Featured Amethyst Vase Painted Man who is he ?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Suzy60us, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:19 AM.

  1. Suzy60us

    Suzy60us Well-Known Member

    Vase measures 9" - Does this hand painted man have any significance or can he be identified ? Name next to him looks like GAD DSC06727.JPG DSC06728.JPG DSC06730.JPG
     
  2. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Gad! is right! :hilarious:

    Looks cartoonish.
     
  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  5. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Smoking jacket, fez on his head, high collar and cravat - does look familiar.
     
  7. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    I think the "fez on head" was Sydney Greenstreet...
     
  8. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    A character from Maggie and Jigs comics? Jigs knew a lot of eccentrics.
     
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  9. Suzy60us

    Suzy60us Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I am still looking for his ID and I am still wondering why I bought this vase.
     
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  10. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  12. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Good try but I don't think the one on the vase is him.
     
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  13. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I know the character but can not for the life of me remember his name. I think the gad is egad. I think the first e got rubbed off. I will ponder this all day and in the middle of the night I will remember.
    greg
     
  14. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    You might be thinking of Major Hoople from the "Our Boarding House" comic strip? Even today the local newspaper here uses him as sort of a mascot for a football score prediction game they run. I don't think the comic exists any more.

    I'm posting from my phone, and embedding pictures from the web is a multi-step process that I am too lazy to deal with right now. If you search his name, @Suzy60us , you will find some pics to compare. I see similarities and he often said "Egad!" and other such interjections.
     
  15. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Good one, Fig! That's Hoople!
     
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  16. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  17. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  18. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Well Done! @Figtree3!
    Question now, is why did someone paint him on the vase?? :confused:
     
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  19. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    You got him. Could be a marketing piece or a fan painting. This also gives a timeline for age.
     
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  20. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    "Popular Culture" Just like various characters from movies and video games show up on random stuff now.
     
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