Thursday, June 3, 2010

I should have been an antiques dealer ;)

I bought these last week in a second hand shop and I must say they were a bargain. The frame is really degraded and at the present moment it’s in my workshop awaiting restoration. It has hand-blown glass with small imperfections that make beautiful light waves. The print is from 1916. I really love this type of old frames and I already have a few of them collected. I dream of the day when I’ll be using them for faithful copies of old masters which I would paint myself studying their methods and techniques.

I’ll post some photos taken during restoration soon.


paula said...

wow teo, that bag is so cool. great pictures too.
its hard to imagine what that hand-blown glass in the frame looks like in person..never heard of it.
looking forward to seeing what magic you perform!

sarala said...

These are both great. You must have a good eye in the shops.

Teo said...

Thanks! I'm really found of them too.
Paula, I don't know if I can take a good photo of the glass to show you how it looks like, but I found this image and more info here if you are curious. I'm sure you must have seen it before but did not not know it is hand-blown.
Coming right up with pics of the finished frame!