Little Tutu Josef Original Ballerina Figurine Red Stone

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Vintage 1950's - 4" tall, pretty ballerina girl figurine with ruby red faceted stones - by Josef (highly collectible!)

3 are on the tutu and one on front of head in front of the bun. This figurine has the gold leaf painted trim on the tutu, the ties to the slippers and bottom of slipper as seen on the back side. It also has gold leaf paint on the applied gold leaves. The tip of one of the three leaves on the tutu is broken off. The entire figurine has crazing which really shows up in these closeup photos and picture three (3) shows a chip to the porcelain on the hand which is on just the front of the tip of the hand and doesn't go all the way through. I would rate this figurine in good condition - not excellent. Even with the little bit of damage and age appropriate crazing this is an amazingly pretty little figurine. There is no paint loss to the hair or to the face, the ballerina slippers ties or leaves; and just a very, very slight amount of paint loss to the gold leaf trim on the underedge of the tutu skirt.

CIRCA 1950

I've read on ads here on ebay that hese little ballerina figurines are listed in Collectibles Books, but I won't list the books as I didn't see them myself. I have seen these listed as high as $75.00 on ebay and the book value was considerably more.
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