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Friday, 10 April 2015

Treasure Casket.

Sometimes i have so many ideas for pieces i want to create that i have to write them down in detail or even make a quick sketch so i dont forget, This piece of work was one of those but i had to wait until i was in a position to replenish the Ivory i needed to complete it this came about a few weeks ago when someone i've known for a few years told me he had some for sale as he had just refurbished a church organ that was built in 1835 ....so the casket which would eventually hold that golden tiny jug began to take shape.

 
Ive had the tiny gold jug for some time and always felt it was a difficult item to include within another piece of work that would make it work as one piece but after some thought i came up with this idea that i think has worked perfectly. The casket itself measures just 21mm square and stands 41mm in height it is as you can see just slightly smaller than the matchstick.
 
 
 
The casket also has a draw which contains a tiny silver roman coin fragment this is exactly how it came out of the ground , you can just make out the head on one side of the coin unfortunately i have no idea who it portrays.
 

The jug is a comfortable fit but is tricky to remove with your fingers well mine at least but i'm sure someone with nimble and steady hands would be just fine the box and draw are lined with antique dark blue victorian velvet from an old jewellery box.

 
 
I think the two go together perfectly and the casket just finishes the whole piece off,  the jug is also hallmarked as 9ct Gold but i'm not sure of the makers mark or date.
 
 





A perfect little treasure casket that holds two very unique items. This piece will also be available on my FOR SALE page.
I'll hopefully be making some more miniatures out of the same batch of ivory that this was made with in the future and look forward to sharing these with you too. Have a great weekend everyone.  Tony.

29 comments:

  1. Stunningly beautiful work as always Tony =0)

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  2. It's absolutely beautiful work!

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  3. What a great idea not to put it in a glass case where it would be upright. A storage cabinet is such a smart idea. You just want to open the lid and close the lid and open the lid and close the lid ....... and look at it a thousand times.

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    1. Thank you Iris, Cabinets and boxes have a unique way of holding suprises and always seem to make us smile no matter how many times we open them ☺

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  4. I love the casket it is just gorgeous. The coin fragment is perfect with the jug. Your design work & craftsmanship is always impressive!

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  5. Impressive and incredible work, Tony, both are beautiful pieces of art!
    Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Ilona

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  6. Great work as usal! I am sure it will find a new home soon. :)

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  7. amazing work!
    May I ask where you get your nice long hinges?

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    1. Thanks Janice ,for hinges check out http://www.phoenixmodeldevelopments.com
      Im sure you will find something suitable for your needs. ☺

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  8. So so beautiful! I love when you do tiny pieces like this one that also contains little treasures inside!

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  9. Tony I am absolutely in love with this! Gorgeous and just perfect for the beautiful little jug. The little drawer with the coin fragment is the crowning glory :)

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    1. Thanks Linda your comment is very much appreciated ☺

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  10. Beautiful work Tony!

    Sarah :)

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  11. Wow Tony, your work is so amazing, I cannot believe this piece. And the treasures are - as always - so unique and special, I love them!

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