Framed Shell Engraving
Clam, Auger, & Turban Shells
Shipping and Ordering Information
Georg Wolfgang Knorr
Les Delices des Yeux et de L'Esprit, a la Representation d'une Collection Universelle des Coquilles
~ 8" by 10 3/8"
Mat Opening ~ 6 3/4" by 8 1/2"
Total Frame Size:
~ 12 1/4" by 15 1/4"
Original Hand-Colored Engraving displayed in Archival Matting and Fine Gold Frame
Condition of Plate:
Author and Work Detail: Georg Wolfgang Knorr created one of the most renowned works on shells entitled Les Delices des Yeux et de L'Esprit, a la Representation d'une Collection Universelle des Coquilles. The work was published in Nuremberg, Germany in 1764. Knorr's work was notable for its attractive hand-coloring. Each plate features beautiful shells on chain-linked paper. Some plates feature a crown watermark as well.