Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Balustrade

The balustrade is an example of an architectural and building form taking inspiration from the plant world. A baluster derived from the French balustre and from the Italian balaustra means Pomegranate flower because of its resemblance to the swelling form of the half open flower.
Pomegranate , Punica granatum A page of fanciful balusters from A Handbook of Ornament
Franz S Meyer 1898

Rococo Balustrade , Schlossgarten , Veitshoecheim,Wurzburg von Deutschland

(and under the balustrade.....)
'Declaration of Love' 1731
Jean Francois de Troy (1679-1752)

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