Blonde Plaster Profile

Painted plaster, with wire loop for wall hanging embedded in the reverse.

Dating from the 1940s.

Height 11 1/2", width 7 1/2".

Generally very good condition throughout.

Modelled with a curvaceous flourish, mass produced and originally sold at Woolworth's for a few shillings, these inexpensive plaster wall ornaments, along with alsatians rampant guarding the radiogram, were the popular art of their day and are the twentieth century successors to Staffordshire figures. Seventy years on, they are now regarded as important period pieces, preserving in plaster the elaborate coiffures of the forties and casting a glance of proud glamour in the face of austerity.

Nowadays increasingly scarce.

 

SOLD

See also: Brunette Plaster Profile

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