She is not often seen, is hard to find, and is highly coveted. Her purple color is extremely rare. She has no chips, cracks, crazing, or repairs and is in excellent vintage condition. Her hand painted colors are rich and vibrant. Her eyelashes and makeup are perfect.
Her gorgeous hand blown glass hat is intact, securely attached to the vase, and appears to be original. You can tell by the size (not overly large), the thickness of the rim, how the edges turn down slightly, and how the white marks on the top cluster around the center while the outer rim is clear purple glass. Mentioned for the sake of accuracy, there is a tiny factory blemish on the top of the hat in about the "3 o'clock" position.It comes to a little point. See photo #10 for the close-up and photo #11 for how it appears in relation to the rest of the hat. Her heart shaped pendant retains all three original, bright and shiny clear rhinestones. Both earrings are present, in great condition, and they appear to be original.
There are some paint flakes on the front of the dress; they are not chips and are rather common on cold painted head vases. Her purple dress is a little darker shade than that of the hat.
The gold trim on the top edge of her dress is in fine shape. The vase's bottom is embossed with the word "PATENTED" and retains the entire original foil label which says HANDPAINTED ARTMARK ORIGINALS JAPAN. Her dimensions are 5-3/4" h x 6" w x 5-3/4 d. She displays beautifully and is absolutely stunning.
She would make a superb addition to your collection or could be an unforgettable, one of a kind precious gift for someone special. Thanks so much for looking.
I welcome you to check out my other listings. The item "VINTAGE VHTF 5-3/4 ARTMARK GLASS HAT LADY HEAD VASE HEADVASE NEAR MINT MARKED" is in sale since Saturday, March 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Other Headvases". The seller is "mteleneshada" and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.