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A figurine in an old fashioned dress.I am curious if anyone knows who this artist is? It resembles a Florence but has a personal name "Margie 1949" in gold inside.

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The underside of a figurine with the marking "Margie 1949"
 

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May 5, 20210 found this helpful
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Your figurine appears to have been handmade and the 'maker' placed their name and year made inside the mold.
Think; ceramic Christmas trees as these have always been popular.

Several companies made molds in the 50's - 70's and there were 'workshops' all over the US where anyone could go to classes, use the molds the shop owned and make their own pieces, paint them and then "fire' their masterpieces in the shop's large kiln.

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These vintage pieces are usually only valuable for their personal 'memories' but some can still be well made.

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Alberta and Duncan were biggest slip mold makers in the late 194os so perhaps it is one of theirs. Maybe they could help you as both still seem to be in business:

www.albertas.com/.

www.duncanceramics.com/

if they can't help you, if you have a local to you ceramic shop with some old timers who staff it, they may be able to pinpoint the mold, which would give your piece cache and provenance.

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Without a mold maker, you could always start it at $100 and take best offer, which sadly could be as low as a few dollars. If she had her groom (or another bride even), she may have more value to a hipster bride who wants to use cool vintage pieces on her wedding cake.

She is lovely!! Thanks for sharing!

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Perhaps your figurine looks a bit like Florence Ceramics figurines. Florence Ceramics was in business in 1949 (Florence Ceramics was in business from the late 1940's until 1962). For example this Florence Ceramics figurine was made in 1949: www.ebay.com/.../303736165900?hash=item46b816160c.... But Florence Ceramics used completely different molds. Here you can see the back of Florence Ceramics figures: www.google.com/search?tbs=simg:CAESYQmOJQtSRKfD_1xpWCxCwjKcIGjoKOAgEEhSNF6wF7BL6D8U8pxfTC44YpT6LARoapV9cqWPc1P4flPAm88zoEDasjVFIHn672eEgBTAEDAsQjq7...

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Florence Ceramics also usually have maker's mark: www.ebay.com/.../324451136291?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid..., www.ebay.com/.../265163563104?Mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid.... Also, I have not seen Florence Ceramics figurines with year of manufacture. So I don't think you have a Florence Ceramics figurine.
At the time, many copied the Florence Ceramics figurines

Note that "Margie" is written in quotation marks, like here: www.adverts.ie/.../19639048. If it were the author's name, it would be written just Margie without quotes, for example, like here: www.zinamhub.com/index.php?main_page=product_info... or it would be written "by Margie" like here www.ebay.com/.../164111830426
Therefore, "Margie" is definitely not the name of the artist, but the name of the figurine. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find out the name of the maker of your figurine. But at least you know the year your figurine was made - 1949.

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This looks like the name of the person who handcrafted it and the year. I would contact a dealer.

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This piece is truly hand made , but doesn't mean that it does not have value. You can get a local dealer involved or there are different links online that may be able to help.www.askart.com/price_artwork.aspx

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