Pinocchio Candlestick Figure

Price £48.00

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Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio was written by Italian author Carlo Collodi in 1883. Pinocchio is a wooden puppet made by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a Tuscan village and dreams of becoming a real boy. His nose grows when he is under stress especially while lying and though good, often gets carried away by bad company.

The structure of the story follows that of the folktales of peasants who venture out into the world but are naïvely unprepared for what they find, and get into bad situations. In the 1880s, due to the industrialisation of Italy, there was a growing need for labour in cities the main qualities demanded of Pinocchio are to work, be good, and study. In the end Pinocchio's willingness to provide for his father and devote himself to these things transform him into a real boy.

Original candlestick figure developed from a range of historical sources. Handbuilt in terracotta, with hand coloured painted sprig decoration and spot gloss transparent glaze.

Height: 17cm
Base: 10cm