05 décembre 2018

Attributed to the Medici Grand Ducal Workshops, Panel with hunters, Italian, Florence, second half 17th-early 18th century

Lot 93. Attributed to the Medici Grand Ducal Workshops, Panel with hunters, Italian, Florence, second half 17th-early 18th century; 17 by 35.5cm., 6 5/8  by 14in., frame: 31 by 50cm., 12¼ by 19 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 81,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. inscribed: Brought home by Revd. T. Clarke / in 1790 on the reverse interior of the frame and with a label for Bourlet Frames Ltd Est 1828pietre dure, including lapis lazuli and chalcedony, and... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2018

Lot 117. An Italian Art-Deco jewelled platinum-mounted jadeite cigarette-case, signed Janesich, circa 1925

Lot 117. An Italian Art-Deco jewelled platinum-mounted jadeite cigarette-case, signed Janesich, circa 1925, maker's mark for Atelier Strauss, Allard, Meyer, with inventory no 6656, French mark for platinum; 3¼ in. (85 mm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. rectangular jadeite case with platinum diamond-set mounts, overlaid with ruby, diamond and onyx flowers and foliage in chinoiserie style, with diamond-set onyx clasp. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2017

Ring with castle, maybe Italian, 2nd half of the 16th century

Ring with castle, maybe Italian, 2nd half of the 16th century. Gold, diamond, enamel. H 2.8 cm, W 2.3 cm. Gren Vault, VIII 102 © Dresden State Art Collections. The rings of that time are characterized by a great variety of forms and themes and are mostly decorated with fine enamel ornaments and gemstones. Among the more rare examples with figurative motifs is this ring with a miniature replica of a castle.
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16 octobre 2017

‘Maximillian’ breastplate. Etched in the manner of the ‘Danube School’, Italian, circa 1520

‘Maximillian’ breastplate. Etched in the manner of the ‘Danube School’, Italian, circa 1520. Steel, 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.) © Peter Finer It is conceivable that this breastplate formed part of the gift of armour from the Austrian Imperial Armoury made in about 1800 by the Emperor to Count Breuner of Vienna which is believed to have formed the nucleus of the Grafenegg collection. Formed of a strongly rounded main plate with bold angular outward turn at its straight neck-opening, movable gussets with matching... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Langobard Bishop's Ring, Italian, made in Lombardy, 7th–8th century

Langobard Bishop's Ring, Italian, made in Lombardy, 7th–8th century. Gold and sliced garnet. Weight: 13.5 g.; circumference: 62.7 mm.; size US 10.25, UK U. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.36 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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30 janvier 2017

Ostrogothic Gemstone Ring, Italian, Made in Ravenna (?), ca. 500

Ostrogothic Gemstone Ring, Italian, Made in Ravenna (?), ca. 500. Gold and garnet. Height 35.5 mm.; hoop outer diam. 23 mm.; hoop inner diam. 19.5 mm.; bezel 12 x 11.5 mm.; weight 18.25 g. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.6 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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29 janvier 2017

Inscribed Sapphire Ring, Italian, late 14th century (setting); 10th century? (sapphire)

Inscribed Sapphire Ring, Italian, late 14th century (setting); 10th century? (sapphire). Gold, sapphire. Height 30.8 mm; hoop outer diam. 27.89 mm; bezel 16.15 x 17.4 mm; weight 23.5 grams; US size 7.25; UK size O. Griffin Collection, L.2015.73.3. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many rings employ stones repurposed from other pieces of jewelry. This extraordinary ring showcases a large sapphire inscribed in Arabic with the name: “Abd as-Salam ibn Ahmad.” The stone, engraved centuries before the ring was... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Italian Console Table, ca. 1780

Console in wood, gilded, Italy, ca. 1780. Measurements: Height 91.5 cm - Width 123 cm - Depth 56 cm. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Axel Vervoordt NV - Archaeology, Oriental Art, Furniture, Objects of Art. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium
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02 janvier 2017

Plate with Paris Killing Achilles and arms of the Calini family, Nicolo da Gabriele Sbraghe, ca. 1525, Italian, Urbino

Plate with Paris Killing Achilles and arms of the Calini family, Nicolo da Gabriele Sbraghe (Italian, active by 1520–37/38), ca. 1525, Italian, Urbino. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware). Overall: 1 1/8 × 10 1/2 in. (2.9 × 26.7 cm). Purchase, Funds from various donors, 1884, 84.3.2 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Classical mythology and biblical history are the most popular themes found on Renaissance maiolica. For inspiration, painters looked to widely circulated prints, carefully modifying the rectangular... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Dish with two lovers, ca. 1520–50, Italian, Deruta

Dish with two lovers, ca. 1520–50, Italian, Deruta. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered. Overall (confirmed): 3 5/8 × 16 5/8 in. (9.2 × 42.2 cm). Purchase, 1884, 84.2.11 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The likely contexts for the display of large dishes are not easily identified. Clues might be found in a dish's subject matter, which was often either amorous—as with this embracing couple—or religious. Both subjects are essentially domestic, lending themselves to the private spaces of a wealthy home. The... [Lire la suite]