Miniature Treasures: Catacombs Clock Case

by brae  

I recently found my way to a blog on some of the most amazing miniatures I've ever seen.  The artist uses old, sometimes ancient, pieces and creates wonderful works with such character.

One of these works I instantly loved...his dark but beautiful debut miniature that he based on an old clock case and the French catacombs.  It absolutely epitomizes the look I want for the Heritage.

When Tony later posted on his blog that all of his works were for sale, I don't think I could have sent that email to him any faster!  :D  He replied promptly, and after some email exchanges, all was set and that beautiful piece was on its way to me.

It soon arrived safe and sound.  It's just so gorgeous, so well made.  I tell you - it even smells awesome!!!!  :D  It smells of wood and parchment and leather.  The scent reminds me of 'new car smell' most of all.

Tony used a skull carved from genuine bone, genuine 18th century vellum, optical glass from a pair of broken Victorian spectacles, a hand carved rutile quartz skull, and items from broken watches and clocks.

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You simply must check out the Miniature Treasures blog.  You will truly be inspired!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tony, for this beautiful work of art.  I will indeed treasure it!


Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
:D :D :D!!!!! Oh, I love it, too! Your pictures are amazing! What a beautiful, truly OOAK, piece! So glad you got it. :D
09/06/11 @ 20:59
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]  
Thanks for the link! I have always loved wunderkammers and his pieces certainly are little wonders.
09/07/11 @ 02:30
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]
Many thanks Brae, It looks perfect in its new home.
09/07/11 @ 10:00
Comment from: Maria- [Visitor]
Wow that is a beautiful unusual clock. Hugs Maria
09/07/11 @ 11:01
Comment from: Tabitha Corsica [Visitor]
How do you FIND such wonderful, unusual things??!!
09/07/11 @ 13:04
Comment from: brae [Member]
I am still staring at this beauty!!! :yes: Tabitha - it's amazing what you will find with google image search, though I found Tony through another blogger.
09/08/11 @ 11:54
Comment from: rosa margarita [Visitor]
Ahora sé que le compraste a Tony! Una magnífica obra de arte. un abrazo
09/14/11 @ 21:24

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