Featured Small oval painting, Chalk ware? frame

Discussion in 'Art' started by 916Bulldogs123, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Painting is signed M Blanco, i haven't been able to find much on this artist yet. The frame is 12" wide x 10" and very heavy at 3 lbs. has certificate on the back also
    Is it possibly chalk ware or Plaster and how would i tell.
    Help appreciated as always.

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  2. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    Well, it's not an antique, anyway.

    Late 20th C.decorator piece in the style of the mid Victorian fruit painters like the Clare brothers.
  3. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Well I knew that it wasn't antique.
  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Just have to say, those grapes look real enough to eat.
  5. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Hi Greg,
    That is what made me buy this one. the work of this painter i have seen so far is very life like.
  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    For Clare brothers examples search 'Oliver Clare still like'.
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