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Huge 1950s Chalkware Figural African Group - Any Ideas About Maker?

Post by Clarehelen on July 7th 2018, 5:57 pm

Hello again,
I've just bought this huge 1950s figure from a yard sale and I'm hoping someone can help identify the makers.
It is made out of chalkware or some kind of plaster. It reminds me of wall masks from the 1950s.
It is not particularly good quality but makes quite an impression!
It measures 26" long by 10.5" tall.
Thanks in advance.





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Post by denbydump on July 7th 2018, 6:36 pm

It looks very Italian 1950s.
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Post by Clarehelen on July 7th 2018, 10:04 pm

Hello, I did think maybe Italian - I think a lot of the chalkware wall masks were made in Italy.
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Post by Clarehelen on August 20th 2018, 11:51 am

I've been doing a bit more research on this piece and it seems likely to have been made by DN Art Products. This company was based in Manchester. It was run by Diomede Nieri who traded as DN Art Products. Think he was probably an Italian immigrant. There is loads more info about British chalkware pieces of the 1950s/60s here https://durons.wordpress.com
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Post by Essenjay on August 20th 2018, 2:20 pm

That chalkware blog/website is incredibly thorough - if you need to know company addresses and 1950s naturalisation references! Useful information about the products is a bit scarce.
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Post by Clarehelen on August 20th 2018, 10:16 pm

Yes it is a great place to find info about British chalkware - I was so glad when I found it.
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