29 décembre 2017

Wine jug, Germany, around 1550

Wine jug, Germany, around 1550. Gold, enamel, 7 diamonds, 14 rubies. Height 16.9 cm, width 8.5 cm, weight 301 g. Green Vault, 41. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The small communion pot is made of pure gold and carries on the foot, "belly" and lid colored enamelled ornament, which is set with diamonds and rubies in high box settings. The smooth Kopus stands out brilliantly from the colored relief. The shape of the decor dates back to the middle of the 16th century. A black enamelled V (Vinum) on the front... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2016

"Crustumerium: Death and Afterlife at the Gates of Rome" opens at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

"Crustumerium: Death and Afterlife at the Gates of Rome"  COPENHAGEN.- The ancient city of Crustumerium was a centre for cultural exchange and played a significant role in the early history of Rome. For some 2,500 years Crustumerium was merely a recurrent reference in historical sources. When in 1975 archaeologists located the city, some 15 km north-east of the Italian capital, it was an archaeological breakthrough of the first order. Since then Crustumerium has been the object of numerous successful excavations.  ... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2015

'Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum

Chalice, Central European, 1462. Silver, gilded silver, cloisonné enamel, and pearls. Overall: 8 7/16 x 5 ½ in; diam. of cup: 4 3/16 in. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Nicolas M. Salgo (1914-2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, was fascinated by the art of the goldsmith in Hungarian culture and formed his own “treasury” by collecting pieces that are individual and unique. Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M.... [Lire la suite]