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A8591 Statuette, 'You Dirty Boy!', stamped metal, designed by Giovanni Focardi, made by Wunderlich Limited, Redfern, Sydney, 1908-1920, to advertise Pears soap. Click to enlarge.

‘You Dirty Boy!’ statuette

Made 1908-1920

Statuette, ‘You Dirty Boy!’, stamped metal, designed by Giovanni Focardi, made by as an advertisement for Pears soap by Wunderlich Limited, Redfern, Sydney, 1908-1920, to advertise Pears soap

A stamped metal (apparently zinc or tinplate) statuette of an old woman washing behind a young boys ears. A wash tub is placed to one side of the figures with ‘foam’ dripping over its side onto a platform. Features are attached to an octagonal platform. All are painted a terracotta colour.

Stamped on the...

Summary

Object No.

A8591

Object Statement

Statuette, 'You Dirty Boy!', stamped metal, designed by Giovanni Focardi, made by Wunderlich Limited, Redfern, Sydney, 1908-1920, to advertise Pears soap

Physical Description

Statuette, 'You Dirty Boy!', stamped metal, designed by Giovanni Focardi, made by as an advertisement for Pears soap by Wunderlich Limited, Redfern, Sydney, 1908-1920, to advertise Pears soap

A stamped metal (apparently zinc or tinplate) statuette of an old woman washing behind a young boys ears. A wash tub is placed to one side of the figures with 'foam' dripping over its side onto a platform. Features are attached to an octagonal platform. All are painted a terracotta colour.

Stamped on the wash tub:'Pears Soap'. Stamped at rear of the base:'Wunderlich Limited Sydney'. At left of the base: 'The property of A&F Pears Ltd, Sydney & London'. Stamped at right of the base: 'Published May 1878. Copyright England France Germany Italy Denmark United States'.

Dimensions

Height

670 mm

Width

350 mm

Depth

380 mm

Production

Notes

Wunderlich became a public company in 1908, when the 'Wunderlich Limited' name used on the statuette became commonly used.

Made

1908-1920

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds donated by W H Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd, Sydney, 1980

Acquisition Date

9 August 1980

Cite this Object

Harvard

'You Dirty Boy!' statuette 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 August 2019, <https://ma.as/198944>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/198944 |title='You Dirty Boy!' statuette |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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