05 janvier 2017

A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, Edo period, late 18th century

Lot 27. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer] with details embellished with inlays of gold foil, with the bust of the Emperor Galba, the inscription reads: SERSVLPI. GALBA. IMP. CAES. AVG. P. M. TR. P. The reverse also with inscription, 14.2 x 9.1cm. From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean Christie's on line. JAPANESE ART AT THE... [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]