Vintage Florence Ceramics California Figurine Mary Seated On Elegant Chair For SaleQuality service, not quantity sales. Twice Found Treasures
Vintage Florence Ceramics California Mary Figurine, measuring 8" tall by 6 3/4" across at base.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition. I see tiny flakes on the tip of her feather, otherwise good.
Since I put up the "Fair Lady" for sale I decided to put this one up also.These figurines were produced in the '40s - 60's in Pasadena, California. The quality of the ware and the attention to detail is exceptional. Examples are evaluated by size, rarity and details in the design. All were designed by Florence Ward, founder of the company. In 1939, after the death of one of her two young sons, she began to dabble in clay as a means of overcoming her grief. She was basically untrained in art but after attending a ceramics class in 1942 she decided to turn her hobby into a business. She literally started out her company in her garage! Since her husband and son were gone during WW2, she established the business on her own. By 1946 it had outgrown the family garage and she moved into a modest plant on the east side of Pasadena. As the business grew beyond what she could have imagine it relocated 1949! Florence was one of the first potteries to use actual lace decoration on figurines. The lace was cut to size and then dipped in slip and applied to the piece prior to decorating. In firing, the cloth burned away leaving a delicate ceramic replica.
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