The Versace “Medusa Blue” Side Plate , 18 cm comes tastefully nested in a gift box.
Elegant blue, precious gold and black blend together and give life to a refined design which takes you to fascinating and opulent eras.
The head of Medusa, the emblem of the Versace collection, triumphs larger than usual against the royal blue background enshrined by fine golden thread circles.
The outer border is a golden outburst of luxuriant acanthus foliage and tendrils encased by an elegant oriental frieze. read more...
Medusa Blue one of the first dinnerware collections of “Rosenthal meets Versace” mirrors the matchless rich, colour intensive and refined world of Versace with a new contemporary look which lends excitement to the classic pattern.
The pulsating brilliance of the lively royal blue, the elegance of the black and the magnificence of the gold: a colour spectrum which dominates the extremely elegant and modern tableware collection and enshrines the sumptuous golden Medusa emblem in a deep blue sea.
According to ancient myths Medusa was one of the three Gorgons which in Greek mythology were sea monsters with gold wings, snakes for hair, and turned anyone who looked directly at them to stone.
The three sisters represented perversion in its three individual forms: intellectual, sexual and moral.
Medusa’s snake hair locks were a punishment from Athena.
The once extremely beautiful mortal was punished by Athena with a hideous appearance and loathsome snakes for having been raped in Athena’s temple by Poseidon.
Gianni Versace chose this Greek mythological figure as his luxurious logo because she made people fall in love with her and they had no way back.
He hoped his Maison would have the same seductive effect on people.
Indeed the sumptuous Medusa head is the protagonist of many Versace collections in different rich colours and refined details making them unique and highly desirable among Versace cult followers
The collection was Designed by Paul Wunderlich a German internationally known lithographic and object surrealist artist.
His works are characterised by magic and mysticism and by the use of precious materials such as porcelain.
Wunderlich had been working for Rosenthal since 1978.