In 1942, Muriel Joseph George was producing Lucite jewelry and selling it under the company name "Muriel of California. However, World WarII caused the price of Lucite to rise so high that Muriel changed her focus to ceramics.
When the war ended, Muriel and her fiance, Tom, went on to form Josef Originals (a printing error led to the misspelling of "Joseph), which would eventually become the George-Good Corporation.
Muriel made her first foray into ceramics through Muriel of California. She eventually arranged for pieces to be produced in Japan but with her oversight and approval in order to keep the high quality she insisted on maintaining.
In 1992, Muriel died, but her beautiful art and amazing skills live on in the artwork she left behind.
Gentle Nurse with Forget-Me-Not Bouquet
**3 1/2 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches tall**
**With one arm cradling a bouquet of Forget-Me-Nots and one arm outstretched in a gesture of willingness to help, this little nurse figurine is the perfect picture of the caring and thoughtfulness desired in a nurse**
**Nurse is wearing a full skirted gray dress with pink bodice. She is wearing a white cap and apron. Apron is decorated with a row of large double Xs. Bright gold accents throughout**
**No cracks, no crazing, no chips. Her outstretched arm has been repaired at the elbow, but does not detract from the overall grace and beauty of this piece**
**Bottom impressed with "Josef Originals", also has small gold foil label imprinted with "Japan"**