Santos Cage Dolls Figures By Artist Eric Cortina Set Of 3 Magnificent Rare For Sale
are very unique pieces. They will look great as a Holiday Display. Available for a limited time only. I looked for days all over the internet
trying to find three matching pieces.I have found they were made in
the Phillipines for Eric Cortina who makes the bases for them. And
it’s nearly impossible to find them in a male figure, they are usually
female.I'm not sure if he is still making these.
I do know that hehascreatedhis own line of Christmas
ornaments that have been featured at stores such asBERGDORF GOODMAN
& Barney's New York.
are in extraordinary shape. They have Glass eyes with their
features very intact. The arms have not been moved
much.Theyare from a high end boutique. Adorned with
jewelry or they can be made very festive for the holidays.
were originally drab and have been painted the bronze and crowns were purchased
for their heads.
The tallest measures 48 inches
high.The tallest has a slight crack in his head which adds to his
uniqueness. The second tallest is 41 inches high and the shortest
is 26 inches high.
“Cage” dolls go as far back as the 17thcentury.Santos
were carved by priests. Fashion dolls were given as gifts to
royalty so they could display the latest fashions. I have read that
Santos Cage Dolls were dressed up elegantly in crowns and gowns used for processions
and shrines.The expressions on these dolls were meant to be loving and
thoughtful yet very pious. These have a serene look.
These are art pieces and you will get compliments. I would
like to sell them together as to find three similar pieces is difficult.
item in the hand carved wood collection makes a beautiful accent or statement
piece in a home. The designs are hand carved and finished using paints and
techniques that give each piece its own unique quality and aged appearance.
HAND CARVED SANTOS COLLECTION from Eric Cortina's website
piece is an individual work of art combining the talents of expert wood carvers
and Eric’s own hand finishing.
originally Spanish for saints, are usually smaller statues that were used for
processionals or in private home chapels. These wooden figures have simple
frameworks since they were covered and dressed in elaborate costumes and wigs
for each feast day or religious holiday. The Madonna was the most revered, and
many variations of her image created.
the Eric Cortina Santos Collection, the process begins in the Philippines where
the European art of carving Santos and religious objects has been passed down
for many generations. Artists start with Eric’s original design and hand carve
each figure piece out of mahogany. A different expert carver then creates the
head and hands using softer wood. Every piece is unique and has its own
personality which is displayed in the carving of face and glass eyes.
each piece is carved, it is entirely covered in gesso which provides a surface
for the various layers of paint used in Eric’s finishing process. They are then
packed, crated and shipped to the Cortina studio.
painting process begins with Eric applying 2 to 3 individual base colors and
then stains to the body that gives the piece an aged appearance. The heads and
hands are then given special attention with additional layers of paint and
stain to give a lifelike look and the appearance of aged enamel paint. The
Santos is then sanded and hand distressed making each piece unique.
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