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995.00

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This is a HAND PAINTED PLAQUE BY RUBENS.It was originally in a gold frame which I did not buy.I put it in this frame.The size is  4 3/4 by 6.The painting is 3 by 4.Hand painted I loved the scene.

Louis XIII Comes of Age hangs at the Louvre. It is one of 21 paintings called the Medici Cycle, which dramatize the life of Marie d’Medici, wife of Henri IV, and mother of Louis XVIII. All of the paintings, along with three portraits, hang in a single enormous room, the Rubens Room. This painting is 13 feet tall and 10 feet wide, every single inch bursting with energy, and many of them bursting with flesh, just like the other 20.
Marie d’Medici, 1575-1642, was the daughter of Francesco I de’Medici, a descendant of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The family had fallen in intellect from that height, and Marie didn’t raise it. Henri IV got an annulment of his first marriage, which was childless, and he needed an heir. The marriage to Marie, typically for that era, was based on political utility. Henri was mostly interested in war, politics and his mistresses; in fact, Marie’s introduction was delayed several days while he visited his mistresses, one of whom was Gabrielle d’Estree, on the right on this NSFW painting. Their relationship was stormy, but she did produce a son before Henri met his end in 1610 at the hands of a Catholic fanatic. Marie was appointed regent, a position she held four years, when Louis XIII attained his majority at thirteen. This painting depicts the Marie’s turnover of the government to her son.
The painting is allegorical, like most of the paintings in the Medici Cycle. Louis has his hand on the tiller of the ship of state, while his mother, dressed soberly in this painting, fondly looks on, one hand to her breast in a sort of bow, the other gesturing at the tiller as if offering it to her son. The darkness of their costumes separates them from the light colors and flesh of the other passengers. The other figures represent various virtues and graces; the woman with the orb in her hand is La Belle France herself. Wikipedia gives an excellent description of the entire cycle including the allegories.
In the ocean, we see a dolphin and a red fish swimming in a placid sea. A wind god blows a trumpet in the sky. The oars are worked by topless women, in fact everyone on the boat is a woman except the new king. The boat itself is a work of art, curlicues and other decorations topped by a dragon’s head. The rowers’ expressions range from exertion by the first rower on the left, to a hilarious "I didn’t want to go rowing today, look it’s going to rain" on the right. The ship appears headed from clouds to the light, which probably pleased the King.
The Medici Cycle was a major piece of work for Rubens, many paintings to be done in a short time. He was already a big name, with a big workshop, and the commission from Marie no doubt kept a lot of people working, including his students, who probably painted a good bit of the background of these paintings.
It required a great deal of thought to figure out how to glorify a woman with little grace or intellect and no heroic deeds, and at the same time not aggravate the young king, her son, who didn’t get along with her. This painting represents one of the delicate moments of their relationship. Although the regency was formally terminated, Marie continued to govern until her missteps prompted Louis to take over and exile her. They reconciled six years later, but eventually Louis VIII exiled her permanently.
The grandiosity of the painting is typical Rubens, especially the loving attention to the flesh: his women gave rise to the term Rubenesque. These paintings are wildly over the top for me, so much so that I found myself chuckling and walking along looking for an even greater extravagance. The primary audience, Marie herself, doubtless loved it. Even great artists have to deal with their clients, and this painting shows the skills of Rubens as painter, as diplomat and as a classical scholar, not to mention as a businessman.
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295.00 NEW LISTING

This is a EARLY MAYBE SNUFF BOX MADE OF HORN AND HAND PAINTED CHERUBS.The lid is sprung a little closes but not tight.The size is   1 3/4 by 3 by 1.Has 3 hand painted cherubs on top with 2 birds.May be Georgian There are some chips and fractures along edge not really seen unless looking.On the edge I see transparentcy. CLICK  CLICK  CLICK

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175.00 NEW LISTING

This is a STERLING SILVER CREAMER AND SUGAR BY HAMILTON SILVER CO.That mark was used by Hamilton Silver Co. on wares produced in the Jensen style during the 1940s They are marked sterling and 63.They weigh around 6-7 oz.There is one dent on the pitcher could be tapped out.The bottoms look very arts and crafts.I did not polish them. The pitcher is 4 1/2 tall and the sugar is 3 1/2.CLICK  CLICK  CLICK  


