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    Beauty and the Beast Beast Hand-Painted Limited Edition Maquette #346/500 (Walt Disney, 1993). At Sotheby's "The Art of Beauty and the Beast" sale, original Belle and Beast animator's maquettes hand-painted exclusively for the auction went for $14,520! There were only 22 original Beast animator's maquettes made, and only 14 Belles, and none of these were hand painted. In 1993, Walt Disney Art Classics (the fine art arm of the Walt Disney Studio at the time) used the exact same molds to produce a limited edition line of the maquettes cast in resin. Hand-painted by the Disney Ink and Paint Department, they were instant sell-outs. Rarely seen in the marketplace today, this is one of those limited edition Disney studio maquettes of the Beast. He stands an impressive 12" x 11", and is numbered #346 of only 500. In Fine condition.

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    February, 2015
    12th Thursday
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