The most popular version of this style head vase is made by Napco but Rubens had their own! The difference is that they feature very bold paint which is cold painted on (meaning painted after she was fired) so it is very difficult to find these ladies with most of their paint intact. Even if you are lucky enough to find Ruben’s head vases in a box their paint can still rub off from friction! Rubens also gave their ladies these unique green eyes and her ears are actually pierced with holes for her dangle earrings. I love the rich dark tangerine color. The orange and black would make this lady fun to do a Halloween bouquet for! Her larger sister in blue is also available for sale. I love to entertain offers to keep sisters together!
Condition: Excellent condition having no chips, cracks or crazing. She has some paint flaking here or there and most on top back of hat.
Marks: Rubens Japan label 4106
Measurements: Just shy of 5”