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ON FREE PUBLIC VIEW 

9 A.M. UNTIL 6 P.M. 

AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES 

MADISON SQUARE SOUTH, NEW YORK 

FROM THURSDAY, APRIL 18th, 1918 

UNTIL THE DATE OF SALE, INCLUSIVE 



THE BEAUTIFUL 
ART TREASURES AND ANTIQUITIES 

THE PROPERTY OF 

5IGNOR 5TEFANO BARDINI 



TO BE SOLD AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE 
AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES 

MADISON SQUARE SOUTH, NEW YORK 

ON THE AFTERNOONS OF 
APRIL 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th AND 27th, 1918 

AT 2.30 O'CLOCK 

AND 
ON THE EVENING OF THURSDAY, APRIL 25th 

BEGINNING .AT 8.15 O'CLOCK 




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DE LUXE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE 

OF THE 

BEAUTIFUL 

TREASURES AND ANTIQUITIES 

ILLUSTRATING THE 

GOLDEN AGE OF ITALIAN ART 

BELONGING TO THE FAMOUS EXPERT AND ANTIQUARIAN 

SIGNOR STEFANO BARDINI 

OF FLORENCE. ITALY 



THE ENTIRE COLLECTION 
TO BE SOLD AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE 
BY DIRECTION OF SIGNOR BARDINI, THE SOLE OWNER 
ON THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENING HEREIN STATED 



CATALOGUE COMPILED, FROM DESCRIPTIONS AND PROVENIENCES FURNISHED BY 
PROFESSOR STEFANO BARDINI, BY MR. HORACE TOWNSEND OF NEW VORK 



THE SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY 

MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY 

AND HIS ASSISTANT, MR. O. BERNET, OF THE 

AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, MANAGERS 

MADISON SQUARE SOUTH, NEW YORK 
1918 



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THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION 

DESIGNS ITS CATALOGUES AND DIRECTS 

ALL DETAILS OF ILLUSTRATION 

TEXT AND TYPOGRAPHY 



THE BARDINI COLLECTION 

Sig-nor Stefano IJardiiii. of Floreiicx', wlio has consigned to the 
American Art Association, to he sold at nnrestricted jjuhlic sale, the 
objects herein described, has for nearly two generations held a fore- 
most place among' European experts and anticiuarians. Not only a 
majority of those i)rivate collectors interested in the artistic produc- 
tions of Renaissance Italy, but most of the Directors of the great 
National Museums, have been wont to repair to him during the past 
half-century. 

By them he has been regarded not merely as a dealer in precious 
things, but as an expert who has made a life study of the art of 
the Quattrocento and Cinquecento, and to him they have often turned 
when the authenticity of any particular piece was in question. 

Signor Bardini's determination to offer so large a proportion of 
his gatherings of a lifetime to the American public is due to the dis- 
turbed state of his coimtry, brought about by the present war con- 
ditions, and so the people of this country have an opportunity, which 
would not otherwise be afforded them, of purchasing at an unre- 
stricted public sale Italian Objects of Art selected and assembled to- 
gether by one of the world's acknowledged experts. 

The collection, so interestingly representative of Signor Bardini's 
career of over half a centin-y. has as one of its outstanding featm-es a 
grouj) of some twenty-nine colored Stucco Reliefs which were gath- 
ered during the first years of his business experience. This means 
that they were selected some half-century ago when creations by tlie 
leading artists of the Renaissance were readily obtainable, and it 
is, therefore, not surprising to find among them the works of such 
masters as liUca della Robbia, Donatello. Desiderio da Settignano 
and Antonio Rossellino. 

The JMarbles, headed by an exquisite torso assigned by leading 
critics to Polykleitos. include also master])ieces of the ^liddle Ages by 
such sculptors as Benvenuto Cellini. Baccio Bandinelli and the painter 
we know as Francia. while the works in glazed terra-cotta by the 
Della Robbia family, of which there is a quite surprising showing. 






number auK^nti' them a superb ]Madonna and Child by nt) less a hand 
than that of Andrea himself. 

Signor liardini's collection of Bronzes, amon<)' which will be 
found examples l)v Giovanni da Bolo<^na. Rustici and Verrocchio, is 
especially notaljle for the number of Plaquettes, ]Medallions and 
Medals therein included, for during; the past two decades examples 
such as comprise Signer Bardini's collection ha\e won the appre- 
ciation of all collectors of Florentine and Paduan art at its very best. 
Testimony to the care and discrimination of Signor Bardini as a 
collector is afforded by the fact that from his treasiu'e house many 
pieces of note have found their way into the I^ouvre, the South Ken- 
sington and other National ]Museums, in whose catalogues they have 
been deemed worthy of illustrating. 

The temptation is great to linger nj)on the Bardini ^la- 
jolicas, among which will be seen typical jiroducts from the kilns 
of Faenza, Caffaggiolo, Urbino, Deruta and Siena, upon the small 
but delightful collection of Tapestries, and upon such "Ogetti Varie" 
as the magnificent Porcelain Clock case made for his own use by 
the ]Marchese Ginoni at Doccia, as the carven Reliquary and as the 
cleverly Avrought ^Monstrance, or upon the collection of pictures 
chosen mainly for their decorative value. 

