18 octobre 2022

Memento mori, Roman, 199 BCE-500 CE

Memento mori, Roman, 199 BCE-500 CE, Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Bronze miniature skeleton or "Larva Convivalis", a "memento mori" handed to guests at feasts, articulated but with lower right leg missing and left arm substituted for lower right leg.Memento mori translates from Latin as “Remember you must die”. This is a special type of memento mori called a larva convivialis, given to revellers at a banquet or feast. Even when the Romans were enjoying themselves, they still were... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2022

Jacques de Claeuw, Vanitas still life with a skull, a violin, a cittern, playing cards, books, a globe and other objects on ...

Lot 116. Jacques de Claeuw (Dordrecht 1623 - 1694 Leiden), Vanitas still life with a skull, a violin, a cittern, playing cards, books, a globe and other objects on a draped table, signed centre: JDClaeuw, oil on canvas; unframed: 48 x 41.2 cm.; 19 x 16¼ in.; framed: 62.5 x 56 cm.; 24⅝ x 22 in. Lot sold: 8,820 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Still-life Paintings from the Collection of Dr Sam Segal. Note: Jacques de Claeuw, also known as... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2022

Vanitas, Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Stuart Lochhead Gallery, London Art Week Summer

Left: Memento Mori Sculpture, German, 18th century. Marble. Height ca 6.5 cm, width ca 7 cm, depth ca 8 cm, at Kunstkammer Georg Laue. Middle: Renaissance Memento mori Janus head, German or Low Countries, 16th century. Boxwood; gold. Height ca 5 cm, width ca 5 cm, depth ca 7 cm, at Kunstkammer Georg Laue. Right: Vanitas Still Lives by Josep and Pere Santilari, at Stuart Lochhead. Renaissance Memento mori Janus head, German or Low Countries, 16th century. Boxwood; gold. Height ca 5 cm, width ca 5 cm, depth ca 7 cm, at... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2022

17th Century German Ivory Memento Mori

A German Small Carved Ivory Memento Mori. Terminal Rosary Bead in the Form of a Skull, 17th Century. Fine worn smooth silky patina. Size: 2cm high, 2cm wide, 2cm deep - ¾ ins high, ¾ ins wide, ¾ ins deep. POR. © Copyright Finch & Co. 2020 A German Memento Mori Carved Ivory Paternoster Rosary Bead in the Form of a Skull, 17th Century. Fine worn smooth silky patina. Size: 3cm high, 3cm wide, 3.5cm deep - 1¼ ins high, 1¼ ins wide, 1½ ins deep. POR. © Copyright Finch & Co. 2020 An Exceptional German... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2021

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century. Ivory, H 4.5 x W 4.5 x D 7 cm. Price: € 44,500. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. A salamander and snake crawling through the partly decomposed skull with scraps of skin dangling from the face, the exposed muscles partly decomposed. Provenance: former private European collection; former private collection of the late Robert Noortman (1946-2007); sale Sotheby's Amsterdam, 2007; former collection Finch & Co, 2008; private collection, London, 2008-2020. m. +44 (0)7768 236... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2021

Memento mori half head, half skull, European, 19th century

Memento mori half head, half skull, European, 19th century. Ivory. H. 5.8 cm (object) H 8.5 cm (with base). CABINET OF CURIOSITIES-HONOURABLE SILVER OBJECTS at BRAFA 2021 The ivory model of a half a child's head, half a skull is carved with precision of a naturalistic quality. This memento mori is literally a reminder of death and the shortness of life. The skull was the symbol of death from the 1500s onwards. m. +32 (0)475 26 76 85 www.silverobjects.be
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04 janvier 2021

Unsigned. A silver memento mori skull form watch, circa 19th century

Lot 18. Unsigned. A silver memento mori skull form watch, circa 19th century; dimensions 34mm x 37.5mm. Estimate: 800 - 1 200 GBP. Lot sold: 11,340 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, three arm flat balance, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, round pillars, fusee and chain, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, silver case in the shape of a human skull, engraved with latin mememto mori text, winding aperture and bow to the top. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2021

A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century

Lot 16. A gold, enamel and hardstone 'memento mori' figure, probably 19th century; 4.4cm., 1 3/4 in. high. Estimate: 600 - 800 GBP. Lot sold: 3,528 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. in the form of a skeleton wearing a large hat and mid-17th century boots, carrying a mandolin around his shoulder, supported on a slightly-waisted stepped lapis lazuli base. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021
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01 novembre 2020

An anatomical study of five human skulls on a table with a book and a skeleton behind, English School, 1845

Lot 9. An anatomical study of five human skulls on a table with a book and a skeleton behind, English School, 1845; with inscription ‘J. Constable/ 1845’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘To Dr. Shaw with J.M. Constable's compts’ (lower left), pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper, 93⁄4 x 131⁄2 in. (25 x 34.5 cm.)l. Estimate: GBP 1,500  - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: The Scottish Surgeon Alexander Shaw... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

A memento mori Janus head rosary bead, Spanish, 17th century

Lot 9. A memento mori Janus head rosary bead, Spanish, 17th century; 21⁄4 in. (5.5 cm.) high, 31⁄4 in. (8.5 cm.) high, overall. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. bone; with a head of Christ to one side and a skull to the reverse; with a silver filigree pendant mount, hung from a modern metal stand. Provenance: A private collection, London. Christie's. Finch and Co’s Cabinet of... [Lire la suite]
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