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An All-Original French Paper Mache Clown

Lot Number: 
150
16" (40 cm). Paper mache socket head, painted clown decorations on the face, brown glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, row of tiny teeth, black cloth skull cap, five piece paper mache body. CONDITION: Generally excellent. MARKS: 3 (impressed and red stamp). COMMENTS: SFBJ, circa 1900. VALUE POINTS: In fresh unplayed with condition, the clown wears his original ivory and rose silk jester costume with pom-pom shoes, white felt hat with silk pom- poms, ruffled collar, and is contained in original cardboard box from Paris department store Aux Trois Quartiers.
Realized Price: 
$950
Presale Estimate: 
900/1100