95.00 NEW LISTING

This is an ANCIENT???? FOO DOG QILIN PLAQUE MADE OF SILVER ON COPPER. IT is 33/4 by 4.At one time attached to something as it has holes all around it.Also may have had stones in the big holes.Neat piece.CLICKCLICK



175.00 NEW LISTING

This is a HAND CARVED CAMEO LAMP OF MT.VESUVIUS.The shell is the rare horned hemet shell.Has an old broken cord.If used as a lamp would have to be re-wired.IT is 61/8" tall by 31/4 wide.From around 1910.CLICKCLICK




295.00

This is a FINE OLD INLAID PEARL AND ABALONE MANGER SCENE.Probably made in Mexico.It is Victorian.It is 5 by 8.There is one tiny piece of pearl missing on top and bottom could be easily fixed.Would make a great picture frame if you wanted to take out the manger scene.There is glass also that is removeable.Much nicer in person.Great gift for Christmas.CLICKCLICKCLICK


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This is a STERLING SILVER THIMBLE.Marked sterling 12.No holes.CLICK CLICK

165.00

This is an ART NOUVEAU PLAQUE OF MADONNA.IT is marked Made in France and signed.The frame is metal and the face is copper or bronze.It is signed Ruflony???The size is 35/8".CLICK CLICK CLICK



68.00

This is a NICE OLD ART NOUVEAU BUENOS AIRES CENTENNIAL MEDAL FOR FEB 24 1911.IT is 1 1/4 by 2 It weighs 40.3 grams.Do not know what the medal is.It is signed Gottuzzo?r.Fabulous Art Nouveau lady on front CLICK CLICK

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This is a NICE BRASS ENAMELLED BUTTON.IT is 7/8"CLICK CLICK

 




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This is A OLD TIME GLASS SOUNVENIER PICTURE HOLDER.On the front it says PRAHA.Inside are a paper acordian collection of photos.The green part is glass.The size is 1 1/8 by 1 3/8. CLICK


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I think this is a silver enamelled button.Some markings on back but cannot read.IT is1/2".


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This is a WONDERFUL OLD ENAMELLED PICTURE FRAME.IT looks like Delft.There is a slight yellowing on one edge.The size is1 1/2".Has its own little easel.Great looking lady.The picture slides out. CLICK






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This is a PARTIAL SET OF STERLING SILVER ENAMEL BUTTONS.The buttons are marked sterling on the back.The little wires at the side I guess are used to hook them if you do not want to sew them to the clothes The buttons have some enamel damage but hard to see unless really looking.Come in a great little case.I have put a very low price on them because of the condition CLICK



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This is a FUN PAIR OF FOLDING GLASSES WITH THEIR OWN LITTLE CASE.Not sure of the age but maybe 40-50's.The case is faux tortoise.The glasses are marked Bioux terner and 1.75 mag.The lenses are in good condition with no scratches.the case is 1 1/2 by 3'CLICK

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125.00

This is a VICTORIAN GUTTA PERCHA SNUFF BOX. IT still has the residue of snuff in it.I did not clean it. It is 2 1/2 by 3/4 by 1 1/4'.There are a few cracks on inside of lid as you can see.The cover is secure and tight..Has good closure CLICK


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This is a SOUVENIER OF THE SUN PRINCESS FROM 1977.It comes with the original box.It is for the Queens Jubilee. CLICK FOR OTHER PIC

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695.00 

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This is a HAND PANTED RUSSIAN CAMEO OF A MUCHA.Alphonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter.The setting is filled with diamonds.Much nicer in person.They sparkle.It is silver with a  gold wash on it.I collect Russian paintings and this is the first one I have ever seen with diamonds on the border.maybe 1/2 to 1 ct.It is  1 1/2 by 1 7/8 without the bail.Not marked but diamonds and silver tested.CLICK  CLICK  



