This beautiful painting and quaint frame come to us from Jussi Poyhonen. Jussi, originally from Finland, spent some time with studying with Odd Nerdrum as well as studying at the Florence Academy of Art and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, for a number of years before moving to Florida. He has recently returned to Florence in order to teach at the Academy.
This picture shows a bit of the profile of the frame, with the scoop. It's such a detailed frame for the size of the piece. The gilding is beautifully burnished with a crimson finish.
One of the best details on the frame is this metal hanger. Most frames from Florence come with this for hanging, instead of being wired. It creates a nice accent.
Keep an eye out for some more beautiful frames from Jussi. He recently sent us four landscapes that were painted and framed in Florence. Jussi says that many of the Florentine framers still do the gilding themselves.