Sale -20% Rare Complete Original Vintage Lefton Umbrella Girl Head Planter Vase
You will find the head, but you will not find her with the umbrella! My parents got married during WWII and never moved after Daddy came home from the war. They remodeled my bedroom sometime in the 50s with a build-in desk & bookcases & gave me 3 Lefton figurines to decorate it. They sat on those shelves & never moved until we packed up the house when Mother died 10 years ago. So if you love rare adorable Lefton figurines this is your lucky day!
The pictures tell all - the only wear I see is some dirt on the plastic (I think) pole & you get some very old dust inside the head! I thought this is the original pole, but as my childhood memories come slowly back to the surface, I seem to remember a wire pole wrapped in something like florist tape & the umbrella top wobbling really badly on it. So I think this may have been a replacement when the paper wrap deteriorated with age. This would also explain why so few of the umbrellas have survived. If you want a more original look the pole could be wrapped in florist tape.
The only flaw is factory defects on the inside of the planter where clay trimming was dropped inside before glazing. The glaze and painted features are perfect!
The features are adorable - look at the tiny painted detail of her plaid blouse & the umbrella. One article I read said dont worry about the marking - you can tell a Lefton by the look. On the bottom is mark scratched in the clay that looks like an N or Z in a circle.
Leftons initials were GZL & I have read some are marked with variations of his initials. That may be what this mark is. I found this mark in internet research & it said pieces marked like that were imported by several importers, including Lefton.
The bottom is stamped Japan rather than a sticker label. I really think that this is Lefton because my mom bought me three figurines at the same time. They all three look exactly alike. Either way the stock was likely from one importer.
This has always lived in a smoke free, pet free home. The item "SALE -20% RARE COMPLETE ORIGINAL VINTAGE LEFTON UMBRELLA GIRL HEAD PLANTER VASE" is in sale since Saturday, December 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Figurines\Other Collectible Figurines". The seller is "c5by55" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Belize, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Iceland, Jordan, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Maldives, Paraguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan