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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 259

    IMPORTANT CRISTAL DE ROCHE

    Price Realised  

    IMPORTANT CRISTAL DE ROCHE
    44 x 24 cm. (17¼ x 9½ in.)


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    Variété du quartz hyalin, incolore et transparent, le mot 'cristal de roche' apparaît à la fin du Moyen Age pour le distinguer du verre incolore parfait, alors nouveau. Les cristaux purs seront nommés par les grecs Krystalos, dont est dérivé le mot cristal

    Les quartz et leurs diverses variétés ont été utilisés dans l'art depuis l'Antiquité en raison de la beauté de leurs formes et de leurs couleurs

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    A LARGE FREE STANDING ROCK CRYSTAL

    A variety of colourless and transparent hyaline quartz, the word 'rock crystal' first appeared in the Middle Ages to distinguish it from flawless clear glass, which was beginning to appear. The Greek named these pure crystals
    Krystalos, from which the word crystal is derived.

    Quartz in his different varieties has been used in art since the days of old due to the diverse range of beautiful shapes and colours