Skull edition peacock feather

Inspired by the unique magnificence of the feathers of the heavenly bird, the porcelain painters have transferred the rich variety of colours onto the life-sized skull out of glazed white porcelain. The peacock, the most magnificent of all the birds, has been part of the repertoire of the master workshops since as early as the 18th century. The sculptural still life deals with the impermanence of all earthly things. The vanitas motif is represented not only in the shape of the skull, but also in the decoration, since the peacock is the embodiment of vanitas – vanity. Yet peacocks also symbolise resurrection and are thus a reference to paradise, thereby conferring a hopeful character on the still life. The vibrant interplay of colours painted delicately in luscious green and radiant blue is complemented by gleaming gold details to create an extravagant composition.
  • Family

    Skull Edition
  • Name

    Skull edition peacock feather
  • Product Number

    20503
  • Design

    Limited edition, 2013
  • Detail

    White glazed with peacock feather decor, inclusive wooden box, limited edition (25 pieces)
  • Dimensions

    16 x 16 x 13 cm

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