1940s Hand-Carved and Pained Chalkware Cat
Circa 1940s American painted chalkware cat. These figurines date back as far as the 1800s and were often used as …
moreCirca 1940s American painted chalkware cat. These figurines date back as far as the 1800s and were often used as carnival prizes. Chalkware is composed of plaster of Paris (carved, as opposed to a mold, in this example). Since it is unfired, unlike a glaze, its colors are exposed, and the coatings offer little protection. Hence, these pieces are easy chipped / broken, given the fragile quality of materials. Wear is accepted and expected with pieces of this material.
In this case, there is very little wear considering the age and materials (light chips mostly to the ears). Refined, statuesque representation with pink and blue pops of color. Exceedingly unique work of 1940s chalkware.
We have many chalkware animals and figurines from the 19th and 20th centuries listed separately, so check out our other items. less
- 3.5ʺW × 5.5ʺD × 14.5ʺH
- Place of Origin
- United States of America
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- light flaking in places, as shown light flaking in places, as shown less
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