Friday, 17 October 2008

Art Nouveau at its best

A detail of the lid of a 30cm long and 15cm wide 1900 Art Nouveau glove case which was used by my grandmother. The case itself is in brass but is covered allover with this spectacular inlay of enamel in different colours. The inside is lined with dark mauve colour velvet.

16 comments:

evlahos said...

excellent artwork. thank for shared it

Laurie said...

This is exquisite. Can you imagine how lovely the world would be today if everyday items were created with this kind of care and artistry? Wow.

Great shot!

Blognote said...

Thanks, Evlahos!!

Thank you, Laurie!!
The world would indeed be a much better place from this point of view!!

monoblog said...

I like the color combination, especially turquoise background. Have an air of Turkish traditional ceramics known as Çini; decorated with blues, turquoise, green and red, that were produced in Iznik and Kutahya from the 15th to 17th centuries.

PJ said...

I saw this on the portal and just had to find out what it was. The artwork is superb and you're very fortunate to have such a beautiful heirloom.

Virginia said...

Oh a glove case. Harkens back to the day when ladies wore those buttery soft leather gloves when they dressed up. I still remember the smell of them. What a beautiful treasure from your grandmother.

Saretta said...

Beautiful colors.

Eki Akhwan said...

What a beautiful artifact this is! I love the details of this artwork you captured here.

Thanks for sharing this.
Eki

Petrus said...

This is a lovely work of art - great photo ..

Marie-Noyale said...

What a beautiful case!
How many pairs of glove can fit in that little treasure ?

Blognote said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Two pairs would be the best, Marie!!

Juana said...

I like those colors combination, it is so beatiful !

Mister Earl said...

Nice. That technique is called cloisonné, I believe.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Juana!!

Yes, Mr. Earl, this is the cloisonné technique.

Olivier said...

superbe création, on pourrait imaginer une figure d'une femme

superb creation could imagine a figure of a woman

D said...

Magnificent, what a treasure!