Packaging was perfect and appropriate arriving in a timely matter in good condition. I am so impressed by the quality and artist's attention to detail. Looks exactly like the picture, actually much better than the picture.
Wood is rich deep carmel brown and softly grained. Inlaid brass detail work is very pretty. Figuring stands stable in flat surface. Carving detail is not overdone and adds just the right amount of character. Currently the centerpiece of my new elephant figurine collection. Our thanks to the artist and Novica.
Absolutly love it, however, it would have been nice to have a separate card explaining the story of the cats!
The designers at Joias do Rio find inspiration in nature's true beauty, as well as in the magnificence of Rio de Janeiro.
Hand-Carved Wood and Leather Horse Sculpture from Peru, "Maximum Elegance"
Artisan Sculpted Gemstone Cockatoo Statuette from Brazil, "Vibrant Cockatoo"
Gemstone Butterfly Sculpture in Honey Calcite and Amethyst, "Honeyed Butterfly"