Elf sculptures by Pilar Hernandez. It is a very well done and was made in 2004 in Mexico from native clay. We found a few of these, unused in the stock room of our gallery. We are currently unable to obtain any more of the Hernandez family's work. This is a very collectible item and when the few sets we have are gone, they are gone !
Measures Approximately: 2.25" inches
They are small sculptures with history and meaning inversely proportional to their size; works of art that, showing off their charming beauty and capturing the attention of those who are fortunate enough to contemplate them, have toured Mexico. They are the work with clay, molded by the hands of more than five generations of Mexican culture. It is the story of the Panduro dynasty: Pantaleón, Maura, Margarito Núñez (father), Margarito (son) and Pilar, Pantaleón's great-great-granddaughter who today carries in her hands the responsibility of perpetuating the profession that her ancestors have been in charge of exalting in the last two centuries. The five are members and main protagonists of this magical narrative, also the fruit of clay. From the legendary Mexican comedian and actor 'Tin Tan' to the former mayor of New York, Rudolph W. Giulani, they have visited the small artisan factory where Don Margarito and Pilar capture and immortalize the great protagonists of Mexican history.