This piece in particular is a stunning example of the vivid colors and delicate attention to detail that is the trademark of artist Oskar Raoul. Known in particular for his paper mâché clowns, he is recognized around the world as a master with paper mâché, and his work is sought after by anyone who appreciates Latin folk art, hand crafted dolls, circus and clown memorabilia, etc. several celebrities of past and present fame are known for being Raoul fans, including Bob hope and Jerry Lewis, both of whom consider Raoul's clown figurines to be prized pieces, the "jewels" of their various collections.
To read more about Oskar Raoul in the media, here is a link to a vintage newspaper article about the artist:
The condition of this piece can be seen in the photos. It is in superb vintage condition! There are some places where the paint had just begun to fade, and this clown could use a gentle dusting, but in all it is one of the best preserved works by Oskar Raoul I've seen available anywhere. See photos for details.
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