Carved and Painted Carnival Clown

  • Carved and Painted Carnival Clown
  • Carved and Painted Carnival Clown
  • Carved and Painted Carnival Clown
  • Carved and Painted Carnival Clown

Carved and Painted Carnival Clown

This item has been sold.

This clown figure was likely the base for a ring-toss game at a carnival or traveling circus in the early 1900s.  It stands 18 1/4" tall with an integral base measuring 6 1/2" by 7".

It is nicely carved in softwood and polychrome painted in red, yellow, green, black and white.  It is signed on the bottom "A Buddy Creation."

The condition is good except for a loss to the nose.  See the photo.  The surface is 'as made' with expected paint loss and scuffing consistent with age and use.

Like so many carnival pieces it has a great combination of form and color.

An estimated $25 is included in the price to cover packing, shipping and insurance.

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