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Nico the Skunk with French Couch

Nico. the skunk lives with Hortense and contributes to her perfume business 'Mal Odor'. He loves reclining on this shabby couch in the French Quarter of the witchy world.

Handmade in resin, hand painted and signed by the artist (CS McFarlane-Watts), and a very limited numbered run of 50. A special and beautifully detailed new addition to the Good Witches Bad Witches™ Collection.

Nico is a content little stinker and he's taking a nap on a couple of cushions on this elegant and original French couch with gilded skull edging. Couch, cushions and Nico are not attached and thus you can display Nico and couch however you like. My suggestion is that you display this piece alongside Hortense, the French witch, since he is one of her pets...!

Nico is sold separately from Hortense. Couch and cushions are included with him. I can combine shipping - just drop me a note if shipping is over calculated and I'll refund the difference.


Limited Edition


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From movie miniaturist CS McFarlane-Watts, Hortense was hand-sculpted in the heart of the entertainment industry.


This hand-painted Limited Edition Collectible Figurine was made with meticulous attention to detail. The very first character of the world of Good Witches Bad Witches™.


Limited Numbered run. Includes Certificate of Authenticity signed by CS McFarlane-Watts.



- Design & Sculpture:

CS McFarlane-Watts.

- Cast: Michael Allen.

- Hand painted.

- Material: Resin.

- Size: 11"  x  3.5" x  6 7/8" 

(28 cm x 9 cm x 17.5 cm)

Base: 14 " x  5 2/8" x 1"

(36 cm x 13.4 cm x 2.5 cm)

- 1:12 Scale.

Hortense Pompeux ('the pompous') is an extraordinary witch who lives in the French district of Exilium - the world just outside our own where all witches were banished.

In this detailed resin figurine she has her characteristic sneer and pushes her trolley of perfume packages and hat box with her French poodle perched on top. She carries her snappy monster handbag and is wrapped in her ferocious mink stole. ​


Making Hortense Pompeux

Nine months in development, Hortense was created by CS McFarlane-Watts, as the first in the new Collectible Figurine line for Good Witches Bad Witches™.  

Hortense is French and a stylish (albeit shabby) witch. Her striped dress and many skirts fit her wiry frame well and is completed with skull buttons. Her tall coif of grey/blue hair supports a tall bent hat. The three-headed mangy stole is detailed with tiny teeth and tiny paws. Her handbag is textured with a monster scale pattern and wickedly toothy grin. Hortense herself has a face Caroline loved designing. The big blunt-pointed shark-like nose and huge nostrils hint at her career as a perfumer (she runs a perfume business - 'Mal Odor'). Her nose is turned up denoting the disdain she feels towards all those around her. The design went through several iterations and was an enormously fun process, though challenging at times.

At Tall Tales we prefer to work with our hands, so Hortense was sculpted entirely by hand using clay and mixed media. No 3D software was used during the process. She was then expertly cast and recreated in resin and finally painted by hand. As each final figurine is hand-painted, variations may occur.

Shipping information

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