Ceramic figurines of beautiful and romantic young women were made in hundreds of different poses and costumes by Josef Originals. This all-color illustrated, revised and expanded edition follows the art of California ceramicist Mauriel Josef George from 1945 through 1985 with over 700 color photographs. Also included for the first time are photos of Applause figurines next to the matching earlier figurines, and never before published catalog images from the authors' private collection. From the relatively common to the rare, this book is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in figurines designed by Muriel Joseph George.
Dee Harris collected Josef original figurines for many years and brought us insight into the story behind the figurines. Jim and Kaye Whitaker are dealers who travel to shows from Canada to California from their home in Washington State.