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Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
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Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar

  • More than an objet d'art, this whimsical enamel parrot functions as a canopic jar
  • The canopic jar was created by the famed Belgian jewelry firm, Wolfers Frères
  • With its mother-of-pearl accents and stunning enamel, this jar is exemplary of the firm's output
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Clever and luxurious, this objet d’art was crafted by the world-renowned Belgian jewelry firm, Wolfers Frères, or Wolfers Brothers. Under the leadership of Marcel Wolfers, the firm's 20th-century heir and visionary, the company became the leader in Art Nouveau jewelry and design. Many of the firm’s creations are kept in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums. With the lid in the form of a parrot with a black Obsidian beak and the. . .
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Clever and luxurious, this objet d’art was crafted by the world-renowned Belgian jewelry firm, Wolfers Frères, or Wolfers Brothers. Under the leadership of Marcel Wolfers, the firm's 20th-century heir and visionary, the company became the leader in Art Nouveau jewelry and design. Many of the firm’s creations are kept in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums. With the lid in the form of a parrot with a black Obsidian beak and the body with mother of pearl, silver-gilt feathers and fluted bloodstone, this rare treasure perfectly embodies the innovative artistry for which the firm was known. 

In 1812, Brothers Edourard and Guillaume Wolfers founded their business creating unique custom-made silverware and tableware. When their brother, Louis Wolfers joined the firm in 1850, the small company rose to fame as word of their distinguished products spread around the world. It was Louis’s son Phillipe, a student of Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, who steered the open embrace of the Art Nouveau movement, a creative direction that would solidify the firm’s legacy in the annals of artistic genius. 

Throughout the 20th century, Wolfers Brothers rose to even greater heights by embracing the Art Deco movement, and in 1925, they created an award-winning dining room service for the Belgian Pavilion at the Paris World's Fair — the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Like his forefathers, Marcel pursued his love of sculpture and used only the finest materials in all of his designs. With its mother-of-pearl accents and stunning enamel, this jar perfectly encapsulates all of the craft that made Wolfers the best of its kind. 

Circa 1930-40

8 5/8" high x 4 3/8" diameter
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Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
Period: 20th Century
Type: Vases/Vessels
Depth: 4.38 Inches
Width: 4.38 Inches
Height: 8.63 Inches
Wolfers Brothers Parrot Canopic Jar
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