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'Sunset' Oil Painting with Imbedded large Baltic Amber Stones vintage

'Sunset' - Oil Painting with Imbedded large Baltic Amber Stones vintage

Title: ‘Sunset’
17 ½ x 13 ½ framed and 15 ½ x 11 ½ w/out frame
It is in very good condition as painting and frame by itself.
It is visible few cracks in oil due to the age of the painting. (Age eta 40-50 years old)

True vintage found at real estate. It was real estate of the family that came from Baltic Sea cost.
They came to US in 50’.
Large stones are used – clearly visible on few pictures with ruler tape over.
Original oil painting with large imbedded Baltic Amber stones
Natural oil painting
Genuine Baltic Amber

How is “Baltic Amber” different?
The name “Baltic amber” refers mainly to the region from which this amber is derived: the land around the Baltic Sea. It is currently estimated that the coniferous trees in this region created hundreds of thousands of tons of amber. Therefore, it’s no surprise that 90% of the world’s amber comes from Kaliningrad Oblast, a small federal subject of Russia located on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
The main difference between this type of amber in comparison to amber obtained from other areas is that Baltic amber is approximately 8% succinic acid, which is why amber from the Baltic region is also referred to as “succinite”. This acid has a chemical make-up that allows materials incorporating it to act as an anti-inflammatory object for humans, thereby giving Baltic amber anti-inflammatory properties.
How is Amber used?
Humans have used amber in various ways and for many different reasons for thousands of years. Superficially, amber was and is still used for decorative purposes. Dating as far back as 1701, Frederick I of Prussia had an “amber room” built using wall panels that were outfitted with amber mosaics and other ornate detailing. These mobile panels were eventually used to line the interior the King’s abode before being gifted to Peter the Great in Russia.
The stone has also been used for jewelry, which is still a popular custom. Many artisans use the tawny colored stone to make beaded necklaces, bracelets, and other fine jewelry.
The gem was also used by the ancient Greeks to promote good health. Amber, and Baltic amber more specifically, is still worn to this day by those looking to reap the benefits of its known analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Amber is even used in the construction of smoking devices, such as tobacco pipes. This has been the case for centuries, as Russians in the 19th century were known to smoke tobacco through pipes made with amber mouthpieces.
It’s clear that amber is more than just a multi-functional gemstone with an interesting past. The relic also carries pertinent information about ancient civilizations, harbors various health benefits, and remains beautiful to behold. Also, due to the artifacts entombed in the substance, by asking the question “where does amber come from?” in a way we’re able to answer the question “how did we get to where we are today?”.
It’s not every day that you can wear a piece of jewelry that contains materials from an entirely different civilization, as well as properties that can help ease your child’s teething pain. What can we say? Baltic amber truly is a natural wonder.

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