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French Soft-Paste Penny Bank as Clown Head

Lot Number: 
216
4" (10 cm.) Soft paste head with sculpted pink top hat and detailed forelock and side curls,depicts a pointy-nose clown with painted clown features and smiling expression. There is a large slit in his cap for insertion of coins in use as a penny bank. Excellent condition,Mid-19th Century,probably French,rare and delightful early childhood ephemera.
Realized Price: 
$250
Presale Estimate: 
200/300