Expertly carved large antique wooden (court) jester sculpture / ornament - Origin France - second half 19th century.
In the style of the Middle Ages.
The jester is displayed sitting - can be placed on an edge piece.
These sculptures were part of a larger whole.
A jester or court jester is the official prankster at the court of a prince or a drama company. Especially in the Middle Ages the court jester was popular, but over the centuries they disappeared from most courts.
In reasonably well preserved condition, one of the left jester’s feet (with shoe) is missing.
Height: 37 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Length: 11.5 cm.
Weight (2): 2.3 kg.
- No. of items
- Couple skilfully carved antique wooden court jester / joker sculptures / ornaments
- Estimated Period
- Late 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
- 37×13.5×11.5 cm
- 2.3 kg