Gallery Lamy Chabolle - Branches of Mediterranean red coral
Gallery Lamy Chabolle - Branches of Mediterranean red coral
Gallery Lamy Chabolle - Branches of Mediterranean red coral

Description

Since antiquity, coral has been used in glyptics, jewelry and tableware. Considered extremely rare and precious due to the difficulty of harvesting, coral was prized as a decorative ornament as early as the 16th century. In the seventeenth century, the city of Trapani, Sicily, became the center of coral work. Thanks to the abundant coral reefs that supplied the corporation of coral sculptors, the Italian city took advantage of its large commercial port to export its coral throughout Europe until the end of the 18th century.

The value of the coral branches is evaluated by the size of their foot, the thicker the foot, the denser and older they are. And their color: the coral has a color ranging from orange to dark red. The "ox-blood" color of our corals is the most prized.

Product Details

Height
24 cm

Branch of Mediterranean red coral - 24 cm

611-Gallery Lamy Chabolle - Branches of Mediterranean red coral
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615-Gallery Lamy Chabolle - Branches of Mediterranean red coral
Height
24 cm
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    Description

    Since antiquity, coral has been used in glyptics, jewelry and tableware. Considered extremely rare and precious due to the difficulty of harvesting, coral was prized as a decorative ornament as early as the 16th century. In the seventeenth century, the city of Trapani, Sicily, became the center of coral work. Thanks to the abundant coral reefs that supplied the corporation of coral sculptors, the Italian city took advantage of its large commercial port to export its coral throughout Europe until the end of the 18th century.

    The value of the coral branches is evaluated by the size of their foot, the thicker the foot, the denser and older they are. And their color: the coral has a color ranging from orange to dark red. The "ox-blood" color of our corals is the most prized.

    Product Details

    Height
    24 cm

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