My "Lover's Eye" wall hangings are cast from a handmade mold taken from one of my original sculptures. They are cast in beeswax and handpainted with oil paints, framed in 2 layers of wax dipped lace and trimmed with a vintage 1920's golden frill. They are afixed with a string on the back for hanging. They measure about 6 inches round.
History of the Lover's Eye
Eye miniatures or Lovers' eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s.
Are you interested in a custom Lover's Eye?
A respresentation of your own eye to give to someone special, or a rendering of the eye of your love? I take on commissions for Lover's Eyes in wax. I can usually create a sculpture based on a good photograph. You can find more information here.
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