inspired by the unique magnificence of nature, beetles have been adorning the porcelain manufacturing since the 18th century. such designs are also presented on this life-size skull made in glazed ivory porcelain. each piece carries the personal signature of the artisan who was involved in its creation, and every single skull is conceived as a unique piece with variations in its decorative painting. the common denominator in all pieces is the particularly lively play of colours in delicate the lustre painting with gold and platinum details, which emphasise the extravagant composition of scientifically-illustrated beetles originating from a range of exotic and native strains.
limited to 25 examples