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    Posted 2 months ago

    MrBen29
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    I always loved this ornament which belonged to my Grandmother and knew nothing whatsoever about it other than my Grandfather rescued it from a bin of rubbish after the existing owner disposed of it during a house renovation. After my Grandmother died a few months ago my parents decided to put all of her possessions through a local house sale company to share proceeds equally between my Brothers and myself. So I ended up bidding on it because I could not imagine it going to someone else and thinking it would be worth spending a couple of £ to keep it. £550 later I was having a panic attack, confused and in shock at what had just happened. When I got it home, I looked on the bottom (having never been able to touch it at my Grandmothers) and it said "Essevi" "Nostalgia" and "Sandro Vacchetti" which after a bit of research turns out to be quite a name in ceramics I guess...

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Gorgeous porcelain lady, lovely memento of your grandmother's
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
      It’s a stunner !!.!.!! Well caught !!.!.!!
    3. keramikos, 2 months ago
      MrBen29, Beautiful. :-)

      To think that it had been thrown in the trash, and only rescued through your grandfather's intervention. >8-0

      *snip*

      Sandro Vacchetti for Essevi
      'Nostalgia' a Pottery Figure of a Young Girl, 1937
      modelled as a young girl in a black dress with full skirt, sat on a step beside a small cactus and a tiny newt
      29cm high, hand painted 'Essevi, Italia, Torino' to base (restored)
      Footnotes

      This figure is illustrated in Maria Grazia Gargiulo's 'Sandro Vacchetti e la Essevi', published by Paparo Edizioni, 2005, Image no. 48


      *snip*

      https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20202/lot/360/
    4. MrBen29, 2 months ago
      Thanks, I did see that during my research, it seems like a few were made with slight differences, that one has a lizard next to the cactus, mine does not, I have seen one without a flower, too. I have no idea how many of them there actually are though...nor what I should insure it for, as there is no recent sale of one as far as I know.

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