Eberl “Azham” bone china cmg, for sale

High Bid: $1275 Auction has closed

Up for offers is this highly sought-after “Azham” Arabian stallion sculpture by Brigitte Eberl, made in bone china by Horsing Around. I purchased this piece years ago in unpainted bisque and custom glazed it last summer.

I glazed this piece intending to keep it for my own collection. It’s one of my favorite horse colors and I absolutely love this sculpture by Brigitte. I started it in February 2020, as my first ever NaMoPaiMo project. Then, on February 8th we got the horrible news that my husband Paul had cancer. At age 59. My world (and still is) shattered.

I couldn’t work on the glazing and it sat in the studio until last summer. Then, while painting it, it slipped out of my hand and broke the left hind leg cleanly just below the tail. I went ahead and finished the glazing and repaired the break, but that was the last straw. Sadly now I can’t look at it without thinking of bad times. He’s a fabulous work and needs to cherished by a collector.

So, I’ve decided to let it go. I’m selling it via a no-frills, best-offer auction.

Deadline is Friday March 26, 2021 at 12:00 noon, mountain standard time.

The highest bid received closest to the deadline time without being past that time, will be the winner. I will update the current high bid on this blog post and on my Facebook page.

Starting bid is $900.00. FedEx shipping is included. Sorry but no time payments. Payment in full must be received by Friday April 2, 2021.

To bid, Email Karen .

I will send you an anonymous bidder number, and then you can send me an email with each of your bids using your bidder number. Bids must be only in $10.00 increments (no bids of $123.52 for example).

Thank you.

Email Oopsie!

Denderah bone china No. 1

I think were were too many high-res photos in my blog post about the china Denderah #1 sale. So the emailed version of it decided to send no content at all! What I was trying to communicate, is that this piece is finished and ready for sale.

Here is a direct link to the sale page.
Bids are only being taken until tomorrow at 8:00pm… so don’t miss out. Thank you!

Denderah Bone China Sale Notice

Denderah bone china, No. 1

I’m very excited to offer my Denderah Arabian Stallion sculpture, bone china edition, #1. The edition size isn’t firm at this time, but I’m thinking it will be around 15 pieces, all finished by me in one-of-a-kind colors.

A Slightly Flawed Test Piece

This particular piece, the first one to be glazed, is actually very slightly flawed. It was the first one to be made, so it served as a test for casting, assembly, and firing. The body is ever so very slightly leaning at the cannon bones of the two down legs. Which means the raised hind leg is a tiny bit higher than it should be, and the raised front leg has dropped to where it is nearly touching the base. This is overall a very subtle flaw; the kind of thing that probably only I–the sculptor, intimately familiar with the work–would notice.

So, to compensate for the above, I’ve given it an absolutely splendid color. This is a very fine dappled grey, with the dappling painted in both cool and warm greys as they fade into the white body. I decided to leave a lot of the upper body, mane, and tail in the pure white of the china, so you can appreciate the gorgeous china itself. The base has been painted a bright spring green.

There is no question in my mind, after glazing color onto chinas for 17 years, that the overglaze enamel colors that I use are quite simply made for fine bone china and porcelain, like no other kind of ceramics body. The translucency and bright white of the china plus the glass-like high gloss finish makes these applied colors simply glow. They merge with the gloss finish in a way that makes my horse colors look so different compared to when the exact same glazes are fired into opaque earthenware. It’s hard to explain but when you work with this stuff up close and personal like I do, you see and revel in the results.

How The Sale Works

In my ongoing effort to find a sales method that is easy for me and seems fair, I’m trying something different yet again. This will be a Max Bid Auction.

Starting bid: $700.00. Includes USA FedEx shipping or a majority of the overseas shipping paid.

1. Send via email, the one maximum price you are prepared to pay for this piece. You can only bid one time.
Subject line: Denderah Auction.
Include: Your max bid amount, full name, mailing address, and phone number.

2. Bid Deadline: Tuesday October 6, 2020, 8:00pm Mountain Standard Time.
Email your bid to: karen@westerlydesign.com

3. After the bidding deadline has passed, I will send an email to all bidders letting them know what the winning bid is or if there is a tie. Those in the tie will be contacted privately about what’s next. Those not in the tie will get an email after the tie break round(s) so you’ll know what it went for.

4. The bidders in the tie break round(s) will be offered the opportunity to submit one more higher bid, within 24 hours. This way even international bidders won’t miss out. The person submitting the highest bid in this round will be the winner. In the case of further ties, more rounds may be necessary.

5. A payment plan of 60 days is offered to the high bidder. You must put 25% down and pay off the balance in 60 days, or the deposit will be forfeit. Full details to be given to the winning bidder.

Many thanks for your interest and support!

Coming soon, Denderah China No.1

I am almost finished glazing the first piece in the Denderah bone china edition. (Right now I’m dithering about whether to put some grey color in the mane and tail or leave it pristine white.)

This one will be for sale. I’m trying something different; it will be a one-bid silent auction. You’ll send in via email your one maximum bid. In the event of a tie for high bid, the two bidders will be asked to bid one more time. Time payments will be accepted.

All details to follow when the piece is finished, probably early next week. Thank you! Send questions to me at karen@westerlydesign.com