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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Wunderkammer.

As well as working on the Tudor house I've also been working on various other pieces over the last week or so. Since my hours have now been changed in my full time job completing projects at least for the time being is going to take a little longer than i expected.
Firstly id like to share with you a new piece that i completed today. Its a tiny box made from ancient English Oak that's based on a design from the 1500s, and would have graced the shelf of some large wunderkammer collection in 16th or 17th century Europe.

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                                                                      Open up the box !



And inside lays a rare unicorns horn. Until the 19th century, belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers, poets, naturalists, physicians, and theologians and many wunderkammer collections held so called pieces.


These sort after mementos were said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. The box itself measures around 90mm in length with the horn measuring around 75mm.This piece would make a beautiful addition to any wunderkammer or natural history collection in 1/12th scale and comes complete with a letter of how the horn was found and how it came to be presented in this box.
On another note the Tudor house im working on at the moment is now coming into the final phase of its build. The rear section which is removable so the inside can be viewed is now complete with the exception of the inside being decorated.



                                         Showing the completed chimney and brickwork.




I think a couple of nice chimney pots will look great added to this and finish the roof off nicely.
                                              Have a great weekend everyone.   Tony.

2 comments:

  1. Tus trabajos son siempre asombrosos, la pequeña caja es una preciosidad y la casita con tantos detalles y tan pequeña.
    Un abrazo

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