Chalkware Dancers

Chalkware Dancers

$28.39

MCM chalkware decor was often romantic and exotic with a focus on the idealized beauty of historic, natural, and abstract designs. Common motifs were dancers (often sold as a male and female pair), innocent or sensual figures, trees, flowers, animals, zig-zags, waves and modern abstract sculpture typical of the period. One of the most popular motifs were of romanticized, stereotyped Asian, African, Native American, Hawaiian people in exotic (at times inaccurate) settings or costume.

An attempt to thwart competitors from copying their highly successful male/female paired chalkware lamps and statuettes was taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court by Benjamin and Rena Stein of Reglor of California in 1953. They won a technical victory that did not ultimately stop copying.

This beautiful danseur and danseuse are in used condition showing some signs of their age. There are a couple smaller chips(pics 7&8) and the man's armpit may have been patched at some point(pic 6). That being said they look great up on the wall and would add class to any room in the house.

They measure 12" tall and 5" acrosss.

Bring the beauty of midcentury design to your home!

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Due to the nature of vintage items being used, we cannot guarantee that any item will be in perfect working condition. Oftentimes vintage items need a bit more creativity to operate than a brand new item and can have unique quirks like a stiff button, or wiggly latch. We do our best to thoroughly test and describe the condition of every item we sell.

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