Offering a unique vintage solid plaster, or perhaps chalk ware, figurine dating from the early 1920's.
The sculpture features a mother holding her baby up and looking at him. He is dressed in a clown outfit and is looking down at her, one hand tenderly resting on her forehead and the other hand pointing to himself.
This came from my aunt's estate and I was told that the baby is telling his mother not to cry, but to laugh and take joy in her little clown.
The sculpture measures 9" in height and 6" in width. It is completely covered in a thick, ivory colored enamel paint.
This sculpture is lightly yellow or cream in color, has some crazing and a few nicks here and there, but no major damage. One toe of the baby's foot has a flake of enamel paint that has fallen off and exposed the darker subsurface.
The bottom of the figurine is covered with brown velour and there is no makers mark anywhere.