Vanitas Still Life with Pochette and Cicada
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This is the first shot from my new studio!
I’ve converted my attic into a studio and it works really well.
The Pochette, also known as a Kit violin or Dance Masters violin is hard to find, so I made this one, the carved dragon neck came from China.
In ancient China they would place a jade Cicada on the tongue of a dead person in the hope that, like the Cicada, he or she would be raised from the ground.
The candlestick is from the mid 1500’s, very rare and with a lovely feel.