailing ribbons fly out behind her at the waist. White ruffled petticoats with gold trim peak out from her swinging skirts. Her right hand appears to hold her hat in place, whether from the wind or her dancing is open to interpretation. Her left arm is outstretched at her side. Her wide-brimmed bonnet matches her dress and the spaghetti trim is edged with gold. This elegant lady from a fashionable past era is enjoying a carefree day.
Spaghetti trim and applied roses often suffer damage on vintage pieces, but it is in surprisingly good shape here. There appears to be very little damage, if any, on the spaghetti trim. The applied roses may have a tiny tip broken off of a petal or some minor color loss, but it is extremely difficult to determine if they were made this way. I believe at least one of the petal tips has been broken off because it is straight across. There are no other chips or cracks - her fingers and the ribbons of her sash are undamaged.
She is about 6-inches tall and 4-inches across at the widest area of her windblown skirt. Her circular base is just over 2-inches in diameter.
Imported by Lefton China circa 1955, it is stamped with the red Lefton mark used from 1950 to 1955, consisting of a crown colored in blue and encircled with "Lefton China, Hand Painted.” Additionally, there is a copyright mark “©Geo.Z. Lefton 1955.” George Lefton was a collector and importer of fine porcelain wares. He sought out the finest factories in Japan to manufacture his wares, and until the 1970s, the vast majority of his imports came to the United States from Japan. A post-WWII Lefton piece will have had Mr. Lefton's stamp of approval, and you can be assured of some of the finest in collectible porcelain.
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