Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Decorative Clock

The clock is one of the oldest human inventions, to quantify and label the physical process of change. As the seasons and the phases of the moon can be used to measure the passage of longer periods of change, shorter processes of measurement were desired, hence the invention of the terms, "hours" and "minutes".
(source: wikipedia)

Brass Chandelier

The earliest chandeliers were used in medieval churches and abbeys to efficiently illuminate large halls. They generally took the form of a wooden cross with a number of spikes on which candles could be secured, the whole assembly being hoisted to a suitable height on a rope suspended from a hook once lit.From the 15th century more complex forms of chandeliers based on ring or crown designs began to become popular decorative features, found in palaces and the homes of the very wealthy. The fixture's popularity as a status symbol continued to grow. By the early18th century, ornate cast brass forms with long, curved arms and many candles could be found in the homes of most of the merchant classes. (source: wikipedia)

Brass Jewellery

The word jewellery is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel" in around the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment; recently found 100,000 year-old Nassarius shells that were made into beads are thought to be the oldest known jewellery. Today, the jewel is more than an object, it is a state of mind and spirit. (source: wikipedia)