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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Miniature Fungi Study.

Hi everyone, well as promised the cabinet for the fungi is now complete this was made from walnut and pre ban ivory on the draw front and side panels.

 
I very much enjoyed making this piece of work as its something i've not really made before with the exception of the cabinet and have no doubt i shall be making a few more which will be slightly different in appearance this piece will be available in my FOR SALE section shortly. I thought id also share these beautiful Apothecary Naturalistically Painted Plaster Display Models of Fungi, these have been mounted on wood bases with a paper label giving the Latin name for each variety Probably French Circa 1900
 
 
 
I think you'll agree that these are quite beautiful and very interesting, Visual aids don't really exist like this anymore and pieces like these have become more and more valuable and collectable.
Have a great weekend everyone.  Tony.



17 comments:

  1. Hi Tony! Your miniature Fungi Study in his special cabinet is stunning and beautiful work :)!
    I absolutely admire your 'Apothecary Naturalistically Painted Plaster Display Models of Fungi', amazing work!
    Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend.
    Ilona

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    1. Thank you IIona i hope your easter weekend was great too ☺

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  2. It is beautiful Tony! I have always loved nature studies in art. I love the gorgeous cabinet also.

    You have reminded me of the glass flowers at Harvard. A miniature point of interest concerning them is Francis Whittemore. He was a glass blower who made beautiful 1: 1/2 scale miniatures. He was asked to do some repairs to those glass flowers/botanical studies.He did those repairs to several pieces.

    Frank was a good friend of mine. Which is why I know about this. He is gone now. Another huge loss to the miniature world.

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    1. Hi Catherine, i have looked up some of franks works and he was quite amazing at what he made, it must have been wonderful to have known such a gifted and talented artist, i too love really anything to do with nature portrayed in art but have a passion for anything antique especially victorian.
      I hope you're continuing to feel better as each day passes. Happy easter ☺

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  3. Muy bonita pieza.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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  4. Beautiful display for your fungi and the display models are fascinating. What an amazing collection.

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  5. What another beautiful project! And isn't it always so exciting when new inspiration strikes?

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    1. Thank you Iris, i have to agree about inspiration its almost like breathing in the scent from a garden full of fresh flowers after a summer shower! it always puts a smile on your face. Happy easter ☺

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  6. Wow your display case for the mushroom/fungi really shows them off beautifully--

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  7. I'm in constant awe of how amazing your work is... When you first wrote about fungi I wasn't expecting someting like this, so detailed and beautiful! Congratulations

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