Windstone "melanistic #1" Black Lion Figurine, Animal Statue; Test Paint For Sale
EDITIONS "MELANISTIC" LION TEST PAINT #1
This is our “Lion” figurine test-painted by one of our
production painters, Patricia, to look like a “melanistic” (black) lion..
The lion sculpture is from the very first line of animal
figures that we produced when we started Windstone Editions in 1984. This piece was retired in 1988. We didn't have any leftover original lion
castings, so this one is a fresh casting made from new molds that we created
using an old original master.
This lion is airbrushed in warm black with grey and white
highlights, and he is lightly antiqued with metallic gold. He has metallic tan glass eyes and a glossy
finish. The original lions we sold prior
to 1988 were usually painted in a light tan color with dark brown manes and
amber eyes (a picture of one of these old lions can be seen on Astral Castle’s
website in the Windstone Editions Encyclopedia section under “Lion”).
In addition to the difference in color, this lion can be
easily told from the very rare originals by his new hang tag and grey felt
pad.(the original lions didn't have felt pads).
Additionally, Patricia has initialed this lion on his felt pad and
marked him as "Melanistic Lion test paint #1". He is mint and will come with a signed letter
of authenticity. This lion and his
Certificate of Authenticity will not be signed by Melody Pena.
This lion measures approximately 9" long.
This sculpture has a less finished look than our present
pieces because he was produced in the days before Melody Pena had begun using
the extensive refining methods that she now uses to sculpt a Windstone
piece. The texture this lion has is
exactly like that of the original clay sculpture.
Note: Although we try our best to photograph the colors
of each item as accurately as possible, please be aware that different computer
screens can display colors differently.
The colors of this item as they appear on your computer screen may vary
slightly from the colors of the actual item.
Different lighting conditions can also affect the appearance of
colors. All of our sculptures are
photographed to appear as they would under natural daylight. The colors of this item may look different in
your home depending on the type of lighting you use.
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Windstone "melanistic #1" Black Lion Figurine, Animal Statue; Test Paint: $272