Particular attention, hoAvever, must be directed to Avhat may 
form a chief attraction of Signor Bardini's collection. This is the 
gathering of Italian Furniture, representing the craftsmanship of 
some three centuries, although the larger proportion consists of the 
work of the Italian artificers of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. 
Here are Chairs ranging from the dignified Seggiole, covered with 
lordly tapestries with golden grounds, to those of Sgabello type, with 
wood seats and backs, delightsome in the intricacy of their carving. 
Tables distinguished by the stately nobility of their appearance, and 
Cabinets, the severity of whose outlines is relieved by the graceful 
elegance of their detail. To these must be added what is probably 
the largest collection of Cassone ever placed on exhil)ition in this 
country — carved, gilded, inlaid, painted and finished with the richest 
of pastiglia work — and a very striking gathering of the carved and 
gilded furniture of later days when the Italians vied with the French 
in the luxury and display which served as a background to their 
domestic life. 

Unfortunately, this remarkable collection is not as complete and 
representative of the owner's taste and ability as a connoisseur as 



Signor Rardiiii orioiiially intended, owing to the fact that at ahnost 
the last moment the Itahan Government, under tlie provisions of 
its statutes, exercised its right to l)econie the owner of a number 
of important objects, and to refuse permission for the exportation of 
other objects of artistic distinction. 

Wliile tlie pubhc sale of this collection, like all others managed 
by the American Art Association, will be subject to its usual terms 
and conditions as set forth in this and other catalogues it publishes, 
a final word may be said to the effect that Signor Eardini has himself 
assigned to each object its authorshij), or period, therebv giving 
to it, as it were, the stamp of approval of one whose opinion in such 
matters, as already has been pointed out, is universally regarded as 
authoritative. 

Horace Towxsend. 

New York, A2)ril 10, 1918. 



CONDITIONS OF SALE 

1. Any bid which is merely a nominal or fractional advance niav 
be rejected by the auctioneer, if, in his judgment, such bid would be 
likely to affect the sale injuriously. 

2. The highest bidder shall be the buyer, and if any dispute arise 
between two or more bidders, the auctioneer shall either decide the same 
or put up for re-sale the lot s-o in dispute. 

3. Payment shall be made of all or such part of tho purchase 
money as may be required, and the names and addresses of the pur- 
chasers shall be given innnediately on the sale of every lot, in default 
of which the lot so purchased shall be immediately put up again and 
rc-sold. 

Payment of that part of the purchase money not made at the 
time of sale shall be made within ten days thereafter, in default of 
which the undersigned may either continue to hold the lots at the 
risk of the purchaser and take such action as may be necessary for 
the enforcement of the sale, or may at public or private sale, and 
without other than this notice, re-sell the lots for the benefit of such 
purchaser, and the deficiency (if any) arising from such re-sale shall 
be a charge against such purchaser. 

-i. Delivery of any purchase will be made only upon payment 
of the total amount due for all purchases at the sale. 

Deliveries will be made on sales days between the hours of 9 
A. INI. and 1 P. M., and on other days — except holidays — between the 
hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M. 

Delivery of any purchase will be made onl}' at the American Art 
Galleries, or other place of sale, as the case may be, and only on pre- 
senting the bill of purchase. 

Delivery may be made, at the discretion of the Association, of 
any purchase during the session of the sale at which it was sold. 

5. Shipping, boxing or wrapping of purchases is a business in 
which the Association is in no wise engaged, and will not be performed 



by the Association for purchasers. The Association will, however, 
afford to purchasers every facility for employing at current and 
reasonable rates carriers and packers; doing so, however, without any 
assumption of responsibilit}- on its jiart for the acts and charges of 
the parties engaged for such service. 

6. Storage of any purchase shall be at the sole risk of the pur- 
chaser. Title passes upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, and 
thereafter, while the Association will exercise due caution in caring 
for and delivering such purchase, it will not hold itself responsible if 
such purchase be lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. 

Storage charges will be made upon all purchases not removed 
within ten days from the date of the sale thereof. 

7. Guarantee is not made either by the owner or the Association 
of the correctness of the description, genuineness or authenticit}' of any 
lot, and no sale will be set aside on account of any incorrectness, 
error of cataloguing, or any imperfection not noted. Every lot is 
on public exhibition one or more days prior to its sale, after which 
it is sold "as is" and without recourse. 

The Association exercises great care to catalogue every lot cor- 
rectly, and will give consideration to the opinion of any trustworthy 
expert to tlie effect that any lot has been incorrectly catalogued, and, 
in its judgment, may either sell the lot as catalogued or make mention 
of the opinion of such expert, who thereby would become responsible 
for such damage as might result were his opinion without proper 
foundation. 

AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, 

American Art Galleries, 
Madison Square South, 

New York City. 



CATALOGUE 



Ill the following catalogue of Bronze Plaquettes, JNIedals and 
Medallions, references are made to: 

''Catalogue of Italian Bronzes," Berlin ]\Iu.seuni, 1904. 

"Les Plaquettes," by Eniile Molinier, Paris, 1886. 

"Italian Medals," by Cornelius von Fabriczy, New York, lOO-i. 

"Catalogue of tlie Wallace Collection," London, 1910. 

"Guide to tlie Medifeval Room, British Museum," London, 1907. 

