Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Parisian Treasure #2

Straight from the streets of Paris, this breathtaking French ivory cherub shows European craftsmanship at its very best. Delicately hand carved, this tiny angel is Victorian, circa 1890 in date. A cherub such as this was a common gift during the era for newborns. The piece would have hung in the baby’s room or on the crib. This “guardian angel” would have protected the child from harm’s way. Continuing on the theme of tiny "finds", this treasure measures 2" tall, 2" wide, and 1/4" deep.
For more on this piece and other intriguing smalls, take a look at my Rubylane shop - You never know what you might find. I'll be updating the boutique with Parisian goodies throughout the month ...For more Vintage Thingie Thursday, visit The Coloradolady!