★ Decorative Casket with Plaques (c.1815)
~ Decorative Arts

★ Decorative Casket with Plaques (c.1815)

★ A decorative casket with porcelain plaques, made in England by the Derby Porcelain Works (c.1815). Currently in the collections of LACMA, it’s crafted from rosewood and adorned with opulent gilt bronze decorative mouldings (also known as ‘ormolu’), with hand-painted… Continue reading

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★ The Genius of Louis Comfort Tiffany
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★ The Genius of Louis Comfort Tiffany

★ American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany, was born on this day 169 years ago. In honour of the occasion, I thought it would be nice to have a look back at his life and career, his influences, and just a few pieces of his utterly beautiful stained glass work. The man himself… Continue reading