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trogadmin

20-04-02, 09:51 PM (GMT)
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"Ballet in the jewellers!"
 
   I was getting my watch mended today and I saw a ballet dancer in the shop! Not a real one you understand; it could be expensive if they started doing grande jetes or fouettes. This was a crystal representation of Isadora Duncan. I reckon it is a) hideous and b) far too expensive. It is well known we balletomanes are always broke! We spend far too much of our hard earned spondulicks going out seening our favourite art form.

If you want a look goto www.swarovski.com and look under the collectors section. Actually the site is worth visiting as there is some good info and small piccies of Isadora and the Isadorables. The best picture of the acutal thingy is in the on-stage bit of their web site. The picture certainly does the thing justice.


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  RE: Ballet in the jewellers! David L 20-04-02 1
     RE: Ballet in the jewellers! Brendan McCarthymoderator 21-04-02 2
         RE: Ballet in the jewellers! Viviane 21-04-02 3
             RE: Ballet in the jewellers! Brendan McCarthymoderator 21-04-02 4
                 RE: Ballet in the jewellers! Helen 21-04-02 5

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David L

20-04-02, 11:30 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Ballet in the jewellers!"
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   LAST EDITED ON 20-04-02 AT 11:31 PM (GMT)

The full url of the thing, which is in the most glorious bad taste is:

http://shop.swarovski.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/GBP/SW_BrowseCatalog-Start;sid=j9Imr5ZRUNJ_naqQZRb7n_JbA12mN0Cb7ZU=?CatalogCategoryID=Fv0KZC_h%2eQYAAADr0wk3nC1_&COR=GBR&COD=GBR


(You have to copy and paste the whole thing: clicking on the underlined portion doesn't work.)


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

21-04-02, 09:48 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Ballet in the jewellers!"
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   LAST EDITED ON 21-04-02 AT 09:54 AM (GMT)

And here it is! Bruce will certainly want one.


Here is a simplified link to the main page.


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Viviane

21-04-02, 10:17 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Ballet in the jewellers!"
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   >Bruce will certainly want one.

Hmmm...I'm not so sure !
This is more 'his stuff'

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1721910343&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=1019447267&indexURL=0&rd=1


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

21-04-02, 10:22 AM (GMT)
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   Viviane, I see what you mean. Definitely one for Bruce....

Here's the description: "You are bidding on a 1938 Tin Gyroscopic Ballerina Top, made in Germany. This was the last toy that Technofix (Gebruder Einfalt) produced before the outbreak of World War II. Given catalogue number 244, it was introduced to the company’s range of toys in December 1938. Described in the catalogue as 'pirouetting gracefully on her toes', the ballerina measures 6" in height. She works by means of a serrated rack rod (often missing, but included in this case) that is inserted through the hem of her tutu. Pulling the rack rod out strongly, but evenly sets the gyroscopic top in motion and the ballerina spinning round on tip-toe. This example is dressed in blue; green and pink dressed versions also exist, as does a copy by Marx. The detailing of the lithography is superb. The decoration in the ballerina’s hair and the laced edging round the top of the tutu are exquisite touches. In terms of the condition, I would describe this! toy as very good. The only defects to report are very minor areas of marking (to the nose and the front of the tutu). Overall, though, she is in very acceptable condition for her age and would grace any collection of tops or ballet-related memorabilia."


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Helen

21-04-02, 11:43 AM (GMT)
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   If you do a seach for "Isadora" on the Swarowski site, you will find you can buy a brooch in the form of her "famous flowing scarf". Would that be the one that killed her? I'm not sure I want it.


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