Miniature Icons: Traditional v. New School

For much of it’s history, upscale, collectible miniature art has been primarily focused on creating miniature works that replicate Victorian style and early 20th century architecture, art, clothing and the like—after all, the dollhouse and the practice of creating miniatures were founded during this era. Traditional miniaturists focus on preserving this style through their work, often replicating full sized pieces from the time period in 1:12 scale. Some of the masters of this tradition spend their entire careers meticulously researching and designing and crafting ornate pieces which are reminiscent of times past. One notable master of the “old” style, is Peter Acquisto, who is known for his

Miniatures and the Fairy Trend

The next time you go for a walk, pay very close attention and you might just stumble across a tiny door built into the counter at your favorite coffee shop or the trunk of a tree in a local park. These ornate miniature doors have become an international trend in recent years, captivating audiences of all ages. Needless to say, the pint-sized doors have also caught the attention of a number of miniaturists. So, from the history to the legends, here is a basic guide to the elegant world of fairy miniatures. Fairies Though the exact origins of the fairy are unknown, the fairy as we know it today has been primarily shaped by Celtic and Scandinavian legend. Traditional folklore tells us that fai

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