Porcelain Turtle Box Inlaid with Swarovski Crystals
The artist decorates this totally functional porcelain turtle box with removable lid using the traditional millefiore technique, substituting Fimo for glass. Fimo is a type of clay similar to Play-Doh used by artists; when fired it becomes hard like porcelain, enabling artists to produce spectacular colors in minute detail. As if that were not enough, the artist then embellishes the turtle with dozens of Swarovski crystals, and signs and dates each piece along the bottom.
No two turtles are ever even remotely similar; all are true works of art that are one of a kind.
Measures approximately 6" long, 4" wide and 4" tall and weighs one pound.
Made in Brooklyn.