The Bronze Placiiiettes and JNIedals of the fifteenth and early six- 
teenth centuries have, within the last decade, become highly prized 
by collectors. Largely copied from anticiue gems or from engravings, 
they were evidently made \\ith the object of rendering fine work acces- 
sible to a wider circle than that of the rich and noble, but even such 
artists as Donatello did not disdain to take them as their models for 
work of a more imjjortant character. Principally made in the North 
of Italy, in Padua, Mantua, Venice, Bologna and Ferrara, their popu- 
larity soon sjjread into other countries, especially France and Ger- 
many. Their chief use was to decorate such things as caskets, ink- 
stands and sword pommels, but some were evidently treasured for 
their own lieautv alone. 



FIRST AFTERNOON'S SALE 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28. Tin 8 
AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES 

BEGINNIXU AT 2.30 o'CLOCK 



FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURY BRONZE 
MEDALS AND MEDALLIONS 

1 — Fifteenth Cextuky Italian Bronze ^1kd.vi.lion 

Oval shajjc. Ohversc modeled, in low relief, with a bust portrait 
of the Empress Faustina; reverse, with a Roman Triumph. 

l)iiiiintn\ 11 J incites. 

2 — Three Fieteenth Century Italian Bronze Sworu Pom- 
mels 

(a) Circular slia])e, with floral border, modeled, in low relief, 

with a subject of "Ijaocoon Attacked by Serpents." iVfter an 

anticjue t^em. (iilded. 

Din met cr, 1 inch. 

Anotht'i- cxaniplo is in the Berlin Museum. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
Plate XLI. 

(b) Circular shape, with scrolled border, modeled, in low relief, 
with a seated Cupid. Gilded. 

Din meter. 1 inch. 

(v) Circular shape, enclosed by a wreath. INIodeled. in low 
relief, with a sul)ject of "Lcda and the Swan." From an an- 
tique f>em. Gilded. 

Diiiiiiefer, 1 inch. 

3 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bronze INIedalijon 

Circular shape. ]Modeled. in low relief, with a subject of Cupid 
forging his darts. From the antique. 

Diameter. 2'-. inches. 






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4 — FiFTEEXTii Century Italian Ekonze JNIedallion 

Circular .shajje. ^Modeled, in low relief, with the head of the 
Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in the character of Her- 
cules. iVfter an antique gem. Gilded. 

Duimctcr, 1 inch. 

AnotluT f,\ami)li_' is in tlic Hcrliii INIuscum. lllustriitcd. ( 'utjilofrue, 
Plate XLI. 



.) — Sixteenth Centuky Italian Uuoxze ^Medallion 

Circular shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with a figure suhject 
of 3Iercury, Hercules and Omphale, surrounded hy the legend 
"vtrivsque" in raised Roman letters. 

Didiiutcr. 17's inches. 

(i — FiLTEEXTH Cextuuy jMaxti'ax Ruonze M KDAI.MOX HV jMe- 

LIOLI 

Circular shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with a suhject of a 
Hunter and Racchante. Ry Hartolommeo jNIelioli ( 1448-l.")l-i) . 
Gilded. Dinmcfcr. 1 inch. 

Otlui- i'Xiini])l(s ;iri' in the Louvre iind Berlin ^lusoums. Illus- 
ti-iited. \o. 104, Molinier's "Plaquettcs," iuid IJerlin Catalogue, Plate 
LVIII. 






-Fifteenth Century Florentine Medallion 
Oval shape. JModeled with a figure of Dioiiiedes, seated, and 
regarding the Palhidimn whieh he holds in his left hand. From 
an antique gem. 

Hi'Kjht. '2. iiirJifs. 

Tlu' cluilci'donv ^fiii in tlie cuhiiK't of Ijort'iizo di'" Mrdii'i, on uliicli 
this w<as based, was a favorite subject witli Quattrocento artists. Doiia- 
tello copied it, and Niccolo Fiorentino used it for tlie reverse of his 
Lecia niedai. Othir examples of tiiis plaquette are in the Louvi-e and 



Berlin Museui 



Illustrated. Berlin Catalogue, Plate XXXIX. 



8 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bronze ^Medallion 

Oval shape. JModeled, in low relief, with a elassieal figure suh- 
ject. 

IIti(/lit. '2 inches. 



9 — Fifteenth Cknti'ry Florentine ^Medallion 

Horseshoe shaped. jNlodeled, in low relief, with the figure of 
Pomona, seated. After an antique gem. For the pommel of 



a sword hilt. 



Height, "2 inches. 




10 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bkonze Medallion by iji 

BoGGIO 

Circular shape. JModeled, in low relief, witli a subject of a 

"Combat," with two mounted warriors contending and three 

foot-soldiers carrying trophies. Surroimded by a legend in 

raised Roman characters, "marti aictori." By Gianfrancesco 

di Boggio {circa 1538). 

Diameter, 2 inches. 

Another exani])le is in tlie Btrlin ^lusuuni. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
Plate LVII. 

11 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bronze JNlEnALLiON 

Oval shape. INIodeled, in low relief, with a profile of Diana. 

From an antique gem. 

Height, 2 inches. 

12 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze jMedallion 

Circular shajjc. JModeled, in low rehef, with a Bacchic subject. 
Signed: "10. F.F." 

Diameter, 2 inches. 



13 — Sixteenth Century Paduan Bronze INIedallion 

Circular shape. JModeled, in low relief, with figure of a Bac- 
chante holding a vase of wine and treading on the prostrate 

figure of a Satvr. 

Diameter, 2 inches. 




