Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bear This Rarefied Weight

... each grave of a skeleton dancing, connected by a profusion of ivy leaves which appear in the middle of four small skulls with diamond eyes measuring approximately 17 inches. Two of them, at the ends of the collar, give the illusion of a Pierrot collar with his sheet. Gold, diamonds, rock crystal intaglio. Codognato Private Collection. On exhibition in Paris at the Musee Maillol, “C’est la vie! Vanites – De Pompei a Damien Hirst” from February 3 to June 28, 2010. Also shown on page 131 in the book by the same name. Circa 1940.