auricular style

auricular style


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A Dutch-devised sinuous early seventeenthcentury variant on late mannerist ornamentation, originally developed in silverwork. The German description Knorpelwerk” means “cartilage work.”
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This silver 'Marcus Curtius' ewer of 1619 was created in the auricular style for which the Utrecht brothers, Adam and Paulus van Vianen, were famed--its sinuous, asymmetrical flowing lines suggestive of the side view of the human ear which gave the style its name.