26 novembre 2013

Amedeo skull cameo

Amedeo skull cameo. Courtesy of Amedeo
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26 novembre 2013

German, 17th-18th century, Cameo with a helmeted warrior carrying a snake on his shield

German, 17th-18th century, Cameo with a helmeted warrior carrying a snake on his shield. Photo courtesy Sotheby's banded agate; 37mm., 1 7/16 in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP RELATED LITERATURE: I.S. Weber, Kostbare Steine. Die Gemmensammlung des Kurfürsten Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz, Munich, 1992, p. 183, no. 228 Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00 AM - www.sothebys.com  
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26 novembre 2013

Italian or French, Circa 1700, Cameo with the bath of Venus

  Italian or French, Circa 1700, Cameo with the bath of Venus. Photo courtesy Sotheby's monogrammed: I.R.F.;agate, mounted in a gold brooch; 53 by 37mm., 2 1/16  by 1½in. overall. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD This exquisitely carved cameo represents Venus bathing, aided by an attendant Cupid. The calm of this idealised scene is, however, broken by the voyeuristic presence of a lascivious satyr and another Bacchic figure. Such a juxtaposition is typical of late 17th- and early... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

German, 17th century, Pendant with a skull cameo

German, 17th century, Pendant with a skull cameo. Photo courtesy Sotheby's jasper, mounted in gold; 38mm., 1½in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP A similarly conceived, though possibly Roman, skull in amethyst is illustrated in J. Boardman et al., The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, exh. cat. The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Fukuoka City Museum, 2008, pp. 213 and 355, no. 252. Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Circle of Alessandro Masnago (FL. 1575-1612), Italian, Milan, circa 1575, Cameo with the Adoration of the Magi and David on the

Circle of Alessandro Masnago (Fl. 1575-1612), Italian, Milan, circa 1575, Cameo with the Adoration of the Magi and David on the threshing floor. Photo courtesy Sotheby's white and brown sardonyx; 73mm., 2 7/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 GBP Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom Exposition: Hakone, Open-Air Museum and Fukuoka, City Museum, The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, 2008, no. 208 Litterature: J. Boardman et al., The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

Attributed to Giovanni Delle Corniuole (circa 1470- after 1516), Italian, Florence, late 15th century, Cameo with Christ in prof

Attributed to Giovanni Delle Corniuole (circa 1470- after 1516), Italian, Florence, late 15th century, Cameo with Christ in profile with an intaglio of the Annunciation to the reverse. Photo courtesy Sotheby's agate with a sardonyx intaglio, mounted on an enamelled silver stand; cameo: 44mm., 1¾in. stand: 9.5mm., 3¾in. Estimation 40,000 — 50,000 GBP Provenance: Robert O'Connor, London;on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1978;Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Paris, until 2009 Sotheby's. European Sculpture... [Lire la suite]


24 novembre 2013

Byzantine, 12th century. Pendant set with a cameo of a pelican

Byzantine, 12th century. Pendant set with a cameo of a pelican. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  onyx, mounted in gold with a filigree loop; 32mm., 1¼in. overall. Estimation 2,000 — 3,000 GBP Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00 AM -www.sothebys.com
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21 octobre 2013

"Augustus" (Augusto) at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Augustus as Pontifex Maximus [Credit: Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme]. ROMA - Organised to mark the 2000th anniversary of his death on 19 August 14 AD, the exhibition presents the stages in the dazzling personal story of Augustus in parallel with the birth of a new historical era. The adopted son and great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus was a man endowed with exceptional charisma and political acumen.  He succeeded, where even Caesar had failed, in putting an end to decades of bloody internecine... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2013

Emperor Claudius. Imperial Rome. Cameo: 43-5 AD; Mount ?17th c.

Emperor Claudius. Imperial Rome. Cameo: 43-5 AD; Mount ?17th c. Sardonyx, multi-layered white and brown; glass backing with colouring, closed copper-gilt mount; 21.3 x 16.0 cm. RCIN 65238. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Possibly Abraham Gorlaeus of Delft; from whom perhaps acquired by Henry, Prince of Wales (d. 1612); from whom inherited by Charles I when Prince of Wales; Royal collection by c.1613-15. Cameo portrait of the Emperor Claudius (10 BC-54 AD) with head... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2013

The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels at Museum of London

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels , London - Courtesy of Museum of London LONDON-  The Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the... [Lire la suite]


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