Hexagonal pale acid green & blue case filled with pink & white intaglios.
Inspired by the famous Cobbe museum’s collections of colourful ‘medallion wafers’. When hardstone cameos and intaglios produced during the Italian Renaissance period, were so rare and expensive they were reserved for only the richest collectors. The more modest ‘grand tourers’ sought out reproductions in glass and plaster or red or white sulphur during the C18th and C19th.
Cast from Bridie’s own small collection of antique plaster intaglios, in Jesmonite and displayed within a beautifully handmade wooden octagonal case. Lacquered, gilded and painted in sublime colour combinations.
Make an impact grouped or hung individually. No two intaglio cases are ever the same, each collection differs slightly.