Rue bought 24 of these handmade ceramic chargers – created by Spanish artist Ribesalbes Figas – for use in the dining room of her Encino, California home; yes, her dining room sat 24. Each one has a unique hand-painted design, which also makes them perfect for display. In fact, Rue ended up hanging several of them in her Manhattan apartment – you can see this particular one in the corner of the photo provided. The chargers were crafted with holes in the back so you could run a string or wire through and hang them up. The plate measures 13 1/2” across and is signed “Figas” on the back. It comes with a copy of the picture which shows it hanging in Rue’s Manhattan apartment, and a Certificate of Authenticity from The Estate of Rue.
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Featured ItemsFabulous Framed Original Publicity Still from "The Rotten Apple" [SOLD]
This might just be the only one of these particular publicity stills remaining in the world! It is from one of the first movies Rue ever made. She ended up in a long love affair with the director – natch! Rue hung onto this amazing shot for almost 50 years, and she loved the look of it until the end of her life. It is framed in an vintage tin or some other light metal frame, and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$150Original, Signed "Doodle" from Rue's Manhattan Apartment [SOLD]
We probably don’t need to write much about this piece, it speaks for iteself. By now, you probably know that Rue “doodled” – as she called it – all the time. Betty White talks about how Rue used to doodle on “The Golden Girls” scripts on the video she made for Rue’s Facebook page – “The Official Rue McClanahan Memorial Facebook Page.” Rue had some of her more intricate doodles framed and kept them on the walls of her California houses and NYC apartments, and this is one of them. In addition to her elaborate drawings, this particular doodle is special because of the writing Rue did on it, and the intimate peak inside her heart the words reveal. This original work of art, signed by Rue McClanahan, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$3,500Rue's Little Pink Bowl [On Hold]
Rue’s little pink Depression Era glass bowl measures 4.75″ across and is 1.5″ high. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175Rue's Big Brass Heart Cuff [SOLD]
This brass and enamel cuff has hearts painted on it and so it made the cut for Valentine’s Day. There is a small chip in the red enamel where Rue took a dive late one night – we’re not talking – but otherwise it is in solid shape. It measures 2.5″ across, but since it is a cuff you can open or close it as you wish. It is almost 2″ high at it’s center point and weighs 1.8 ounces. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$114.14One of Rue's Prescription Bottles [On Hold]
Here is another one of Rue’s prescription bottles. The bottle is empty, naturally, but it does have the printed label with Rue’s name on it. As we’ve written before, what a hoot it would be to place this in your medicine chest and then NOT tell anyone, just to see who peaks when they use your bathroom. How could they not say something if they saw this?! Rue’s prescription bottle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity form Estate of Rue.
$275Formal Portrait of Rue, Her Little Sister, and Mother [On Hold]
This formal portrait was taken of Rue, her little sister Melinda, and her mother back in 1944. Rue told me that her grandmother made their matching dresses; obviously that is where both Rue and her sister got their sewing talent, because those dresses are beautiful. Although people are always raving about digital photography, we think these old black and whites from film are crisper than anything around today. Rue’s original 8.75″ x 6.5″ portrait from 1944 comes with a certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
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