17th Century Glass Snuff Bottle A rare 17th century Antique glass snuff bottle decorated with 9 twists of combed white ‘retorti a penne’ decoration; there are silver mounts and a stopper; the height of the piece is approx 4 1/2 inches overall.
An extremely Rare Antique Venetian glass footed wine cup or tazza with a domed cover; second half of the 17th century; made with cristallo glass decorated with blue intertwined trailing around the top of the cover and underneath the bowl of the cup. Approximately 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 7 inches in height to the top of the finial.
An unusual ‘set’ of 4 Cristallo glasses; Venetian, early 17th century; of slightly varying size, but all of similar design with a conical bowl over a hollow, conical stem; one with a folded foot, the others plain; the tallest is 15 cms high and the shortest 13.5 cms. £1,500 each, or £4,800 for the 4.
Francesco Redi was a 17th-century Italian physician who recorded his most famous biology experiments in “Experiments on the Generation of Insects”. This work, first published in 1668, disproved the vipers could consume wine, break glass, and that their venom was poisonous if ingested. His observations on snakes helped establish many of the accepted understandings of snakes, particularly venomous snakes. Redi played an important role in refuting ‘spontaneous generation’ – the theory that maggots
Very beautiful Alsatian bookcase cabinet in polychrome fir from the 17th century.Furniture opening on the front with 4 painted moulded doors and 2 glass doors.Large overhanging moulding.Rests on plinth.Period 18th centuryDimensions: h 203 x 195 x 50 Antiques---
Two similar carved wood reliquary busts with the original polychrome and gilt decoration, each in the form of a portrait bust of a Roman youth with long, wavy hair secured with a gilded band, the draped robes also gilded. Each also carved with an oval cavity, retaining traces of red paint, in which would have been placed a holy relic behind glass, both now missing. Italy, early 17th century
José de Arellano (Madrid, 1654 - 1714) "Pair of still life paintings of flowers in glass vases” Oil on canvas. Enrique Valdivieso writes in his study: ".. These paintings are charactaristic of the Madrid School in the second half of the 17th century. Through the composition of the flower arrangement, the details of his drawing and the chromatic contrast, these are paintings which can be considered as belonging to José de Arellano. .." The paintings come with the report by Enrique Valdivieso Gon
This decorative mirror by Ongaro e Fuga is distinguished by intricate and colorful and Murano glasswork giving it a Venetian baroque atmosphere reminiscent of 16th and 17th century Venetian mirrors. Set upon a wood mount, the mirror also features glimmering floral and geometric motifs, entirely etched by hand with sandstone turners, that imbue the piece with resplendent verve.
Part of the Spider Collection, this table is designed by Francesco Della Femina and handcrafted by expert Italian craftsmen. The piece, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, features 4 original 17th century hand-painted tiles lying beneath the tempered glass top supported by a wrought iron frame.
Inspired by 17th century Italian architect Palladio, this striking mirror is a one-of-a-kind piece that will enrich the look of any decor. Its surface is shaped by hand in Murano glass to create a unique drop-like silhouette, adorned at the top with a series of complex decorative elements that create an optical illusion of depth, further enhanced by the use of a silver finish. A precious addition to an entryway, this mirror can also be the focal point of a mantelpiece decoration or be placed in
This striking wall mirror was entirely hand crafted by Murano glass artists and its subtle optical illusion is created by the intricate carving and grinding of the mirrored glass surface that are given a silver finish to add depths to its details. Inspired by neoclassical architect Palladio, this piece is crafted using the same techniques used in the 17th century. Bold and graphic lines give this piece a modern, art deco allure that will make a statement in any room in the house.
This exquisite mirror is part of the San Marco collection and was inspired by a 17th century design. A natural-finished wood structure supports the rectangular antique-finished mirror that was hand-engraved in the Venetian style with exquisite decorations on each corner. An internal oval frame in Murano glass amber and pale-bue flowers, that also grace the outer corners of the piece, adds a touch of color to this objet d'art.
Distinguished for a striking combination of materials and accents, this unique china cabinet exudes vintage charm with its interplay of voids and solids. Inspired by the traditional vitrè armoire, popular in the 1600s to display fine objects such as china, objets d'art, or porcelain collections, this cabinet has a raised base with two drawers and two doors with undulated panels. The riser features crystal side panels and doors with two adjustable glass shelves inside and interior lighting. A cla