PR COVENTRY WARE COLONIAL LE BEAU & LA BELLE FIGURINES

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  • Sold Date: Nov 13, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House
PR COVENTRY WARE COLONIAL LE BEAU & LA BELLE FIGURINES

PAIR COVENTRY WARE COLONIAL LE BEAU & LA BELLE FIGURINES 40.00

This is a pair of porcelain Colonial Le Beau and La Belle figurines by Coventry Ware, #5039B and #5040B. These measure 9 inches high and were made in the 1940s or 1950s. The man “ Le Beau' is dressed in colonial style and is bringing the 'Belle' flowers. The blond La Belle, carrying her parasol, is bending to smell the flowers. They are marked in gold La Belle 5039B and Le Beau 5040B and have the Coventry Made in USA circle mark. Both come in good condition with no chips or cracks but moderate crazing.

In 1932, Carrie Orr Daum opened D'Or Studios in present-day Barberton, Ohio to produce art objects and wall plaques made of a plaster composition. In 1936, the name of the studio changed to Coventry Ware, Inc., as it was located in Coventry Township. For many years the company was housed in one of the barns on O.C. Barber's Anna Dean Farm. Beginning in 1940, Coventry Ware, Inc. began manufacturing ceramic figurines and art objects in addition to its plaster products. During World War II, the company produced molds for gloves, helmets, and boots for soldiers. Cheaper foreign-made ceramics began to flood the market following World War II, forcing Coventry Ware, Inc. to discontinue their production
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