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    Posted 4 years ago

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    A lovely fellow!

    Marked "Geschützt" (German for registered).

    Beginning of 20th century.

    Length: 4 7/8" (from the head to the tail)
    Width: 3 3/4"
    Height: 1 1/4" (from the bottom of the feet to the head)

    The pen wipe brush was lacking...
    I ordered vacuum cleaner round brush accessory to get long horse hair to rebuilt the pen wipe into turtle's back shape!

    For now, I put a foam pad covered in felt to complete the little critter as a pin cushion :-)

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Honest Pascale, the first photo looks like a REAL turtle! Very lifelike design, amazing turtle sculpture
    2. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi Jenni! I really enjoyed staging the little guy ;-)
      Very happy you enjoy him too, thank you!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      I thought it was real too until I started reading . Another fantastic restore if such a cute piece ! love love
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      He he, Mani, I wish he'd be real, I still miss my childhood turtle pet...
      For the full restore, wait till he gets his hair... I'll update ;-)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for stopping by and loving the guy, Anik, Iggy, Mani, Gargoylecollector and Ken!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous !~
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Oh WOW!! This is the coolest!! I love all your little reptiles and birds and now your turtle!!! Just awesome!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Super Cool !!!!!
    9. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      He's very realistic! This is my in-law's house! He rescues giant tortoises. (And Koi carp & turtles!) And the tortoise breed, too.
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      I thought it was Real ~ looking at the first thumb-print
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      He is adorable Pascale, I love him and he does look real!:-)

      I am still not getting notification emails!! Was 2nd February that I first reported that I had the problem!!!
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Still not getting notifications E-mails...

      Phil, Scott, Vetraio, Rose, Judy, Betweenthelens! Thank you so much for all your wow comments and loves!!!

      Celiene, thanks for sharing the link to turtles heaven :-D
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      little guy restored! He got replacement bristles an can clean nibs again ;-)

      See next post for the kyratisation process :-))

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