Porcelain figurines by Giuseppe Armani, Florence, Italy
Giuseppe Armani’s (1935-2006) artistic expression was as a sculptor and his inspiration was the Renaissance art he saw in his native Tuscany. He began his association with Florence Sculture d’Arte in 1975. He was named “Artist of the Year” by the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers in 1996.
I was a Masterwork Dealer for Armani during the 1990s. These always beautiful, and sometimes touching, figurines below are some of what remain of my Armani inventory. They are in mint condition. Each has its original box. Those figurines which are limited, as noted in the description below their picture, have a certificate of authenticity.
Prices include ground shipping and insurance to contiguous United States addresses.
Armani Disney Characters
The GALLERIA Line
The Armani GALLERIA Line was introduced in 1993. The figures from this line have a terra-cotta finish with a rough surface that shows the signs of the tools that the sculptor used. Terra cotta is the clay from Tuscany that gives the roof tiles of cities such as Florence, Sienna and Pisa their classic warm, red color.
The following 5 pieces are a block set, each numbered 860. The pieces are limited to 1500. They are retired and are being offered as a set for the price of $4,175.
GULLIVER’S WORLD is Armani’s terra-cotta, sculpted representation of children at play.
The following 5 pieces are a block set, each numbered 233. The pieces are limited to 1000. They are retired and are being offered as a set for the price of $1,875.