01 juillet 2013

A pair of Russian glass and hardstone panels attributed to the Ust-Ruditsa Lomonosov glass workshops, Russia, circa 1765-1770

A pair of Russian glass and hardstone panels attributed to the Ust-Ruditsa Lomonosov glass workshops, Russia, circa 1765-1770. Photo courtesy Sotheby's each of rectangular form, one with a ribbon-tied pail applied with a ladybird, together with a wicker basket of fruit including pears, grapes, peaches, cherries, pomegranates flanked by butterflies, carrots, a watering can, gardening hat, and scythe, the other with a scrolled bracket surmounted by two male masks and a baluster fruit-filled vase with various... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2013

An Italian carved giltwood and reverse painting on glass mirror, Venetian, second quarter 18th century

    An Italian carved giltwood and reverse painting on glass mirror, Venetian, second quarter 18th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the arched cresting surmounted by a female mask amongst acanthus sprays flanked by a flower-filled vase above a painted panel depicting lovers in a landscape with cupid, flanked on either side by boldy carved cherub terms above a further painted panel depicting two semi-naked females in drapery one inscribing a tree trunk flanked on either side by amorini, the side... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2013

A Italian gilt-bronze and Sicilian Jasper Mounted Frame, Roman or Neapolitan, first half 18th century

A Italian gilt-bronze and Sicilian Jasper Mounted Frame, Roman or Neapolitan, first half 18th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the arched cresting with a sunburst motif above a later oval mirror plate within a lunette cast border surmounted by an eagle amongst clouds with foliate trails, with a jasper ground within an engraved leaf cast border, the apron cast with a stylised scallopshell flanked by c-scrolls and sprays of palm leaves above a female mask with plaits terminating in a tassel and scallopshell... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2013

A filigree silver–and silver-gilt-mounted pewter inlaid tortoiseshell première-and contre-partie Boulle marquetry and ebony

A filigree silver–and silver-gilt-mounted pewter inlaid tortoiseshell première-and contre-partie Boulle marquetry and ebony veneered dressing table mirror, probably Southern German, second quarter 18th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of cartouche form with a stylised acanthus leaf cresting, the finely worked border with tearshaped bands of flowers and leaves, the apron with a stylised scallopshell flanked by cscroll sprays, the reverse with a cresting centred by a stylised anthemion flanked by squirrels blowing horns seated... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2013

Lavish luxury in a man's waistcoat. England, 1730-1739

Lavish luxury in a man's waistcoat. England, 1730-1739 @Victoria and Albert Museum Acc.# 2521906. This costly court garment is of yellow satin embroidered with colored silk and silver thread, replete with spangles. It is lined with silk. Of note, the back is also of satin, attesting to the expense of the garment, for it would not have been seen without the jacket on.  Detail, yellow satin waistcoat, embroidered with colored silk & silver thread, replete with spangles. England, 1730-1739 @Victoria and Albert Museum... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2013

Cereus lemairii & Kniphofia uvaria

Cereus lemairii. Curtis's botanical magazine v.80 [ser.3:v.10] (1854). London ;New York [etc.] :Academic Press [etc.] Biodiversitylibrary. Biodivlibrary. BHL. Biodiversity Heritage Library Kniphofia uvaria. Curtis's botanical magazine v.80 [ser.3:v.10] (1854). London ;New York [etc.] :Academic Press [etc.] Biodiversitylibrary. Biodivlibrary. BHL. Biodiversity Heritage Library
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01 juillet 2013

Waistcoat, 1785–95

Waistcoat, 1785–95, Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf, 1962-54-47. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Detail of waistcoat showing Dido. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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01 juillet 2013

Burgonets & Helmet all'antica from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Burgonet, ca. 1550–55, Italian, Milan. Embossed, etched, and partly gilt steel. Weight, 4 lb. 9 oz. (2069.5 g) Height, 15 1/2 in. (39.37 cm) Height of comb, 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm) Greatest width, 9 in. (22.86 cm) © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Allegorical figures of Fame and Victory are embossed on the sides of the bowl. The helmet was originally fitted with a pivoting visor and plates at the nape. Filippo Negroli (Italian, Milan, ca. 1510–1579), Burgonet, dated 1543, Italian, Milan. Embossed steel damascened... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2013

Agate & Cornaline

Agate "mexican lace" | Mexique | 5,6 cm Agate - Jaspe | Madagascar | 7 cm Cornaline | Madagascar | 5,2 cm Cornaline | Madagascar | 10,1 cm Cornaline | Brésil | 9,4 cm (source http://www.spheresdumonde.com)
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01 juillet 2013

Recently Discovered Cranach Sells During Master Paintings Week

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), Venus, 1531. Oil on panel, 38.7 x 24.5 cm. Colnaghi LONDON - Colnaghi, the venerable firm of dealers in Old Master paintings and drawings located at 15 Old Bond Street, London W1, has sold a recently rediscovered and highly important Venus by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), one of the most iconic images by the artist, only to be compared with the Venus in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, which it predates by one year.  It has been sold to the Princely Collections of... [Lire la suite]
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