This stunning piece of art is handmade in Uruguay by exquisite artist who specialize in carving and hand painting. Because it is hand painted and carved, no two are exactly alike. De Rosa figurines are unique works of ceramic art designed by Uruguayan artisans and craftsmen. After the first of several kiln firings the figurines are hand-painted with a colorful variety of ceramic slips and bright enamel glazes then accented with platinum and 18 karat gold. These precious metals are used not only to accent the personality of the piece but to transform the Collection into the brightly colored jewels in the world of hand-crafted ceramic design.