You are looking at a Pair of Art Deco Pierrot French Clown Bookends. Fine Pair, Porcelain/ Ceramic, these are so unique! Is a stock character. And Comedy in French Art. His origins are in the late seventeenth-century when an Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comedie Italienne. He was given the name as a dinunitive or endearing form of the name. His character in contemporary popular culturein poetry, fiction, and the visual arts, as well as works for the stage, screen, and concert hallis that of the sad clown, pining for love of Columbine. The problem is that Columbine. Usually breaks his heart and leaves him for another characher called Harlequin. Performing unmasked, with a whitened face, he wears a loose white blouse with large buttons and wide white pantaloons. Sometimes he appears with a frilled collar and a hat, usually with a close-fitting crown and wide round brim. But most frequently, since his reincarnation under Jean-Gaspard Deburau. He wears neither collar nor hat, only a black skullcap. The defining characteristic of Pierrot is his innocence. He is seen as a fool, often the butt of pranks, yet nonetheless he is relentlessly trusting. He is loved by many for the laughter and emotions we feel. This item comes from a smoke free home. Please note that this item is ceramic and must have been formed in two pieces, the figure itself and the. L shaped piece that Pierrot is trying to hold up in order to secure your books. He is 9 inches tall by 5 3/8 inches by 4 3/4. One clown holds the bookends by pushing with his hands on the first clown and the second clown pushes his weight by leaning with his entire body. Please note that there is a slight chip on collar of the second clown and a slight chip on L shape section of the first clown, who also has a very slight chip on the tip of his left foot hem, which I have tried to point out with a pencil in the pictures. Please see my pictures for complete details. Please ask any questions that you may have. Thank you for looking. View more great items. The item “Pair of Art Deco Pierrot French Clown Bookends, Porcelain, Pierrot, Clown Theme” is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines”. The seller is “jkmwd” and is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: Art Deco
- Primary Material: Ceramic & Porcelain
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Age: Unknown
- Color: White
- Type: Figurine/Bookends