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Item/Description: Vintage 1983 Flavia Weedn “The Clown - Making Believe” Roman, Inc. Japan porcelain figurine.
***A charming poem appears on the underside of this delightful statue, beneath “The Clown” title:
Is Born to the Young -
and to Be Young Is
Excerpted Online Research Information About Flavia Weeden (attributed to http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?searchtype=BIO&artist=135395): “Flavia Weedn grew up in Los Angeles during the Post-Depression years. As a child she developed a love of color and design from her mother who was a doll maker. But it was her young uncle, Jack, who sparked her development as an artist.
Of him, she said: "’is great love of life led me to see the same wonder and beauty he found in the ordinary, and to share the same joy he found in the writings of the great romantic poets.’
Flavia Weedn has had a prolific career as an illustrator and artist for over fifty years. Her subjects often focus on the relationships between families, friends, and loved ones. She is noted as a greeting-card illustrators.”
Age/Period: Vintage - underside of figure is dated 1983 (1980s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Base is incised “Flavia” on the top side.
*Underside of figural is backstamped with the above-referenced poem, the name of the statue, and “1983 Flavia Weedn” (sometimes erroneously spelled “Weeden”) with the “RR” company logo.
*In addition to the backstamped information contained on the underside of the sculpture is the original silver & blue foil label which reads “RR Roman Japan”.
Material(s)/Format: Porcelain ceramic.
Size/Measurements: The figurine measures 5 3/8" H, with a base that measures 4" W x 2 7/8" Deep.
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Sculpture is in near mint condition, exhibiting no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or repairs!