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Pierrot Dolls

December 16, 2010

A Pierrot Doll is a certain style of porcelain doll, that has a very beautiful but pale face and usually has a teardrop painted onto the side of its face. this originated from a french character called ‘Pierrot’ who was a fool and a comic in french pantomime. The teardrop symbolises Pierrot’s heartbreak as athough he is a comic character, he is pining for his love and so is commonly known as ‘the sad clown’.

The character commonly has a white, painted face and the teardrop is mostly painted in black, the doll is made from porcelain and both the character and the doll wear baggy clothes with large buttons down the front, they are sometimes also known to wear a conical hat.

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