Actually the gift arrived a little while ago, but I have only just got around to photographing it. This was from a very dear friend who is also a miniaturist, and she has excellent taste!
These are 1/12th scale dollhouse miniatures made from porcelain by Joyce Barmore Sterk. Her website is here and her Etsy shop is here. The llama vase is painted with a scene on both sides - here is what the reverse looks like.
Now the friend who gave me this gift probably doesn't know it, but I have been interested in Peruvian and South American art for years, so this is just the perfect gift for me. I know she will read this, so thank-you good buddy!
I was in Japan
2 months ago