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    "Karlsson-on-the-Roof" Porcelain Wall Plate, Korosten Porcelain Factory, circa 1970s - 80s.

    "Karlsson-on-the-Roof" Porcelain Wall Plate, Korosten Porcelain Factory, circa 1970s - 80s.

    Measures 7" in diameter. Pre-drilled holes on the reverse for attaching a hanging cord. Shows Karlsson, a jovial little fat man with a propeller pack on his back who lives on the roof of his building and loves sweets. The reverse has the Korosten Factory trademark /fig. #384 in Volume One of "Marks on Soviet Porcelain, Faience, and Majolica, 1917- 1991 by Nasonova et al"/.

    Excellent condition with nicely preserved, bright image and gold edging. No cracks or chips.

    An immensely popular Soviet TV cartoon hero, he was based on a character in Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's children's books. Lindgren was, of course, probably better known in Western Europe and in the US for her possibly more popular Pippi Longstocking series of children's books.

    Some writers seem to believe that Karlsson-on-the-Roof was based on none other than German WW1 ace Hermann Goering who lived for a while in Sweden after WW1, was well known at the time for being a stunt pilot and was apparently Lindgren's neighbor. We cannot absolutely confirm this speculation but it is certainly an interesting conjecture!

    Please note, pen in our photo is for size reference.


    $60.00  

     
       
     
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