- Pattern: Clown with Balloons (Retired)
- Made in Japan
- Vintage: 1985
- Details: This is an adorable porcelain mug from Enesco. It is part of a mug collection from Precious Moments all different clowns in different outfits, doing different clown things. This one is selling balloons in pretty pastel colors and prints. The back side of the mug reads: “If we’re puffed up in pride too soon, the Lord just might pop our balloon”. The bottom is stamped: ” Precious Moments 1985 Samuel J Butcher, All rights reserved worldwide, Licensed Enesco Imports Corp.” Looks like it’s never been used, it retains its original gold foil label that reads: ” Enesco Designed Giftware, Japan”. These are collectibles so most likely was on display in someone’s home. Great mug for a child, a clown lover, a Precious Moment collector or to brighten someone’s day!
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 4.0 inches Tall, 3.0 inches in Diameter (top opening)
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. We could find no issues on this mug, looks like it’s never been used. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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Sam Butcher demonstrated artistic talent at an early age. Encouraged by his mother, he pursued formal art training right after high school. Later he began drawing the endearing teardrop-eyed children he called “Precious Moments,” as gifts for family and friends. Precious Moments was started in the early 1970’s when Sam and his friend Bill Biel, decided to start a small company to produce his Precious Moments art under the name “Jonathan & David, originally selling only greeting cards and posters. They introduced Precious Moments to the public in 1975. Sam and Bill took their goods to the annual Christian Booksellers Association Convention in Anaheim and retailers went crazy with this new line. Those became very popular and not long after Enesco approached Sam with an idea to develop a three-dimensional figurine based on his artwork. The original 21 Precious Moments figurines were introduced to the public in 1978 and as they say, the rest is history. There are now over 1,500 pieces of Precious Moments.