Lot Of (5) Vintage Toriart Anri Ferrandiz Hand Carved Gold Angel Figurines Wbox


Lot Of (5) Vintage Toriart Anri Ferrandiz Hand Carved Gold Angel Figurines Wbox

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Lot Of (5) Vintage Toriart Anri Ferrandiz Hand Carved Gold Angel Figurines Wbox :
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Up for offer is a Lot of (5) Vintage Toriart Anri Ferrandiz Hand Carved Gold Angel Figurines w/Box. The pieces are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or paint loss. Look at the pictures for further description and contact with any questions.

A little about Juan Ferrandiz...

Juan Ferrandiz, born in Barcelona where he lived his whole life, is known for his drawings and paintings throughout Europe.

Ferràndiz received his artistic education at the “Reial Académia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi” in Barcelona, later became himself an art professor and devoted himself to the design of figures based on his particular predilection for childish themes. Famous are his illustrations of fables and poems for children, moreover his name is especially associated with the original Christmas cards, which express a whole own personality.

Ferrandiz’s international reputation, however, resulted from the collaboration with ANRI, which brought many figures to life according to his designs. The first contact was already established in 1969 and the numerous works created by Ferrándiz during his working life have allowed the ANRI Master carvers to repeatedly create new ideas in the valuable wooden sculptures.

Juan Ferrandiz was a very educated personality who, however, lived simply and according to his own style, always open to the development of our society.
He was basically, a painter who wrote poetry and a poet who painted pictures. His entire work is dedicated to love, peace and unity, and one of the most successful presentations is theANRI Juan Ferrandiz nativity– Christmas Crib.

Juan Ferrándiz passed away in August 1997, at the age of 79.

A little about the history of ANRI...

It all began in the late 19th century when Alois Riffeser traveled to the major European cities to sell the wood carved figurines and toys which were bought from the farmers of the Gröden Valley located in the Dolomite region of the Alps. This area in South Tyrol was part of Austria-Hungary at the time until being annexed to Italy in 1919.

In 1912Josef Anton Riffeser founded the ANRI Company, which he named using the first two letters of his first and last name. After World War I, where he was in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia, he formulated his plan for a woodcarving company. He created his own models which he distributed successfully, mainly in the Alpine region.

Josef’s wife, Carolina Riffeser ran the company during the difficult years of war and the absence of her husband. She was especially influential as her social positions were well accepted and gained the confidence of the home workers. She also inaugurated the first canteen of the region.

When Anton Adolf Riffeser took over in 1945, he transformed the ANRI company, adopting a more industrial model which allowed for better quality control and distribution to new markets. He was followed by Ernst Riffeser who was able to enlist the services of many well known artists including Juan Ferràndiz, Sarah Kay and others. The ANRI company today is run by Thomas Riffeser, and still remains in the same family.



Lot Of (5) Vintage Toriart Anri Ferrandiz Hand Carved Gold Angel Figurines Wbox :
$150

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