Caravaggio’s Boy with Fruit Basket glass Christmas ornament


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Glass Christmas ornament of Carravagio’s painting of an adorable young man carrying a basket of fruits.

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4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2″

Gass Christmas ornament of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio known as Caravaggio Boy with fruit basket. Painted c. 1593 the picture model is Caravaggio’s friend and companion  the Sicilian painter Mario Minniti  who was sixteen years old at the time.  The luscious boy competes with the succulent grapes, peaches,and plums. The painting is a testament to Caravaggio mastery of the art of painting, with great details as the folds of the boy’s shirt, his complexion, the luscious fruits in the basket, the  four clusters of grapes,  the peaches, the pomegranate. A magnificent rendering of Caravaggio’s oeuvre.

The daPolonia glass Christmas ornaments are designed and made in Mia’s studio in Krakow Poland. Steeped in centuries old traditions of glass ornaments making, drawing on the love of art and history, the ornament continues an old tradition of uncompromising quality and artistry.

The ornaments are fully made by Mia, and 100% hand made in the old fashion way. Starting with hand blown shapes and balls, hand silvering, coating with the base coat, and hand painting and glittering. The glitter we use is environmentally safe and is the same glitter used in cosmetics.  All the molds are proprietary created by our own mold maker. In the introduction to the ornament section you can see a video of how one of our ornament is made from scratch.



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