This is a true rarity: a large bright yellow powder jar with a Pierrot kneeling on the lid! The O-shape of his lips indicates that he is singing or calling his Columbine. He is holding a mandolin in his hands. This quite unusual powder box was made from heavy porcelain and entirely painted by hand. It dates from the art deco period and was produced by the well known German manufacturer Sitzendorf. It measures 6¼" (16 cm) in diameter and over 6" (15½ cm) high. This vanity box is in near-mint condition with no cracks or repair and with only a tiny hole on the black skullcap of Pierrot, some rough spots on the rim of the base (invisible when the lid is on) and a bit of stray paint on the lower part of the base. All these minor flaws are very probably factory made and do not detract from the beauty of this powder jar. The Sitzendorf crown and symbol are incised under the base. This impressive box weighs about 600g and will be professionally, most carefully wrapped. It will ship Priority registered airmail for $32 in the countries neighboring Switzerland and $44 elsewhere in the world. If you collect Pierrot and other figures from the Italian Commedia del Arte, this fabulous piece is meant for you!
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