Beautiful bronze mortar, original from the 16th-century, French, worn but in perfect condition, decorated with 6 figures of caryatids on the outside. Complete with non-coeval truncated pestle, sized 13 cm. The mortar weighs 2 kg, is 10 cm high and has a mouth diameter of 14 cm. Base size 8 cm. Made with cast bronze. Antiques---
Casket for relic or valuable object with traces of golden estofado on the outside, lock present but attacked by rust, dormant woodworm. Interior polychrome, red with stars, in good condition. All of origin; mouldings, lid, etc, with only slight restorations, unmodified. Antiques---
Large bronze ribbed mortar with original pestle.16th century, Spain.Large round model with 8 vertical ribs. Coarsely cast but rare with the original pestle.H. 13 cm. Diameter without ribs 13 cm.Length pestle 24 cm.Weight 6.7 kg. Including pestle 8.1 kg.Will be shipped by registered mail. Antiques---
Rare glazed floor tile depicting a portrait / bust in a thorned crown with leaf motif in the corners.Dimensions: approx. 13 cm - 13 cm - 2 cm.Date: early 16th century.Origin: France. This type of tile comes from the region: Brémontier - Massy. Pays de Bray, Haute Normandie.Minor traces of wear to the surface and the glaze. No restorations.For further info on this tile type, see website: Le monde carré de Benoit faÿ. Antiques---
Paul Lacroix was a 19th-century French author whose books covered a broad set of topics, including some controversial. Lacroix wrote about ballets, costumes, romance, masquerades, religion in the military, and the history of prostitution. This 1880 printing of “Institutions usages et Costumes” includes hundreds of illustrations including 16 chromolithographic engravings depicting clothing and textiles from the 17th-century. These illustrations show clothing of royalty, paupers, athletes, sold
A late 16th to ealy 17th Century painting in oil on canvas from the Spanish School depicting the Lamentaion of Christ. In the scene of the Lamentation, Christ’s body has been cut down from the cross . His head is cradled in the arms of his mother, the Virgin Mary who is the focus of the picture. The emotions of the Virgin Mary are beautifully expressed largely through her hands and face, especially her weeping downcast eyes. Her hunched body adds to the overall impression of agony and her gent
A fine and rare 16th century Facon de Venise Tazza; Hall, Tyrol; the moulded dish measures 18cms in diameter and surmounts a large gilded disc and a central, hollow ribbed knob also with gilded decoration; below is a smaller disc above the folded foot; overall height is 9.4cms
A rare Antique 16th Century Venetian Copper Ewer; approx 8 inches tall; the vertical side panels are intricately chased with birds and hunting dogs surrounded by foliate decoration; the style of the piece is clear evidence of the close links between Venice and the Ottoman Empire at this time.
Mid 16th Century Commemorative Stone Marker The Carboniferous fossil Limestone panel depicting a late Medieval Cog sailing ship, with central divide flanked by part of a carved hand and arm holding a bible with Tree of Life symbol emanating from it. The symbolism was used in post reformation England and again during the protestant Commonwealth period.
English School (Early 16th century) Portrait of a Gentleman Oil on panel, 31cm by 27cm Condition Report: ARR: Categories:, Lot Description:, English School (Early 16th century), Portrait of a Gentleman, Portrait of a Gentleman, Oil on panel, 31cm by 27cm, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:
Rare and Important early 16th Century Bath-stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519. The Bath stone Dragon head with gaping toothed mouth and elongated nose with raised nodules running over the head. Originally sited at the base of one of the ten tapered pinnacles on the roof of Henry VII Chapel, each pinnacle terminating in a cluster of four differing grotesques, featuring Dragons, Hounds and Lions
A Parcel Gilt Footed Silver Salver; Portuguese or Spanish; second half of the 16th Century; the bowl measures approx. 7 inches in diameter, and stands about 2 inches in height; the piece weighs 12ozs. approx. The raised side of the circular central reserve is decorated with a fluted design between two concentric circles of gilt decoration; the reserve itself contains a shell motif, which may indicate that the most likely use of the Salver was baptisms.
Very small Tudor / Elizabethan Oak boarded or plank chest, circa 1540-1560. The moulded plank lid above a board and buttress constructed chest with further moulded decoration to the front and rear planks. The buttress shaped end boards with rare Gothic cross decoration to the centre of both arched ends. Retaining small traces of original red painted decoration, visible on the end boards.