Papier Mache Clown Passe Boule game4

Clown Passe Boules Game

A cool French Passe-Boules tossing game commonly used in fairgrounds, circa mid part of the 20th century onwards…

SKU: RC0730.

Product Description

A cool Passe-Boules fairground game…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we would suggest it dates to the mid part of the 20th century onwards. Made in a papier mache, with a wooden base, this piece was recently discovered in France. This traditional ‘tossing game’ was designed for individuals to throw balls at the target, aiming for the figures’ mouth. Once inside the target, the ball would fall through the clowns’ body and drop out of the bottom

We are offering this piece for decorative purposes, as we think it would look perfect graced on a shelf in ones home, or even on display in a window in a retail environment. We think this has been ‘over painted’ as some point, as it’s in really nice condition. This piece is naively built, therefore there are some jagged edges and some tatty areas, yet we simply feel that it adds to its charm and authenticity…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. Structurally the piece is in good shape, yet there are some surface marks, scratches and paint chipping. There are a few tatty areas to the build here and there as suggested above. Please note : the balls do not currently fit into the figures’ mouth, as they are not true to the game., If one wishes to use this piece as a game, the balls would simply need a light ‘sanding’ to reduce the size. They are in a soft wood and lightweight, therefore this could be done with ease. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 36cm, Width : 34cm, Height : 70cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scuffs and abrasions, some paint chipping, some jagged edges, a bit tatty in places, naive build, balls would need a small ‘sanding’ to fit into holes

Postage : Medium Item £9 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 36 x 34 x 70 cm