The Golden Carp" Vtg 1987 Porcelain~by William Kazmar (1918-1997)~Franklin Mint
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Up for auction, is this lovely porcelain piece, by wildlife artist, William Kazmar. ( 1918-1997). This particular piece was produced by the Franklin Mint in 1987. This figural depicts a beautiful, delicate, porcelain golden carp, swimming among sea grass. The grass is painted copper, and has one small scrape about 1/8 th inch, above the tail. I didn't notice until after the photos. It's only visible from the back view. This is a detailed, handpainted fish, with fins that are very, very thin and wispy. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs to this piece. The base is painted metal, with sea bed, and an adorable porcelain snail at the base. This piece was crafted in Malaysia. See the photo of the bottom for markings. This beautiful and graceful carp, measures about 9.5 in. tall, by about 7.5 in. wide. It will be WELL packed for shipping!