02 février 2017

Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death's Head, North French or South Netherlandish, ca. 1500–1525

Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death's Head, North French or South Netherlandish, ca. 1500–1525. Ivory, with emerald pendant, silver-gilt mount. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917, 17.190.305. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Overall: 5 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 11/16 in. (13.6 x 4 x 4.3 cm) ivory only: 2 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 11/16 in. (7.2 x 4 x 4.3 cm) A string of beads is used as a memory aid in the recitation of the rosary, a multipart devotion to the Virgin. Here, the striking... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2017

Rosary, German, ca. 1500–1525

Rosary, German, ca. 1500–1525. Ivory, silver, and partially gilded mounts. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917, 17.190.306. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Overall: 24 11/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (62.7 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm) Top Terminal: 1 5/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 in. (4.2 x 3.4 x 3.8 cm) 2nd bead: 2 1/16 x 1 11/16 x 1 in. (5.2 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm) 3rd bead: 2 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 11/16 in. (5.6 x 4.7 x 1.7 cm) 4th bead: 2 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. (5.8 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm) 5th bead: 2 9/16 x 2 x 1... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2016

Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century

Lot 736. Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century. Estimate: € 3500-4000. Photo Hampel Auction. Overall length: 44 cm. Ten beads and large final pearl, these carved each in the shape of a skull in the leg. Top ball, intermediate and final cross pendant Silver Cross. The larger, filigree and partially gilt cross with colored stones.Between gold thread tassel. In modern stand presented in metal. Literature: Fredy Bühler, Urs-Beat Frei, The Rosary devotions - History - Arts Benteli, November... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2016

Montre en forme de tête de mort, Second quart du XVIIIe siècle, Paris

Montre en forme de tête de mort / Watch skull shape, Second quart du XVIIIe siècle, Paris. Argent, laiton doré, émail. H. : 3,90 cm. ; L. : 3,70 cm. Legs Mlle Olivier, 1935. Département des Objets d'art, Musée du Louvre © Musée du Louvre/M. Beck-Coppola
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26 octobre 2016

Montre en forme de tête de mort, Milieu du XVIIe siècle, Genève

Montre en forme de tête de mort / Watch skull shape, Milieu du XVIIe siècle, Genève. Argent, laiton doré, cristal de roche. D. : 3,20 cm. ; H. : 3,80 cm. Ancienne collection prince Soltykoff ; legs Mlle Marie-Julie Olivier, 1935. Département des Objets d'art, Musée du Louvre © R.M.N.
26 octobre 2016

Jean Rousseau, Montre en forme de tête de mort, XVIIe siècle,

Jean Rousseau (XVIIe siècle / 17th century), Montre en forme de tête de mort / Skull shaped Watch © RMN-Grand Palais / Musée du Louvre - Martine Beck-Coppola

30 août 2016

Matthieu Platte-Montagne, after Jean Morin, Still Life with Skull, Pocket Watch, and Roses (Memento Mori), mid-17th century

Matthieu Platte-Montagne (Flemish, 1607/08–1660), after Jean Morin (French, 1605–1650), Still Life with Skull, Pocket Watch, and Roses (Memento Mori), mid-17th century. Etching and engraving. Prints and Drawings Acquisition Fund, 2016.3. Allen Memorial Art Museum.
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18 août 2016

Painter of the 17th century, Vanitas Still Life

Lot 829. Painter of the 17th century, Vanitas Still Life. Oil on canvas. 48 x 65 cm. Photo Hampel. The sujet typical objects like skulls, broken glass, extinguished candles and hourglass to an open book in multiples, against black background. The illumination from the top left, the painting style with a strong reminiscence of Spanish painting of the 17th century. Estimate: € 6200-6500 Hampel, June 30, 2016 
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17 août 2016

Napolitan master of the 17th century, Vanitas Still Life

Napolitan master of the 17th century, Vanitas Still Life. Oil on canvas. Relined.  45 x 57 cm. Photo Hampel Lot 137. Estimate: € 2000-4000   Memento mori representation, in which the items of transience are addressed as skulls and bones on a book, behind a concave mirror, in which the interior of the artists' studios will be seen by seen from the back of the easel. Right nightlight, hourglass and conch shell with dried red poppies. Top left trompe l'oeil painted by way of glued paper.  ... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

Vanitas Still Life, 17th century

Vanitas Still Life, 17th century. Oil on canvas. 50 x 58 cm. Photo Hampel With a skull in the center, surrounded by a burning candle on a candlestick, salt chamber, hourglass and a Snuffers which is a symbol of the extinction of light and life. Lot 33. Estimate: € 4500-5500 Hampel. 7 avril 2016
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