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.
Dutch Girl in Pink Dress, Blue Traditional Hat
**3 1/4 inches wide, 3 1/2 inches tall**
**Her head tilted to one side, she approaches with arms outstretched in a gesture of welcome and an invitation to dance**
**Girl is wearing a full-skirted pink dress with white apron embellished with gold ruffling and tiny Forget-Me-Not flowers. She has a traditional three-pointed blue hat on her blond curls**
**No cracks, no crazing, no breaks, no repairs. The top most point of her hat has a chip in the blue paint and some of the glaze is gone around it. Has some spotting that seems to be under the glaze and is a manufacturing defect**
**Bottom impressed with "Josef Originals" and is stamped in black with "Japan". Also has a gold-and-black foil label imprinted with "Josef Originals" and a gold loop underneath on her skirt**