Robert Delaunay: Porcelain cup "Zest for life", with gold decoration

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Robert Delaunay:
Porcelain cup "Zest for life", with gold decoration


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Limited, 5.000 pieces | Numbered | Certificate | Porcelain | Gold decor | Recommendation hand wash

Robert Delaunay: Porcelain cup "Zest for life", with gold decoration

Adapted fascination Delaunay - art for everyday use. Sets consisting of a cup and an elongated saucer with Delaunay's abstract forms of a circle. Made of porcelain with 22 carat real gold plating. Size 24.5 x 1 x 12.5 cm (W/H/D). Cup diameter 8 cm, height 7 cm. Limited edition 5.000 pieces. Certificate and cup hand numbered. Delivery in gift box. Hand wash recommended.

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Inspired by the neo-impressionism Georges Seurat, the French painter Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) painted since 1911 together with the artists of the Blue Rider” group. At the first exhibition of the Munich artist group, he sold most of the paintings.

Unlike at Kandinsky, at Delaunay, the light stays in the foreground. He was led to his ʺOrphism” – as named later by Guillaume Apollinaire – by his window paintings the ʺFenêtre”. Vibrating color spots are forming the displayed form. In that time, Delaunay departed for good from abstract cubism.

Another development of his ʺFenêtre”-series is represented by various ʺFormes circulaires”, begun in the same year and establishing the beginning in 1912 of abstract painting in France.

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


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