The Porcelain Pistols by artist Yvonne Lee Schultz are replicas of James Bond’s Walther PPK and its contemporary sister, the P99, with friendly permission of Carl Walther Inc. The fragile weapon, hand-painted in the style of classic tableware motifs, lies next to your coffee and cake, asking to be picked up. Its coolness andcomfortable grip increase the qualms of the user, leaving him in a quandary between the pleasure of luxury and violence.
As a part of the tableware, the Porcelain Pistol symbolizes the fragility of life within the everyday routine, luxury and happiness.The piece unites beauty and death in an irritating way: “Et in arcadia ego” – I am in Arcadia, too, death says. The beauty of the material is seductive. However, the knot in the barrel of the pistol is invisible. It is in the fragility of the material.
The Porcelain Pistol PP/G/U (Golden Rim/Urbino) is a precise replica of the Carl Walther PPK. It is handmade and decorated with a 24-carat golden rim and it comes in a limited and numbered Edition of 25 pcs.