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VINTAGE 1981 SCHMID PIERROT LOVE FRENCH CLOWN LARGE DOLL. INCLUDES ORIGINAL HANG TAG AND BOX. THE CLOWN DOES HAVE ITS ORIGINAL HANG TAG INSIDE THE BOX AND HAS THE FOLLOWING INFO ON THE HANG TAG.THE WISTFUL, MOON-STRUCK FACE OF THE PIERROT CLOWN HAS BEEN POPULAR FOR CENTURIES. AND NOW, THROUGH THE MAGIC OF SCHMID, THIS LOVEABLE CHARACTER IS HANDSOMELY REPRODUCED IN OUR PIERROT COLLECTION OF DOLLS, MUSICALS AND OTHER FINE DECORATIVE GIFTWARE ITEMS. ALL MADE OF FINE PORCLAINN, LUXURIOUS FABRICS AND FINERY... THE MAKEUP ON THE DOLL INCLUDING THE NAIL POLISH IS STILL NICE AND BRIGHT! ON THE BACK OF THE CLOWN'S NECK IT HAS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. THE TAG ON THE BACK OF THE CLOTHES HAS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. I'M NOT SURE IF THE CLOTHING AROUND THE NECK IS STRETCHED OUT OR SUPPOSE TO BE LOOSE.
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH US. Pierrot (/pro/, US also /piro/; French: [pjo]) is a stock character of pantomime and commedia dell'arte whose origins are in the late seventeenth-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne; the name is a diminutive of Pierre (Peter), via the suffix -ot. His character in contemporary popular culturein poetry, fiction, and the visual arts, as well as works for the stage, screen, and concert hallis that of the sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. Performing unmasked, with a whitened face, he wears a loose white blouse with large buttons and wide white pantaloons. Sometimes he appears with a frilled collaret and a hat, usually with a close-fitting crown and wide round brim, more rarely with a conical shape like a dunce's cap.
But most frequently, since his reincarnation under Jean-Gaspard Deburau, he wears neither collar nor hat, only a black skullcap. The defining characteristic of Pierrot is his naïveté: he is seen as a fool, often the butt of pranks, yet nonetheless trusting. It was a generally buffoonish Pierrot that held the European stage for the first two centuries of his history. And yet early signs of a respectful, even sympathetic attitude toward the character appeared in the plays of Jean-François Regnard and in the paintings of Antoine Watteau, an attitude that would deepen in the nineteenth century, after the Romantics claimed the figure as their own.
For Jules Janin and Théophile Gautier, Pierrot was not a fool but an avatar of the post-Revolutionary People, struggling, sometimes tragically, to secure a place in the bourgeois world. And subsequent artistic/cultural movements found him equally amenable to their cause: the Decadents turned him, like themselves, into a disillusioned disciple of Schopenhauer, a foe of Woman and of callow idealism; the Symbolists saw him as a lonely fellow-sufferer, crucified upon the rood of soulful sensitivity, his only friend the distant moon; the Modernists converted him into a Whistlerian subject for canvases devoted to form and color and line. In short, Pierrot became an alter-ego of the artist, specifically of the famously alienated artist of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His physical insularity; his poignant lapses into mutism, the legacy of the great mime Deburau; his white face and costume, suggesting not only innocence but the pallor of the dead; his often frustrated pursuit of Columbine, coupled with his never-to-be-vanquished unworldly naïvetéall conspired to lift him out of the circumscribed world of the commedia dell'arte and into the larger realm of myth. Much of that mythic quality ("I'm Pierrot, " said David Bowie: "I'm Everyman") still adheres to the "sad clown" of the postmodern era.The item "VINTAGE 38 1981 SCHMID MICHAEL OKS PIERROT LOVE PORCELAIN FRENCH CLOWN DOLL BOX" is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Figurines\Clowns, Circuses". The seller is "cookingwithclay" and is located in West Haven, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.