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.
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.
Dress Medium: Multicolor plaid cotton Date: c.1880 Country: USA Credit: Museum Purchase This two-piece dress features the plaid fabric known as "madras" which originated in the Indian town of Madras, on the Bay of Bengal. Like other Indian printed cottons, it was widely imitated in the West.