Ceramic figurine ‘Dolphin’

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Limited, 2.000 copies | Ceramics | Enamel | Partially gold-plated | Handmade | Unique | Format 33 x 24 x 17 cm (W/H/D)

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Ceramic figurine ‘Dolphin’

They come from Uruguay and belong to the finest examples of folk art there - marine animals that show the colors of the sea: the black of the deep, the blue water of the surface, the white of the wave foam and the brightness of the sunset._x000D_

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The effort made for the creation of these colorful ceramics is enormous. First of all, they are cast, only the soft basic shape with fine details is provided. The first firing hardens them, then they are - again by hand - painted and provided with decorative enamel glazes. After another firing the gold-plated and platinum elements are finally applied – in such a way the individual characteristics of the close association between Latin American folk art and artistic handicraft are created on the highest level. Every piece is unique._x000D_

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To touch a dolphin, to be near it is something incomparably beautiful. The positive estimation brought these highly intelligent marine mammals to the European coat of arms. The French crown prince for centuries even had the title of ‘Dauphin’. This sculpture is a haptic experience! Dolphin with finely elaborated skin. Limited to 2,000 copies, partially 18 carat gold-plated. Format 33 x 24 x 17 cm (W/H/D).

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Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art
Lladró

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

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