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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diamonds Are Forever...A Traveling Show

The subtitle is "The incredible journeys of world famous diamonds and the people who owned them..."

This is a traveling show and will be here through April 19, 2015. That' at The Mini Time Machine Museum, Tucson AZ
http://www.theminitimemachine.org/

These amazing figures are by George S. Stuart of Ojai, California. They are a quarter of life size.  Maybe about 15-20 inches tall.

The diamonds are copies of the real thing and made by Scott Sucher of Tijeras, New Mexico.  They look like the real thing! You could have fooled me!

The first two are Victoria and Albert. The diamond is on the branch between them. 

The second one is Elizabeth the First.  The diamond is to the left.

In each case, one of the figures is wearing the diamond on their person.
 Louis XVI kind of fell asleep at the switch...

This one was my favorite of all of them.  The other 18 people were very formal and neatly posed...

Louis was the most real of them all.  I do believe that is an empty cup on the floor by his foot...
Marie Antoinette got to pose with the diamond in this case.

It's at the left edge of the photo. 

In all three cases, the diamond was worn on the head, in a crown or diadem. 

Do enlarge the photos to get a better look at them.

Anyway, I hope that you all get to see these one day.  They are definitely the most beautifully done dolls that I have ever seen...

I am still digging in the workroom.

See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

Vivian Fox said...

Thank you for showing us this Casey. Lovely...
All the best
Vivian

Teruka said...

Louis XVI is the best!!

Elizabeth S said...

Love the dolls especially Louis, and their companion diamonds. I wonder if having so much wealth on a regular basis would get boring after a while? :/

That idea is what I comfort myself with, anyway.

Rose said...

Where is this exhibit?

Caseymini said...

I just went back and put the museum's URL in both today's and yesterday's entries. Sorry. I forget that there are new readers that don't know about it.

Rose said...

Thank you

Caseymini said...

Thanks for asking, Rose. I should have put the information in, in the first place.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Thank you again for these great pictures. the miniatures are stunning!
Big hug,
Giac

Lucille said...

Fantastic miniatures and the dolls are amazing!

Lady Jane said...

Someday I will get to the time machine museum. My brother lives in Tucson and he took marvelous pics of the museum and placed them on discs for me and I showed them at my miniature club. We don't travel because my husbands illness so the pics were so nice.