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Friday, January 23, 2009

Beatrice

Meet Beatrice, a large, haunting 1920's bust I found at an antique faire recently. She was Dante's love interest way back when and inspired many of his famous writings throughout his life even though they both married other people. She was previously owned by Charles Gerhardt, famous conductor and producer who conducted many famous classic film scores including Star Wars. She was purchased from his estate sale after his death in 1999. Bittersweet!

7 comments:

Designs by CK said...

Hi Crystal ~ WOW Beatrice is beautiful. What an inspiring piece!

Hope this note finds you well!

SpOOky Best,
Chris :-)

Drop Gallow said...

Holy gorgeous....

cconz said...

I love beatrice! I've never seen one like her. Another treasure.

Annabelle said...

Just dropped in by chance from "The Enchanted Room" and I have to say I adore your job! You are living a haunting life! Luv the Fortune Teller and just about all that you have collected of the macabre; could easily be from a Hammer Horror film setting.

Annabelle {Poe inspired}

down and dirty designs said...

I am, once again, gobsmacked by the awesomeness you manage to find...you lucky devil, you.

Designs By CK said...

Thanks SO much Crystal on Coco!

Getting to know you has TRULY been delightful!

I LOVE my birthday goodie and will give you another PR shout out on my main blog on the 13th!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

XOXO

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

What a score- Beatrice is incredible- fantastic blog!