Parrot with Cherries

Panel 34 x 25cm

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During the Renaissance many images of parrots, similar to this, were produced, generally being set into cabinets. This was made using traditional techniques.

As this was a replica of a traditional Florentine mid-18th century panel, particular attention was given to sourcing stones that were used during this period which were then cut using traditional methods. The soft green Arno stone works in harmony with the other stones and gives an authenticity to the piece that using a stone such as malachite, not used in Florentine mosaics until the 1800s, would not have achieved.

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“We are absolutely delighted with the pieces of pietra dura we commissioned Thomas to make. He is a superb craftsman and we highly recommend him.”

FIONA G-C March 30, 2016