Old Wooden Carnival Knockdowns with Fantastic Patina - Set of Three

Regular price $110.00

The surfaces on these three old carnival knockdowns--which I guess I'd put in the category of bottle knockdowns--are totally amazing, making them, to my eye, very beautiful, super juicy things. There are small chips to polychrome here and there, but for the most part the surfaces are smooth, with the history of being knocked down showing first and foremost in the accumulation of scuffs and stains to the white bodies. If there was ever a painterly patina, this is it; they really make me think of Cy Twombly! Love love.

Sold as a set of three. 7" t; black necked ones are 3" in diameter; one with the white neck is 2 5/8" in diameter.  A few chips/losses as pictured, all to the good I think. c. 1930s-40s I would think.