Lacquered and painted box, leaf shaped. China, end of eighteenth century. l 48 x h 27 x w 15 cm. Advertisements
Bronze statue of a Nymph holding a gilded bronze amphora, on a wooden base. Roman art. 1790 ca. h 23 cm x 20 cm.
Carved and lacquered wooden horse for a Nativity Genoese art first quarter XVIII century 43 x 41 cm. The art of reproducing the nativity scene is linked to an ancient tradition in Italy. Three cities are particularly famous for their presepi: Bologna, Naples and Genoa. The Bolognese tradition dates back to the 13th century, … Continue reading
Two violinists. Drawing and watercolour on paper. bottom left: Fructidor, aut 3, 1809. The date is written according to the French Republican calendar. 9,50 x 12,50 cm
Jean Loubeau, an entomologist artist active in France in the first half of the XIX century). Forty-six studies of moths and butterflies, assembled on different papers in original frame. Black and brown ink, brown and black watercolour, gum arabic. Signed on the lower left: “J Loubeau pinxit”. 54 x 39 cm.
Most probably painted by Giovanna Fratellini (Giovanna Marrmocchini Cortesi), 1666 – 1731. Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarin (6 June 1646, Rome – 9 November 1699, Chelsea) niece of Cardinal Mazarin. On the back, inscription of the identity of the portrayed person and the non pertinent name of an author (Lely). Florence, end of XVII … Continue reading
Ornithological study “The hornd pheasant from China” written on bottom left “Drawing by E. Todd” written on bottom right Watercolour on paper 1760 – 1770 ca. England 43 x 29 cm.
Socrates and Leon of Salamis Bronze on white marble base Northern Italy Early XIX century 18 x 16 cm.