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Harlequin "Jester" Sculpture, any thoughts?
« on: August 04, 2005, 08:01:11 AM »
Hello Everyone!
I had bought this pieces a bit back, and I bought it wthout knowing anything about it. I dont usually buy figures but took a chance on this one. Thought some of you might have a better idea of what I have. Im stumped by it, as I havent seen a reference for it before.

(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Harlequine.jpg)

It has silver and gold flecks, a very hevy and solidd gold pedestal, little black tassels on his knees, and what looks like a big club on his wais. It also has a mask as you can see, and has a red nose or tongue on his face.
Any thoughts would be greatly apperciated!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005, 09:07:06 AM »
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Any thoughts would be greatly apperciated!
Javier

I think he's cute!  :lol:

Leni  :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2005, 02:34:20 PM »
Javier, I think Harlequin is perhaps a better description? Can't help you with the sculpture though. Certainly unusual.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2005, 03:42:41 PM »
:idea:   Is it too obvious to say he's a Venetian, ready for a masked ball?
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2005, 03:46:44 PM »
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:idea:   Is it too obvious to say he's a Venetian, ready for a masked ball?


Ah, the Venetians do have an annual event where they wear masks, I believe. Alex should be able to confirm what the annual celebration is.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2005, 04:12:23 PM »
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:idea:   Is it too obvious to say he's a Venetian, ready for a masked ball?


Ah, the Venetians do have an annual event where they wear masks, I believe. Alex should be able to confirm what the annual celebration is.

It's Carnival!  It takes place in February each year!   :D

For some pics of this years, see http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk/venice_carnival.html

And of course Javier's figure is a Harlequin (or Pierot) from the Comedia del Arte!  :D  I should have realised!  

Oooooh!  I Just *Love* Venice!  :D   :oops: :roll:

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2005, 05:09:55 PM »
I just had a look around Google for possibilities, and found myself on a Venetian carnival site - apparently you have to wear 'Kinky' costumes...

Sounds like fun!  Now, where's my latex suit?   :shock:
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2005, 05:29:37 PM »
Hi Leni!
Excellent photos of the Carnival!...

Hey Max!
Wooooow, latex suit?  :shock:
Well, thats an interesting turn of events, LOL.

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2005, 06:39:30 PM »
Hi Javier
Looks a bit like a Bianconi creation in the body, but can't find any of his with a similar base.
If it's carnival time, I'll dig out the gas mask and jack boots, or maybe the diving suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2005, 08:13:00 PM »
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Paul said: If it's carnival time, I'll dig out the gas mask and jack boots, or maybe the diving suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Did I say latex?  I meant LUREX.  Still, nice to see who the kinky people are.   :wink:  :lol:
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