Thursday, January 28, 2010


This set of delicate porcelain ballet figurines makes an encore as collectible kitsch! Made in Japan (stickers on two figures are intact), the 4 prima donnas are missing two more companions (alas! I saw them sold at the Greenhills fair!). Though cheaply made, the delicate figurines are highly detailed, right down to their ruffled tutu's spangled with gold. What struck me too was the campy, emotive poses--certified drama queens on the dance stage! It still is possible to get individual figurines despite their fragile nature--and part of the thrill is completing a set. I just wonder if these ballerinas have their male counterpart in tights, now that should be interesting. Let's pas de deux!

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