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This is a HAND PAINTED MIIATURE OF HUSBAND AND WIFE.I have had them for years.The wife is signed looks like  Grazsis ? but damaged.The husband has some paint missing on the side where the signature is.They are in frames that do not fit them The isze is  1 7/8 by 2 1/2.The frames are brass.Much nicer in perosn but sold as is.From the 1800.sThe painting is exquisite. CLICK   CLICK CLICK CLICK  



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550.00 NEW LISTING

This is a VERY RARE HAND PAINTED MINIATURE.It is signed Yepes 1818.This is an American piece.Very fine.Excellent condition.From my own collection.The back of the frame slides out.CLICK CLICK CLICK

595.00 NEW LISTING

This is a rare painting of daughter Elise of the composer List who got married to Gustav Moritz Pacher van Theinburg. . I do not know who the male is.They are hand painted .Elise was a singer She was also a friend of Clara Schuman and a few years ago a correspondence between Clara and some of her friends (among them Elise) was published. In the following German text it becomes clear that at some point in her childhood she had lived in the US. Reading,Phil. for 8 years but her parents took her back overseas.She took singing lessons..They say say was very beautiful.Other paintings from her exist and were sold at auctions, This was sold to me as a brother and sister.This is her brother.He was Elise List von Theinburg's son.The womens portrait has writing on paper on the back.They do not quite fit the frames but that is how I bought them.There was gold paper around the edge but some of it degraded.One hook is gone of the womens frame on the back and another loose.The frames are 41/2 by 3.The minis are 2 by 3.Not signed Sie wurde am 1. Juli 1822 in Stuttgart geboren. Im Alter von 4 Jahren, 1826, zog sie mit ihren Eltern und ihren aelteren Geschwistern nach Reading, Philadelphia. Dort besuchte sie die —TrinityŪs Parochial Schoolž. 1834 zog die Familie zurueck nach Deutschland und Karoline List wohnte mit ihren Kindern in Leipzig. Auch sie wurde in Sprachen und Hauswirtschaft, wie ihre Schwester Emilie, ausgebildet. Doch waehrend Emilie sich fuer diese Faecher interessierte, zeigte Elise eine andere Neigung. Sie wollte Saengerin werden. Ihr Vater gewaehrte ihr diesen Wunsch, und im Fruehjahr 1838 zog Elise zu ihrem Vater nach Paris, um dort Gesangsunterricht zu nehmen. List versprach sich viel von seiner Tochter. Sie sollte mit ihrer Schoenheit und ihrem mudikalischen Talent —mehr Harmonie — in seine Plaene bringen. Er hoffte z.B., dass er Koenig Ludwig 1. besser in der Anwesenheit seiner Tochter dazu bringen koenne, Eisenbahnplaene zu unterschreiben. So schickte er Elise nach Mailand, wo sie eine weitere Gesangsausbildung erhielt. Koenig Ludwig 1. war von Elises Schoenheit begeistert. Er wollte Elise malen lassen und sie in seine legendaere Schoeheitengalerie aufnehmen. Dieses wurde 1844 in die Tat umgesetzt. Die Hoffnungen Elises auf eine Karriere als Konzertsaengerin zerschlugen sich bald. Sie hatte Angst in der oeffentlichkeit zu singen. F. List: —Als sie anfangen wollte, oeffentlich zu singen, zeigte sich, dass sie von einer solchen Angst befangen war, dass sie nur mit halber Stimme singen konnte. Am 17. Maerz 1845 heiratete Elise den oesterreichischen Fabrikbesitzer Gustav Moriz Pacher von Theinburg. Aus dieser Ehe gingen 2 Kinder hervor: Friedrich List Pacher von Theinburg und Hedwig Emilie Pacher von Theinburg.Sie starb1893.

 

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HAND PAINTED MINIATURE OF A LADY IN LACE DRESS.The painting is on milk glass.This is American.The size is 2 1/4 by 3"and then the stuff on top.Not signed.Age 1890-1910???? CLICK

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This is a HAND PAINTED MINITURE PORTRAIT .It comes in a case.It is 3 1/8 by 3 5/8. Came from Palm beach Estate. The cover has acorns on it There is some discoloration on left eye. IT has been touched up.CLICK CLICK