Florence Sculture d'Arte Original Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Why Me!", #0162C, Retired 2002.The figurine, approximately 9-1/2" tall, is in mint condition and has not been displayed except to take the photos. It comes in its original box and is encased in its original packing. It is a whimsical figurine of a lovely Victorian young lady in a red-orange hat with feathers who is walking by when two frolicsome little dogs jump at her feet for attention. With a surprised expression on her pretty face and hand on hip, she exclaims, "Why Me!" Note: this is the handpainted more expensive "C" finish and the desirable finish that is retired and increases in value, not the cheaper white unpainted "F" finish that recently sold on eBay for approximately $100. T is no comparison. She is delicately handpainted and the sculptural detail is very expressive and sweet. The flesh tone on her face has a lovely soft pink tonality and is more beautiful than the photo depicts. The figurine has long white detailed sleeves, a high necked collar scalloped at the edges and white high buttoned shoes with the shoe part in the same red-orange tonality as the hat. These fine details are barely perceptible in the picture. Armani's humor and playful nature is evident in this figurine. He has captured the moment and the universal appeal of this figurine. For over 30 years, Giuseppe Armani, through the Florence Sculture d'Arte gallery in Italy, has created sculptured fine art masterpieces. Although he is a direct descendant of the Renaissance art heritage, Armani followed his own artistic intuition in his evolution. He continually searched for new and different ways of creative expression ranging from classical motifs to the more contemporary and/or whimsical styles. He possessed a rare artistic talent and gives life and spark to inanimate clay. In celebrating his life's work, these beautiful timeless figurines could only grow in appreciated value. Among these is this beautiful little retired figurine. It is a lovely figurine to behold and own. T is no reserve on this figurine. Please look for more of my treasured Armani figurines that will be listed in the near future at lower than market prices. Serious bidders only, please. The figurine is as described, like new and in mint condition, and looks more beautiful than the picture depicts so, please bid with confidence. The shipping cost depends on the shipping destination; please use the shipping calculator to determine your cost. The original box, with the original packaging foam encasing the figurine, will be carefully placed inside an outer carton when shipped. Note: the outside of the box is a little worn but, it is still usable and the beautiful figurine is in mint condition. I will ship domestic via UPS and international via USPS Express Mail International. Payment via Paypal is preferred and will get this beautiful figurine to you faster. I will ship it within three (3) business days of verified receipt of payment. I will also accept money orders or cashier's checks on domestic shipments. However, these methods of payment will take longer to process and be verified. I will only accept PayPal on International shipments. Good luck and happy bidding.
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