Faberge firescreen. This is a superb example of the goldsmith’s art. It was created by Henrik Wigström around 1910. One side contains a photograph of Emperor Nicholas II and the other of his Empress, Alexandra Feodorovna. The gold and platinum frame is enamelled white and seed pearls are set round the oval bezels. The whole is embellished with floral swags in multi-coloured gold. It is a stunning piece.
ruth ball in collaboration with Mary Brodie-In the works of 40/40 colour concepts, colour is explored within the two very different mediums of enamel and textile through rich contrasts, vibrant hues and textural surfaces. 40 pieces of enamel align with 40 pieces of fabricated textile.
Great piece - a Dichroic Fused Glass Cat Necklace.... Dichroism has two distinct meanings in optics. A dichroic material is either one which causes visible light to be split up into distinct beams of different wavelengths (colours), or one in which light rays having different polarizations are absorbed by differing amounts. Glass artists use fusing glass scrap packs to layer dichroic glass to make multi layered fused glass pieces. Would love to see this process.