German production of an art-deco powder puff. I believe this is German glazed bisque porcelain. Half-Doll related- This is featured in "The Half Doll" Volume 2 by Shona & Marc Lorrin p. (this comes in slightly different sizes, 8866 is slightly bigger).
Number 8868 impressed on the back (hard to see through the photos). No chips or cracks, beautiful gold paint, Excellent condition. Pierrot 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.
Height 11 cms (4 1/4"), width 9.5 cms (4"). Any questions- please do not hesitate to ask. The description above is my best interpretation, observation, and opinion of the item and may not address a question or specific concerns you may have. FEEDBACK: Your feedback is very important to me.I do my best to make sure the item you receive is exactly or better than you are expecting. And thank you for looking. The item "Vintage Porcelain Figurine Pierrot Egg Numbered Half Doll rel. Powder Puff" is in sale since Monday, July 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines".
The seller is "morielhezi" and is located in Petach Tikva. This item can be shipped worldwide.