Soffieria De Carlini, Kitty Tamer Ring Master
Kitty Tamer and Quick Draw, two jumbo Italian ornaments from the De
Carlini workshop, were introduced as part of the 1994 & 1995 Christopher
Radko Collection. Smaller versions of each cartoon character were
original De Carlini styles. Christopher Radko super-sized them to 11".
Because of their size, breakage in shipping was significant. And then,
not everyone wants an 11" ornament on the tree! These two factors led
to a scarcity of these 1994 versions.
Soffieria De Carlini is responding to collector requests, reprising
this popular design from the 1960s and 1970s in a 6" version. It pays
homage to to Christopher Radko’s 1994 “jumbo" version.
The Ornament Design
Kitty Tamer pays homage to old-time circus
entertainment. He is a bow-legged black and white cat, dressed as the
circus ring master. He wears a traditional red jacket and shiny black
boots. His yellow tail curls around his body. Of course, he wields a
long-handled whip should an unruly lion try to break ranks!
Made in: Italy
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