As mentioned last week i told you that i was going to make a cabinet for the tiny bronze figure that i discovered while metal detecting.
Quite a lot of high status homes from the 18th century onwards would have collections of antiquities and rare objects as a way of not only showing off there wealth but also providing a great conversational topic while entertaining guests.
This complete piece stands just under 5'' tall and also has a tiny draw built into the bottom.
The back of the cabinet has my own makers label along with a description of what the cabinet holds inside and where it was discovered.
This close up view gives a slightly better glimpse of the actual figure behind the real glass panels, i have found that if you study the piece carefully you can actually start to make out eyes and various other parts of the body, a truly amazing little object to have in a period collection or wunderkammer.
Completing this was a little more difficult than anticipated due to my condition, but i tend to find the pain easier when I'm stood up rather than sitting down, I'm hoping this situation wont last to long as its already driving me nuts (pardon the pun)
This piece of work will be available on my for sale page.
Just a reminder also that there is still time to enter my giveaway for the tiny watercolour.
Have a great and safe week everyone. Tony