Royal Copenhagen Zodiac Male Libra - New Figurine In Box
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Royal Copenhagen Zodiac Male Libra - New Figurine In Box:
ROYAL COPENHAGEN Zodiac Figurine LIBRA LIBRA
September 22 - October 22 ** (The Scales)ROYAL COPENHAGEN figurine of LIBRA from the ZODIAC series; approximately 27 cm (about 10 ½ inches) tall by 16 cm (about 6 ¼ inches) wide. Libra is the Seventh sign of the Zodiac. It is sometimes referred to as the Balance. The Sun enters Libra around the time of year when day and night are of equal length. Thus, this is when the Earth and the Sun are in balance...a time such balance is also illustrated by the fact that when the Sun reaches this point, Spring and Summer have passed and the harvesters are weighing and balancing the fruits of their labors. Now, the beginning of Autumn heralds the Harvest Season. The origin of the word Libra derives from the Latin meaning "balances" or "scales." Often, a statue of the Goddess of Justice holding the scales or balances is erected over the domes of modern court houses. In ancient times, this constellation was associated with the judgment of the living and the dead. Libra is the only inanimate Sign of the Zodiac, the other eleven representing either human or animal forms. Those born under this Sign are natural arbitrators and diplomats, constantly seeking balance and harmony. In short, they are sociable, cheerful and charming souls. Perhaps the greatest fault of this Sign is indecision. Libra individuals find it difficult to make up their minds and strongly dislike taking sides. This MALE ZODIAC series of figurines were sculpted by Pia Langelund, who has created other bisque figurines for Royal Copenhagen, including the stunning PERFECTIO series of male and female nudes. Pia Langelund took her inspiration for this series from the series of female Zodiac sculptures created by Christel Marott in the mid-1980s and now produced by Royal Copenhagen -- their most popular and best selling series of figurines in many years. Following in Christel Marott's footsteps, Pia Langelund has captured the special characteristics of the astrological signs of the Zodiac, but this time using the male form -- each one graceful and strong, combining innocence and decadence. Like the female versions created by Christel Marott, these male sculptures have a beautiful, clear and almost economical style.The choice of classical subject and pose, rendered inbisque porcelain (without either glaze or painted decoration), creates the illusion that each sculptureis both emerging from, and resting on, a block of white marble. ** The dates of each sign vary slightly from year to year. Born in 1960, Pia Langelund graduated from the Kolding College of Danish Art and Design in 1990 after studying ceramic design for 4 years. Royal Copenhagen became aware of her great talent as a sculptor in bronze, earthenware, iron and granite, and she was taken on by the porcelain factory in 1991. She has been responsible for many beautiful creations since then, including a series of Primates, and a magnificent large lion cub, alsoproduced in either black or white bisque porcelain. For Pia Langelund the driving force is the sculptural challenge itself, and one of the recurring themes in her work is the strength and movement of the body in both animals and humans. Beautifully detailed in the finest Royal Copenhagen tradition.Sensual rather than erotic, both modern and classic, this would be an elegant addition to almost any décor. Other figurines in this series are available in My store, including female versions in both white and black bisque porcelain, from original designs by Christel Marott.EXCELLENT CONDITION (no chips, cracks, or repairs), and FIRST QUALITY(no scratch through the trademark). New in original box. (Box may show light wear from shipping and storage.) Fully marked on the bottom, including the three wavey line trademarkof Royal Copenhagen. BUY IT NOW! You don't have to wait for an sale to end. You don't have to worry about being outoffer! You know you want it; you know the price is right; so click the button at the top and BUY IT NOW! SHIPPING, HANDLING & INSURANCE! via UPS Ground within the contiguous 48 United States is just $14.95 for this item, and just $2 for each additional item when shipped together. Save on shipping by buying more than one item! INTERNATIONAL BUYERS – PLEASE NOTE!Import duties, taxes and related charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the Post Office or the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. INSURANCE INCLUDED! My Shipping charge always INCLUDES insurance! Many sellers charge extra for insurance, typically $3 or more for an item like this. COMBINED SHIPPING! Shipping and insurance within the 48 contiguous United States is just $2 for each additional item when shipped together, one of the cheapest combined shipping rates on ! See below for combined shipping rates for countries outside the US PLEASE! Check out my other items including other Collector, Commemorative, Christmas and Mother's Day plates starting at $2.99! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Sign up for my newsletter to keep informed of new listings and special offers! And please check out my ABOUT ME page (see button at top) for an even larger selection of Danish Porcelain, including plates, dinnerware and figurines. PAYPAL VERIFIED! Our identity has been verified by PayPal, so you can feel confident with whom you are doing business. PayPal preferred; PayPal is the ONLY form of payment accepted from buyers outside the US. RETURNABLE! if item not as described. Please ask your questions before offerding. CANADA, ALASKA, HAWAII and PUERTO RICO: Both and PayPal recommend PRIORITY MAIL with TRACKING and INSURANCE. Because this will require a box larger than one cubic foot, PRIORITY MAIL postage and insurance will cost $39 for one figurine, $49 for two figurines, $59 for three figurines; maximum three figurines per box. Time in transit to Canada should be 6 to 10 business days. BUYERS OUTSIDE the US and CANADA: To the UK and most of Europe, and to Australia, South Korea, and most of Asia, Priority Mail (Air Mail with insurance and tracking) will cost $55 for one figurine, $75 for two figurines. In most cases, because of box size limits on international shipping, a maximum of two figurines will fit in a box. In some cases, EXPRESS MAIL has a larger size limitation, and may be the most economical way to ship three figurines. For additional information about international shipping, click here or inquire.ITALY, RUSSIAand FRANCE: Because of problems and delays with Customs and the Post Office, the ONLY available service to ITALY is EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL at a cost of $65 for one Zodiac figurine, $85 for two figurines, $99 for three figurines; maximum three figurines per box. EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL to ITALY usually takes 8 business days, but can take much longer; please be patient. I do not ship toFRANCE. Royal Copenhagen LIBRA