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WALT DISNEY CLASSICS FIGURINES - The Classics Collection started in 1992 with three scenes, Bambi, Cinderella, and Fantasia's Sorcerer Apprentice. Many other series have since been introduced. Some figurines are limited, and some have been retired. Some of these figurines have risen high on the secondary market. The figurines are made of porcelain, and the process is similar to that use to make...

      

"I always knew I wanted to create Ebony Visions'. As an artist who happens to be black, I had distinct ideas about what I would like to see in the line." The elegant compeling figurines he created for the collection are a blen of both Art Nouveau and African culture, which Thomas calls "Afro-Nouveau." - Thomas Blackshear .Thomas Blackshear introduced Ebony Visions in April 1995 with the release...

      

Lisa Keene -As an artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, with an extraordinary career spanning over three decades, Lisa Keene's conceptual art and design work has left an indelible mark on the proud history of Disney animation. From the early days of her career painting backgrounds for The Black Cauldron (1985), Oliver and Company (1988) and The Little Mermaid (1989), to her character designs for The Lion...

At Odds With The Sea

      

Franz Porcelain -Franz Collection is the number one porcelain art designer and producer in Asia. With its headquarters in Taipei and factory in Jingdezhen (the porcelain capital of China), the company owns 200 retail stores in Asia and has marketed its functional art to several thousands of retailers in 56 countries, including prominent department stores such as Harrods, Bloomingdale’s and Bergdorf Goodman. Franz...

House Martin Bird Porcelain Vase

      

Brenda Joysmith -Brenda Joysmith is more than an artist. All her paintings have a story to tell. "Drawing from careful observation of Black people in their ordinary routines, I select a moment that is particularly expressive, or best characterizes my basic idea. Then I work to create a painting that is both meaningful and enjoyable," explains Brenda. Starting with a realistic portrayal of her subject, Brenda’s...

Still Life With Kinte Cloth

      

C. Michael Dudash -Artist C. Michael Dudash was born on January 12, 1952 in Mankato, Minnesota. As an award winning artist and illustrator for the past 23 Years, Michael has won a national reputation by creating oil paintings that can be described as "images of dramatic realism that are bathed in a wonderful mix of light, hidden shadows and romantic atmosphere". Michael's paintings have won him a national reputation...

The Journey

      

Thomas Blackshear Legends -A world class illustrator, Thomas Blackshear is best known for his limited edition prints and collectors plates. Now, his extraordinary versatility as a fine artist is exhibited in a third dimension: limited edition sculpture. Thomas Blackshears sculptures demonstrate incredible sense of design, unique eclectic style and extraordinary sense of color. Elegant drapery and delicate detail tantalize...

Remembering

      

Lee Bogle -Lee Bogle can't remember when he wasn't an artist. Drawing, painting, and picturing life are among his earliest memories and have always been more than a pastime. For many years he has described his art, prints and posters as a passion. "Painting defines me," he says from his home in Kirkland, Washington, where he lives with his wife, Sherri, and their two sons. "It's who I am, not just what I do."...

The Red Pot

      

Giuseppe Armani -Giuseppe Armani was born in Calci, Italy, in 1935. From the moment young 'Bebe' could pick up a pencil, he drew. He drew everything he saw. He drew everyone he knew. He drew all day long. Armani's parents were amazed at Giuseppe's prodigious output and they recognized that their little boy's sketches were more than just the whimsical drawings of most children. Uncanny realism and attention to detail...

Eloise

      

Lladro -Lladró was founded in 1953 when Juan, José, and Vicente, three brothers born of local farmers and endowed with great artistic talent, formed a small family company in the Valencian village of Almácera, Spain. Since then, Lladró has undergone an amazing metamorphosis from an artisan workshop to a huge firm of international scope enjoying continual growth. The company management has remained in the...

Heavenly Lute 1988-93

      

Guillermo Forchino -From the early 1980's, Guillermo Forchino experiments with various materials to create works of art in volume. This research began at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rosario, Argentina and then continued with three years of studies in art restoration and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his studies he discovered and mastered classic techniques and materials. After...

Fab Fifties

      

Barbara Lavallee -A happy Eskimo child hides in the closet peeking out from under her mother’s parka, a Native dancer moving to the century-old music of a walrus drum or a hot tub full of friends on a snowy winter evening are just a few of the images Barbara Lavallee has offered in her popular watercolors. Lavallee, a native of Davenport, Iowa, grew up in Wisconsin and received a degree in art from Illinois Wesleyan...

Holiday Frolic

      

Swarovski -Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass products produced by companies owned by Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, near Zürich, Switzerland. The Swarovski Group also includes Tyrolit (makers of abrasive and cutting tools); Swareflex (reflective and luminous road markings); Signity (synthetic gemstones); and Swarovski Optik (optical instruments). The company...

1993 Swarovski Star Ornament (missing Triangle Card)