Hi everyone, Life has been extremely busy over the past couple of weeks but I'm still managing to squeeze a few hours here and there for making new pieces.
In the up and coming few weeks and months i have some very special and Unique pieces which will hopefully be completed, once i set my vision on something it really is only a matter of time until it materialises into a finished piece of work.
One of these piece which i still have the cabinet to construct is this very tiny cast bronze figure.
I discovered this little fellow in a place i have metal detected before but due to heavy rains and flooding over the last few months certain embankments have changed and in some cases have also been washed away. When i first discovered this piece it really did not look anything like how you see it now, a large layer of crust had built up due to constant wet conditions but after carefully cleaning it became obvious it was a tiny figure. I have since been told it possibly dates to the bronze age which if so would make it one of the oldest finds i have come across and measures a mere 1.5'' the bronze age lasted in great Britain from 2,500 BC to 800 BC.
Mounting this piece was a difficult task as i didn't want to detract from its detail and beauty so i constructed a tiny base from Ivory and carefully mounted it as you see in the photo.
Once this piece is completed it will also have its own display case.
I would also like to welcome my new followers and thank them for not only following my blog but also taking an interest in the pieces i make, Also just a quick reminder that there's still plenty of time to enter my giveaway if you haven't already and stand a chance of wining a miniature watercolour signed by myself.
Have a great week everyone. Tony.