18 novembre 2017

Treasures of Early Christian art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO, OH.- This fall the Toledo Museum of Art unveils a focused and captivating exhibition of early Christian art. Blending exquisite beauty with historical significance, Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art features approximately 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art from private collections and TMA holdings, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. “Glorious Splendor will showcase a dazzling array of Late Roman masterpieces and marks the first time that a special exhibition of... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2016

Cameo with a portrait of the Roman emperor Galba, French or Italian, circa 1575

Lot 66. Cameo with a portrait of the Roman emperor Galba, French or Italian, circa 1575. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's entitled: GALBA - chalcedony, within a white and black enamelled gold mount, suspended with a later drop pearl -8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. overall Note: This handsome cameo, distinguished by the precise handling of the stone's strata to reveal a finely rendered portrait in the brown layer, which strongly contrasts with the polished... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2016

Cameo with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, English, circa 1570

Lot 65. Cameo with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, English, circa 1570. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's chalcedony, set in a later gold mount - cameo: 23mm., 15/16 in., 28mm., 1 2/16 in. overall (excluding hoop) Note: In contemporary depictions of Queen Elizabeth's courtiers they are often shown wearing cameo portraits of the queen which were presented to her favourites as ambassadorial gifts; note in particular the painting by Robert... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2016

Southern Netherlandish, second half 17th century, Cameo with the wedding of Poseidon and Thetis

Lot 85. Southern Netherlandish, second half 17th century, Cameo with the wedding of Poseidon and Thetis, monogrammed: VH, probably aragonite, in a silver frame, 13.5 by 18cm., 5 3/8  by 7 1/8 in. Estimate £10,000 — 15,000. Price realised £36,250. Photo Sotheby's. Exhibited: Delft, Antiques Dealers' Fair, 1980;Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Experts' choice. 1000 years of the art trade, 23 April to 12 June 1983. Literature: J. Walker, Experts'... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2014

Byzantine, circa 1100, Cameo with a philosopher or a male saint

Byzantine, circa 1100, Cameo with a philosopher or a male saint. Photo Sotheby's the shank with a French assay mark, garnet, set in a later gold ring, bezel: 22mm., 7/8 in. length., ring interior: 18mm., 11/16 in., ring size: P. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 10,000 GBP Provenance: with Charles Ratton, Paris Compare the ring set with an amethyst cameo illustrated in D. Scarisbrick, The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, exh. cat. The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa and the Fukuoka City... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2014

Bonhams to sell the most important collection of cameo and intaglio rings to be offered in 100 years

A sardonyx cameo of a lady. Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- “The Ceres Collection”: an important collection of 101 engraved cameo* and intaglio** rings that range in date from as early as the 4th Century BC will be offered for sale at Bonhams, New Bond Street, in the Fine Jewellery sale on 17th September. The Collection as a whole is worth an estimated £100,000 and is to be sold without reserve. The Ceres Collection was assembled by an American family over a period of 60 years, from the 1930s-90s. The collection provides a lesson... [Lire la suite]
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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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