Malachite

The nineteenth century knows a great trend of objects plated with malachite, a beautiful intense green mineral, whose appearance resembles a veined marble. Used as a block for small objects, the technique of the "Russian mosaic" allows, from the end of the 18th century, to cover large surfaces of malachite, for luxurious and original commissions. […]

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Two cast iron dolphins, historical ornaments from the Bridge of Porte de France in Grenoble by Gustave Eiffel

Cast iron. Height : 176 and 150 cm (69’’ 1/4 and 59” 1/16) ; Width : 47 cm (18’’ 1/2) ; Depth : 66 cm (26’’) Originating from the erstwhile Bridge of Porte de France in Grenoble (South of France). Circa 1892. Historical remains of a now disappeared work by Gustave Eiffel, these two chimeric dolphins […]

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