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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Bible Casket Complete.

After showing you all the exterior of this piece of work it is now completed and i am ready to share what treasures lay inside,so lifting the lid...

 
The first thing that you really notice is the tiny red wax seal and the book it holds , i will go into this in more detail later.
The other thing is the tiny round glass window. The casket is based on a 14th Century piece so i have mounted a Edward III ( 1312 - 1377 ) silver penny into this viewing window, Edward III was one of only five British monarch's to have ruled England for more than fifty years,and is also noted for laying the foundation for English Parliament, this small penny was found by myself not far from where i live in a ploughed muddy field. So moving onto the tiny seal and book.
 
 
 
The material for this Bible i have used in another one of my pieces of work HERE , The bible is covered and bound in genuine 17th Century Vellum , The vellum with the tiny red seal on holds the book in place while inside the casket, if you look inside you can just see the ladies surname still.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     The Bible is 1.5'' in length to give you and idea of scale.
           The casket also contains two secret compartments one of which holds an Ivory crucifix.
 
 
While the inside which is a little difficult to see is covered in Victorian velvet material, the tiny glass window which acts as the viewing window for the coin was once the glass in a ladies watch.
 
So there you go a peek inside this aged and worn casket and the little treasures it holds, i hope you all like them! This piece will be for sale. I would just like to thank everyone who up to now has entered my giveaway for the tiny watercolour, there's still plenty of time before the draw so if your interested just leave a comment and you never know!!
Have a great and safe week everyone.        Tony.
 
 
 
 
 
 



19 comments:

  1. Your Bible casket is wonderful, Tony and I love the worn Bible. Your attention to every little detail is as always a wonder to behold!

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  2. So beautiful and nicely done. You are a MASTER.

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  3. Every time I see your work, I can't beleive my eyes....your work is beyond amazing!!!

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  4. Una verdadera obra de arte, felicidades por este fantástico trabajo, feliz semana:)

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  5. Fascinating inside!Guess what I love most about your work is this awarness of details, beautifully made.:) Always when I see your works it makes me thinking I should work slower and pay more attention to all these small things that make a miniature even more interesting.:)
    Big hug

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  6. Beautiful work Tony! The box is gorgeous and I love the aging you have done to the bible.

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  7. I am absolutely gobsmacked by this newest artwork! You have outdone yourself. Your attention to detail and your delightful imagination are such a gift to us all. Thank you so much for making this wonderful artwork. I LOVE this piece.

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  8. Another masterpiece!!! Is perfect in each detail!

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  9. awesome, this piece is just awesome. you are an amazing miniaturist!

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  10. Hello Tony,
    Spectacular. the realism you achieve in your work is astounding. Excellent work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  11. you never cease to amaze me with your work, your attention to detail, the materials you choose, it all comes together into a work of art, love it

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  12. Wow! Thats truly wonderful! Hannah

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  13. I am bowled over! Amazing work!

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  14. Marvellous work, Tony, the details are so stunning!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  15. You must have the most amazing stash of bits stored away! This piece is stunning and you never fail to impress us with the quality of your work.

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  16. Love it! Thank you for sharing this!

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  17. Wow, this is another wonderful piece!

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  18. Un trabajo maravilloso Tony. Besos y feliz semana!!!

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