Item/Description: Delightfully unique, hand-sculpted & hand-painted “Bears Etc.” customized Teddy Bear blackjack dealer figural display, with a one-of-a-kind personalized special occasion handwritten birthday message for its gift recipient: “Happy Bearthday. Hope You’re Dealt All Aces & Faces.”
In addition to this sculpture serving marvelously as a decorative accessory for any home or office/business, it also makes for a terrific conversation piece paperweight, and the recipient of this charmer will have a handy and useful “forever reminder” of their thoughtful gift giver (even if the gift ultimately is to oneself). ;~)
Sculpted in 1992, this charming “lady” bear card dealer croupier figural sculpture is sweetly adorned in a matching hot pink visor, bowtie/bow tie and upper arm band/sash set. She is seated behind a conventional blackjack table, with a deck of playing cards and a pile of chips in front of her.
We custom-ordered this charming bear brand new in the early 1990s (1992 to be precise), directly from the artisan company that creates these precious figures, and we ourselves composed the unique wording/saying which the artist then hand-wrote on the front facing side of the dealer’s blackjack table. Because the wording was our own as opposed to any of the standard wording available to choose from through Bears, Etc., this already novel and unique bear is even more one-of-a-kind!
All the special occasion gifts created by Bears, Etc. are customized and personalized so every gift has its unique bear mix, colors, names, sayings and accessories that are always different from others. So that when you own one of their bears specialty gifts, “you have the art nobody else has.”
Because of the “timeless” appeal of this delightful cross-collectible, the technical period dating verbiage applicable to it is essentially a non-issue, since anyone who loves bears, casino games/gaming/gambling, or occupationally/professionally is actually a blackjack dealer will absolutely cherish this highly-personalized, novelty gift.
Age/Period: Vintage - 1990-1992 (1990s)
*Purchased by us in 1992
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Bears, Etc. is the company that created the sculpture. The underside of the sculpture bears the indecipherable signature of either the individual artist who hand-decorated, painted and wrote out the wording OR the creator of the company. The lower right back side of the sculpture bears the carved-out initials “KS” and what is either an “SC” or the numbers “90".
Material(s)/Format: Ceramic (entire figural is solid and heavy/weighty) with protective felt dots on it underside to protect the sculpture as well as its display surface from damage.
Size/Measurements: 4 1/4'W x 5 to 5 1/4"H x 3 ½”D
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: As new!
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