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The Great, Attributed to Frederic Rudolfi, Paris, France
Baroque pearls, silver, enamel, rubies and emeralds
Early 19th Century
Size : 12 cm high, 11 cm wide, 8 cm deep – 4¾ ins high, 4¼ ins wide, 3¼ ins deep
Two examples of his work can be found in the Lourve Musuem, Paris
Fantasy figures and miniature grotesques fashioned of baroque pearls were highly prized by Augustus the Strong who had a cabinet especially made in the Great Valuables Room in Dresden to house his collection. He had figures of beggars, soldiers, harlequins, topers and cooks all made using the sought after irregularly shaped pearls.
There can be no doubt that these curious and amusing figures contained in the Dresden 'Grünes Gewölbe' had a direct influence on the early porcelain figurines produced by Meissen, and possibly had a profound influence 150 years later on Peter Carl Fabergé whose family lived in Dresden.
|Height||12.00 cm||(4.72 inches)|
|Width||11.00 cm||(4.33 inches)|
|Depth||8.00 cm||(3.15 inches)|