Order the Mandjos Mosaic.

     Dear sirs! 

     Using my unique technique, I’ll be glad to make the following articles for you on a by-order basis: 

     1. Mosaic panels and pictures.

     2. Small-size ornamental portraits and full-dress portraits 

     3. Furniture and home decoration 

     4. Outdoor and indoor scuplture 

     5. Mosaic casings for icons and books 

     6. Houseware and devotional items 

     7. Assorted accessories, crockery 

     8. Jewelry and other adornments 

     9.External and internal decoration of cars and yachts 

    10. Suits and dresses 

    11. Hats and footwear 

    12. Signature monograms 

    13.Mosaic medals, coins, emblems and signs.

    14. Musical instruments and weapons.

    15. Various collector’s wrappings, trademarks and joint combined-technique goods.

    16. Individual decors and insets.

     You have my word that my each piece is a one-off inimitable job, which makes it antiquarian by definition.  The only way you can learn about the artistic technique is via the Internet or a dozen media articles since it has not yet made its way into the art textbooks and the like.

     The Moscow Commonwealth of artists was in its time hard-put to categorize the technique which often gets custom officers and border patrols bewildered. In the world of artists, I’m doomed to create on my own breeding in my spare time new apprentices and followers.

     “Andrey Mandjos’ Enamel Mosaic” comes at its price and even now exhibits extraordinary liquidity being a work of a classic of the future. I apologize for this indiscretion of mine, but that’s what art critics and journalists call me!

     Notably, today there’s an opportunity for everybody to contribute to the inception of a new kind of art by getting themselves a work of the forefather’s hand provided with a certificate to that effect.

     Owning a collection of Andrey Mandjos’ enamel-mosaic works is a sign of refined taste in art, offbeat thinking and chic.

     One should also bear in mind that specific works will one of these days be introduced into the soon-to-come Enamel Room.

     At any rate, you are welcome to take a quick peek at my works that look much better live than they do on in the cyberspace.

     Faithfully yours,

     Andrey Lvovich Mandjos.

 

 

 

Pricing of the Mandjos enamel mosaic as of 1/01/2012.

This information is for use by experts and collectors only.

Andrey Mandjos’ enamel mosaic is a unique technique, a new line in art that lay mysteriously undiscovered throughout the centuries mosaic and enamel has been around. It’s made up of traditional materials but has been unparalleled throughout the history of enamel and mosaic alone.

Any evaluation of a work of art must be made up of the two components: technical evaluation and intellectual evaluation.

So, presently the price of Andrey Mandjos’ enamel mosaic is conditioned by the two things:


 

I. Technical evaluation.

Estimate of the input material cost.

1. Unlike the traditional Roman smalt mosaic (as seen in the subway halls and churches) a regular 2-by-2 piece of which can be obtained by breaking it accurately off a large chunk, producing a mid-size enamel mosaic piece takes as many as 28 jeweler’s manipulations ( the number goes up to 40 in the case of stained-glass enamel mosaic), including the high-temperature baking of it very much like in the case of a proper item of jewelry

Thus, in the general opinion of jewelers and experts - critics, an enamel mosaic on much more difficult performed by, than traditional equipment of a plique-a-jour!

  

2. Use of the most expensive artistic material – hot enamel, traditionally used to beautify riches: king’s and queen’s regalia, jewelry, awards, weaponry, houseware and devotional articles made of precious metals and stones

3.

 

 

 

 

 
  The Faberge formula   metal + hot jeweler’s enamel.  The formula of Andrey Mandjos goes: metal + hot jeweler’s enamel (in the shape of mosaic).
  One roasting! Thousand roastings!

4. In contrast, to make high-quality replicas of paintings on a serial basis using the more expensive than the above-mentioned Roman Florentine mosaic (composed of individual ornamental stones) with which it takes on the average around 8, 000 pieces per 1 m2 while with enamel mosaic 1 m2 costs upwards of 100, 000, meaning 1 cm2 is on the average made up of about 10-20 pieces.

5. Many are aware of the high price of coating a metal segment with hot enamel. Besides, not every jeweler will be up for the job. (The price for such service in Russia ranges between 500 and 1000 roubles, in Europe it averages ˆ20

6. The price of producing peculiar pieces, that is extra large pieces, or micro-miniature pieces, or stained-glass pieces, is somewhat higher because the last two have not been made anywhere except by Andrey Mandjos.

