Friday Finds: Glamour Girls

Friday Finds
This good looking pair comes from the basement of 2418 Eager Street. You can’t see from the photo above, but there are holes in the top of the ladies’ heads: these are “Glamour Girl” vases, part of a broader group of collectibles known as Lady Head Vases. The name says it all- they are vases shaped like ladies’ heads.
The ones pictured above were made in the late 1940s, around the same time that a young Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson at the time) was breaking through. Maybe I’m imagining it, but I certainly see a resemblance.
Vases like these were originally produced by florist companies as something of a gimmick, but also as a clever (or cheap) sales strategy: the openings in the vases were quite small, thus limiting the amount of stems needed to fill the vase. Eventually, well-respected ceramicists started producing their own Lady Head Vases and a collectible was born.
These vases are ceramic, so it’s no small feat that they’ve survived at a job site where tons of material (literally, tons of material) is constantly moving past them.

One thought on “Friday Finds: Glamour Girls

  1. my dad brought me one of these he had bought a a flea market in SC,,,,, In really good shape….on the bottom it has Glamor girl….. he thought it was Lucille Ball….but when I looked on the bottom of vase I saw Glamor Girl so I googled ….and found your pic…..Are they worth any money….


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