- Pattern: Pierrot
- Vintage: 1970’s (estimated)
- Details: An elegant, Art Deco style, candle holder. Featuring the very romantic, sad and sentimental figure of Pierrot. It is typical to see Pierrot is wearing a white, loosely draped, clown outfit with a large ruffled collar and pompoms on his shoes. This one is unusual as it’s painted in burgundy and cream vs the traditional black and white, but we think that’s what makes it stand out. The detail on his face is truly outstanding. He is holding a rose and leaning against a “light pole”, the candle is placed on the “light bulb”. The look is definitely Art Deco but also romantic, and very elegant. A beautiful addition to your home’s decor.
- Materials: Ceramic
- Dimensions: 9.0 inches Tall, 4.75 inches Long (at its longest point) and approx. 2.5 inches Deep
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Good Vintage Condition. There is some paint loss in areas, but because the cream color is light, it’s hard to see. There is also lots of crazing as it’s typical of old ceramic pieces. We have photographed areas of concern and crazing for your review. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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Pierrot, is a French pantomime clown typically seen with the traditional white face, loose white clothes and skullcap. Pierrot is a sad clown who pines for love of Columbine who has rejected him. His origins go back to 1547 Italy, where an Italian group of players performing in Paris and known as the ‘Comédie-Italienne; the name is a diminutive of Pierre. He has morphed several times, most recently during the early 19’th century, Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard Deburau, a celebrated Bohemian-French mime artist acted the part of Pierrot and gradually metamorphosed him into a softened and more sentimental personality we know today. Deburau is credited with placed Pierrot within French culture; the French even made a film in 1945 directed by Marcel Carné’s, called: ‘Les Enfants du Paradis’, often considered one of the greatest films of all time.