A Time Remembered

Circa: 1970
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Avon/Dresdner Art/Made in Western Germany
This lovely porcelain figurine of a Victorian woman wearing a cloth bonnet is marked: N under a Crown / Dresdner Art / Germany / Imported Expressly for Avon Products, Inc. / Made in Western Germany.
Avon was strictly an American phenomenon, and a unique and pioneering one at that. The first Avon Lady was actually a man, young door-to-door salesman David McConnell from upstate New York. He launched Avon Calling in 1886, offering women cosmetics in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
By 1887, McConnell had twelve women employees selling a line of eighteen fragrances. And the numbers kept growing and growing.
In 1939, California Perfume Company name changed to Avon Products, Inc. (10/6/39.) Today, despite the scores of expensive, prestigious American and foreign brand-name cosmetics, Avon ranks first in sales nationwide, with Avon Ladies ringing doorbells from coast to coast.
In very good condition without chips, cracks or fleabites there is a manufacturer flaw in the back of her dress which I have shown in my pictures and she measures 8 inches tall, 4 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep.
An addition to any Avon Victorian Figurine Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions contact me and thank you for looking.

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