his three letter monogram was designed to resemble a royal heraldry. The letter J and K are joined at the top while the Lombardic style E enveloped the other letters. The waist of the letter E is carved to resemble the C-shape of the violin complete with the f-hole. The interior of these letters was painted in patinated copper that works well with the gold.
A Monogram for James and Kate Ehnes. Designed to resemble a royal heraldry. Richly decorated with gold ink and gilded with 24carat gold.
Adorning the top and shoulder of the monogram is the mantling which was painted with gold ink. The outside of the mantling is gilded with 24 carat gold giving contrast to the inner lining. The heraldry is also supported by foliate of leaves. The monogram rests on a teal colored shield.
This artwork uses a wide range of medium such as gold ink, gouache paint and calligraphy ink. On top left image is the monogram as seal wax.
The monogram is decorated with ironwork design that shows a golden violin, a pair of ballet shoes and elements of musical symbols incorporated.
The monogram is framed with ironwork design that incorporates some details about the patrons. James Ehnes is a violinist and Kate, his wife, is a ballerina. A gold violin and a pair of ballet shoes crown the fantastic artwork. Forming the grill part of the ironwork is the shape taken from the bridge hole design of the violin. At the very bottom of the ironwork is a series of connecting G-clef sign.
Owned by James Ehnes
The monogram artwork was made for James Ehnes, the violin virtuoso. He plays the 'Ex-Marsick' Stradivarius.
Size: 45 x 21.3 cm / 17.7 x 8.3 in Media: Genuine 24carat Gold Gilding
Moon Sumi ink
Arjowiggins Curious Skin Ivory 230 gr