"brownie", Artist Proof, Wicket Originals, Ltd Edition 4/100, 1980
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"brownie", Artist Proof, Wicket Originals, Ltd Edition 4/100, 1980:
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**I AM PUTTING UP FOR sale, SEVERAL OF OUR FINE COLLECTION OF FAITH WICK ORIGINAL "LITTLE PEOPLE" CHARACTERS - IN THIS CASE . . .
HE IS PART OF OUR 30+ YEAR COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS FROM FAMOUS CHARACTER ARTISANS OF WHICH FAITH WICK IS ONE.**
In 1978, Faith formed Wicket Originals, a cottage industry composed of fine craftsmen around the United States, offering fine quality, original, dressed sculptures in VERY LIMITED editions to the discerning collector.
IT IS CRITICAL TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF RETAINING A RECORD OF THE "PROVENANCE" (HISTORY OF OWNERSHIP) OF THESE FINE COLLECTIBLES. PERSONALLY, I CAN DOCUMENT EACH STAGE OF OWNERSHIP (A CLEAN PROVENANCE) FOR THIS PARTICULAR COLLECTIBLE.
Faith would sculpt the original "Little Person" character/doll in clay, then a "master mold maker" would create a mold into which the "porcelain artisan" would pour the porcelain "slip" to obtain the "greenware" which, after careful cleaning, would be fired in a kiln.
Next would come the porcelain painter, body maker, costume maker, wig maker, &, where necessary, the leatherworker, weaver, metal worker, glass blower, woodworker, & any other artisans required to complete the piece.
Within a few years, EFFANBEE Doll Company asked her to design dolls for them, & her career took on the new dimension of designing dolls & giftware for not only EFFANBEE, but also ENESCO, SILVESTRI, BALOS, R. DAKIN, DOLLSPART, & others.
The Founder of the National Institute of American Doll Artists, Helen Bullard, has written Faith's biography, & Seeley Ceramics has produced two books outlining & explaining her sculpting techniques.
Up for sale is a "BROWNIE"
Faith is well known for her creativity & the abundance of her designs - especially interpretations of children's stories, fairy tales, & the circus. This particular character, “BROWNIE" is just simply a flight of Faith's unlimited imagination! He looks kind of like one of J.R.R. Tolkien'sHobbits - minus the big, hairy feet.
This funny, adorable character is as unique, as he is charming, &will add a new twist to any season of your home decor. He will certainly be an eye-catcher, providing spontaneity for many a topic of conversation.
This peculiarly appealing gnome-like creature has a porcelain head with pointy elfin ears. His hands & lower arms are also hand painted porcelain, & he is dressed in a faux fur leotardwith a matching pointy hat. His legs are covered in brown opaque stockings, & on his feet, he wears brown leather elfin boots. GIVEN THE COLOR OF HIS ATTIRE & MAKE-UP, NO WONDER HIS NAME IS “BROWNIE”!
Pay special attention to the detailing of hisbeautifully hand-painted cheeks, fingers, & fingernails.
“BROWNIE” IS IN EXCELLENT PRE-OWNED CONDITION; NO CHIPS, SCRATCHES, OR DISCOLORATION OF ANY KIND.
HE IS AN EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION, 4/100, MADE IN 1980 & COMES WITH HIS ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION (SEE PHOTO).
HOWEVER, HE HAS NO ORIGINAL BOX AS THE EARLY WICKET ORIGINALS DID NOT HAVE TRADEMARKED "WICKET ORIGINAL" BOXES.
PERFECT FOR THE COLLECTOR OF UNIQUE PORCELAIN SCULPTURES, PARTY EVENT PLANNERS, OR JUST AS A SMALL PIECE OF THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN DOLL MAKING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP!
THIS IS A VERY RARE COLLECTIBLE - A FIND ONE IS NOT LIKELY TO COME BY AGAIN IN PRIVATE HANDS!!
- Height = 17"
- Width = 6"
- Depth = 5"
- Weight = 1.75 lbs
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DOLL STAND NOT INCLUDED!!
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