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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06 décembre 2009

Pearls of Wisdom – Bonhams Sells Remarkable Necklace of a Major Contributer to WWII's Allied Victory

Lady Houston On Wednesday 9th December Bonhams Bond Street will host The Art of Jewels: Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems. One of the major highlights of the sale will be a stunning pearl necklace, belonging to Lady Houston, the renowned philanthropist and benefactor. The impressive double-row necklace with graduated pearls is expected to fetch £30,000-£50,000. It is made up of large natural pearls of outstanding quality between 5.8-12.8mm. Their erstwhile owner, Lady Houston, donated a considerable amount of her personal fortune... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2009

New Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Open at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Stained glass panel from the cloister of the Abbey of Mariawald depicting Esau giving up his Birthright. German, 1521. Museum No. C.120-1945 LONDON.- The V&A’s new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries opened, housing one of the world’s most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, including the Becket Casket, Gothic altarpieces and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. There will also be an outstanding collection of Renaissance sculpture by Italian masters such as Donatello and Giambologna. Ten galleries, occupying... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2009

'Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop' @ the Frick Collection

Vase, Biblical Scenes from the Old Testament, Urbino or Turin, c. 1565, workshop of Orazio Fontana, tin-glazed earthenware, 21 1/4 x 11 3/16 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Bloomfield Moore Fund and other Museum funds, 1944 Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop is the latest in a critically acclaimed series of dossier presentations organized by the Frick. The project takes a rare focused look at this family workshop by presenting several outstanding and innovative examples... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2009

' The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650' @ The RISD Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer. The Large Horse, 1505. Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth PROVIDENCE, RI.- The RISD Museum of Art presents The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650, featuring 85 objects from the RISD Museum’s outstanding collection of Renaissance and Baroque prints—until now unpublished and rarely viewed—as well as objects from major public institutions such as the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will receive a privileged view into this prized... [Lire la suite]
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