The Berrocal's are not only puzzles, but they are also beautiful works of art. And they are fun too. Each one has a ring inside. The ring size for the Mini's is a US size 6 (yes, I have a ring sizer at home). Many of the pieces have some sort f sexual innuendo incorporated into the work. Some are rather obvious like David's observable penis, others are more subtle, like Maria's internal male genitalia. I have hunted up and down trying to find these puzzles. Some I've gotten through eBay, some through art auctions, some through private collectors. All I love.
My first was Michelle. I met her and wanted to bring her home. She was a lucky find. Really lucky. Within four months of seeing her, I had my own Michelle winging her way to me. She arrived on Thanksgiving day 2011.
Like all the other Berrocal Mini's, she has a ring inside. It's made of enamel and cubic zircona.
My next Berrocal was micro-David. And my last mini was David. I'm writing about the two together here because visually, they are the same puzzle, structurally they are very different. Micro David has become somewhat of a good luck talisman to me. I wear him every time I present. If I leave for a talk without him, I've got to return home and pick him up again. I got this one almost a full year after I bought Michelle. The final Mini I received came from a Baxterweb auction. David finally came home! I have lusted after him for years, and this time I was determined to take him home. David was by far the most expensive of the Berrocals that I have purchased to date.
|Maria is made up of 23 pieces (sadly mine has only 21) She stands 13 cm tall on her base. She is covered in chrome. She hit the market in 1969 along with David and Michelle.|