Fabulous Vintage Retro Pixie / Elf Shaped Money Box - Holt Howard Era For Sale
FABULOUS VINTAGE RETRO PIXIE / ELF SHAPED MONEY BOX - HOLT HOWARD ERA
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WONDERFULLY KITSCH VINTAGE PIXIE MONEY BOX
Presenting an absolutely adorable figural pixie shaped money box.
This fabulous elfish pixie has the most charming, cheeky expression and fantastic large, pointed ears. His sweet skin toned face has been beautifully hand decorated with a charming wide-eyed, long lashed expression and big cheeky smile. This delightful pixie is captured in a seated pose, with one hand raised in a "Thumbs-up" gesture.
The pixie wears a costume which has been finished in a lovely pearl lustre glaze, which glistens with gorgeous rainbow shades which appear to change as light dances over its surface. A large pixie hat and pointed pixie shoes finished in a bright red cold painted glaze completes the piece.
A coin slot to the reverse side of the pixie's hat indicates this hollow form piece was originally designed to functional as a money box. The original black rubber stopper remains in place to the base.
We can find no makers marks to help with the identification of the maker, but the style of this piece is extremely similar to pieces produced by Holt Howard in the 1950s, and may well be a Holt Howard piece. Even the nature of the glazes used on the Pixies face is convincingly similar to the glaze used on Pixieware pieces. Either way, this superb, authentically vintage piece would make a fine addition to any Pixie collection!
This exquisite pixie is presented in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. There are a few spots of wear to the pixies hand painted facial features and red hat and shoes as indicated in the images. There is fine overall crazing as is to be expected with a piece of this vintage but mentioned for complete accuracy. This piece has been very well cared for and presents very well.
This impressive piece stands approx 180mms tall, measures 120mms in width and 90mms in depth.
This exquisite piece would make an outstanding addition to any vintage Pixie collection!
A wonderfully charming kitsch feature for any retro styled home
A perfect gift idea for any discerning admirer of beautifully designed, fun vintage objects of sheer charm and beauty
Preferred payment method within Australia can be made via direct deposit / internet banking or money order. PayPal is also accepted.
International buyers are most welcome. Please use PayPal for payment.
Sorry, no personal cheques accepted.
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