Vintage Laszlo ISPANKY Porcelain FIGURINE ~ ARTIST Drawing ~ Ltd Ed 500
Beautiful limited edition porcelain bisque figurine of a seated young woman in a long blue dress drawing a flower. Includes wood base. Hard to find!
- Mark: Stamped - Laszlo Ispanky || Ispanky Porcelains || Made in U.S.A. || Limited Edition || One of 500
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 6 x 10.5 x 8 inches (not on base)
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition. No box or CoA. No crazing, chips, cracks or breaks. Unfortunately her left ring finger is broken off, as well as the tips of her index and middle finger.
World renowned sculptor, Sir Laszlo Ispanky (1919-2010) was born in Budapest, Hungary, the youngest of 10 children. Ispanky served in the Hungarian Army and was a POW in Siberia for 11 months. After release, he concentrated on his love of art, gaining fame in Hungary for his many sculptures. During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Laszlo Ispanky escaped his homeland and emigrated to the United States. Word of his arrival spread quickly in America. He was awarded a Fellowship to the Cranbook Academy of Art in Deerfield, MI, to study and teach sculpting. In 1960, Ispanky became the Master Sculptor for Cybis Porcelains, creating many fine porcelain figurines, as well as the 48 State Flower Bouquet seen at the World's Fair. In 1966, he started his own company, Ispanky Porcelains Ltd.
His works were selected by the U.S. Government as special gifts to heads of state, and his pieces are in some of the finest collections in the world, The American Shakespeare Festival Theater and Academy; The Smithsonian Institute; The Museum of Modern Art, Peking, China; The Brooklyn Museum; The New Jersey State Museum; The Jerusalem Foundation; The President's Mansion, Mexico City; The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden; The Rockefeller Collection; The New Jersey Governors Mansion, Princeton, NJ; The Liberace Museum of Las Vegas; The National Cathedral of Brazil; Buckingam Palace, and The Vatican.