Is this anything?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Balder, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Balder

    Balder New Member

    I have owned this for some years now, it's painted on a piece of wood measuring 85 x 23 x 2 centimeters. It looks, smells and feels old. Can anybody comment on origin and age?

    I'm located in Norway but catholic saints are not typical Norwegian motives.

    Or maybe I am just the lucky owner of some touristy souvenir made to look old.


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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, Balder.
    It looks like it is a panel which would have been part of a bigger scene, with more panels. Could we see the back please?
    The saint is St George.
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  3. Balder

    Balder New Member

    Thank you, here's the back.

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  4. Balder

    Balder New Member

    Metal on the back

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  5. Balder

    Balder New Member

    Close-up of raised gold paint

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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Wonderful, thank you. Just one more request, could you take a close up of what looks like the damaged part of the painting? One will do, I think.
    Right now it seems like it was painted on an old or antique panel and made to look antique. Maybe in Poland or Central Europe. A detail of the damage could help determine it.
    And others on the forum may have different insights.
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  11. Balder

    Balder New Member

    I guess it is "fake old", but I still like it. It hangs in my hallway, attracting some attention from visitors.

  12. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    That's a piece that wouldn't matter to me!! I love it!!:):)
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the extra pictures, it is not antique but antiqued. Just one letter difference.;)
    You're right, but it is handpainted and does have value, just not as much as a genuine antique one.
    I remember there used to be a fashion in Germany and Poland (maybe elsewhere too) in the 70s and 80s for these antiqued decorations, they were quite expensive. They were never intended as fakes, just something to create an old atmosphere in the home.
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  14. Balder

    Balder New Member

    Any Jewelry,

    Thank you for your inputs, highly appreciated! Apart from the stone-age picture upload, this seems like a nice forum.

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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ah, but along with the stone-age picture upload comes a lot of ancient knowledge.:playful:
  16. AuDragon

    AuDragon Well-Known Member

    Welcome Balder, and a lot of knowledge about things ancient!
  17. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Well-Known Member

    St. George & the Dragon is a popular theme. I like it a lot as a decorative piece. Certainly a step up from some items. It may even have come from a museum store.
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