2010/02/26

The winking portrait brooch

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:


Pre Victorian painted portrait brooch

"The winking portrait brooch"


Once upon a time... there was a princess who couldn't stop winking. The best doctors in the land were consulted but nobody could cure the princess. Then it was ordained that the man who could cure the princess would marry her. Needless to say, this attracted hundreds and hundreds of fortune seekers but no one could help the winking princess.

Till one day a poor painter came in. He told the king he could trap the wink in a painting. The king, not knowing what else to do decided to let the painter have his way. The painter did as he promissed, then married the princess and they lived on happily ever after.

It is only recently that Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts discovered this painting in a brooch. When watching really closely you might still see her wink. Chief conservator of the Museum, Mr. Elkan Wijnberg told us that strangely enough once out of the museum the brooch stops winking.

The brooch might still be available for purchase in the museum for a fairy price.

Click the picture for more information on this
Pre Victorian painted portait brooch


(With many thanks to Chaïm for his creative contribution.)


Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be



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