7. If we take the production inferior limit for a mosaic the size of a 10-euro note, the material alone to make just 1 cm2 of it will run up to ˆ100, the material for a 10-by-10 cm piece will amount to ˆ 10, 000, for a 20-by-25 piece to ˆ50, 000, and 1 m2 will cost ˆ 1, 000, 000. And mind you this is just an approximate figure

8. So, according to experts and art critics enamel mosaic is much more difficult to make than the conventional cloisonné enamel mosaic, so here we’re essentially talking about today’s most expensive mosaic technique on a par with gemstone mosaic or sometimes exceeding the latter.

 

Enamels in comparison::

 

Icon salary with a traditional

plique-a-jour.

 

Icon salary with Enamel mosaic

of A.Mandjos.

 

Traditional enamel picture

of Z.Tsereteli.

 

Mosaics in comparison:

 

Traditional mosaic from smalt. In scale.

<<< 100 x 120 sm

 

Fragment full-scale.

     
 

 

Enamel mosaic of A.Mandjos. In scale.

<<<  40 x 60 sm

 

Fragment full-scale.

 

 

 

 

Traditional mosaic Florentine. (From the ground ornamental stones). In scale.

<<< 39 x 51 sm

 

Fragment full-scale.

 

II. Intellectual evaluation.

Beside the material it took to produce the piece, its price is also inclusive of the intellectual property coefficient which can be further broken down into:

1. The artistic laying out of mosaic pieces on a pattern

2. Ownership of an International RF-issued patent, the copyright of the new kind of art drawing on classic materials but having stayed unique, in the meantime, throughout the history of mosaic and enamel. Which happens, according to art critics, once in about a hundred years

3. In this particular case the making of the works by the forefather of the art himself and owner of an International RF-issued patent providing the copyright of all works

4. The author’s having earned a number of awards (orders, certificate of merit issued by the Counselor to the RF President and a multitude of other certificates and documents from a range of events and exhibitions, including personally-issued certificates 5. Presence of the author’s works in various catalogues, e.g. the “21st century collection” issued to mark the opening of the First National forum “Investment into jeweler’s business and collector’s items” October, 26 2007

6. The author made the Grand Prix for the jeweler’s contest held at the “Golden Globe” exhibition. 2006. 

7. Receiving a number of honorable reviews from a host of renowned organizations and institutions, including a batch of 700 responses from foreign artists.

8. The author’s having been filmed for dozens of TV-reports and programs and dozens of media articles about his art

9. Exclusive long-standing partnership with the Moscow Mint and having received back in 2011 an international priority on issuing novelty mosaic-incrusted coins and medals

10. The preponderance of Andrey Mandjos’ brands across the realm of specialty field information.

11. 100% success at any exhibition or show.

 

Based on all this and on the growing popularity of the new, unique art perceived by the society as a piece of modern cultural heritage, you can say that all of these count towards higher artistic value of Andrey Mandjos’ works of enamel mosaic, at least as high as several times the cost of the materials they are made of.

And the artist’s ever growing presence in the art and museum segments of the market is but a sign of his works’ guaranteed liquidity, which makes them an appealing investment for your museum collection, or a private one for that matter.

By that reasoning, considering the works’ artistic value, the price of one output item starts at ˆ20 per piece or ˆ200 per 1 cm2. The price of (micro-)miniature items is somewhat higher due to the technical difficulty of producing the mosaic pieces.

 

Here are examples of prices of collector’s items made from Andrey Mandjos’ enamel mosaic (as of 1.01.2012):

1. “The Shadow of Paganin” – 7.0 õ 9.1   -  12, 800 y.e. (for order-worth over 6, 400 y.e.)

2. “City on the Neva, a mosaic journey through Saint Petersburg” - 40 by 60 cm  -  480, 000 y.e. (for order-worth over 240, 000 ó.å.).

3. “M”-ring  - 1, 400 y.e. (with a miniature, i.e. a more elaborated mosaic pattern measuring 1 cm2 in size = 1, 200 y.e. + the cost of the ring). 

 

Over the 15 years, Andrey Mandjos has arranged straightforward production of materials, so his studio operates at the following prices:

for pictures, panels, sculptures and other tridimensional non-jewelry laid with big mosaic pieces, the price might be 100 per 1 cm2,

but for certain reproductions of the author’s works using unique mosaic pieces the price may go down to ˆ50 per 1 cm2.

Other price-influencing factors: elaboration (level of detail) and look of the picture, the task at hand (ornamental pattern, background, portrait) as well as their proportion in the art work.

 

NEGOTIABLE PRICE.

 

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