We are pleased to offer the The Sailor from our acclaimed PALMER COX BROWNIE COLLECTION. This whimsical character made his appearance in Cox's second Brownie book published in 1890 titled "Another Brownie Book."
Based on the original Palmer Cox illustrations, the Brownie Sailor is made of the finest all-wool felt and jointed at the neck and shoulders. He has a molded felt character face, hand painted features, a mohair wig, and incredibly tiny sculptural hands. Measuring 8 1/2" tall (without his hat), the Sailor has heavy wire inside his legs to enable him to be self-standing.
Our little Sailor is set to sail the seas in his traditional navy blue felt costume consisting of bell-bottom trousers and matching top with wide collar decorated with embroidered anchor motifs. His nautical cap has the word "Volunteer" embroidered across the hatband and on his feet, the Sailor wears striped sox and hand cobbled leather shoes. The Brownie Sailor comes holding a detailed miniature life preserver! No detail has been spared to bring this delightful Palmer Cox character vividly to life.
The Brownie Sailor comes inside a deluxe RJW presentation box with a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
DIRECT PURCHASE: This particular piece is number four of only five Artist Proofs made and comes directly from the R. John Wright archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $925.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.]
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