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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by gregsglass, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 AM.

  1. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I bought this many years ago at a flea market. It has been stored in a bin with a lot of books. I do not remember putting it in there.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:. It is a French wine seller or bottle collector??????. I am inclosing some photos. It is 10" high and about 7" wide and 2" thick. I was going to touch up the paint but then thought it might be better to leave it alone. It is either plaster or some sort of wood composite.
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  2. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    It looks like a "take" albeit a "bad" take (hair, head, face gender-wise) on Marilyn Monroe standing over a street grate with air blowing up her dress. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :confused:
    To me it looks like a craftsman in an apron holding two bunches of 'something'. If we only knew what the bunches of 'something' are.:playful:
     
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  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Looks like a large cache of Champagne bottles, oh I thought you were seeing something else.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    greg
     
  5. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    "bunches of 'something'" - and here I was thinking two huge bunches of turkey tail feathers. :rolleyes:
     
  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    To me it looks like a Carnival man at one of the toss booths.
     
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  7. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Do we know that they're bottles or is that just a guess? I can't tell.

    My first thought was juggler, but he'd have to be The Best Juggler Ever with that many clubs.

    (that's a lie, my first thought was the same as @yourturntoloveit )

    Then I thought maybe a pin setter for some form of bowling.

    But I don't think that's right, either.
     
  8. UserUnknown

    UserUnknown Active Member

    Looks similar to these Santons Marcel Carbonel? Just a guess, could be way off. :)
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    This guy is wood. Santons are ceramic, at least those by Carbonel are. All the ones I have had and have seen are.
     
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  10. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Bunches of flowers ?? ... Joy.
     
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  11. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

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  12. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    You were very near of the solve, Greg!
    I'd leave him as is, collectors of old advertisement stuff prefer in good condition and, if not, untouched;)
     
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  14. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Bunches of FLOWERS ??? WHAT WAS I THINKING ??? .. :shame: .. Joy.
     
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  15. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Both have “Bouquets” :)
     
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You sure?
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    :hilarious:

    I love Nectar, btw. That look on his face.:D
     
  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    M. Nicholas is welcome to unburden himself of all of those (full) bottles at any number of houses. I'm betting as an old alcohol advertising piece he'd sell handily despite being a bit banged up.
     
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  18. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Kyra,
    Thank you thank you thank you!!!! That is what it is. Do you have any idea how old it is? My French is terrible I can read some German and Danish. I must have gotten this in the 1960s. I have always wanted to know who it was.
    greg
     
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  19. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    If I had to guess, I'd say the figure was from the 1920s if that link is accurate. The image was introduced in 1922 according to the article and redone in 1950. The gesso over wood construction almost has to be pre-WWII.
     
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  20. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thanks for your thanks, Greg, I was just here at the right time to help you id this many years mystery :joyful:
    I agree with evelyb30, for her dating, I'm not old enough to have seen Nectar in wood and gesso:bucktooth:
    I knew only the image;)
     
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