This is a contemporary Ceramic Angel Marotte Ornament. A marotte is a prop stick or sceptre with a head on it which was often used by a jester. Many of these were made in the 18th and 18th centuries with bisque heads and costumes and personalities other than those of a jester. This ornament has an off-white molded ceramic head and shoulders with a hand-painted face and reddish brown hair; one-piece off-white ceramic wings; a "body" composed on gold fabric flowers, gold ribbons, and gold braided cord; and a gold wood stick with a barrel-shaped base. The ornament measures 8.75" high by 4.75" wide (from wing tip to wing tip). Maker is unknown. Two of these angels are available and are being sold separately. Although each has a ribbon hanger, one has a thin cord that hangs from the center of the head (see photograph) while the other has a gold ribbon that encircles the neck. Each Ceramic Angel Marotte Ornament is pre-owned but is in very good condition with no signs of damage or wear. Ideal for holiday decorating or for year round display.