Bambi thermometer / vase
made in Japan 1950s
When too much kitsch is barely enough, this wonderful souvenirware Bambi is gilt, has a thermometer AND a vase/pen holder. Bambi vases were made and hand painted in Japan and then shipped to every corner of the globe where the locality’s name was added; this one is marked Mackay – a regional town in Queensland.
The thermometer rather idealistically records temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius but then presumably the Bambis were also shipped to Equatorial Guinea. The love for Bambi in the 50s knew no bounds! And I’ve tested the thermometer- it’s pretty accurate.
Brassy bold gilt bambi is for sale: $AUD25
Ready for Sydney temperatures, no doubt. Great blog.
No doubt Dana- those makers were prescient! And thanks for the compliment on the blog.
Reblogged this on decoupella and commented:
Ist this just the cutest bit of 1950’s kitsch. Just had to pass it on 🙂
cute kitsch- you’re so right jacqui! thanks for the reblog.