Spanish ceramic Tortoise figurine ~ Dylan

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. . to encourage hope and good fortune

Congratulations, you have found something a bit special! This impressive piece (one of several ceramic figurines in our shop) is a stunning example of Spanish ceramic art. It is made in the northeast of Spain, famous for its Mediterranean seafronts along the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, and of course for its culture and art. (Cataluña, or Catalonia was the birthplace of painter Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudi).

In many cultures, apart from symbolising tranquility, longevity and hope, Turtles / Tortoises are thought to be very lucky.

This ceramic piece is intricately finished in the Catalan modernism style . . a form of architectural art typically seen in and around Barcelona and Parc Guell. Each piece is hand-painted in dazzling colours to produce a beautiful and uniquely-crafted figurine that would make a delightful present . . and a unique gift from Spain.

:)- Beautifully Gift-Wrapped

:)- Optional information card (free)

:)- Personal message can be added

:)- Rapid shipping

Description: This Mediterranean Tortoise figurine measures approx 4.5cms (1.8ins) high by 11cms (4.3ins) long by 7cms (2.8ins) wide. It would look perfect displayed either in the home or office. The hand-painted, porcelain-like finish is simply stunning in its detail and is an intricate piece of Spanish ceramic art. Because each one is individually painted, each figurine is distinct and so no single one is exactly the same as another (so figures may differ slightly from the photos here).

Our tortoise is in fact a turtle because all tortoises are turtles - that is, they belong to the Testudine family of reptiles encased in a bony shell. And turtles are thought to be very lucky. They also feature as one of the four celestial animals in Feng Shui: Turtles are said to symbolise calmness, longevity and hope.

So this Spanish Tortoise figurine would make a unique gift for any occasion that requires a measure of tranquility or good luck - like retirement, for example, or revising for an Exam / Test, or starting something new like a New Job (or any First Day), or a new start at University. It would also make a lovely HouseWarming present for a new home. This Spanish ceramic tortoise has flecks of gold and so would also make a great Golden Wedding Anniversary present . . Or even a present for a person that just loves tortoises! It is bound to attract admiring comments. Please Note: To preserve its fine features, it is best to keep this figurine indoors, or at least under-cover if outside.

Read more about Tortoises and luck here

A traditional product of Spain and a delightful piece of Spanish ceramic art.

Ships gift-wrapped in a stylish and substantial presentation box. If you wish, we can print a personal message on your behalf on a gift card and include it in the presentation box. We can also ship direct to your friends / loved-ones' address if you want. This is all INCLUDED in the price.

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