50TH Anniversary Ceramic Plate, Gold Trim and Gold Roses, Japan.
50TH Anniversary Ceramic Plate, Gold Trim and Gold Roses, Inscription On Back George Good Japan.
Josef Originals was created by Muriel Joseph George, a southern California jewellery maker, and her husband, Tom George, in 1945. During World War II, Muriel was unable to obtain the materials necessary to make her jewellery, so she turned to design figurines. She loved mice and used them in her work, engaging them in all sorts of activities. Muriel also developed several other popular series, including Little Pet, Doll of the Month and, the most popular, the Birthday Girls.
All the pieces were made in California until 1960 when, due to competition from Japanese imports, Muriel and Tom decided to take on a partner, George Good, and they opened a factory in Japan. Muriel continued to design her figurines until her retirement in 1981. In 1982, George Good bought the company, but in 1985, he turned around and sold it to Southland Corporation. Today, Josef Originals is owned by Applause Inc. and continues to sell copies of many of the original designs.
Item Code - CER9C3241WCA
Width: 10 3/8" Height: 10 3/8" Depth: 1" Weight: 378 g
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