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Posted 1 year ago

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Found her today in a consignment shop. The proprietor said he believes she's old, and to me, she doesn't look like one of those repros made to look old. Thoughts? I'm thinking, if she is an original, she's from the Art Deco era?

Mystery Solved

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    How big is she ? Very Nice find !*
  2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Hi, Manikin. Thank you! She's 2" long and almost 3.5 inches tall. Do you think she's old? Thank you, SEAN68.
  3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Thanks so much, AmberRose, blunderbuss2, mustangtony, and inky.
  4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    I was thinking that, too, Eye4Beauty!
  5. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Her patina sure looks old to me , I think she is just a fairy not Tinkerbell :-) I have a few fairies small like her from the 80's but they do not have the patina she has , she looks like she is made of lead ? Is she ?
  6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Manikin, I tried a magnet and it stuck so it's not lead. I think it's iron or steel? The detail is pretty amazing to me.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    .Cast iron which was painted blue at one time and I vote vintage piece . I will post my newer fairy I have a photo of in PC. Fairies have been around in history for long time . There is a fascination with their innocence and playfullness I think in todays world .
  8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Thanks again, Manikin. I look forward to seeing your piece!
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    ?????
    "Iron Fairies" are beautiful cast iron sculptures by Australian artist Ashley Sutton
    look at the fourth image on the top line of link
    https://www.artifactsgallery.com/art.asp?!=A&ID=761

    What do you think?
  10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    WOW, walksoftly. You have a great eye! I do believe that's her! So, not so vintage. Oh well. Thank you for finding her, though!
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    They are really interesting pieces, you have the good eye.
  12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Thank you, walksoftly, but I'm amazed at how you were able to pick her out from that little photo!

    I did find out, thanks to you, that she is handmade by former Australian miner Ashley Sutton out of solid iron ore mined in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    I think she is beautiful..and I would treasure her always! She is Vintage and well made! They do not make these anymore!!!
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I did an image search & found similar ones* which led me to the artist Ashley Sutton, then continued searching till I found one like yours.
    * link
    http://shivadesignsbespoke.com/collections/other?page=2
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Good work bro ! You are always great with a mystery :-)))))))))) She is solved by our one and only walksoft xo
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Oh Sis, you're making me blush. You do know me well though as I really enjoy a mystery.
    Thanks Sis.
  17. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Thank you, Moonstonelover21. She sure looked vintage until walksoftly solved the case! ;) Nonetheless, she is quite pretty! I agree, Eye4Beauty. Manikin, I did not know that you and the famous detective, walksoftly, are siblings.
  18. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    We aren't real siblings, she adopted me. :-)

    Ashley Sutton is a childrens author as well as an owner of a bar. There is a trilogy based on the Iron Fairies.

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