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Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper

Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper

Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper
ANRI (IT A LY) EARLY to MID 20TH CENTURY FOLK ART KINETIC'KISSING COUPLE,' HAND CARVED & HAND PAINTED WOOD CORKED FIGURATIVE BOTTLE STOPPER & REAR WOODEN LEVER which ENGAGES MOVEMENT. [Pre-WWII Italian folk art carved figurative wooden bottle stoppers]. Early to mid 20th century Ita li an Anri vintage hand carved, figurative wood & cork wine bottle stoppers.

5" Height x 2 " Width x 2 1/2 Depth. Incredibly, it's still in working order and the back wooden lever pushes the heads of the young lovers up and facing each other, in the kissing position with prone lips. A delightful, vintage early to mid 20th century hand carved and painted wood body and twin wood head, kinetic Anri Ita li an conjoined pair of figures, that together comprise a single corked bottle stopper.

There are no fractures to either of the wood bodies or heads and no flea-bites along the edges of either figure. The young female figure is dressed in peasant costume, wearing a green cotton handkerchief and a red wool jacket over a white lace blouse. The young male figure's wearing an ochre colored wool jacket, white shirt, with a typical round Ita li an stout men's visored hat. The wood lever in the rear operates the figures by a series of dowels, strings and fasteners. It's unusual to find these early to mid 20th century vintage Ita li an Anri pieces with conjoined, twin figures that move and are still operational, as are these.

Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Figurative: Kinetic
  • 'Kissing Couple': Anri, moving wooden figurative bottle stoppers
  • Conjoined figures: Authentic, original, post WWII Anri figures
  • Italian: Vintage
  • Early-mid 20th century: Circa 1938-1954
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Wood bodies: Hand carved wooden heads
  • Hand carved bodies: Levered, kinetic mechanism
  • Satin, reflective paint: Pine softwood
  • In working condition: Authentic, original
  • 100% original vintage condition: Untouched & undisturbed
  • Pre-WWII: 100% handmade
  • Brand: ANRI

Anri Italy Folk Art Vint'kissing Couple' Hnd Crvd/pntd Wood Head Bottle Stopper