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14 FlFTEKNTH CkXTUUY ]MaXTI\\X BuOXZK ]Me1)AT.I.IOX BY 

jNIelioli 
Circular shape. jModeled, in low relief, with a suhjeet of '\\n 
Offering." Under a tree is seated a nude man approached hy 
three others bearing baskets of fruit. The similarity between 
this and No. 24 is obvious. By Bartolommeo ^lelioli (1448- 
1514). Gilded. Diameter, 2 inches. 

Otlicr examples are in tlie I^ouvre and Eerlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LVIII. 

15 — FiFTKKXTii Cextuuy ]Maxtuax Buoxze ]Mei)al by jNIeeioi.i 
Circular shape. Reverse modeled, in low relief, with a subject 
of Orpheus standing under a tree and chariuing the animals who 
surround him. By Bartolommeo ^Melioli ( 1448-1.)14) . 

Diameter, '2 inches. 

Otiicr examples are in the I.ouvi't' and Berlin ^lusrums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate I.VIII. 



16 — Fifteenth Century Xoktii Iiwxian jMed.u.liox by 3iu- 

DERNO 

Circular shajje. jNIodeled, in low relief, with a subject of a 

Pieta. The Virgin, at the foot of the cross, bends over and 

raises the arm of the dead Christ, wdio lies in the foregroimd on 

a linen cloth upheld by two boy angels, one at each side. In 

the foreground are two nails and flowers. By 11 ]Moderno 

(Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). j,. , ., • , 

^ ' Diameter, .i inches. 




17 — Sixteenth Cextuky Itaijax ]?iu)x;^e ^NIedai, 

Circular shape. Obverse modeled, in low relief, with a bust por- 
trait of a Cirand Duchess wearing a helmet. 

D'uimcicr. "J^ inches. 

AnotluT ox;iiiii)le is in tlio Birlin Musciiin. Illust rated. Catalogue, 
No. LXXIX. 



18 — SixiEExrii Cextuky Itaijax Broxze jMedalliox 

Circular shape. Modeled, in low relief, with a profile head of 
Alexander the (ireat wearing a helmet and looking to the left. 

Did null' r, :il.. iuclies. 



19 — FiiTEEXTH Cextury Itai>iax IJkoxze ^Iedai.mox 

Circular shape, with beveled rim. Modeled, in low relief, with 
a "Picta." iVt the foot of the cross the \'irgin, assisted by 
Angels, is supporting on hei- knees the l)ody of Christ, wliich 
has been lowered from the cross. 

Did meter. 15' ■> inches. 





20 — FiiTF.KXTii C'kn'ithy XoKTir Italian Bkox/k Mkdai.i.iox hy 

JMODERXO 

Circular shajje, with raist'd rim. Modeled, in low relief, with a 
subject of a "Lion Hunt." On the left a nude man on horse- 
back, and on the ri^ht one on foot are attacked by a char<>;ing 
lion. The fi(>ure on horseback is tlie same as that in No. 32. 
By II INIoderno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

Diiiwcttr, ',i iiirhi'-'i. 

Other ux;iiii]>lcs ;\.rv in llu' Loin it and Burlin .Museums. Illustrated 
in Molinior's "rhujucttis," NO. 21 T, and Herlin ('atal<)f>iu', Plate LII. 
]\Iolinier points out that the subject was enoraved by the German Mono- 
eranimist "A" in the sixtet'iith eenturv. 



21 — IjAtk FiFTKKXTii Ci;xi'riiY FADrAX Bhoxxk Mf.o.m.i.iox 
Circular shape, with molded border. ^Modeled, in low relief, 
with a figiu'c of jMercury, bearded, reclining and holdino' his 
Caduceus. On the right is a vase of flowers. By one of the 
Biceio School. 

Ditniiftrr, .'514 ""'"'■'>'• 

Examples of Mei-euiv with a beard are not uneommon. Kaspe in 
1791 illustrates moi-e than one. Otiier co})ies in the Louvre and Berlin 
Museums. Illustrated. Berlin Catalogue, Plate lAl. 




-FlFTEEXTH CkXTURY Fi^ORENTINE UkONZE INIeDAE 15Y 1?ER- 
TOLDO 

Iri'egular circular shape. Obverse modeled, in low relief, with 
the head of Lorenzo de' Medici, in profile and looking to the 
right, and with the octagonal chair of the Cathedral of Florence 
with the priest celebrating High JNIass and the Pazzi conspira- 
tors attacking the brothers outside. Reverse, with the head of 
Giuliano de' ]Medici looking to the left, and the same scene. 
Inscribed in raised Roman letters, the olnerse, "laurentius . 
MEDiCEs" and "saeus . pe'blicus"; the reverse, "iueianus . 
MEDicEs" and "euctus . pubeicus." By Bertoldo di Giovanni 
(1420-14.91). 

Diiimetcr, 21 -. iiirJw.i. 



Tliis is the celebrated "Pazzi" jNIedal formerly attributed to Antonio 
Pollaiuolo, but now generally conceded to have been niotleled by Bertoldo. 
It commemorated tlie conspiracy of 1478 to which (iiuliano de' Medici 
fell a victim, and is illustrated on Plate XXII of "Italian ^Fedals," by 
Cornelius von Fabriczy, New York, 1904, and at p. 178 of Dr. Bode's 
"Florentine Sculptors of the Renaissance," 1908. 




