Vintage plaster and chalk nude statuettes

Deanna of Kitsch-Slapped takes us on a tour of vintage plaster and chalk nude statuettes.

[Some] vintage plaster or chalkware figurines have little fabric skirts or loincloths, which may come on as modest cover-up... Surprise, these vintage pieces show the genitalia! Aren’t you just dying to flip the grass skirt made of string aside on this vintage piece by what appears to be Ferguson Studios?


  1. Love that blog name.

    Side note: My parents had a couple of small ceramic frogs that had faintly painted human genitalia on the undersides.

  2. From the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, mostly harmless edition:

    Nudity: failure to follow arbitrary social conventions about which parts of human anatomy are acceptable to display. See strange human customs for additional information.

    Deodorant: major human technological achievement, poorly reinforced by weak social mores.

  3. At the Ringling museum there is a bronze bull with a bronze female  dangling faceup over the bull. Her  vulva is prominent and pointed straight up.

    When I saw it, I assumed that it was  for someone to pour booze down her thighs so partiers can do shots off her hoo-haw. In fact it was a sculpture rejected by the city of Phildelphia.

    1. There just has to be a story behind this one. Is it a comment on free market capitalism or something allegorical?

      1. It’s more one of those ancient-Bible-or-mythological-story-as-an-excuse-for-porn. 

        Here’s a bit more about the statue, which has some ambiguity about it’s origin.
        That’s not unusual for this collection, because Ringling (the circus mogul) was “new money,” and he wanted an art collection, but didn’t actually know a lot about art.  So  he bought an amazing amount of quite good stuff in Europe (where he was considered a rube) where he got screwed because the art dealers lied about the identity of the artist.  Not “forgeries,” he bought good stuff, just not what he was told he was buying. He really didn’t seem to mind. 

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