Cotehele Gallery Classic Craft Collection
The Classic Craft Collection was launched in Cotehele Gallery in July 2012 with its first two special commissions.
The Gallery's aim is to offer for sale high quality contemporary craft works, which have been specially-commissioned from professional British makers. New works will be introduced to the Collection on a regular basis - each one a limited edition of no more than 50 - in some cases, much fewer.
1 - Eleanor Bartleman
Animal head trinket boxes in fine porcelain
Hand-made, delicately-coloured and intricately decorated in Tudor dress with lustres and gold,
these little oval boxes with either hare or cat head lids
are in two limited editions of five.
All the works will be exclusive to Cotehele Gallery and can only be purchased through the Gallery - either by a personal visit or by telephone or email. New works will be announced on the Gallery website and by email.
Each piece is different and each has been numbered and initialled on the base by the maker, Eleanor Bartleman. Each comes in a gift box, together with Eleanor's biography and a commentary on her source of inspiration and the actual making of the pieces.
The Collection will encompass works in different media for specialist craft collectors and lovers of beautiful decorative art.
It is an initiative in support of British artists and makers - an opportunity to create the antiques of the future.