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Robert Olszewski for Goebel Oriental Series Bronze Miniature Displays

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Robert Olszewski earned a bachelor degree of Science in Art Education from University of Pennsylvania, while a student he exhibited artworks in local Pittsburgh galleries. Upon graduation he taught junior high school before becoming a full-time artist popular for his minatures. Olszewski’s miniatures became popular after mastering the lost wax casting method but was propelled into miniature fame in creating reproductions of Goebel’s Hummels and Royal Doulton figurines. He later accepted the position of Master Artist at Goebel Minature Studios. In the late 20th century Olszewski created his own studio where his leading client was Disney, recreating areas of the parks and Disney films in miniature sculpted scenes. Robert Olszewski’s works have been displayed at Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.; Carnegie Art Museum, California; The Baker Museum, Florida; the White House, D.C. and many more.

Brand Goebel
Materials Bronze, Resin, Glass, Metal
Marks Maker’s Mark, Country of Origin
Maker Robert Olszewski
Period Late 20th Century, 1980s, 1990s
Origin United States
Name or Title The Geisha, Tiger Hunt, Chinese Water Dragon, Tang Horse, Chinese Temple Lion, Blind Men and the Elephant, Chinese Scholars, Oriental Display, Kuan Yin, Empress’ Garden Display
Series Oriental Series
Edition First Edition, Retired
Number of Items 14
Additional Information Duplicate figurines of Kuan Yin and The Geisha.


- minimal marks and wear to figurines and display; some scratches to metal base; box packaging with wear.


7.25" W x 4.0" H x 4.75" D

- measurements of larger display.

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