09 mars 2015

Monstrance known as "The Lettuce", from the church of San Ignacio in Bogotá, on view at the Prado

José de Galaz, Monstrance from the Church of San Ignacio in Bogotá, known as “The Lettuce”. 1700-7 .Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. Banco de la República - Collection. MADRID.- On display at the Museo del Prado until 31 May (Room 18A) is the monstrance from the church of San Ignacio in Bogotá, an object known as “The Lettuce” in reference to the green of its 1,485 emeralds, and a remarkable example of Baroque art in a land of goldsmiths. Now exhibited for the first time outside Colombia, “The Lettuce”, which was made by the goldsmith... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2013

Exhibition at Museo Fondazione Roma presents riches from a Neapolitan treasure trove

Matteo Treglia, Mitra, 1713, gilded silver, diamonds, rubies, emeralds and garnets. ROME.- Never before has such a considerable amount of masterpieces belonging to the most important collection of goldsmith art in the world, together with original documents, paintings, drawings, vestments and church plate, been exhibited beyond the walls of Naples.  This exhibition offers an opportunity to investigate the inestimable artistic and cultural value of the treasure of Saint Januarius from a scientific point of view.  The... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2011

Monstrance. Italian, Venice, late 15th Century.

Monstrance. Italian, Venice, late 15th Century. photo Sotheby's partially gilt painted enamel on copper, 26cm., 10¼in. Estimate 8,000-12,000 GBP - Lot Sold: 17,500 GBP. PROVENANCE: Ernest Brummer Collection, sold Galerie Koller, 16-19 October 1979, vol. I, lot 263 NOTE: An analogous monstrance was sold for €121,000 in the Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé sale at Christies, Paris, 25/02/09, lot 612. Italian enamels of the late-fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-centuries can be divided into two categories. The first... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2011

Monstrance en cristal de roche et en argent par Hermann Bohm.

Monstrance en cristal de roche et en argent par Hermann Bohm. photo Delorme & Collin du Bocage Monstrance en argent, trésor de Wunderkammer par l'orfèvre Hermann Bohm actif à Vienne à partir de 1866. Autriche, vers 1875, avec le poinçon de Hermann Bohm. Marques: HB, et A (pour l'Empire Austro-Hongrois des Habsbourg en usage dès 1872). Cristal de roche, argent, pierres précieuses enchâssées, émaux translucides Haut.: 47,5 cm - Cette précieuse pièce d'orfèvrerie en cristal de roche s'inspire de la «Hausaltar-chen» du... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2010

Monstrance à décor rayonnant, en bronze doré et émaux limousin. XIXème siècle

Monstrance à décor rayonnant, en bronze doré et émaux limousin. XIXème siècle. photo courtesy Aguttes - Lyon H : 89 cm - Estimation : 1 300 / 1 500 € Aguttes - Lyon. Vente du Jeudi 4 novembre 2010. Hôtel des Ventes Lyon Brotteaux - 13 bis, Place Jules Ferry - 690006 Lyon. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au 04 37 24 24 24.
30 septembre 2008

A Netherlandish silver plated monstrance and a probably Italian silver ex-voto, 17th and 19th century

A Netherlandish silver plated monstrance and a probably Italian silver ex-voto, 17th and 19th century the monstrance on hexafoil foot, rising to a lobed stem the the sides decorated with scrolls, the hinged lid with a figure of Mary Magdalene holding the alabaster box; the ex-voto designed as a young boy, maker's mark GM, Napels. monstrance: 33cm. high. Estimate : 2,000—3,000 EUR Sotheby's. European Collections. 30 Sep 08. Amsterdam - www.sothebys.com