A CREATIVE MASTERPIECE OF WOOD, CARVED CLAY, THEN PAINTED!
Perfect for jewelry or any other treasure!
femmes fatales is pleased to present the handcrafted Art Treasure Boxes! Each piece is an original work of art, hand-crafted one piece at a time, taking 13 steps to complete. This treasure box is adorned with the artwork of Erté showing two vamping femmes fatales, with a mysterious stranger peeking through the curtain. The embossed detailing is created by carved clay and adds graceful lines to the artwork making it all the more special! A uniquely shaped box–this style is created with a downward angle which gives it a distinctive form. Blending beauty with practicality, the Art Treasure Boxes are completely lined on the inside with soft, luxurious, padded velvet. 12"Wx12"Dx3.5"H (at box front) 5"H (box rear). A perfect gift to show how special a person is. Two other exquisite boxes are featured on our website.
Christmas Sale $129.00
How the Art Treasure Boxes Are Made:
A labor intensive thirteen-step process renders a truly perfect gift for any occasion! The process is called Coromandel, an ancient Chinese art form. Once the box is built by hand, it is covered with clay. When ready, the box is carved into the pre-selected design (giving it an embossed look). Embossing is produced by layering clay, gypsum powder and paint over and over again until the correct height of the embossed work is achieved. After the oil based painting, gold leafing is applied and lastly several layers of lacquer are applied as a finish, giving the box its shiny appearance. Inside of the box is lined with padded velvet.