Code: HN5653

Originally released in 1974

Mantilla, part of the Haute Ensemble series, was modeled by Eric Griffiths and launched in 1974. Eric, as director of sculpture, was responsible for encouraging a young team but also for developing techniques and ideas for

figurines. The five Haute Ensemble figurines demonstrate a remarkable quality of the figurine collection – that somewhat Avant Garde sculptures could occasionally feature alongside more traditional styles and subjects.  The slender, tall figurines blended femininity with subtle realism and also incorporated new decorative techniques.

The miniature commemorative Mantilla retains all the distinctive traits and details of its larger original; from the haughty demeanour of the Spanish Señora to the delicate chiffon material of her shawl and the layered underskirts peeping out from beneath the ruffle trimmed opening of her red dress.

Height : 12.6cm


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