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


11 août 2015

'Treasures and Talismans Rings from the Griffin Collection' at the Metropolitan Museum

Master of Saint Augustine (Netherlandish, ca. 1490). Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo (detail), ca. 1490. Oil, gold, and silver on wood. Made in Bruges, Flanders, South Netherlands. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.199) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Worn by women and men, finger rings are among the oldest and most familiar forms of jewelry. In addition to their use as personal adornments, rings can serve as declarations of status, markers of... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2015

Italian, probably Trapani, late 17th century, Reliquary

Italian, probably Trapani, late 17th century, Reliquary. Estimation  4,000 — 6,000 GBP.  Lot. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's formerly containing a later relic of Saint Clementis, with a label inscribed: S. Clementis I.P.M.; coral and silver mounted on gilt copper; 31.5cm., 12 3/8 in. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 09 juillet 2015 | 2:30 PM BST - Londres
19 juillet 2015

Italian, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century, Holy water stoop with Saint John the Baptist

Italian, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century, Holy water stoop with Saint John the Baptist. Estimation  8,000 — 12,000 GBP.  Lot. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's coral and silver filigree mounted on gilt copper; 30.5cm., 12in. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 09 juillet 2015 | 2:30 PM BST - Londres
19 juillet 2015

Italian, Sicily, early 18th century, The vision of Saint Francis

Italian, Sicily, early 18th century, The vision of Saint Francis. Estimation  1,500 — 2,500 GBP.  Lot. Vendu 1,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's ivory, bone, coral, crushed glass on cork, and green thread, on a wood core; 17 by 20cm., 6 5/8  by 7 7/8 in. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 09 juillet 2015 | 2:30 PM BST - Londres