Curious Collections: As if they were once part of a long-forgotten antiquarian’s private collection, each of these boxes houses a curious little treasure of natural history….
I have renovated vintage/antique boxes and created a curiosity inside each one by combining cast and shaped handmade paper pulp with natural items such as seashells or ephemera from my own extensive collections….
4. ‘A Most Excellent Specimen. Devonshire. 1730’
This is an original one-off assemblage which I have created inside a little gold-painted vintage box decorated with raised designs and an image of Cupid in a central cartouche on the lid. The curiosity inside the box is made using a real oyster shell in delicate hues of ochre and rust, combined with a painted cotton linter paper centrepiece. The museum-style label is mounted on a fragment of blue antique paper.
Please note this is a delicate one off piece of artwork and cannot be re-created. The boxes and containers that I use are all preloved, vintage or antique. They have all had a hard life and some still show the scars.
From front of box when closed: H5cm, W10.5cm, D7.5cm
Standing upright and open: H10.5cm, W15cm, D3cm
Not suitable for children.
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