PPP *Deluxe - "Makybe Diva, Glen Boss up" Portrait
Traditional Scale, cast here at the pottery in fine Australian earthenware, from 3 different current moulds which I own (horse and jockey original sculpt by Pat Kasper).
Approximately 20cm/7.8" tall (to top of jockey helmet) and 29cm/11.4" long, nose to tail, permanently affixed to a ceramic "turf effect" base, which is baize lined.
Makybe Diva, Glen Boss up. Triple Melbourne Cup Champion
Handmade sculpture by Debbie Poole, Poole's Pony Pottery, Australia.
Introducing my portrait sculpture of the legendary "Makybe Diva". *Please note, this is not licensed memorabilia, not merchandise in any way. This is 100% handmade by me from scratch, in fine Australian earthenware china, made right here in Brisbane, Australia. This portrait sculpture is my way to honour this icon of The Australian turf.
Over 100 hours work went into this piece. Cast from 3 moulds which I own, each piece was altered when I de-moulded them, to create this unique portrait sculpture. As she is fragile (earthenware china does not bounce!), she will ship in a foam-lined gift box and will be double boxed and fully insured (postage will not be cheap for overseas), and come with her decorative hang tag.
For the purists: time honoured methods meet new world techniques
She was hand poured, customised in the clay body, assembled and fired to bisque. She was then custom glazed to (as far as possible),authentic Makybe Diva colours. Following this, she was enhanced with cold painting and cold glaze, to create greater depth of colour. So, is she custom glazed? Yes! Is she custom painted & cold glazed? Yes, she is both. I am making this information completely plain so there can be no confusion (I know some purist china collectors will not like the fact that she is also painted). Please have a good long look at all photographs and make your own decision.
*all horses that are mounted on bases must ship alone and in foam for protection, hence, postage will be higher.
**she has tiny air holes drilled at the corner of her mouth (both sides), should you wish to insert wire as her circular racing bit.
***price includes her being in a foam-lined gift box and double boxed.
*Deluxe denotes a higher quality of finish than budget; may also denote a higher quality sculpt.
$550 AUD/$490 USD