London Coin Cont'
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From London Coin C...


From London Coin C...


From London Coin C...


Terracotta Gandari Buddha head and custom steel cradle gallery stand.
**Photos by Deja

London Coin Cont'
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From London Coin C...


From London Coin C...


From London Coin C...


Byzantine era bronze cross with custom hanging gallery stand.
**Photos by Deja

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Frays newest fashion statement, Tiny Metal Parasol.

Shop Cat is Not Amused.
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Curry cat being rather disgruntled that the nice comfy blankie is inaccessible.

And now for something completely different
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Anyone care to make an LOLcat out of this for me?

It's just Rexxie yawning, snuggled in both of his favorite blankets. Doesn't he have a HUGE maw?

Buddha is that you?
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Photo by Deja

This is supposed to be a Gandari Buddha head.... but I think he looks like a good 'ol fashion Jinni (Djinn/Genie). He looks content, but also a bit mischievous. His expression is just fab.

Persian Dagger, London Coin cont'
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From London Coin C...




From London Coin C...


Photos by Deja

Persian Dagger on Custom Gallery Stand. Base is made of partially recycled steel and finished with a custom patina.

Custom Cradled and Hanging Gallery Stands
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We recently finished up a large order of custom stands for antiquities at London Coin Galleries in Newport Beach

Here is the first of many pieces that we created custom gallery stands for.

From London Coin C...


From London Coin C...


From London Coin C...

Terracotta Buddha Head from India on custom steel Cradle Gallery Stand

Wildflowers in Apple Valley
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The desert is in a riot of bloom. Every week there are more and more flowers!



My rear end made friends with a neighbor blossom as I was taking this photo....



Ouch!

Custom "Cradle Style" Gallery Stands
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I am very proud of custom gallery stand order we just finished. This was our first time making stands so delicate and fitted.

The slide show below shows the ethnic Miao jewelry (pronounced meow) from China mounted on their stands. The pieces are really heavy yet beautifully hand-wrought silver....the earrings weigh close to a pound each. The Miao are obsessed with silver and in some villages every man is a silver smith.

The large mounted wooden piece at the end of the slide show is a tomb door that we created a cradle gallery stand for...I need to find out exactly where it came from.



In regards to the stands, our client requested that we make the stands as small and delicate looking as possible. We had to use cold rolled steel for the stands to be strong enough when that thin. Cold rolling is steel that has been rolled into its final shape at room temperature which hardens and stiffens the steel.

It's hard to say what my absolute favorite piece was... but i have to say I kinda fell in love with how the tassels drape off this comb. It must have weighed at least a few pounds!


Here is an image of a traditionally attired woman.


I can't wait to post photos of the next orders that we are currently working on!

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