ENTIRE COLLECTION OF 13 COTTAGES!!!
Up for Auction or Buy-It-Now, is the ENTIRE Franklin Mint Violet L. Schwenig Cottage Collection (13 cottages in all). Each cottage is an original work of art painted entirely by hand in lush country colors.
The collection includes the following cottages with removable glass domes:
Autumn Splendor Cottage
Christmas Bridge (not pictured)
Cobblestone Bridge Cottage
Flower Shoppe Cottage
Gateway Lane Cottage
Geranium Splendor Cottage
Grape Arbor Cottage
Harvest Hill Cottage
Hill Haven Cottage
Lavender Hill Cottage
Rose Arbor Cottage
Stone Mill Cottage
Wishing Well Cottage
These specially imported Limited Edition Cottages were purchased directly from Franklin Mint from 1996 through 2000, and each cottage was retired/closed after 95 casting days. The original purchase price for each cottage was $37.50 ($44.46 w/tax & shipping). Each cottage comes with its original styrofoam crate and Certificate of Authenticity. These cottages were displayed in a curio cabinet from 1996 through 2003, and then packed away in storage for the last 8 years. The glass domes need to be washed, but the Cottages are all in excellent condition.
About the Artist:
VIOLET SCHWENIG - Accomplished artist and world traveler Violet L. Schwenig was born in Mildura, Australia and raised in New South Wales. She demonstrated her artistic talent at an early age and won several awards for excellence. Her fondest memories of the countrysides of the world come to life in her art - especially in her English cottage scenes, where she creates an aura of tranquillity that makes one wonder if such a place could really exist. Her works are housed in prestigious fine art galleries, as well as private collections, in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States.
FREE OFFER(S) FOR BUY-IT-NOW PURCHASE:
Anyone accepting the Buy-It-Now offer will receive FREE FedEx Ground shipping, in addition you will also receive a 15" Wide x 24" Tall x 6" Deep curio cabinet that hangs on the wall and will display 8 cottages. The back of the curio cabinet has a mirror that will reflect the back image of the cottages, and is made of cherry veneer.
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