In June, 1979, President Carter presented a Cybis Doves of Peace to his Russian counterpart, Soviet Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev as a gift of state. When a special Cybis Limited Edition is presented to a head of state, or other world figure, it seems to enhance the value of that edition. (The Cybis Polish Bride, which had been presented to the former Pope on an official visit, is a good example, and is rarely seen for sale......except in my shop!) This marvelous porcelain sculpture was produced in a Limited Edition of only 500 pieces. The Cybis artists certainly lived up to the reputation of one of the premier studios of the world, and arguably the most outstanding porcelain studio in the United States. This exquisite piece was given a full page picture in the Cybis publication, with only the following written beneath:
TURTLE DOVES, limited edition of 500 With these two doves I bring The prayer my heart would say, The song my heart would sing.
This is in Excellent Condition; a rarity as time goes by. Too often sellers call restored or slightly damaged pieces as being in "Excellent Condition"
Signed near the green leaves at the feet of the doves. See third, fifth and sixth photos and enlarge for lower left.
The 2003 Cybis Porcelain Price Guide lists the price as $4000.00. Usually one sees prices of closed editions appreciate with time. We offer this piece at a very low price.
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