Stucco / Stuck

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bq. Kelchblattschnüre, die in Engelsköpfchen münden, akzentuieren die Gewölbegrate, in den Gewölbezwickeln sind es symmetrische Akanthusranken, die entweder aus einer Vase oder aus einem durchbrochenen Knauf hervorwachsen. In den Gewölbekappen lösen Muscheln in wucherndem Pflanzenwerk bzw. Füllhörner mit Früchten sowie Lorbeerzweigen einander ab. Passend zum rhythmischen Wechsel der Stuckmotive ist die geputzte Fläche darunter in alternierendem Gelb und Rosa gehalten.

bq. Strings of calyxes developing into heads of angels accentuate the vaulting groins. In the vault spandrels, symmetrical acanthus leaves grow either from a vase or from a pierced boss. In the vaulting cells, shells in luxuriant foliage alternate with cornucopias with fruit and laurel branches. Following the rhythmic alternation of the stucco motifs, the plaster surface beneath is coloured alternately yellow and pink.

I am very glad I have found something for Kelchblattschnüre. Searching on rococo terms was not helpful, and Kelchblatt is sepal. Finally a Kew Gardens site revealed that calyx means all the sepals collectively. The picture supports that or at least doesn’t contradict it. Apparently calyx is Blütenkelch in German. The durchbrochener Knauf also had to be seen before I could be sure of a translation. I decided to go for acanthus leaves rather than acanthus tendrils.

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