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c1950s Lefton Graduation Figurine Cake Topper, Handpainted Porcelain Graduate Girl 2791, Cap Gown Diploma, Original Lefton’s Japan Label

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Celebrate a modern-day graduation in true vintage style with this adorable c1950s hand-painted Lefton Japan porcelain figurine of a sweet little girl dressed in a tasseled cap and gown and holding an oversized rolled-up diploma. This is one of Lefton’s early graduate figurines (several varieties were produced through the years) that’s marked #2791 and retains its original foil label.

The figurine — or cake topper! — stands 5” tall, including the 3” by 2.1250” base. Like others from this era, it has a part-bisque, part-matte-glaze finish. The painted detailing is wonderful — from the little girl’s delicate eyelashes and rosy cheeks to the white accent brush strokes that give it a dimensional look.

It’s in wonderful vintage condition, with the only issues of note dating to its creation. There’s a small streak of red paint atop the diploma that matches the girl’s adjacent neck ribbon. And, there’s an under-glaze manufacturing glitch that left the back corner of the graduation cap not as rounded as the others. But, thanks to accent painting, it’s more noticeable by feel than appearance.

Stamped in black beneath the figurine’s base is the number 2791. Affixed nearby is the original gold-on-red foil label that reads, “Lefton’s / Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. / Exclusives / Japan.” That label was used by Lefton from 1953-1971. However, the girl’s hairstyle and clothing (floor-length gray skirt, white blouse with Peter Pan collar and neck ribbon) date her to the 1950s.

Please use zoom mode to check out details in the photos, as they play an important role in the item’s description. And please don’t hesitate to convo me if you have questions about this item or would like to see more pictures before buying, as I want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase!

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~ INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please convo me prior to purchase for the shipping rate to your country!

~ For details about payment, shipping and more: www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdFloorRetro/policy

~ To see more great vintage items from Third Floor Retro: ThirdFloorRetro.etsy.com
Celebrate a modern-day graduation in true vintage style with this adorable c1950s hand-painted Lefton Japan porcelain figurine of a sweet little girl dressed in a tasseled cap and gown and holding an oversized rolled-up diploma. This is one of Lefton’s early graduate figurines (several varieties were produced through the years) that’s marked #2791 and retains its original foil label.

The figurine — or cake topper! — stands 5” tall, including the 3” by 2.1250” base. Like others from this era, it has a part-bisque, part-matte-glaze finish. The painted detailing is wonderful — from the little girl’s delicate eyelashes and rosy cheeks to the white accent brush strokes that give it a dimensional look.

It’s in wonderful vintage condition, with the only issues of note dating to its creation. There’s a small streak of red paint atop the diploma that matches the girl’s adjacent neck ribbon. And, there’s an under-glaze manufacturing glitch that left the back corner of the graduation cap not as rounded as the others. But, thanks to accent painting, it’s more noticeable by feel than appearance.

Stamped in black beneath the figurine’s base is the number 2791. Affixed nearby is the original gold-on-red foil label that reads, “Lefton’s / Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. / Exclusives / Japan.” That label was used by Lefton from 1953-1971. However, the girl’s hairstyle and clothing (floor-length gray skirt, white blouse with Peter Pan collar and neck ribbon) date her to the 1950s.

Please use zoom mode to check out details in the photos, as they play an important role in the item’s description. And please don’t hesitate to convo me if you have questions about this item or would like to see more pictures before buying, as I want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase!

***
~ This item ships USPS First Class Package Service, which includes tracking. Upgrade to Priority Mail service by contacting me pre-purchase. And I’m always happy to COMBINE SHIPPING on multiple items — just convo me prior to purchase for a recalculated shipping price!

~ INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please convo me prior to purchase for the shipping rate to your country!

~ For details about payment, shipping and more: www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdFloorRetro/policy

~ To see more great vintage items from Third Floor Retro: ThirdFloorRetro.etsy.com

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The items I offer are vintage/antique and typically show signs of wear consistent with age and use. I go above and beyond to research and describe each item and its condition thoroughly and accurately, and also include clear, detailed photos for your review. I'm proud to say that Third Floor Retro's feedback ratings reflect this attention to detail!

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I value great customer service — as both a buyer and a seller — and am committed to doing all I can to fix any issue that may arise. If the issue is anything other than a listing inaccuracy, you will be refunded the value of the item only (not the original or return shipping costs), minus a 20% restocking fee.

If by unfortunate chance your item arrives damaged due to shipper mistreatment, contact me within 24 hours of delivery. You’ll need to retain the item, shipping label, box, all interior packaging and take photos of the damaged item. A damage claim can't be filed without these items!

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Your item will be packaged with utmost care, using clean recycled items like bubble wrap and boxes when possible. Doing so reduces shipping costs and pleases Mother Nature. I’m confident you’ll be pleased when your package arrives!

I charge only actual shipping fees using primarily U.S. Post Office Priority Mail service, which has proven to be speedy and reliable (and automatically includes tracking and insurance up to $100). Large, heavy items are typically shipped via FedEx Home Delivery service.

Know that I have a great track record for getting orders shipped out within one business day (oftentimes within hours!) of payment confirmation.

If you’d like me to use a faster shipping service, a cheaper shipping method, to add insurance or arrange for signature confirmation please just convo me prior to shipping and I’ll gladly recalculate costs!

And combined shipping? For sure! If you don't convo me before buying, no problem: I promptly issue refunds for shipping overages of $2 and up.

All listed shipping prices are for the contiguous United States. Please convo for rates to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations prior to purchase. Please bear in mind that international buyers are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, levies or fees — and that the shop is not responsible for delays due to customs.
Your item will be packaged with utmost care, using clean recycled items like bubble wrap and boxes when possible. Doing so reduces shipping costs and pleases Mother Nature. I’m confident you’ll be pleased when your package arrives!

I charge only actual shipping fees using primarily U.S. Post Office Priority Mail service, which has proven to be speedy and reliable (and automatically includes tracking and insurance up to $100). Large, heavy items are typically shipped via FedEx Home Delivery service.

Know that I have a great track record for getting orders shipped out within one business day (oftentimes within hours!) of payment confirmation.

If you’d like me to use a faster shipping service, a cheaper shipping method, to add insurance or arrange for signature confirmation please just convo me prior to shipping and I’ll gladly recalculate costs!

And combined shipping? For sure! If you don't convo me before buying, no problem: I promptly issue refunds for shipping overages of $2 and up.

All listed shipping prices are for the contiguous United States. Please convo for rates to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations prior to purchase. Please bear in mind that international buyers are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, levies or fees — and that the shop is not responsible for delays due to customs.

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*** The Honest Vintage Pledge: Everything in my shop is at least 20 years old or older. I stake my reputation on it. I will never knowingly sell a fake or a repro knockoff to my customers. EVER!

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c1950s Lefton Graduation Figurine Cake Topper, Handpainted Porcelain Graduate Girl 2791, Cap Gown Diploma, Original Lefton’s Japan Label

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: hand painted porcelain, foil label
  • Feedback: 474 reviews
  • Favorited by: 80 people
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