|"Illuminated Merry Christmas" original hand painted card on calf vellum adorned with precious stones including diamonds, emeralds and sapphires., signed in pencil Rosemary Buczek. Painted in the traditional Renaissance technique. There is an enchantment to illuminated documents and manuscripts. A legacy of fine craftsmanship, appreciation of the time, skill and the celebration of family traditions, for which these documents have been created. So it goes for our classic Illuminated Merry Christmas. Scrolling vines, nestled amongst jewel toned "seed pearls". Shadow and subtle tones in harmony with vibrant cobalt blues and scarlet reds. Created as a true heirloom card, hand gilded with 23k gold. "Illuminated Christmas" is certain to be a legacy in any family that receives it.
This original signed work is presented on calf vellum. It prepared as ordered either with your custom sentiment or blank leaves to be penned by the hand of the giftor. The card is presented tassel bound, within our lavish silk presentation box. Complimentary white gloves are provided for proper handling of the fine gilt work.
The presentation box is handmade of couture quality silk. Each finished with fine gold embroidery throughout.
Certificate of Authenticity: A finely engraved and hand signed document containing a history of illumination, artistâ€™s biography and information exclusive to your card.
Your Gilded Age Greeting as an heirloom: Reminiscent of the renaissance treasure books that have inspired our collection, we encourage our giftees and giftors to tell the story of the greeting they have given or received. The additional leaves provided should be used to pen sentiments through the generations, each telling with great detail, how they came to receive a Gilded Age Greeting, the most beautiful cards in the world.