ARTIST: Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924).
TITLE: The Grand Canal, Venice, 1898-99.
✤ ✤ WHIMSIES ✤ ✤
Puzzle pieces shaped like letters, objects, animals, or symbols. Also called figurals, silhouettes, or special pieces. What I call “the prize in the box”.
For every 30 pieces you order there will be one whimsy piece.
You are welcome to make requests for specific whimsy shapes. That’s what makes wooden puzzles so special.
✤ ✤ SIGNATURE PIECE ✤ ✤
Every Bella Puzzle also includes a signature Bella Puzzles chimp whimsy piece. On this piece I write the unique serial number for your puzzle, the creation date, and my signature.
✤ ✤ TRICKS ✤ ✤
If you request trickery, any or all of the following tricks may appear in your puzzle.
● Color-line cutting.
● Disguised edge pieces.
● Fake edge pieces.
● Split corners.
● Split knobs and keys.
✤ ✤ STORAGE BOX AND PUZZLE CARE ✤ ✤
The best way to store a wooden jigsaw puzzle is in its box. Pets, liquids, sunlight, and small children do not go well with puzzles. I will package your puzzle in a sturdy puzzle box designed for proper puzzle storage. The box includes a Bella Puzzles label but it will *not* have a picture of the completed puzzle. The absence of a guide image is one of the traditions of the earliest wooden puzzle makers.
✤ ✤ PRODUCTION TIME ✤ ✤
Current production time estimate is posted under "Shipping & Policies" (mobile app and desktop). It is also noted in shopping cart before payment. A 4-week production time is typical, but it can be longer. Bella Puzzles are in high demand.
Exact shipping and delivery GUARANTEES are updated regularly. These are posted in my shop announcement and will also appear on your receipt.
Please make yourself aware of likely production time before you order so you won’t be disappointed, surprised, or have to cancel.
✤ ✤ RUSH ORDERS ✤ ✤
Rush orders are sometimes accepted. A rush fee will apply. Contact me to inquire about rush orders: http://bit.ly/ContactBellaPuzzles
✤ ✤ INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ✤ ✤
International packages may be subject to VAT/customs fees/import duties. It is important that you read my shop policies before you buy. www.etsy.com/shop/BellaPuzzles/policy.
✤ ✤ MY SHOP ✤ ✤
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✤ ✤ HISTORY OF WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLES ✤ ✤
Most of us grew up knowing only mass-produced, cheap, disposable, cardboard jigsaw puzzles. Wooden puzzles came first; they go back to the late 1700s, and were wildly popular in the U.S. during the Depression Era.
Techniques for handcrafting high-quality wooden puzzles haven’t changed much – and it’s possible to find vintage wooden puzzles for sale now and then.
A made-for-you Bella Puzzle is made the same way with the same techniques as those vintage wooden puzzles.
A brand new Bella Puzzle is guaranteed to be complete, undamaged, mildew-free, and built to last for generations.
Best of all, you can have a Bella Puzzle personalized with an image you like and whimsies of your choice.
A wooden jigsaw puzzle is truly a luxury collectible.
✤ ✤ COPYRIGHT ✤ ✤
All designs, creative content, photos and item descriptions are copyright protected, all rights reserved ©2009-2016 Bella Puzzles LLC.
Wooden jigsaw puzzle. VENICE GRAND CANAL. Maurice Prendergast. Impressionist. Wood, handcut, handcrafted, collectible. Bella Puzzles.
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