23 — Fifteenth Cextuky Fi.okentine Ekoxzk ]Med.u, bv Pasto- 

RINI 
Oval shape. Obverse modeled, in low relief, with a portrait of 
Hippolyta Gonzaga of ]Mantua, surrounded by a legend in 
Roman eharaeters; reverse, with a figure of Diana. By Pasto- 
rini de' Pastorini (l.)08-l;592) . 

Dill me fir, 2% inches. 



24 — Fifteexth Cextury Florextixe I^ead ]Mkdaij,iox by ]Me- 

LIOLI 

Circular shape. JNIodeled, in low relief, with a subject of a 
Roman soldier with the head of St. John the Baptist ajjproach- 
ing Ilerod, who is crowned and sits on a bench on the left with 
two bearded figures behind him. By Bartolommeo JNIelioli 
(1448-1.314). 

Diameter, 2 inches. 

Otlicr oxamplcs are in tlie Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate I.XX. 



2.5 — FiFTEKXTii Ckxttky ]Manti\\x Broxxk ]Mei)ai.i,iox by ]Me- 

IJOLI 

Circular shape. JNIodeled, in low reliff, with a subject of a 
Hunter and a Bacchante. By IJartoloninieo Melioli (li-lS- 
l.jl-t). ProI)ahly fVoiii the anti<iue. Similar to Xo. (i. 

D'uniictcr, 2 inches. 

Otliur i'xam])lt.'s aru in the Louvre luul Berlin .Museums. Illustrated, 
No. 104, in .Moiinier's -I'laciuettes" ; IJerlin ('atal()<^ue, Plate LVIII. 

26 — SixTEEXTii Cextuky Itaeiax liKoxzE ^NIedai.mox 

Oval sliaj)e. ]Modele(l. in low relief, with a bust of a goddess 
with laui'cl wi'cath, t)earint)' a cornucopia, probably intended for 
"Fortuna." Surrounded by a legend, in raised Roman char- 
acters: "hoc . Ol'VS . E . ERVCiES . EFVXDO . t'OPIA . C'OUXV." iVftcr 

the anti(iue. 

Hrijjlit, 2 inrlii'x. 

Another exanijile is in tlie Bei-|in Alusimn. Illustrated in Cataloiriie, 
Plate XL. 

27 — FiFTEEXTii Cextury Florextine Broxze JNIedalliox 

Circvdar shape, with raised border. JNIodeled, in low relief, 
with a seated figure of the ^"irg■in holding the Child Christ on 
her lap with St. John the Baptist on the left. St. Francis on 
the right and a lamb below. Diameter, 2 inches. 

Another e\ani])le is in the Bei-lin ^lustuin. Illustrated. Cataloifuc, 
Plate XLII. 

28 — FuTEEXTii Cextury Paduax Broxze ^Medaijjox 

Circular shape. iModeled, in low relief, with a subject of "Lcda 
and the Swan." On the left side stands a Cupid. From an an- 
ti(]ue gem by a Paduan undei' the influence of Hiccio. 

Did meter, '2 inches. 

AllotluT e\ani])le is in the Birlin Museum. Illust I'ated. Catalogue, 
Plate LXIII. 

29 — SixTEEXTii Cextury Itaijax Broxze IMedaeeiox 

Circular shaj)e. Obverse modeled, in low relief, with the bust 
portrait of a woman within a border formed of ])uiti and scroll- 
ings. Dill meter, 2 inches. 



30 — Late Fiftkexth Cextury Xoktii Italian Ehonze jNIedal- 

LION 

Circular slia|)(.'. w itli molded rim. Modeled, in low relief, with 
an allegory of "Fidelity" shown as '"i'he l{eturn of Flysses." 
The field is divided l)v a branching' tree into two sections: on 
the ri^^ht Ulysses is welcomed by his faithful hound, and on the 
left stands Penelope with a spindle in her hand. Inscribed with 
the legend in lioman characters: "xeq( ve) moutf, . soi.vi'.XDrs." 

Difiniclcr, "J ' ^ inches. 

AiiotluT c'xiiiiipk' IS ill the lU'rliii Miistuin. Illush-jih'd. Catalogue, 
Plate LXIII. 

31 — Fifteenth CENTiniv Italian Bronze Medallion 

Circular shape, with pierced frame of volute scrolls. Modeled, 
in low relief, with a subject of St. Thomas placing his finger 
in the wounds of Christ. Surrounded by a (juotation from the 
Vulgate: "et . c'HEi)n)Ei{r (nt) . ijeati Q(n) . non . vide-^V 
ku(nt) (Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have be- 
lieved). Diameter. 2'^ inches. 

32 — Late Fiftf:enth Century Xorth Italian Bronzf ^NJfdal- 

IJON BY IMoDERNO 

Circular shape. IModeled. in low relief, with a subject of "A 
Combat." A nude wari'ior on horseback riding over two [)ros- 
trate figures. Insci-ibed with the legend, "nriUA foutl-na." 
By II ^loderno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries). 

Diinnefer, -Yi inche.i. 

Otlier exani])les are in tile Louvre, ^'ictoria and Alijert, and Berlin 
jMuscunis. Illustrated in ^folinier's "Plaquettes,"' No. 215, and Ber- 
lin Catalogue, Plate LI I. 

