Sunday, July 26, 2009

Porphyry

From Sotheby's (2002) auction preview catalogue text describing Alphonse Maria Mucha's bronze La Nature.

Subtle differences are cast in each of the six; two have a rich silvered and gilt patina, four are invested with varying brown and ochre patinas with ovoid ornaments of various materials including marble, amethyst, porphyry, malachite and lapis lazuli.

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