Fernand Py | Virgin Mary Medal | Antique Silver Finish, 1 1/4" Medal, 24" Chain
Ars longa, vita brevis. "The art is long, the life is short." French medalist and artist, Fernand Py is known today for his unique depictions of the Saints and religious art. His French motto "Ars longa, vita brevis" means 'the art is long, the life is short'. A true testament to his slogan, Fernand Py's art still lives on today even decades after his death.
Fernand started out as an apprentice working in a furniture store in Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. It was there that he discovered and began working with ivory to make small carved statuettes. He quickly developed his trade and expanded his work to medals, and even paintings. A key feature of his art is the use of disproportioned and exaggerated features. Each Fernand Py medal is also rubbed with a soft patina giving them a distinct look and character.
French embossed lettering combined with intricate art gives your customers a beautiful collection to select from. We have selected seventeen of Monsieur Py's best designs and imported these directly from his family's studio in Paris, France. Appropriate for men and women, each hand crafted Fernand Py heirloom replica pendant is attached to a gorgeous antique finished Montrachet box chain and placed in a signature Creed gift box.
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