Mar 162011

Before delving further into the development of the character Gianduia, here’s a handy guide to the most common elements of his dress and appearance.

(1)  Tricorne hat, often with an Italian tricolor rosette on the brim.

(2)  Wig with an up-turned pigtail, usually with bow.

(3)  Glass, bottle, or jug of wine, often identified as Barbera.

(4) Frequently appears with his wife, Giacômëtta.

(5)  Brown coat.

(6)  Red trim on coat.

(7)  Yellow waistcoat.

(8)  Green knee-breeches.

(9)  Red stockings.

(10)  Brass-buckled shoes.