Curio

This little box is a reproduction from the gift shop of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. I bought it when I was at a Children's Literature conference at Simmons College one summer.
The Gardner Museum was established in 1903 by a wealthy patron of the arts. It is best known for the 1990 theft of thirteen works of art valued at over $500 million, including The Concert, one of Johannes Vermeer's thirty-five known paintings, and three works by Rembrandt. It is considered the biggest art theft—and property theft—in history; the crime remains unsolved. The museum still displays the paintings' empty frames in their original locations according to the strict provisions of Gardner's will, which instructed that the collection be maintained unchanged.
I took this picture with my iPod Touch camera. I replaced my earlier Touch because I had run out of space on the old one and the new model finally has a camera!
Very interesting.
posted September 28th, 2010  
I really like this little figurine. Birds in a nest with a bouquet of flowers in the nest ,too; anyhow that's what I see (although my eyes and brain are tired). Amazing story about the Art Robbery.....
posted September 28th, 2010  
Sweet box! I remember hearing about that theft - amazing that it was never solved! Nice shot and interesting story!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Such a beautiful box! Congrats on your new iPod Touch! ;-)
posted September 28th, 2010  
Oh that is so nice. Is it ceramic? I have one not so detailed made out of cast iron.
posted September 28th, 2010  
I like the way you put the grain of the wood at an angle. Makes it eye catching. I like the framing too!

Sweet Frog is on Hull St. but there is one at Short Pump too but I'm not exactly sure where.
posted September 28th, 2010  
Wow, what a great piece. Nice job on framing, Looks great.
posted September 28th, 2010  
Cute little box. I do remember that art theft. Amazing that someone got away with it.

Thanks for the comment on my squirrel pic. I think that perhaps he does remember me. He doesn't run like the other ones that pop out of the garbage cans and head for the trees. :-)
posted September 28th, 2010  
Nice little box, very interesting caption
posted September 28th, 2010  
This is so cute! Love it!
posted September 29th, 2010  
This is cute!!
posted September 29th, 2010  
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