33 — Fifteenth Centlkv Flohkntixi; Bronze Mkdali.iox i?y 

Foi'l'A 
Circular shaj)e. Modeled, in low relief, with a subject of the 
"Bathers." Figin-es of two nude men, one of whom is pulling 
his shirt over his head. In tlie distance a ship with a lateen sail. 
By Ambrogio F()])pa — II Carodosso (l-t.52-L)2()) . 

Diameter, 2^'^ inehe.<i. 

Other examples arc in tlie I^ouvrc and Berlin ^luscunis. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LVIIL 



34 SiXTKEXTIl CkXTI'HY JtAI.IAN HkoXXK ^1kI)AI,J,I()X 

Oval shape. IModeled, in low rcliel", with a head of IMinerva or 
Mars wearing' a helmet and a l)rooeh deeorated with the suhjeet 
of "Hercules and the Lion." After the antique. 

Height, '.i inches. 

Otiicr exainpk's arc in tlic Louvre and Berlin IVIuscums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate XLIII. 

(lUust rated) 

3.3 — SiXTEEXTii Cextuky Itaijax Ei{ux;iE JNIedal of Isahella 
d'Este 
Oval shape. Ohverse modeled, in low relief, with the portrait 
bust of Isabella d'Este in sixteenth centurj' costume. Reverse 
defaced. 

Height, 21 ^ inches; zcidth, II4 indies. 

(Ilhi strafed) 

36 — Sjxteextii Cextury Roman Medallion by Beknakdi 

0\al shape. INIodeled, in low relief, with a subject of the 
"Eagle Tearing the Eody of Prometheus." Signed: "ioaxes . 
B." By Giovanni l?ernardi da Castelbolognese (1496-1533). 

Height, 2% inches; uidtli, 31 '1; inches. 

Other examples are in the I,ouvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LXMII. 

( HI as t rated) 

37 — Fifteenth Centuky Itai.iax Ruoxze ^Meualliox by Belli 
Oval shape, with molded border. Modeled, in low relief, with 
a subject of an "Entombment." Signed below: "valerivs 
DECius viCEN." Bj' Valerio Belli, known as Vicentius (1465- 
1546). 

Height, S'/i; i»ehes; width, 4 inches. 

{lUast rated) 

38 — FiFTEEXTii Cextuky Itaijax Bkoxze Plaquette 

Oval shape. Modeled, in low relief, with a three-quarter-length 
figure of the Virgin, seated and holding the undraped Child 
Christ in her lap. 

Height, ;ji ^ inches; xcidth, 21/0 inches. 

(Illustrated) 




39 — Late Fiftekxth Centuky Geumax Buoxze ^NIedalliox 
Circular shape. JNIodeled, in low relief, with a three-tjuarter- 
length figure of the Virgin with the Child Christ in her arms. 
On a large crescent and surrounded hy rays, alternately straight 
and spiral. 

D'uniutir. 4 iiirlics. 



40 — Fra(;:\iext of Sixteextii Cextthy Italiax Ekoxxk INIkdal- 

LIOX 
Irregular shape. ^lodeled. in low i-elief. with seated figure of 
A^ulcan forging arms for Thetis, mother of Achilles, who stands 

on the left. 

Ilatjht. •_"- inrhcx. 



41 — Sixteextii Cextii-.v Italiax JiuoxzE ^Iedai.i.iox 

Oval shape, with raised horder. JNlodeled. in low relief, with a 
suhject of Venus Rising from the Sea, with attendant Nereids. 

Height, 21,4 inrlirs. 




-Sixteenth Ckxtuky Roman Bronze ^NIedal hy I.eoni 
Circular shape. Clodded, in low relief, with the head of Sulcy- 
nian the JMagiiiHeeiit, Sultan of the Turks, shown as a hand- 
some man with a mustache and wearin<>- a large turban. Sur- 
rounded by the legend, in Roman characters "soi.ymax . imp. 
TUR." By Leone Leon i ( 1.j09-1.'590) . 

I'luler SulfVin.ui I, cillid hy lMir()|)i;iiis "Tlu' Mu^niificcnt," tlie 
Turkish Etiipiru nai-licd the Mumnit of its jjowct ami glorv. Tliis 
medal was ])rohahly imxhkd to tlie order of the Emperor Ferdinand 
of Austria in 1548, when a truce was made with the invadinfr Turk. 

D'mvictcr, .5 inches. 



43 — Fifteenth Centiuy ^Iaxttan Bronze Medallion «y 
JMelioli 
Circular sha])e. iNIodclcd, in low relief, with a subject of "The 
Judgment of Solomon." In the center Solomon sits on a high 
throne, on the left ai'c the contending women and on the right 
a soldier with a drawn swoi-d. By Bartoloiimieo JMelioli (1448- 
1.514). 

Diameter. 2 inches. 

Otlicr examples are in the L()u\ re and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LA'III. 



44 — FiFTEKXTii Ckntuhy Xohtii Italian Bronze ]Medai. ry 
ue' Pasti 
Circular shajie. Obverse modeled, in low relief, with the por- 
trait head, in profile and looking' to the left, of Sigisniondo I'an- 
dolfo JNIalatesta, Tyrant of Rimini. Inscribed in raised Roman 
characters: "sigismundus . pandulfvs . malatesta . i-an. e." 
Reverse, with the Rocea Malatestiana, that castle of the INIala- 
testa at Rimini described by Dante. By 31atteo de' Pasti 
(1 4.20-1400). Diameter, li huhes. 

