Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Quack quack...

Something a little different here...I happen to have this little Roman brooch in my kitchen this evening...as you do... Anyway, I thought I'd post a quick photo of it because its such a beautiful object, you can still see the enamelling, blue on this side, green on the other, traces of thin silver over the head and down the beak, the base metal is bronze....I've been thinking a lot about the value of craft lately, particularly as I've been working on the gilt frames...craft is something not always valued in the modern art world....alas...but this is a tiny object, nearly 2000 years old, its maker was a wonderful artist and craftsperson, it's an amazing object to spend a little time with...I wonder who has worn it and where.....

2 comments:

Lorna said...

That is a wonderful brooch!

Graham Rice said...

Yes it is :-)