London, South Kensington
1 December 2000
extremely rare cast metal clown kneeling and balancing plate and bottle on nose with moving arm --4¼in. (11cm.) high (G, crack to neck, missing wand)
Formerly in the Burtt R. Ehrlich collection.
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"This makes a charming companion ornament to the Mikado, being a well finished model of a clown balancing a plate and bottle upon his nose, and when spun taps the edge of the plate with a wand which he holds in his right hand."
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