01 juin 2013

Renaissance medaillon. Limoges, second half of the 16th century. The pillars of Heracles

Renaissance medaillon. Limoges, second half of the 16th century. The pillars of Heracles. Photo Nagel Auktionen Convex round copper plaque with grisaille painting, flesh tones and gold drawing. Back side translucent enameled. Wearing. Minorly chipped around the rim. Minor restorations. Sticker at the backside. Provenance: former collection of Sir Andrew Fountaine (Salle, Norfolk 1676 - 1753 Narford Hall, Narford). Three generations in the collection of the Sir Andrew Fountaine family. Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods,... [Lire la suite]

07 janvier 2013

A Renaissance Colombian Emerald-Set Gold Jewel Recovered from the Shipwrecked Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha

A Renaissance Colombian Emerald-Set Gold Jewel Recovered from the Shipwrecked Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Early 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's width 1 11/16 in.; 4.3 cm. Estimation: 150,000 - 250,000 USD PROVENANCE: Lost in the shipwreck of Nuestra Señora de Atocha, Florida Keys, 1622Rediscovered by Mel Fischer, 1986Mel Fisher's Treasures, L.L.C., 1986 NOTE DE CATALOGUE: The magnificent emerald jewel of the lost Atocha showcases the largest faceted stone in the group of emerald-setjewels... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2012

Museum-Quality Renaissance Cabinet. Augsburg. Circa 1570-1600.

Museum-Quality Renaissance Cabinet. Augsburg. Circa 1570-1600. Photo Van Ham Ebonised fruitwood. Exotic wood inlays. Base woods spruce and oak. Gilded bronze. The case can be viewed from all sides, is adjustable and is carved to resemble an antique temple. The front and back both have identical facades, which are structured by three pilasters. The spaces between these are dominated by niches with rounded archways containing four fire-gilded bronze statuettes standing on pillars. The identically worked sides are also... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2012

Renaissance Vermeil Tankard with Birth and Baptism of Christ. German. Dated 1602

Renaissance Vermeil Tankard with Birth and Baptism of Christ. German. Dated 1602. Photo Van Ham Silver, gilt. Round, stepped base-ring with cylindrical, conically tapering wall. The hinged lid with beaded edge. On the curved middle is a small ball knob. The small handle in the form of a winged putti head. Below is a voluted handle with pearl decor. The wall is covered with dense, finely engraved decor. On the sides are oval cartouches. One with the birth of Christ, the proclamation to the shepherds in the background. At... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2012

Bague Renaissance en or émaillé et tourmaline rouge @ Fabian de Montjoye

Bague Renaissance en or émaillé et tourmaline rouge.  Renaissance, probablement Italie, vers 1560 - 1580. © Fabian de Montjoye Rare bague en or émaillé polychrome d'époque Renaissance. Le chaton octogonal est orné d'une tourmaline rouge taillée à facettes, en serti clos. Le chaton surélevé est festonné en partie haute de motifs de croissants dont les points de contacts forment, dans le métal, des griffes servant à assujettir la pierre. Il repose sur un léger astragale strié d'émail blanc. Le dos du chaton est protégé... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2012

Pair of late Italian Renaissance sgabelli.

Pair of late Italian Renaissance sgabelli. Photo Hampel Height: 119 cm.. Estimate € 6000-8000 Hampel. Friday, 23 march 2012. http://www.hampel-auctions.com
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17 mars 2012

Giltwood and green-painted center table set with scagliola top depicting a scene from the hunt, top from mid 17th-century

Giltwood and green-painted center table set with scagliola top depicting a scene from the hunt, top from mid 17th-century, base ca. 1726, at Carlton Hobbs, New York. TEFAF Maastricht 2012 Scagliola top depicting a scene from the hunt in the manner of Jan Wildens, probably by the Fistulator Workshops, ca. 1726, at Carlton Hobbs, New York.  TEFAF Maastricht 2012 The Renaissance technique of scagiola was applied with a mixture of paint and plaster, but finding scagiola tabletops in prime condition is highly unusual. The... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2012

A Renaissance brass and iron-mounted richly inlaid cabinet, South Germany/Tyrol, late 16th ct

A Renaissance brass and iron-mounted richly inlaid cabinet, South Germany/Tyrol, late 16th ct.  Photo Nagel Auktionen Damages. 90x81x43 cm. Estimate 1000 € Nagel Auktionen. February 15th 2012. www.auction.de 
22 janvier 2012

"Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes" @ he Walters Art Museum

  Anonymous (Italian), Modest Venus (Venus Pudica), ca. 1500, bronze with dark brown lacquer patina, silver, 10 ½”, The Walters Art Museum, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (54.244)  “Please DO NOT touch” is the message that we are all used to seeing on signs near works of art in most museums. This is necessary to preserve the art, but we all want to touch! This focus show invites you to touch…and hold, and stroke and to think about why and how physical contact with works of art can be so satisfying. As a continuation of... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2011

Exceptionnel portrait miniature représentant Hippocrate de Cos. Chrysoprase. Renaissance, XVIe siècle ou antérieur

Exceptionnel portrait miniature représentant Hippocrate de Cos. Chrysoprase. Renaissance, XVIe siècle ou antérieur. Photo Delorme & Collin du Bocage travaillé dans une chrysoprase de dimension hors norme pour cette gemme de grande qualité. H.: 5,2 cm. Estimation : 50 000 - 60 000 € Ancienne collection narbonnaise. Le portrait du plus célèbre médecin grec du Ve siècle avant J.-C., siècle de Périclès, est sculpté ici dans la plus valorisée des calcédoines. La finesse du travail de glyptique témoigne de la haute... [Lire la suite]
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