Another uxaiiijilo of tills nudal is in tlie Wallace Gallery, No. 844 
(Gallery III), ;uul a version is illustrated on Plate IX of "Italian 
]\Iedals" by Cornelius von Fahrie/.v, New York, 1904. 

(Illii.sf rated) 
4.J FlETEENTH CeNTIHY XoUTII ItAMAN BkONZE MeUALI.ION 1{\' 

jModerno 
Circnlar shajje. Modeled, in low relief, with a subject of the 
"Death of Orpheus." Orpheus, under a leafless tree with his 
hands tied behind his back, is assailed by two Monads wielding 
clubs. Two others carry armor. By II IModerno (Fifteenth 
and Sixteenth Centuries). Diameter, 'IV^ iuches. 

Another example is in the Herlin .Museum. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
I»late LI. 

46 — Fifteenth Centiky ^"u■ENZAN Buonze ]Mei)ae hy Bei.ei 
Circular shape, with reeded rim. Reverse modeled, in low re- 
lief, with a "Way of the Cross." Christ, bending under the 
weight of the cross, which he carries on His shoulders, is dragged 
and lu'ged forward by Roman centurions. Signed: "vaeerixts . 
vK'ENTirs . E." By A'alerio Belli (14(!.')-1.14(>). 

Hei(/lif. .'J'-j iiielies: leii(/tli. ^ iiieliex. 

Other e\am|)les are in the l,ouvreaii(l Merlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Ilerlin CataloniK', Plate I,XI\'. 

(I II /IS /rated) 

47 — Fifteenth Centiky Iiallvn Buonze ]Mei)ai,i,ion 

Oval shape. jModeled, in low relief, with a subject of xVlex- 
ander the Great receiving the Wife of Darius. Signed. 

Hciyht. ifl/j iiiehe.i; rcidth. '2\'._< iiiehes. 







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48 — Early Sixteenth Century German Bronze Pouncet Box 

BY ^''iSCHER 

Formed as a dog sittino' on its haunches and seratcliing its face 
with one paw. The ])ack hinged to form Hd. By Peter Vischer 
(Uoa-lo-iO). 

Height, '2 inches. 




49 — Sixteenth Cextuuy Paduax Bkoxze FuiURE 
Sejant hon. intended to form a tinial. 

Height. ;}lo inchc! 




oO — Sixteenth Cextuky Italian Buonzk Inkstand 

Formed as a couchant l)ull witli short liorns, the hack hinu'ed to 
form lid. On rectaiii>uhir hase witli shaped aprons and scrolled 
feet. 

Ih'iyht, .'J iiichc.f: Iciu/tli, .'5 incites. 




51 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Bell 

Baluster-shaped handle and body with incurved sides, decorated, 
in low relief, with shields charoed with coats-of-arnis and having 
winged gryphon supporters. 

Height, 5•]/^ inches. 




52^ — Sixteenth Ckxtuhv Florentine Bronze Bell 

Handle formed as a partially drajjed figure; eurved body, deeo- 
rated, in low relief, with hands of aeantlms leaves and figures. 
Head of figure missing. Height, 6 inches. 




53 — Sixteenth Century ^'I■,NI tian Brass Flask 

Pear-shaped, with short eylindrieal si)out and ring for suspen- 
sion. Body decorated with an escutcheon, masks and scrolled / 
branches of leaves and flowers. Height, H inches. •? 




O-i SlXTKKXTII CkXTUKV Fi.OKKXTINK UkoXZK HoWJ, 

C()upe-.slia])i'(l howl, with incurxed sides uplicld hy tliree ])i(ili 
with hands held hehiiid them. The interior is decorated, in low 
relief, with a serolled j)atternin<>'. 

IIci(/lif. 41 '( iiicliis: (Hiniif/tr. (11. . inclii'!;. 




55 — SixTEEX'TH Ckxtukv Itai.iax ]ii{ox>;i: Mohtak 

Straight taperiiii^' sides and molded rim and hase. Side deco 
rated, in low relief, with winged y'rv])lions. serolls and trophies. 

Height, 3'^ iiiclics: (lidiiictcr, 41/1 iiiclii's-. 




5(i — SiXTKEXTii Cextuky Fi.ouextine IJroxze JNIortar 

Ta2)eriii<4' sides, with molded rim and foot and two looped han- 
dles formed as dolphins. Sides decorated, in low relief, with 
festoons of pointed leaves and hranches of oak leaves supported 
hy statant lions; rim enriched hy band of acanthus leaves and 
foot by band of fliitings. 

Height, 51/4 inches: diameter, 6I4 inches. 

Former] II l)elnngin() to the dcUa Uovcre fa mil//. 




.'57 — SixTEEXTH Century Fi.orextixe Eroxze jNIortar 

Tapering incurved sides, with molded rim and foot, and two 
scrolled loojjcd handles. ]iody decorated in low relief witli 
figures of playing amorinl, rim with l)and of acanthus leaves and 
foot witli detached leaves. 

Height, 51 o inches; diameter, (i'-]\ inches. 




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58 — Sixteenth Cexti'hy Italian I^uoxze ^NIoutak 

Tapering iiicur\t'(l sitles, with molded rim and loot and two pro- 
jeeting handles, formed as hands of pcjinted leaves. Sides deco- 
rated, in low relief, with vases, supported hy Grecian sphinxes, 
and surmounted hy scrolled cornucopia* of fruits and leaves. 
Rim enriched with acanthus leaves and foot with scrolled fes- 
toons of leaves. 

