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, November 15, 2014

Exhibit: Court Couture-The Fashionable 1400's

Shari Kirby from Pleasanton, CA exhibited "Court Couture-The Fashionable 1400's" at the 2014 Good Sam Show. "The dolls depict three decades of 15th century fashion," Shari says. "They were inspired by a visit to see the 'Lady & The Unicorn' Flemish tapestries at the Cluny Museum, Paris. Costumes, textiles and headwear are copied from period paintings and illuminations." Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Left: "Giovanna" (Italy, 1490). Center: "Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland" (1470). Right: "Isabella de Bourbon" (France, 1480).

"Giovanna" (1490). From the Visitation fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy.

"Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland" (1470). From a portrait by Hugo van der Goes, located at Hampton Court Palace, London, England.

"Isabella de Bourbon" (1480). Burgundian style court dress, France.

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