many famous French artists,
Rare .... Antique Pierrot Powder Jar
Made in France
Size: approx. 6.5 inches tall x 5 inches wide at the pillow base.
Weight: 1.01 pound
This high quality powder jar is very rare.
The subject is the character "Pierrot"
He is the lovesick clown from the well known love story.
He is pining for Columbine who breaks his heart
in favor of Jarlequin.
The Pierrot is very detailed. He has a great face full
of expression. He has high cheek bones and black arched eyebrows.
He is wearing brown eye liner make-up with blue eye shadow.
Under the eyes he has long black eyelashes.
Ifs face is very pale and has a beautiful glow
to it....His lips are deep red and he has very white teeth that
can be seen if you look closely.
He is playing a string instrument and
singing a song...probably a love song.
His ruffled collar and jacket are beautifully done with
lots of detail...even the inside of the bell sleeve opening.
The back side of the jacket is pleated and you can see
the bottom of his shoes are red.
He is kneeling on a colorful big pillow cushion.
The top is black background with puckers from the
weight of the pierrot and it has pink roses and green
leaves that are swagged around the side.
A sea foam green tassels and trim seperiate
the black from the bright yellow and white strips of the
lower cushion...with gold painted tassels in every white strip.
The top fits perfectly on the base.
The top piece - pierrot doll is perfect.
It is signed on the bottom also signed on the pillow too.
No chips or cracks. No enamel loss.
The bottom piece is perfect as well except there
is green color loss right on the opening of the
pillow...not chipped..possible worn off or came off
during the making of the piece...It does not show
the the top in place.
THINGS TO POINT OUT: Just the missing green in the
opening as mentioned just above in the condition report.
RARE!! Superb Aladin Antique c1910 French Pierrot Powder Jar Trinket Box Half Doll