mercoledì 29 marzo 2017

Coffret - Scatola a Padiglione ricoperta in pelle

Austria XV secolo
Dimensioni: Alt. 16 cm; Lung. 25 cm.; Prof. 13 cm


giovedì 16 febbraio 2017

Pala di San Ginesio - Men at Arms

Pala di Sant'Andrea detta anche Pala di San Ginesio
1463 - Nicola da Siena

Detail of Men at Arms


martedì 31 gennaio 2017

15th Italian Parade Sword

Late 15th century Italian parade sword, the guard and pommel possibly refitted in the 18th-19th century

Measurements: Overall length 112cm

The broad blade of sharply tapering form consistent with Oakeshott Type XV is forged with a high median ridge and marked with a trefoil at either side.

The forte is finely worked with figures on both sides, probably Biblical, and inlaid with gold.


The stepped grip of horn is inlaid with mother of pearl panels, lightly-recurved guard and fig-shaped pommel of copper heavily gilt, superbly engraved overall in elaborate vine motifs.

A quite similar example was sold at Sotheby’s Hever Castle Sale in May, 1983, lot 121.
Of a small but known type of Renaissance swords, four of which are documented, see volume I, p. 108 of the Hever Castle Arms & Armour Sale catalog. Deaccessioned from the John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Ma. Acquired by the Higgins from the American Art Association Auction, New York, of October 10-15, 1932, from the Morosini Collection, lot 525.

martedì 20 dicembre 2016

1350-1450 Medieval Shoes - Archaeological Finds Vilnius

Medieval Shoes

Archaeological Finds
Lower Castle Vilnius

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mercoledì 14 dicembre 2016

San Michele - Castelsardo

Pala di Castelsardo - San Michele
Cattedrale di Castelsardo
1492 Maestro di Castelsardo

giovedì 1 dicembre 2016

La Cavalleria di Alfonso V di Aragona carica gli infedeli.

La Cavalleria di Alfonso V di Aragona carica gli infedeli.

Miniatura contenuta al'interno del Libro delle Preghiere di Alfonso V (1436-1443)

British Library
Add MS 28962
ff. 78r
 'Preces pro intrandum bellum contra paganos'

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mercoledì 23 novembre 2016

Pala d'Altare Sant Miquel de Cruïlles - Gerona

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Retaule de Sant Miquel de Cruïlles
circa 1416
Lluís Borrassà
Tempera on wood
Museo de Arte ( Gerona )