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This rare pair of vitrines is embellished with exceptionally fine gilt-bronze mounts. The mounts extend over the glazed areas of the vitrine, which was a particular speciality of Linke and extremely difficult to execute. Many of his most important exhibition designs incorporate this feature, the best known being Linke’s chef-d’oeuvre, the astounding Grande Bibliothèque much praised at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Another notable feature of Linke’s work is his use of a concave scallop shell or coquille. Delicate tendrils of acanthus hold the shell implying the shape of a crab quietly moving on to the glass surface.
Meyer, Jonathan (2006), Great Exhibitions, Antique Collectors club, Woodbridge; p. 298 - 300.
|Height||166.00 cm||(65.35 inches)|
|Width||83.00 cm||(32.68 inches)|
|Depth||40.00 cm||(15.75 inches)|