Both of these trolls come from a unique private collection of Anton Sveen items that was personally commissioned in 1986 and that has been written about in published media. These special collection Sveen trolls are unique and special for a number of reasons. They are the cream of the crop for their uniquely beautiful near mint condition.
And each one has unique qualities described below that are very rare in a Sveen troll. They also have been exposed to very little light over the last 33 years as they have been in storage almost all of that time so the colors have not faded like almost all other Sveen trolls on the market have. The colors are as vibrant and sharp as when Anton Sveen first created them 33 years ago. You can see the beauty of the rich colors and detail in the pictures, which were taken in various lighting conditions so that you can get a better look at various details and colors. The pictures don't really do them justice though, they are so much more beautiful in person.
These trolls are as close to brand new, freshly produced Sveen trolls as you can get anywhere! The owner of the collection visited Anton Sveen and his wife in 1986 at their home in Norway and personally commissioned Anton Sveen to produce a unique large custom-made 40+ collection of various trolls. The male troll measures almost 7 tall and has the very rare suspenders as well as the extra third button on his vest and the extra pocket on his backside.The female troll measures almost 7 tall and has the rare dark clothing colors for a female troll as well as the noticeable open mouth and teeth and the two patches on her backside. Both trolls are larger than most Sveen trolls. Anton Sveen's signature "ASv" is carved on the bottom of one foot on each troll. Both trolls are in beautiful near mint condition with vibrant colors as you can see in the pictures. There are a few very minor signs of use marks on the trolls as you can see in the pictures but, regardless, these Sveen trolls are as close to perfect as you can get anywhere and are definitely in the best shape of any Sveen troll on the market, they are just beautiful! And Sveen trolls also continue to gain in value since Sveen's passing in 2009. AS A BONUS , the owner is also including some photo prints from their visit with Anton Sveen, which includes a picture of his home as it was in 1986 where he created his beautiful trolls as well as a picture of Anton Sveen himself in 1986 sitting down at his workbench to begin the commissioned project. There are also a couple other relevant pictures from Sveen's home included. To see my other listings. The item "RARE ANTON SVEEN HAND-CARVED PAINTED TROLL COUPLE NORWAY + BONUS! NEAR MINT" is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "gibbly1" and is located in Tustin, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Egypt, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Oman, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay.