This stunning piece of art is handmade in Uruguay by exquisite artist who specialize in carving and hand painting. Because they are all hand painted and carved, no two are exactly alike. De Rosa figurines are unique works of ceramic art designed by Uruguayan artisans and craftsmen. Each figurine is carved by hand; no two subjects are ever carved exactly the same. 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 figurines but to transform the Collection into the brightly colored jewels in the world of hand-crafted ceramic design.