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S.C. Apulum S.A. Company, Romania Late 1970's, Flamingo Group

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betweenthelens's loves828 of 1685The Action Twins Hood Ornament 1931Flying Saucer or Spacecraft Hood Ornament, by Alex Tremulis, Sept.4, 1951
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    S.C. Apulum S.A. is a Romanian company. I am not sure of the date of this flamingo group but I believe it was rather early in their beginnings in the mid to late 70's. They list their number of employees as just under 1000. But like all the companies in Europe to China, that must be the very high number, pretty much how all the companies list their numbers on the very high end. The company was founded in Alba Iulia in 1970. It is Romania's largest porcelain producer and one of the main European exporters.

    I imagine a lot of the moldings are done by hand in this grouping, for all the leaves that are there. There are 5 flamingos in this group which is around 14 inches high. I bought it in 2012 from an auction in England. When I got the box in the mail, the flamingos neck was sticking out of the box, so I imagined it might be damaged but to my luck there was no damage. Its a nice group which I like on my coffee table especially during the summer months. In the spring with the light flooding the room I liked to put a solar
    propelled airplane which would spin around for hours.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Such a luck that nothing broke during shipping!!!
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks kyra, yes I had luck on that day :)
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      I want to come play in your living room :-)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Will you pick me up on way Kerry I want to go play at Phil's too and PS bring a BIG suitcase for our trip back :-)
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      What a stunning group of flamingo's . I am in love . When I was a young girl in Dan Diego we would go to Zoo and just as you entered were hundreds of beautiful flamingo's this post also brought back good memories of then . Your house is like a museum so magnificent . xoxo
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      No problem Mani, and we'll take a big truck :-)
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      A U-Haul would work Kerry :-)
    8. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Birds are nice but I really like your book cases.
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kerry and Mani for all the google eyes, appreciate your stopping by. Seems every time I shut the window I get someones fingers in there !
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      LOL, no doubt, and it hurts all the way to my knuckles.....please shut window slowly, as I might have a chance to move :-)
    11. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Glad to see you back Leah :-)
    12. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Is that your place in the picture on the right? I'm shaking.
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you glassiegirl, love to you.
      Thank you OneGoodFind, yes it is my home. You can see the flamingo on the bottom on the coffee table.
    14. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      YEah - I want to go to your house, too. It looks BEAUTIFUL!
    15. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      That round table to the right is drool-worthy! So beautiful.
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Celiene, it is by Bernard Molitor and came from the collection of John E. DuPont, and has the label and extremely old dp marks of the DuPont Family. The table is documented in the book as 1810, one of a kind as most Molitor furniture was.

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