Porcelain Piggy Bank Inlaid with Swarovski Crystals
The artist decorates this totally functional porcelain piggy bank with the traditional millefiore technique, substituting Fimo for glass. Fimo is a type of clay similar to Play-Doh used by artists; when fired it becomes hard like porcelain, enabling artists to produce spectacular colors in minute detail. As if that were not enough, the artist then embellishes each pig with dozens of Swarovski crystals, and signs and dates each piece along the bottom.
These pigs are also sometimes seasonally available at the main store at Barneys in midtown Manhattan - for significantly more than our price.
No two pigs are ever even remotely similar; all are true works of art that are one of a kind.
Measures: Approx 5" from snout to curly tail. 4.5" tall. 3.5" across the belly and weighs 14 ounces.
Made in Brooklyn.