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Speedy Gonzales 1996
As an artist and sculptor for over 25 years, Ron Lee has created the world's largest and finest collection of Limited Edition Clown Figurines. Sculptures for Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, and his wonderful selection of clown figurines are valued by collectors around the world!©
Ron was born
in Southern California in July of 1947 and began his career at the ripe old
age of 12 by carving and building elaborate ship models. As a teen, he worked
with his father and learned the "lost wax" process where he sculpted and cast
wildlife and western artwork in bronze. His fun-loving nature and his great
love of the circus led to his passion of sculpting clowns. This all began
with one small clown, "Hobo Joe," who has become his beloved mascot. It has
grown to a collection of over 750 sculptures currently available and over
2,000,000 of Ron's creation in the homes of the most discerning of collectors!
Sculptures for Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, and his wonderful
selection of clown figurines were manufactured in his Simi Valley Factory
until 1994 when his entire family moved to Henderson, Nevada. Ron's imaginative
and whimsical characters are now manufactured at Ron Lee's World of Clowns
Factory & Tour in Henderson. The Henderson Factory has fulfilled a lifelong
ambition of creating a family-oriented tour where hundreds of collectors each
day view the manufacture of his unique creations from start to finish! It
is Ron's sincere hope and desire that his sculptures will bring you as much
enjoyment as he receives in creating them for you.
This Speedy Gonzales was made in 1996 and is numbered 116 out of an edition of 1500. Speedy has both hands on his hips (as opposed to later editions) The white on his forehead in the first picture is a reflection from the scanner - his forehead is totally the same color brown as the the rest of his face. The piece is 3 1/2 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the top brim of his hat. The base is 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".
The bottom of the figurine shows its sticker tags. It looks like the number is LT 505 but there was a price sticker placed over the number in 1996 and I cannot get it off without destroying the whole sticker. Its hang tag which describes the composition of the figurine (preserved in fine white metal, 24 K gold plated, handpainted and mounted on imported onyx) and information on joining the Ron Lee Collector Club is 95% destroyed.