Turtle Baroque Pearl from Green Vault, Dresden



Turtle. German, probably around 1700-1705. Baroque pearl, gold, enamel, diamonds, timber. H 3.4 cm, W 3.4 cm, D 2.6 cm. VI 83 k. Green Vault. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Together with two other very similar copies (83h VI and VI 83 i) the turtle appears on a list of 102 treasures die1706 moved to Hamburg in 1714 and were re-triggered. It is in all three animals to miniature-like examples of so-called Perlfiguren of monstrous overgrown beads ("baroque pearls"), gold, precious stones and enamel. With 57 pieces, the Green Vault has the world's largest collection of these remarkable late Baroque gallantry.
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