In contemporary culture, due to the popularity of cartoons such as Donald Duck and Daffy Duck, these birds have been associated as being funny and humorous. The Japanese however consider them as symbols of luck and faithfulness, whilst Mandarin ducks are associated with love by the Chinese. Mostly found in both fresh and sea water, the word duck derives from Old English 'duce' which means dive or to bend down low as if to get under something. Ducks are also considered to be resourceful because of their ability to fly, run, swim and dive.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.