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" ... five great vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved, of palm leaves and lilies, and grapes and pomegranates, and birds clinging and... "
The British Quarterly Review - Page 455
edited by - 1853
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The North British Review, Volumes 20-21

1854 - 686 pages
...van I ted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture, fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes, and in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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The Stones of Venice: The sea-stories

John Ruskin - Architecture - 1853 - 456 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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Eclectic and Congregational Review

1853 - 1042 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes; and in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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The Ecclesiologist

Ecclesiological society - 1853 - 942 pages
...alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory,— sculpture fantastic and involved, of palm-leaves and lilies, and grapes and pomegranates, and birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 100

1854 - 526 pages
...mother-of-pearl, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beser. with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an eiulless network of buds and plumes; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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The ten chief courts of the Sydenham palace

Crystal palace - 1854 - 250 pages
...five great porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory ; sculpture fantastic and involved...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of birds and plumes; in the midst of it the solemn forms of...
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The Alps, Switzerland, and the North of Italy

Charles Williams - Alps - 1854 - 662 pages
...alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved, of palm-leaves and lilies, and grapes, and pomegranates, and birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twi-ied together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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Ornamental Drawing, and Architectural Design: With Notes, Historical and ...

Robert Scott Burn - Advertising - 1857 - 138 pages
...great porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber, and delicate as ivory ; sculpture, fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together in one endless network of birds and plants. In the midst of it the solemn forms of...
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The Sydenham Sindbad [by - Rand].

Rand - 1857 - 344 pages
...alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved, of palm-leaves and lilies, and grapes and pomegranates, and birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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The True and the Beautiful in Nature, Art, Morals, and Religion: Selected ...

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - Aesthetics - 1859 - 504 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless- network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn form...
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