05 août 2016

Pluto and Cerberus, Italian, Venice, mid-16th century

Pluto and Cerberus, Italian, Venice, mid-16th century. Bronze, dark brown patina. Height: 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm). Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941; 41.100.80 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Pluto, the god of the underworld, stands with the three-headed hound Cerberus, who guards its gates. This impressive bronze group, produced in Venice under the influence of the sculptor Jacopo Sansovino, was left unfinished at several stages. First, it seems to have been interrupted when the artist was... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

Italian, Faenza or perhaps Pesaro, circa 1500, Double handled albarello with a contour-panel portrait of a lady

Lot 46. Italian, Faenza or perhaps Pesaro, circa 1500, Double handled albarello with a contour-panel portrait of a lady. the reverse with gothic foliage, maiolica, 21.4cm., 8 3/8 in. high. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Christie's London, 3rd October 1983, lot 238 (as Tuscan) Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, Londres, 05 juil. 2016, 02:30 PM 
02 juillet 2016

Italian, Tuscany or Umbria, circa 1450-1470, Dish painted with a contour portrait of a young man

Lot 52. Italian, Tuscany or Umbria, circa 1450-1470, Dish painted with a contour portrait of a young man, maiolica, 36.3cm., 14 1/4 in. diameter. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Franco Semenzato, Firenze, November 1987, lot 309 Bibliography: R. Falchi and D. Tiscione, Antiche Maioliche Italiane, Bergamo 1989, cover, pp. 16-17 Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, Londres, 05 juil. 2016, 02:30... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

Luca della Robbia 'il Giovane', Italian, Florence, circa 1510-1520, Tondo with the coat of arms of the Visdomini Family

Lot 63. Luca della Robbia 'il Giovane' (circa 1475-1548), Italian, Florence, circa 1510-1520, Tondo with the coat of arms of the Visdomini Family. Estimate 60,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's inscribed: DEBIS / D[OMI]NIS, polychromed glazed terracotta, within a painted metal mount, 62cm., 24 3/8 in. diameter. Provenance: Carlo De Carlo, Florence;sold Eredi Carlo De Carlo, Semenzato Florence, 19 April 2001, lot 110 Exhibition: Fiesole, Basilica di Sant'Alessandro, I... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Gold pendant jewel of a hippocamp, perhaps Italian, late 16th century, with later additions

Gold pendant jewel of a hippocamp, perhaps Italian, late 16th century, with later additions. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. Ex-collection: Albert Denison, 1st Baron Londesborough . WB.157. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum Pendant jewel; gold; set with rubies and emeralds; form of hippocamp, body of baroque pearl set in gold enamelled green; head in gold with white enamel; collar of rubies; three star-shaped settings with stone below; four pendant pearls;... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Antique Italian Embroidery Silk on Velvet with silver thread, Circa 1550

Antique Italian Embroidery Silk on Velvet with silver thread, Circa 1550. Each embroidery size is 9" height. Size 28" x 21", 71 x 53 cm. textileasart.com 

27 janvier 2016

Men’s suit (Jacket, Waistcoat, Breeches), First half of 18th Century, Italia

Men’s suit (Jacket, Waistcoat, Breeches), First half of 18th Century, Italia. Jacket and waistcoat of green silk gros-de-Tours moiré; trimmed with braids and tasseled frog of gold thread; breeches of yellow and white silk brocade with floral motif. AC11336 2005-15-1AD, AC11337 2005-15-2. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa. Sumptuous eighteenth-century men’s suit. The glossy moiré effect that stands out from the green textile is produced using a horizontally-ribbed material called “gros-de-Tours”... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2016

Ed Vaizey places temporary export bar on Italian cabinets that give unique insight into 17th century

A pair of Italian rosewood Pietre Dure mounted, inlaid ebony cabinets, Roman, circa 1625, on a pair of Regency mahogany and parcel-gilt stands possibly to a design by C H Tatham, first quarter 19th century; asking price of £1,265,000 (plus VAT of £43,000 on the buyer’s premium). Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- A pair of 17th century Italian cabinets are at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,265,000 (plus VAT of £43,000 on the buyer’s premium). Culture... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2016

Round gown, Italian, ca. 1795

Round gown, Italian, ca. 1795, silk, linen. Length (a): 57 1/2 in. (146.1 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1979. 1979.20a–e, g. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. By the 1790s, the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change. This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness. But the high-waisted dress, spencer, corset, and... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2015

An Italian blue lacca commode, Rome, mid-18th century

An Italian blue lacca commode, Rome, mid-18th century. Estimate £18,000 - £25,000 ($27,576 - $38,300). Price Realized £20,000 ($30,640). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Decorated overall with gilt and red chinoiserie scenes, the giallo antico marble top above two drawers, on cabriole legs, restorations - 36 in. (91 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep CHRISTIE'S. NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, 27 October 2015, London, King Street