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Item/Description: Vintage ca 1950s-1970s Schmid Bros religious-themed musical motion figurine, charmingly portraying a precious little girl who is ever-so-sweetly attired in her white “Holy First Communion”(?)”Confirmation” dress & veil. In her arms she is reverently clutching her bible, while the musical tune that oh–so-fittingly and mellifluously plays as she spins around is Schubert’s “Ave Maria”.
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1950s-1970s
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Original foil label reads “Schmid Bros., Inc. - Tune No. 126 “Schubert’s Ave Maria” - Made in Japan; underside of plastic stand base is marked “Sankyo Japan”
Material(s)/Format: Porcelain Bisque, in a highly-glazed/glossy finish to the wreath on her head, her gown and her Holy Bible, and with a matte-finish to her head and arms. Her veil is made up of a gauzy, bridal veil-like material
Size/Measurements: Approximately 7"H
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Figurine is in excellent condition, evincing no noted nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or repairs. The music box functions smoothly as the little girl figure revolves around while the song is played, delivering beautifully mellifluous tonality. Her veil is completely intact as well, with the only noted condition factor consisting of a very tiny soil spot on the back side of her veil. She exhibits a slight modicum of surface soiling and a couple of minor, minimally noticeable scuffs, but nothing which in any way detracts from any of her delightful displayability.