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I have a friend who thinks that everything needs to "do" something, to be useful in some way. I think that beauty is sufficient unto itself and that adding beauty to this world is "doing" something. These boxes fulfill that requirement exceptionally well.
a Bird in a Gilded Cage. What a marvel this box is. The cage
is heavy wire and suspended from the top is a tiny swing on which
is perched a very colorful parrot. The floor of the cage, the Limoges
box, has his food and water and some shells from the seeds that he
loves. When the swing moves the whole box seems to come alive. It
is interesting to note that he seems real when the swing is in motion.
Inside the box is one of his feathers and the clasp, a compatriot
of his. Retail: About $293.00. Our price: $263.90. A singular
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II. The Medieval Maiden Box. Again, from Chamart and their remarkable new artist, a young woman carrying a bucket of water, dressed appropriately for both the time and place. The face,the clothing are done in enormous detail. Each feature of her face and clothing is sculpted and then perfectly painted. Notice that the weight of the water bucket is forcing her to lean to the opposite side to counter it. It is obviously cool weather because she is wearing both a shawl and a head covering. Her dress is partially covered by a short apron and the toe of one shoe is peeping out from beneath her gown. Her auburn hair is seen under the head covering and the fringe of the shawl can be seen just above her left hand where the shawl is knotted.Our price: $212.90 NEW A remarkably lovely piece with incomparable detail.
JJ. The Pug's Life is
An Open Book Box. This little pug is sitting on a thick book that
is all about her. You wouldn't think there could be that much to say about
such a small dog. She's probably had an interesting and adventurous life.
(I am saying "she" because she is wearing a hot pink collar.
I don't think a male pug would tolerate that.) This is the tiniest dog
perhaps 3/4 of an inch tall and 1 1/4 inches from nose to tail. The book
is apparently about her because it is open to a portrait of her. What
do you suppose she could have done to warrant a book being written about
her? Maybe she's had a secret life like Walter Mitty or maybe her name
is Mata Hari and she's a spy masquerading as a pug. I'm just being silly
because I think that pugs who look ferocious are just lambs in pugs clothing.
Inside the box her muddy paw prints. Aha! There is another side to her.
The clasp is a Frrench bow. The bottom side of this piece is a second
book also about Pugs. I know that because it says so on the binding. Retail:
About $215.00. Our price: $193.90. NEW A really cute pup.
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