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Posted 2 years ago

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Budek
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Hello,
Sorry that I haven't been around very much lately, I've missed all of the wonderful people and things on here, I hope you've all been well.
This week-end I had a chance to do a bit of shopping and picked up a couple of things that I'm really excited about.
This Dog portrait is especially beautiful to me. Yes, I now have cats, and am crazy about them, but I love all creatures great and small,....and this little dog absolutely stole my heart.
I believe that it's embroidered silk, and that it was probably hand done,( ? ). It's 11+3/4" X 14+3/4", and has all the poise and shimmer of a real dog,....
( he seems to quiver on the silk background ).
The framing is really lovely, all archival with UV filtering glass,....so whoever had it loved and valued it very much.
The price was a little high for me, but when I asked if it was a 'fixed' price they dropped it by a significant chunk, even though it was new for the shop.
I haven't had any luck finding information about this type of work on the internet,...if anyone could help I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks very much,
Tony.

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  1. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Hello Petey, isn't it beautiful?! Thank for the love.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The Chinese and Japanese did this work. But the Europeans were capable of the same type of work. The perspective looks more European than Asian. Check out "Su Embroidery" from Suzhou, China. But this image of the dog just looks more English. But they can copy anything.
  3. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks For the love, Kevin and Hedgewalker,
    and Kevin, thanks for the comment. I'll look up the embroidery you mentioned and try to find the European embroidery of this type as well.
    Your help is much appreciated!,
    Tonino
  4. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Tony
  5. realthings realthings, 2 years ago
    How stunning and what handiwork!
  6. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, realthings, wathenspoms, and Moonstonelover
    and Thank You for the comment.
  7. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love miKKo and Sean
    love & Ruff ruff back to you,( from me and my shimmering dog )
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    You're so welcome, sir! Did you say "shimmering" or "SHIVERING"? : ) Take care.
  9. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    PhilDavid, czechman, birdie, Woman, and Musik
    the Love is much appreciated!
  10. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    oh lucky lucky you!!! -- this is so beautiful -- i hardly think a machine could have done this -- the guru on this type of work is helen m stevens which you may want to check out

    one of her books to consider checking out is

    "the timeless art of embroidery" by helen m stevens copyright 1997
    ISBN 0-7153-0434-8

    the following is helen's website in england

    http://www.helenmstevens.co.uk/
  11. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    been thinking about your portrait as to whether it is machine or handmade -- the back will tell the story -- there will be knots if handmade -- if machine it will be smooth -- a pic of the back would help determine -- personally i'm sticking with the handmade -- and if so -- you have a very valuable work of art -- that's my guess and i'm sticking to it -- have a great weekend -- thanks for posting -- it is truly outstanding!!!!!
  12. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Dear Epson,
    Thank You Kindly for the love and messages, I'm so pleased that you loved it as I do.
    I've contacted Helen Stevens through her site, hopefully she'll respond with a request for photos,( I'll keep you posted ).
    Thank You again and best wishes for a wonderful week-end,
    Tony.
  13. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    hi tony --glad i was able to be of some help -- that is always the greatest reward -- having a piece of the puzzle that you can add for another member to continue their search -- yes please keep me posted -- will place you on my follow list also -- may i ask what you paid and where you found it -- as i would love to find a prize such as yours -- have been embroidering since i was 4 years old -- but nothing of this caliber -- best wishes to you also tony
    autumn
  14. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    by the way -- love the pic of your cat -- what a beauty she is
  15. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Hello again epson,
    I just wanted to let you know that I should be hearing from Helen Stevens soon, she's been in touch.
    Thanks again for the kind suggestion,
    Take care,
    Tony
  16. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    your most welcome tony -- so anxious to hear helen's opinion on the piece -- have a great week
  17. tom61375 tom61375, 9 months ago
    I Love My Jack Russells!! LOVE IT!!

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