This gorgeous retro piece is a beautiful example of the style of pottery that came out of California during the 1950s. These head vases became a standard decorating item after WWII.
Head Vase collecting is becoming hugely popular. These head vases were used by florists in the '40s and '50s and now are ending up in avid collector's displays.
On her head, she carries a large bowl; this is where you will find the opening of the vase.
The figure's skin boasts a gorgeous lime-green glaze though her face, hair and earrings are beautifully detailed with black and red paint.
The bowl she carries on her head is dazzling, reflective gold.
The piece features a small, embossed backwards "2" on the underside, but there are no other marks.
Though the gold on her head and the rim of the vase exhibit some wear, the vase is in otherwise very good condition. There are no chips or cracks and no evidence of crazing.
This is such an iconic image. We think she is beautiful. It is a very interesting piece.
Likely this is an import from Japan, BUT 50s Japan!
Measurements: Vase measures 5 ½" tall, 4 3/8" long from shoulder to shoulder and 2 1/8" wide, "bowl" on head measures 2 ¾" in diameter with a 8 ¾" exterior circumference Weight: approx. ¾ lbs