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giovanni baccani
House estabilished in 1903

Graffito frame with wooden passe-partout

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€ 120.00


The Graffito technique of decoration represents one of the most ancient and precious Florentine techniques.

A description of it can be found in the “Libro dell'arte” by Cennino Cennini (14th century) and in “Vite dei più eccellenti pittori” by Giorgio Vasari (15th century).

Gold leaf is applied to prepared wooden surface.

Afterwards, a layer of milk or egg-based tempera is painted on the surface.

Once dry, the decoration is drawn freehand with a soft wood style, bringing the underlying gilding to light.

Please note: Any variation in color or detailing is a result of the handcrafted nature of this item and makes each piece unique.

  • size 4x6 inch


Delivery time

Due to hancrafting, the delivery time may vary from 10 to 30 days


28cm X 23cm X 4cm

Size available for Graffito frame


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