These twelfth scale miniatures are nothing to play around with and include fine art masterworks by some of the most iconic miniaturists on the planet. Hand-painted portraiture, hardwood furniture with dovetailed drawers and real brass fittings and delicate gold gilded porcelain puts the “fine” in these fine miniatures which belong in a museum or gallery and not in a dollhouse!

Madam Moitessier by Johannes Landman

Framed Painting “Madame Moitessier” IGMA Artisan Johannes Landman (1999) in 1/12 scale inspired by “Ingres” measuring just 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″

Painted Harpsichord by Unknown Artist

Harpsichord (c1700) made of burl wood by unknown artist with lid painted with renaissance scene featuring sculpted legs made from a carved mermaid with a gold crown.

Sterling Silver Epergene with Cut Glass Crystal Bowls

1/12 scale Sterling Silver epergne measuring just 2 1/2 ” wide made by IGMA Fellow Pete Acquisto with cut glass bowls.

Pair of Antique Pistols with Accessories in Hardwood Box by John Davenport

Hardwood box with inlay border and shell marquetry with pair of metal pistols and accessories measuring just 1 1/4″ x 1″ by IGMA Fellow John Davenport.

Native American Indian Art Doll by Silvia Lyons

“Sioux Warrior” Indigenous Art Doll by Silvia Lyons with clothing and accessories by Rainbow Hand in 1/12 scale tall featuring hides decorated with elaborate war bonnet of golden eagle feathers, a painted and beaded shirt, leggings and moccasins.

Rough Collie and Dog Bone by Unknown Artist

Measuring just 4 1/2″ long and 2″ high, this long-haired canine sits calmly.

Painted Wood Pull Toy by Yahna Schoenberger 

Noah’s ark by IGMA Fellow Yahna Schoenberger is just an inch high and features several tiny animals with a rainbow and dove overhead.

Primitive Dresser by James Hastrich

Hand-painted folk art chest of drawers in 1/12 scale by IGMA Artisan James Hastrich (1995) measuring 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and features a pastoral seaside scene with large sailing ships and port side merchant buildings.

Tiny Tea Cup and Saucer by Teresa Welsh

The teeniest, tiniest tea cup and saucer is hand painted with gold edges by Teresa Welsh and measures less than 1/4 high.

Queen Anne Ladies Secretary by Neil Bateson

Petite Queen Anne style Ladies Desk in 1/12 scale by Neil Bateson (England No1 1998) made of burl wood with metal hardware about 3″ high with slant top pull down desk top with pull out support bars, opening drawers and several pigeon holes for slotting tiny letters.

Miniature Victorian Room Box by Nell Corkin

Victorian style roombox in 1/144 scale about 2 1/2″ wide with brushed gold frame and matting by IGMA Fellow Nell Corkin (2000) featuring period furnishings, a dollhouse, decorative pots, framed portraits, marble top end table and dishes.

Basket of Flowers by Hope Elliott

Wicker basket flowing with flowers by IGMA Fellow Hope Elliott made of Japanese silk paper with Monarch Butterfly gently resting on a petal.

The Buckalter Collection

This assortment of tiny treasures are part of the Buckalter Collection which head to auction on Sunday, September 19 at 10m ET – details at

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