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The Hippo and the Hare

By Christa Terry

Here we have the hippo and the hare, as crafted by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg of Germany and sold by Rose and Radish.

Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

Posts featuring porcelain pop up often here on Manolo for the Home, yet I can say without reservation that this is some of the most interesting. Case in point: Extreme realism is the hallmark of Nymphenburg porcelain, and a Nymphenburg figure can consist of over 100 pieces, carefully assembled by a figure master whose craft runs so deep that they even create the tools they use to work on the piece.

…one would hope so, considering that price tags for Nymphenburg figures fall into the $1,000-$2,000 price range. Too steep? Worth it? I’d say it’s a tad pricey for porcelain, but if you’re fetish is ceramics, then perhaps it’s worth it.

2 Responses to “The Hippo and the Hare”

  1. Erik Says:

    Those muscle tones, shadows and expressions aren’t “ceramics”. They’re the work of artistically skilled craftspeople with years of study…and you better believe they’re worth “$1000-$2000″…if not much more.

  2. Never teh Bride Says:

    I don’t think I made light of the craftsmanship that goes into Nymphenburg porcelain in my post, Erik. Personally, I’d rather spend that sort of money on a different form of art. Others might think $1k is a great deal. That’s why I asked what readers thought of the price.

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