An exquisite item of French decorative art, this darling very vintage vase in made of the finest marbled alabaster with an extraordinary hand-painted decoration.
The mysterious lady on the face of the vase is Pierrette, a player from the Parisian Commedia dell'Arte.
She is the female counterpart of the stock character, Pierrot, a sad clown who typically spends him time pining for the love of Columbine.
Some of the paint is coming off the figure, particularly the blouse; her face, however, is as peachy as ever and only slight worn.
A single band of bronze-colored paint underneath the figure is the only other adornment the vase possesses.
Alabaster is widely regarded as a stone of the ancients, providing an ethereal white marbled look, but when lit from behind appears almost pink or peach-colored and the brown veining stands out.
There is a considerable amount of wear to the lower part of the vase, including some chipping and scratching. These are not large chips, just there are several.
Despite these wear issues, the alabaster remains structurally sound and the piece remains an extraordinary vestige of France in the 1920's.
It displays beautifully and has a wonderful, iconic imagery. The wear speaks to the vintage age and authenticity of the piece.
Measurements: Diameter 2 3/8" at the top, Diameter 2 3/4" at the bottom, 6" tall Weight: 1 lb.