Bouguereau Madonna with Jesus and John the Baptist



A gorgeous necklace with a hand painted focal by Russian artist. Reproduction of Bouguereau’s Madonna with Jesus and John the Baptist. Stamped genuine metallic leather, rare filigree wings, a pyrite stone, Swarovski crystals, pearls and black aluminum chain.

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This is a seriously gorgeous and original piece built around the most beautiful handprinted shell of Madonna. The colours are classic: gold, black, white and a splash of red. The focal itself is almost brought to life with he iridescence of the shell on which the portrait was painted. It sparkles in the light and gives great depth to the image. Above the focal I use a pair of rare filigree wings with black patina, made from old tooling. Hard to find! There is a pyrite stone with some patina on it , a Swarovski coin bead and a large Swarovski pendant hangs below. The chain is lightweight aluminum. The drops are black patina Swarovski crystals and two faceted black glass crosses.

The collar is constructed on a brass base (see size details in the Additional Information tab) covered in metallic foil genuine leather with paisley design and backed with stamped gold leather. The pendant is fully removable and the collar could be also worn on its own as shown in the last photo.

What can I say? Original design, rare hand painted focal (hard to get from the very talented Fedoskino Russian artists these days), best materials quality, hard work in hand stitching the leather around the collar (my fingers were actually bruised and bleeding). This piece is definitely for someone with a rich spiritual life and great admiration for art of all kinds.

One of my favourite artists, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde.


Additional information

Size / Weight

The front measures 7 1/4″ (183mm) including drops.The painting focal has a width of 2 3/4″ (70mm). The brass base of the collar is about 3/4" at the center and tapers slightly towards the back. It measures about 12 3/4" on the inside with a 2 1/2'' opening. They can be bent to accommodate a smaller or larger size. The base is covered in genuine Italian leather. It weighs 132g.


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Care & Maintenance

Do not let perfume or cosmetics come in direct contact with the beads and components. While I choose my material carefully and I try to provide the best quality, if not properly taken care of, all beads will change or lose colour or shine in time if exposed to chemicals.

Handle the fragile components with care especially the clasp area. Be gentle! Because I use lots of fragile components made of clay or porcelain, I advise to keep the jewellery in their own boxes out of harm's way. I do consider repairs, but subject to certain conditions.

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