Nymphenburg Memento Mori Skull 2013 Peacock Feather
The peacock has been part of the repertoire of master workshops since the 18th century and symbolizes resurrection and paradise. Inspired by the unique magnificence of peacock feathers, Nymphenburg’s porcelain painters hand apply brilliant colors onto this life-sized glazed porcelain skull. The vibrant interplay of luscious green and radiant blue is complemented by gleaming gold details to create an extravagant composition. Porcelain with white glaze, hand painted peacock feather design. Limited edition of 25 signed and numbered pieces; presented in wooden box. The skull, used in classicist art of Europe as a symbol of the delicacy and transience of life, has long been a signature form in the Nymphenburg repertoire. Its construction in Nymphenburg’s master workshops requires multiple separate casts and the utmost care. The Nymphenburg skulls stand out not only as artifacts of great presence and significance, but also as exquisite products of the highest craftsmanship.