Announcing a unique new original display piece
"A Bad Job"
Interpreted from the original engraving published by the Aldine Press, Italy. Approximate date 1550.
( artist unknown )
Aldine Press was the printing office started by Aldus Manutius in 1494 in Venice, from which were
issued the celebrated Aldine editions of the classics of that time. The Aldine Press is famous in the
history of typography, among other things, for the introduction of italics. The press was continued
after Aldus' death in 1515 by his wife and her father until his son Paolo took over. His grandson Aldo then ran the firm until his death in 1597. Presented by artisan Ken Byers, this one of a kind piece is a true delight with exquisite attention to detail and includes a subtile flickering electrical fire glow in both the fire box and the coals above. Also featured are the superb dolls by Shirley Whitworth.
This is a one of a kind art piece, offered at $4,200