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, March 2, 2013

At the Show - Silversmith

On this week's blog we are visiting long time dealer, silversmith Pete Acquisto of Acquisto Silver Company.

Photo of Pete courtesy of Sophia Twaddell, www.smalltreasuresminiatures.com

Pete recently gave a wonderful YouTube video interview, "Everyone's a Miniature Artist." It was produced by the Mini Time Machine Museum, Tucson, AZ. I think you might enjoy it.

Based in Arizona, Pete has been making beautiful miniature silver and gold works of art since 1979. An IGMA Fellow, he is well known for high quality, historically accurate, and functioning silver reproductions in 1:12 scale. The Acquistos have been coming to Good Sam for more than thirty years.  Minisilver@aol.com, www.acquistosilver.com

Photos from the 2012 Good Sam Show.

Ewer, Chinese porcelain bottle of the Wan-li period. English, circa 1585. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Late 17th century Japanese Fish, mounted in French mid-18th century European Ormolu as a "Fountaine a Parfum." A collaboration between Pete (mounts) and Henny Staring-Egberts, Portugal (hand-painted porcelain fish).
Limited edition Soup Tureen. Original by Paul Storr, London England, Circa 1816-17. Displayed in the Campbell Museum.
Limited Edition Epergne, original by Edward Wakeland, London, England, circa 1756-1757. Silver by Peter Acquisto and glass bowls by Ferenc Albert.
Pete and Dee Acquisto's table from the 2012 Good Sam Show.
Pete and Dee Acquisto's table from the 2012 Good Sam Show.

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