Known and recognized on the international scene for her sculptures of birds, Madeleine van der Knoop observes her subject in great detail before making a sketch of her work, where movement occupies a primordial dimension. A sumptuous piece in crystal paste was born from the new collaboration between Madeleine van der Koop and Daum. Symbol of glory, power but also victory, The Golden Eagle is considered in mythology as the bird of the Gods and thus becomes the allegory of spiritual elevation. The Prestige eagle in Daum crystal paste demonstrates exceptional technical mastery. The sculpture highlights the formidable strength of this raptor, its grandiose and imposing posture reveals an extraordinary domination.
The Prestige Eagle in Daum crystal, testifies to an exceptional mastery of the lost wax technique. The crystal sculpts the light and reveals all the strength and beauty of this imposing raptor with a spectacular presence.
Limited edition of 8
Eagle Prestige Sculpture:
• Sculpture in crystal and patinated bronze
• Eyes in yellow sapphires and onyx, mounted on yellow gold (1.7 carat yellow sapphires)
• Polished Zimbabwe black granite base
Color: Brown, Gold, Amber
Artist: Madeleine van der Knoop
Artist Website: Madeleine van der Knoop
Dimensions: Height 2500 mm, Length 1100 mm, Width 850 mm, Weight - 206 kg.
Series: Animal Sculpture
About Madeleine van der Knoop
Madeleine van der Knoop, Belgian artist born in 1953 in Brussels, lives and works in Antwerp. She is well known for her impressive bird sculptures and possesses a particular talent for reinterpreting these animals with intense realism, transposing what she perceives in the right proportions, while adding a personal touch.
The sculptor regular collaborates with the Maison Daum.
The ‘‘pâte de cristal’’ gives life to deep and luminous shades of color, reinterpreting every detail of Madeleine van der Knoop’s works, worked by the craftsmen of the Nancy manufacturer.
About the brand
Daum, the legendary glass maker master, has kept alive for more than a century a love relationship with the greatest artists of its time, giving their work of art a second life of crystal and colors. From the Ecole de Nancy, from Art Nouveau to Art Decoratif, from Majorelle to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has not missed any of the magic rendez-vous of the artistic creation and modern savoir-faire, which has always renewed the alliance of art and art craft.
Few brands have worked with as many artists: for nearly 140 years, more than 350 exceptional signatures have constituted a heritage beyond compare, a unique collection.
How to convey those works into crystal sculptures? This is where Daum’s secret lies, shaper of the exception, highly knowledgeable workshop, laboratory of wonders, designer of incomparable objects.