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
19 juillet 2015

Italian, Trapani, early 18th century, Holy water stoop with a female saint, perhaps Mary Magdalen

Italian, Trapani, early 18th century, Holy water stoop with a female saint, perhaps Mary Magdalen. Estimation  6,000 — 8,000  GBP.  Lot. Vendu 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's coral mounted on gilt copper; 26cm., 10 1/4 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 century-early 18th century, Devotional plaque with the Virgin and Child

Italian, Trapani, late 17th century-early 18th century, Devotional plaque with the Virgin and Child. Estimation  20,000 — 30,000  GBP.  Lot. Vendu 40,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the reverse mounted with a later gilt copper relief with the arms of the Dandini family of Rome inscribed: EAM OMINE LAETO; coral mounted on partially enamelled gilt copper; 42.5cm., 17 3/4 in. Note: Trapani was a leading centre for the production of works of art in coral in the 17th and 18th centuries.  Due to... [Lire la suite]


24 mars 2015

National Gallery gifted rare early Renaissance painting 'Christ carrying the Cross'

Italian, Venetian, Christ Carrying the Cross, about 1500. Oil on wood (probably poplar), 36.4 × 29.9 cm. Presented by Angus Neill, 2015 © National Gallery, London. LONDON.- A rare early Italian Renaissance painting that has never been publically exhibited has been gifted to the National Gallery and is now on display. Christ carrying the Cross has been generously presented to the National Gallery by Angus Neill. Mr Neill, a loyal supporter of the Gallery, said: “For many years, regular visits to the National... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2014

Italian Carved Porphyry Skull, Circa 1700

Italian Carved Porphyry Skull, Circa 1700. Photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques. 7" wide x 7 1/2" deep x 9 1/2" high. Price: $28,850 As intriguing as it is menacing, this life-size Italian skull is carved of porphyry, one of the most precious stones in the world. Symbolizing life as well as death, this stunning piece is exceptionally detailed, from the fissures in the cranium to the missing teeth. A true momento mori, or reminder that death comes to all living things, this skull is a captivating treasure. Porphyry (derived... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2014

Italian, 16th century, Pendant Crucifix

Italian, 16th century, Pendant Crucifix. Photo Sotheby's the rock crystal inscribed: INRI, rock crystal, with gold mounts adorned with gold filigree and enamel, suspended with three freshwater pearls, 6.2cm., 2½in. overall. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 5,000 GBP Provenance: with Charles Ratton, Paris. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. London | 10 juil. 2014 -www.sothebys.com
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12 juin 2014

A gem-set, diamond and enamel brooch, E. Serafini, Italian

A gem-set, diamond and enamel brooch, E. Serafini, Italian. Photo: Bonhams. designed as a circular and cabochon ruby fish, with oval sapphire cabochon eyes and orange and yellow enamel fins and tail, further enhanced by circular-cut diamonds and citrine detail; signed E. Serafini, Firenze; estimated total diamond weight: 2.25 carats; mounted in eighteen karat yellow gold; gross weight approximately: 33.5 grams; length: 2 1/2in. (several diamonds and one ruby cabochon deficient). Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€5,900 - 8,900) ... [Lire la suite]
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