Christel Marott (1919-1992) was only seventeen when she made her debut as a self-conscious illustrator of weekly magazines, and throughout her life she carried on drawing illustrations for weeklies and fashion magazines. She signed her work Christel, and it became synonymous with alluring girls with long legs and a characteristic, vibrant sensuality. She studied at the academy of art in the city and went on to create a series of unique sculptures in ceramics.
Christel created figurines of the twelve astrological signs of the Zodiac, supremely capturing the special characteristics of each one. Twelve girls appear in Christel’s own inimitable and sensual style, lovingly combining innocence and decadence. The signs of the Zodiac were made in Rome where, towards the end of her artistic career, Christel became more and more interested in sculptural work.
The twelve signs of the Zodiac were completed by Royal Copenhagen in 2002-2003, in close collaboration with Christel’s daughter, Stine Marott. They are made from unglazed porcelain, otherwise known as bisque. The figurines therefore appear matte, pure and velvety, adding to Christel’s unique and sensual universe an exceptionally modest quality.
This figurine series of 12 astrological signs of the zodiac is produced in white or black unglazed biscuit porcelain. Height: 7-10 inches. Handmade in Denmark.
Khimji’s Luxury and Lifestyle group has now brought these unique masterpieces of Christel Marott to Oman through the house of Royal Copenhagen.
Product available at Khimji’s Mega Store, Ruwi High Street.