As much as the strength of porcelain is celebrated, the wrong trajectory as a piece falls out of an artist’s hand can still yield broken shards. A natural hazard of life at the Herend manufactory has consequently inspired the dramatic Tesserae Tortoise (available in a limited edition of 250). Taking its name from the small pieces of stone, glass or ceramic used in mosaics, thirty-eight different Herend patterns create a mosaic-like composition on the tortoise’s shell. A crossroads of east meets west and past & present: four chinoiserie patterns anchor the center stripe of the turtle’s back while flanking the center tile featuring the Sèvres Petites Roses pattern which takes inspiration from French artistry. A medley of fruits and flowers dances around the rest of the shell. The tortoise himself is painted in the new, complementary key lime fishnet which draws out the subtle nuances of the many greens. It takes 5 different Herend artists a combined total of 19 hours to paint the entire figurine. Limited Edition 250. (8.75"L X 3"H)
Item #: SP831A15972-0-00
Catalog HotKey: AB196
Handmade handpainted porcelain boxes from France with decorative brass fittings.
Measures 2 ½" w.
Elegant square earrings fashioned from pure 18k gold. The earrings feature a highly-detailed and hand etched border with a milky aquamarine stone. Handmade in America.
Measures ¾" square.
A wild rosewood veneered, ebonized, gilt and satinwood banded writing desk. The oval top with protruding rounded corners and a paper-fold inlaid edge lays above a central frieze drawer and hinged swing open side drawers. Features turned splayed legs with brass cappings.
Measures 46" w x 28" d x 30" h.
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Measures 7 ½" w x ½" d x 7 ½" h.
In 2017, we celebrate the year of the Rooster in Chinese astrology. Whoever was born under this sign is conservative, loyal, trustworthy and faithful to those who earn his trust. Quick-witted and resourceful, the rooster is pragmatic. Frank and honest, the Rooster is open-minded and always keeps his word. Handmade in France of clear crystal and gold stamped.
Measures 12" diameter x 3 ¾" h.
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Measures 13" diameter x 18" h.