Tower of London Poppy
This is a ceramic memorial poppy from the Tower of London art installation. The poppies from the installation went on sale to the public after the display, and were very desirable. There were nearly 900 000 of them, all hand made, and sold out very quickly. The customer was very happy to have purchased one considering the demand, and needed it protected, but also wanted it as a feature piece in her home. So the brief was to frame it in an elegant but robust manner.
There were some challenges presented with this job as the poppy itself is ceramic and very heavy. It is also too tall for a conventional deep rebated moulding. The poppy was affixed carefully to a backing mount and a secondary box was made to accommodate the depth of the piece.
The front mount, as well as enhancing the visual appeal of the frame, also resolved the problem of any flakes falling away from the stem. This is because any remaining fragments of rust would drop behind the mount and not be seen (it would be impossible to completely stop the rust coming away once corroded to this level.
We have since framed a number of these memorial poppies in a similar way, our customers have a very special piece of history to cherish forever.
If you'd like to have your poppy framed, please contact us.