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#1 twingall1

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:30 AM

Hi,

I'm new to this forum and also to ceramics in general. I picked this up at a flea market last month and i need some help identifying it. Bought it because i think its really charming and i love the detail, but don't know anything about it.. here are some pics.

 

P.s. if i'm posting in the wrong place, could someone tell me where is a better section to post.

 

Thanks,

Tom

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#2 Chris Campbell

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

Interesting ... it looks like a combination of doll forms from molds and some hand building.
No signature I guess?
Never seen anything like it and don't know where else to send you to find out more.

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#3 nancylee

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:54 PM

Maybe the ebay boards?? I think they have some ceramic boards, people there are collectors and may recognize it. 

 

Good luck!

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:05 PM

i have never seen anything quite like it either. but it is fascinating!


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#5 lecira

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

Looks like something made by a promising student in a hand-building/clay sculpture class.

 

Typical doilie impressions on slabs, whimsical, stifly rendered hands way small for head, hesitant brushstrokes in glaze/decoration, crudely done oversized hole cut into bottom, perhaps someone dipped some lace into slip for the collar and dress hem?

 

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#6 Norm Stuart

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:40 AM

I didn't want to say this initially, but I find the figurine very disturbing.  I would not want it in my bedroom as I wouldn't be able to sleep.

 

It reminds me of one of Kristen Wiig's characters on Saturday Night Live.

 

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Looks like something made by a promising student in a hand-building/clay sculpture class.

 

Typical doilie impressions on slabs, whimsical, stifly rendered hands way small for head, hesitant brushstrokes in glaze/decoration, crudely done oversized hole cut into bottom, perhaps someone dipped some lace into slip for the collar and dress hem?

 

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#7 Benzine

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

Very nice, and apt, comparison Norm!


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:21 AM

 

I didn't want to say this initially, but I find the figurine very disturbing.  I would not want it in my bedroom as I wouldn't be able to sleep.

 

 

I too refrained from comment earlier, but "Ugly" really is the only word I can think of.  I hope no-one here (or sensitive) made it, but I just can't think of any other word. 


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

I don't know bu the skill shown is above the promising student level stated above. Certainly not boring.



#10 Chris Campbell

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:30 PM

I really hope you find out something about this piece as it is very unsettling work.

It is either really good or not.

I keep returning to it as it really asks a lot more questions then it answers.


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#11 twingall1

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

I did't realize people would find it so disturbing! I really can't understand that- to me it is just a boy looking thoughtful with a slight smile.. what is it that unsettles? I suppose the large head is a bit strange.. Anyway, this is the first piece i've bought so i'm looking at it with no experience. I'd be interested to know what it is that makes it disturbing/ugly to you?

 

Thanks for your help, Especially Lecira for the description. I'm going to try and sell it on eBay, i think categorizing/describing will be a challenge!

 

Here are a few more pics i took for the eBay listing. I'll admit that maybe the last one makes it look a bit creepy! (the vacant stare of a possessed child?!)

 

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Thanks,

Tom






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