BOSSONS REPRESENT MANY CULTURES AND LIFE STYLES
| A. CHINA
- was released for one year in 1996 as an annual members only piece for
the International Bossons Collectors Society (IBCS). It is actually the
2nd edition of Mr. Wang and the original sculpture was completed by
Fred Wright in 1962 but was never placed into production. The original
edition, as completed by Fred Wright, is here pictured to the right of
the IBCS edition (note the elegant yellow collar and hat). Fred Wright
was Resident Sculptor and Art Director at Bossons, 1957-72. When it was
released to members, the IBCS edition sold for $85 and still commands a
price of $300-500 U.S. new condition in original box. There is one or
two known examples of Mr. Wang as originally released from Bossons with
open back, exterior hanger, and slightly different colorings. Take a
look at Kevin Phiipps site of an excellent list of Bossons at
www.bossons.info and you will see this rare example of Mr. Wang.
Mikado & Geisha
MIKADO & GEISHA - The 14"
tall Wall Hanging Ornaments were carved originally in 1963 by Fred
Wright. These wall ornaments exemplify
the fact that Bossons
also made plaster art other than the well known "Character Wall
Masks" called "heads".
They are elegant, yet mysterious, strikingly
detailed and further examples of the exceptional artistry found in
Bossons Artware. They are considered rare and were marketed by Bossons
for two years. Today, a Mikado or Geisha in mint condition are
each in U.S. dollars from $300-500 each.
With small body, and very large ears Fennec
one of the many fabulous wildlife creations from
Bossons, produced as part of the Fraser-Art limited editions. Only
known are three or four of these little characters modeled by Mrs.
Alice Brindley in 1983. A Fennec Fox sold at auction, IBCS 2000
Meeting, Tampa FL. for $2100 and is extremely rare. Also Fennec Fox,
one of my absolute favorite Fraser-Art Bossons auctioned on eBay for
near $2,000 U.S.. You can find both good, and NOT GOOD, i.e. Fake
fruadulent Bossons on eBay.
One of the most elegant composite studies, Espana is the only male and female study from Bossons. It was modeled by Fred Wright in 1959, and very few were made. The first discovery was made in 1988. Espana is usually found in deplorable condition especially on the Internet.
beautiful specimen of Espana which Don restored and
a collector in 1998, re-sold later in the same year
on Ebay for a winning bid U.S. $6500. In today's econoomy it is
more realistic to see Espana for around $2500-3000 U.S. dollars.
In poor condition, Espana can be
purchased for much less. However, based on my cost in today's economy,
I was recently able to sell an original condition Espana for
$2500 at the 2014 IBCS Orlando meeting.
Another composite study in plaster art, released is 1990, is Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and Chief Sitting Bull, modeled by Alice Brindley. It is a limited edition of 9500 pieces and each example is numbered. Current retail price for this Bossons, new in original box with certificate, is $185-225.