Grotesque pin

October 31, 2008

A face from the dark past.

This pin is cut from sterling silver sheet, then engraved and polished. The grotesque is often to be found in Renaissance and Baroque architecture and engravings, picture frames, furniture, etc. Entirely handmade, even to the pin and catch on the back.

One Response to “Grotesque pin”

  1. JR Says:

    Is this the true size? It is incredible that you can work this kind of detail so small. I love this theme, I saw a great carved door with a similar face on a church in Assisi. I can’t remember if it was the interior or exterior. What are they trying to say?

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