Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Monti Carlo" Snow White Figurines

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs figurines. Made of polyresin (but with a porcelain-like feel). Muted colors. The princess holds a rose and leans against a tree stump. Base is dark cherrywood. A metal plate on the front edge reads Monti Carlo...Italy Style. She measures approximately 13" high, the dwarfs range between 6" to 7". Made in China.







Base plate: Monti Carlo...Italy Style



Oddly enough, an identical figurine has been seen online but with a base plate that reads, Monti Laide...Italy Style.




The Dwarfs.






I don't know much about the origin of this set. My guess is that it's patterned after the Giuseppe Armani fine porcelain pieces that were created between 1993 and 2003. See his Snow White work in earlier Archive entries.

2 comments:

  1. Well, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"! but ... I'll just say that "laide" means "ugly" in French! ;-) They've tried hard but not as hard as the Armani pieces which have the definite Disney feel to them! Might be a "bootleg" product!

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  2. Agreed. Probably a knock-off. "Laide" seems an appropriate adjective when compared to the work of Giuseppe Armani.

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