Gold and black Ornate gilded Ventian mask "Imperatrice"
This is a gold and black feathered Venetian style mask. It is full sized, meaning that it will fit an average sized adult face, and its title is “Imperatrice”. The base is papier mache and it has been almost completely encrusted with real lace, to detail the mask. The finish is not paint but gold metal leaf that has been antiqued, to bring out the details and sealed to keep it beautiful. Assorted white rhinestones give additional sparkle. It has a full crown of genuine black coque feathers. I hand-make each mask base and then individually design and hand-cut each one so they are all unique art pieces. The inside is black.
Due to the size and shape, you must choose the "Canada Post Large Air box" option for shipping.
The heavy lace that makes the ornate edge details around the crown is now completely out of stock! As a result, I can not fill any custom orders for masks with this edge design. Custom options are still possible for this colour combination, but will require different lace/shape choices.
This piece is 9” (223 cm) wide, 6” (15 cm) high and around 3” (7 cm) deep. The black ribbon ties are 14” (35 cm) long. The feather crown comes out an additional 5” (13 cm). It is signed and titled on the inside.
It may look fragile, but my masks are quite sturdy, my crafting method means they are more flexible than most Venetian ones, but just as strong. The dye on the feathers is water based, so it can transfer through handling or if they get wet.
The shape, amount of detail, and feather crown mean this mask is not only beautiful, but a great disguise. A simple dress is all you need, with this mask, to be the Belle (or Beau) of the ball. The rest of the time it will be a striking display piece!