Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

At the Show - Fine Arts and Enameling

In 2005 and many years prior to that, plus for the last three years, Ligia Durstenfeld, Ligia's Miniatures, has been a dealer at the Good Sam Show. An IGMA Artisan in Fine Arts/Enameling, she works on copper, silver and gold to create reproductions of well-known artisan and museum pieces.  ligiasminis@att.net

Cabinet with pietra dura (inlay) front panels of 24K gold and relief enamel cloisonné similar to one at Buckingham Palace .
Fine enamel pomegranate bush by Ligia. Wheel thrown porcelain vase by Troy Schmidt, Red Dragon Pottery. http://www.reddragonpottery.com/
Working enamel clock on fine silver with 24K gold hand-formed filigree wire around the face along with four diamonds, and ivory top. Based on a Faberge original.
Blue-green fine silver "lily pond" bowl decorated with 24K gold cloisonné wire fish, lily pads in silver foil and single silver lily.
Faberge-style objects: Mosaic Egg. Lilies of the Valley in an opalescent silver bowl with 24K gold trim. Blue silver bowl decorated with 24K gold, fine silver and titanium foils.
The figure Hope in enamel-on-silver. From the stained glass window triplet "Faith, Hope and Charity" (William Morris Company, 1870) at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England.


  1. Wow, fantastic miniatures! Too bad San Jose is so far away...

  2. Beautiful pieces! I love the stained glass window.

  3. What a wonderful pieces! Compliments for your collection