Twin Dragons Public House
Twin Dragons Public House
Davidson Artisans Emporium

Twin Dragons Public House

Regular price $1,899.00 $0.00

Dimensions are: 15.75” X 31.75”

The Twin Dragons...

This particular Collectible has many secrets, and hidden meanings. Some may appear as meaning one thing and have a different meaning than you might think.

All these secrets that went into the design and creation will be revealed to those who purchase this and will have a diagram with explanations.


What went into the making of...

We start with a plain piece of glass and cut it to size. The edges were then hand nipped (scalloped) and deep cleaning the glass to remove oils or hidden contaminants as to receive the gold leaf. We then back up the gold with a special ink that helps hold the gold in place. The gold leaf process is called water gilding and has been around for hundreds of years. After the ink is dry, the process of removing the excess gold is done very carefully leaving the image of a mirrored gold effect. This is all done on the back side of the glass and is where the term Reverse Painted Glass comes from in the form of decoration, lettering, and so on. 

There are many different painted effects which can be done, and as our collecting is added too, you will see most of these effects on these beautiful works of art. 

The colors and design elements are done with certain effects in mind such as a high contrast color might make an element of the design jump out at you, whereas lower contrasting colors may be used to soften the effects.

This particular piece has Gold lip Mother of Pearl behind spirits, wine, ale and date established.

All the color is hand painted with faux stone effects around the border and in the panel.

The dragons were painted with some shading to give more dimension.

The gold is water gilded 23kt and the centers of the letters are 18kt.

 This type of art is one of the most beautiful and complicated forms to make, and there are many parts of the process that can go wrong even with the best well thought out plans. 

Artisans that do this type of art have to plan it all out before it has even begun and takes a skilled craftsman or craftswoman to be able to produce this art form. It is one of the reasons there are very few artisans who even do this type of work on a professional level.

Photographs and even video are a poor substitute for how beautiful this art form is, and the term you have to see it to believe it definitely applies.

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