Produced in 2007, the Brownie Band members were the very first pieces in our acclaimed PALMER COX BROWNIE COLLECTION.
Palmer Cox (1840-1924) is famous the world over for his fictional creatures known as The Brownies: little members of the fairie or goblin world "who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds." The first of Cox's "Brownie" books was published in 1887 and was an immediate sensation. With detailed illustrations and classic four-beat iambic verse story-poems, Cox brought the folklore tales he learned as a child to life. He went on to publish fifteen more Brownie books, leaving behind a legacy of delight for children and the young-at-heart.
Measuring approximately 8"tall, each RJW Brownie is made entirely of the finest all-wool felt and jointed at the shoulders and neck. Heavy wire inside the legs enable them to be self-standing. Carefully based on the original illustrations, the Brownies are skillfully molded and delicately hand painted. The delightful period swallow-tail uniforms are tailored of felt lined with cotton and embellished with tiny felt covered buttons and leather brimmed 'Kepi'-style caps. Each of the five band members includes a custom-made musical instrument and together they form a brass & percussion "Show Band." The "Trumpet" Brownie features a custom-made trumpet on a cord around his neck.
The Brownie Band Members were produced in a limited edition of only 175 pieces. Each comes enclosed in a custom-made presentation box with accompanying certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
The Trumpet Brownie offered here comes directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition.
The online purchase price includes shipping and insurance in the domestic United States. For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office. You may also place your order request via phone at 1-802-447-7072. All orders are subject to availability.
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