Girl with Pearl Earring Glass Paperweight by Johannes Vermeer
- Usually ships in 2-3 business days
- Size: 3"D x 1.5"H
- Weight: 0.75 lbs
- Material: Glass
- Made In: China
Museum Reproductions Information:
History of Art Reproductions: As far as we know, the history of art reproductions takes us back to Imperial Rome where bronze and marble reproductions of Greek masterpieces served as decoration for lavish Roman Villas and Gardens. The art of casting is thousands of years old: Terracottas, Bronzes and ancient glass were cast from molds. Closer to our time in the mid 18th century coinciding with the search for new artistic styles which took inspiration from the roots of classic art (neoclassicism) and the discovery of Herculaneum in 1738 and Pompeii in 1748, archaeological reproductions reappeared all over Europe. As a result of French expeditions to Egypt during the nineteenth century, a casting facility was set up next to the Louvre Museum where many important archaeological pieces from ancient Egypt were reproduced. Following the example of the Louvre, other leading European museums began to reproduce some of the masterpieces in their collections thus initiating a trend that continues until today.
Art Reproduction Craftsmanship: For the making of art reproductions, masterpieces have been chosen from the best museums all over the world, The Louvre, The British Museum, The National Museum of Athens, The Egyptian Museum Cairo, The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. We only use materials and techniques that can achieve the best quality in reproducing original works of art to obtain very fine pieces, up to the last detail. Our sculptures are cast in a variety of mediums: Bonded Stone, Polyresins, and Bronze. The finish of each reproduction, is always hand-made and showing craftsmanship and historical sense, is the work of an artisan. It is the task to present to the people of today the legacy of those ancient civilizations with all the beauty and mystery of our ancestors again in front of our eyes and at the reach of our hands. There is several steps that must be taken before a museum reproduction sculpture can be made. Most of our items are original artworks created by our sculptors, carved out of clay, stone, or wood. Once the original is carved, a mold is made, usually out of silicon. Crushed stone in a liquid resin medium is poured into a silicon mold where it solidifies into a hard stone that reproduces all the detail and texture of the original. All the finishes are done by hand. Many finishes include color detailing, a labor intensive process where colors are applied with small brushes by our skilled artisans.
How much is shipping?
We offer FREE STANDARD GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $99. Orders under $99 are charged a flat rate shipping fee of $8.95. We do not have any shipping surcharges, so all orders either ship for free or $8.95, period.
Expected shipping time for your order?
Many stocked products are ready to ship within 2-3 business days after your order is placed. Our "Made to Order" products are manufactured when the order is placed and most ship within 1-3 weeks. Every product page has the estimated shipping time from our warehouse for that specific product. These time frames are also shown in the shopping cart & checkout page for every individual item.
How will your order be shipped?
Your order will be shipped by standard ground shipping via FedEx, UPS, USPS, Sure Post, Smart Post, Spee-Dee, or L.T.L. carrier to the continental United States. At our discretion, we will choose the best shipping carrier based on speed of delivery, shipping origin, destination address, and size & weight of the package(s). No express shipping options are available at this time.
Do you ship to Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. Boxes, APO's, FPO's, US Territories?
Generally not. Most of our products cannot ship to a P.O. Box, military addresses or US territories outside the lower 48 states. Some smaller items can ship via USPS Priority Mail. Please inquire before ordering if you require a USPS Priority Mail delivery to one of these regions.
Do you ship internationally?
No. We only ship to US addresses.
3"D x 1.5"H