Pascoe Gallery proudly supports African artists who create stunning and unique ceramic pieces, including hand-made furniture, tableware, and the featured art of this article: luxury African jewelry boxes.
These novelty objects function both as beautiful works of art and practical storage pieces. At roughly six inches tall, they are petite and graceful boxes that fit easily onto a vanity or dresser. The collection boasts many pieces, all of which showcase a broad diversity of African flora and fauna for your selection.
African Jewelry Boxes: The Perfect Gift
These delicate yet bold jewelry boxes are thoughtful and out-of-the-box gifts. Each piece is typically sculpted by one artist and then passed on to be painted by another person, a process resulting in an object that unites two artist’s unique vision.
In a world where things are so often mass-produced, handmade artisan goods shine in any room and make for thoughtful gifts. Giving someone an object which was passed from artist to artist to bring it to life is a sentiment that many recipients will appreciate.
As your eyes wander the surface of each African jewelry box, you will discover visible brush strokes, imperfect lines, and impressions in the clay made by hands. They are irreplaceable by nature and constantly remind us of the careful attention and talent that went into their creation.
While petite, the African jewelry boxes still provide ample space for rings, necklaces, cufflinks, bracelets, earrings, and knick-knacks for covered storage. It’s the perfect small yet meaningful gift for someone that will stand the test of time.
Pascoe Gallery’s Featured Collection of Novelty Boxes
As you browse the collection at Pascoe Gallery, you’ll find jewelry boxes by various artists that range in size, color, and theme. Some pieces have particularly dramatic silhouettes, such as the Protea Novelty Box by Love Art Ceramics; its delicate leaves extending from the base, combined with the surface decorated with very fine brushstrokes, make this an especially elegant jewelry box. Like the rest of Love Art Ceramics’ featured jewelry boxes, the Protea Novelty box pays homage to vibrant African flora and fauna.
Also in the collection is a series of boxes by Senzo Duma Ceramic Arts. One of their jewelry boxes with an especially eye-catching composition is the Zebra Novelty Box, which features a base made of one zebra and the lid made of another, both of which are filled with stark black-and-white stripes. It’s a bold piece that has surprising shapes and curves.
We also want to highlight the beautiful color palette of the Laurie Bird Box by Ardmore Ceramics; warm oranges, yellows, and reds make up sinuous flowers on the surface, wrapping around the curvature of the container. Two birds are pitched on top of the box, honoring the lovely wildlife of Africa.
How to Select the Perfect Jewelry Box
African jewelry boxes can be a great out-of-the-box gift idea. They are suitable for many different recipients: the art and craft lover, the jewelry lover, the collector, the person who can be hard to buy gifts for, and more. Whether it’s a Mother’s Day present or someone’s first jewelry box, an African jewelry box allows for a deep appreciation of the handmade as well as genuine practical use.
If you’re looking to buy one but are unsure how to decide, considering someone’s taste is a good starting point. All of the jewelry boxes feature wildlife, so if the recipient likes a certain animal, consider selecting one that reflects that. Some of the animals that adorn the boxes are zebras, birds, leopards, and lions, as well as different flora.
Additionally, the boxes each have their own character. Some are subtle and peaceful; others are filled with bold patterns that evoke more intensity. Keeping the recipient in mind while considering these different characters is a thoughtful approach to gift-giving. For example, the Hoopoe Novelty Box by Love Art Ceramics is quite serene, decorated with soft colors and organic curves of flowers, whereas the Elephant Novelty Box is dark and more dramatic. Lastly, another aspect that can help guide your selection is the jewelry box’s dimensions. While most are similar in size, they each have slightly different measurements and overall shapes.
Pascoe Gallery has many more statement artisan objects in addition to jewelry boxes, and several share similar motifs. If you are thinking of pairing a jewelry box with another item from Pascoe Gallery, you might consider choosing pieces that have complementary or matching colors, patterns, or animals.
Pascoe Gallery: Uplifting African Voices and Honoring African Art
Pascoe Gallery is proud to represent a wide range of talent in order to share African art with you. Having these kinds of pieces in your home is a lovely reminder of the diverse and vibrant art of African artists, and they make for especially thoughtful, practical, and timeless gifts.
In addition, we cordially invite you to join us in the journey of uplifting African artist communities through the power of art. By exploring the unique work of these exceptionally talented artists and immersing yourself in their stories, you have the power to make a profound impact. Your support will not only enrich your collection but also positively contribute to the lives of these thriving artists and their communities. This is an opportunity to make a difference while bringing the exquisite beauty of fine art into your space. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about these artists and be a part of something truly special.