Ice skating Dutchman
Ice skating Dutchman, in all probability Frankfurt am Fundamental, 1700-1705. Baroque pearls, gold, silver, partially gilt, enamel, rubies, diamonds, glass, partly painted chilly mirror glass. H 12.3 cm, pedestal 11.3 x 9.5 cm. Inexperienced Vault, VI 96. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Misplaced in themselves sliding the skaters on the ice, arms to guard in opposition to the winter chilly folded throughout his chest. He’s carrying a blue, lined with translucent enamel doublet, a brief, fashioned by a monstrous pearl gentle blue pants and stockings. On his head he wears a hat trimmed with a big ruby and round his neck he has wrapped a shawl. Small diamonds are the Wamsknöpfe and charm Brim, waistbands and buckles of the skates. The box-shaped, stable silver gilt pedestal supported by 4 slender claw toes. His abgetreppter base and the duvet plate are set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Easy pilasters type the architectural framework for the 4 e-mail painted plaques, that are inserted into the partitions. The depicted on the entrance of Dutch winter panorama with quite a few folks on an ice floor itself can also be tummelnden style illustration and image of winter. It’s on the opposite facet of the pedestal of Puttenallegorien of Spring (with flower baskets), accompanied the summer season (with the grain bundles and fruit basket) and autumn (on the classic) and expanded to the 4 Seasons. In a classy approach the imitiation of each specular and matt translucent nature of an ice succeed. The beveled fringe of the highest glass plate is bordered on the underside by a matt end and subsequently painted chilly flower decoration which is mirrored from a second mirrored glass backside plate. The ice floor mediated by this artifice the impression of seemingly unfathomable depth. The Perlfigur was acquired by the resident in Frankfurt Huguenot jeweler Guillaume Verbecq.