The Silver Circus by noted artist/sculptor SASCHA BRASTOFF (his works are included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Houston Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Syracuse Museum of Arts and the Sculpture Center of New York). Each figure in this collection is signed "Sascha". These were the first collection of silver and gold sculptures ever created by Sascha.
They were issued by Franklin Mint every three months back in 1976-77 and were very expensive even back then. Note, at the time these were issued, the pieces each came with a certificate of authenticity but somewhere through the years, these certificates were lost. The presentation boxes are also missing.
It is however, the full collection including.. 4, with his big bow tie and funny hat, stands in the spotlight and goes into his juggling act to the delight of the watching crowd. The Butterfly Girl (approx 5.5 total), dazzling in her spangled tights and exotic butterfly wings, performs her daring acrobatic feats on a single rope. 4, dressed in his elegant costume and top hat snaps his whip above his head and announces that an exciting new act is about to begin in the center ring! 4, lifts its plumed head high, stands gracefully on its hind legs and prepares to receive the much deserved applause of the admiring throng.3, with his great golden mane, cunningly awaits the challenge of the courageous lion tamer. 3, miraculously balances the proverbial ball on its nose - as young and old alike look on in awe. Also included are two stands upon which the lion and seal perform... This makes for a total of 8 pieces in the set. Each of the six figures above and the two stands are crafted in a unique combination of silver and gold. Together they weigh over 38oz. The figures themselves are solid sterling silver, and the details embellished with pure 24 karat gold - to capture the extravagance and grandeur of the circus.
This looks beautiful displayed behind glass in a curio cabinet. The sterling silver simply gleams! The item "Franklin Mint Ltd Edition Sascha Brastoff 38oz Sterling Silver Circus 24kt gold" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Metalware\Sterling Silver".
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