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Posted 6 years ago


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Inherited, purchased in the 50's. Doesn't have original lamp shade. Quite the jester and a conversation piece.

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  1. BonnieRabbitt, 6 years ago
    Would love it if someone could identify the signature or if anyone is familiar with this sculptor.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I read Carran.. That would suggest Giovannin Carrano. His grandson is a photographer. These days most of the hits will be for his work, it's worth the look too!

    Do you have an Italian background?

    The elder Carrano was a painter and ceramicist born into the majolica traditions of the town of Vietri in 1913. He died in 1984. He began work at the factory run bu Max Melamerson called "I.C.S" and in 1947 moved on to another really important factory called "C.A.S". After leaving the Solimene firm a few years later he set up his own "laboratorio" ij Vietri sul mare. Later he worked with the famous Vincenzo Pinto and his sons Raffaele and Giovanni. Giovannino is considered to be one of the greats.

    If it is by him it would date to the early fifties when he was working on his own.

    Perhaps you could contact his grandson of the same name and ask his opinion of the lamp.

    The figure looks to be masked and would be one of the characters from the Commedia dell'Arte. Is he carrying a stick? A 'batocchio'? It's normally carried by Arlecchino. It is a slapstick, two pieces of wood that clap loudly together and are part of the 'game'.

  3. BonnieRabbitt, 6 years ago
    Your comments are very much appreciated. yes he carries a stick or wooden bat in his left hand. I do not live in Italy, but in Canada. my parents purchased this for an importer many years ago (1950's). I always found the lamp interesting, however the face scared my sister.

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