IId(/lit, (i'o inches: diinntter. T-"''i inclus. 




59 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze ^NIortak 

Swelling sides and molded rim. enriched with hand of pointed 
leaves and modillions. Body decorated, in low relief, with vases 
of flowers and emhlem of monastery (a circle with letter "B" 
and cross). JNIolded foot. 

Height, G inches; diumctcr, 7';4 inches. 




(!0 SiXTKF.XTII C'KXTrUY (ilCKMAX BuASS C'aXDI.KSTICK 

Formed tis a figure dressed in gathered tiiiiie with balloon sleeves 
and knee breeehes and with wides])read arms holding two cylin- 
drieal eandle-soekets. On round and oetagonal base with 
branehed feet. 

Il,i(/ht, 10 iiiflics. 




01 — SixTKKXTii C"K\Tri!Y \'r.\i;TiAX Broxzk Caxdi.kstuiv by 
Saxsovixo 
Ink recei^tacle .shaped as a cyliiulrical vase, deeorated, in low 
relief, with masks and snpported, on their shonlders, hv two 
winged undraped ainoriiii. On reetangular stand bordered with 
scrolls and masks. ]i\ Jaeopo Tatti — II Sansovino (IJ'TT- 
l.")7()). 

Ilriijlif, !) inrlu-s. 



This caiullo soi-ktt is of uiiusuiil sl/.v in onliT Hiat it ini<;'lit liold 
the glass tube wliicli sliithk-d tlio t-andli' from (h-auglits. Anotlur 
example' is in the Louvro Museum. 



G2 — SixTEEXTir Century Paduax Buoxze Caxdeestkk 

Calyx-sliaprd ink receptacle, supported by three scrolled acan- 
thus leaves on triangular stand decorated with voluted gry- 
})hons' heads and acanthus leaves, and with handle formed of 
volutes suj)j)ortiii,n' a human head. 

HcU/ht, -i iiicJirs: -cidtli. 5'^ indies. 
{Illiistrafcd) 



63 — Pair of Sixteexth Cextuky A^exetiax Eroxze Caxdle- 

STR'KS BY VlTTORIA 

Shajjed as a tripod formed of three voluted scrolls faced with 
female caryatid figures and with feet formed as dolphins' heads, 
separated l)y masks, ^'ase-shaped candle-sockets modeled with 
figures of j)iitti and rams' heads. By Alessandro Vittoria (l.Vi.j- 
1(113). 

Height, T inches. 
{ in nst rated) 



04. — Pair of Sixteexth Cexttry A'exetiax Broxze Caxiiee- 
sTKKs r,Y Vittoria 
Shaped as a tripod formed of tlu'ee voluted scrolls carrying 
female caryatid figures, with festoons of flowers and leaves be- 
tween and with square molded feet. Vase-shaped candle- 
sockets, modeled with piitli and rams' heads. By iVlessandro 
Vittoria (l.J2.j-ir)13) . 

Heiijht. 7 inches. 
(Illustrated) 




6.5 — Sixteenth Ckxtuky Italian Bkonze INIoktak 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides, molded rim and 
body, decorated, in low relief, with floral rosettes and a band 
of vine-leaf meander patterning. ^Molded foot. 

Height, f? hiclics: dUnneter, 6% inches. 




66 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bronze JNIortar 

Straight tapering sides, molded rim and foot, with two looped 
acanthus-leaf handles. Body decorated, in low relief, with a 
scrolled escutcheon, flanked by scrolled ribl)ons and bearing an 
incised monastery emblem. 

Height. 7 itirhes: ilia meter. 81 4 inches. 




67 — Itai.iax Bkonze iMouTAu 

Cylindrical shape, witli fur\t(l sj)i-ca(liii^' sidts, molded I'iiii, in- 
cised with maker's name. "v. (JAETAxo davaxxkij,!"": Ixxly deco- 
rated, in relief, witli scrolled escntcheon, charged with the em- 
blem of S. Francis of Assisi. Molded base and foot and two 
scrolled and \-olute(! looped handles. 

Iliif/li/, Ki ii/<:li('s : d'tauictcr, 18 inches. 




68 — Skvextkkxtii Ckntikv Fi.okkxtixk Hhoxxi; Moriak 

Vase-shaped, with reeded rim and circnlar spreading foot deco- 
rated, in relief, with hand of acanthus leaves. The body deco- 
rated, in relief, with lions' masks and festoons of fruit and 
leaves. Two projecting handles formed as dragons' heads, 

Hciylii. i;j inches: dianictcr, 11 inclics. 



09 — Florentine Bkonze JNIortah 

Cylindrical shape, with molded rim, inscribed in raised letters, 
"ad usum PHARMACui'AE MONIALIUM s. DOMiNici," and molded 
foot. Body decorated, in relief, with detached acanthus leaves. 
Two jjrojecting side handles formed as eagles' heads. 

Hc'u/ht, \) inches; diameter, 10-)4 inches. 
(Illii.st rated) 

70 — Seventeenth Century Florentine Bronze INIortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides and reeded rim 
and foot. Body decorated, in low relief, with hands of acanthus 
leaves and floral meander patterning. Two projecting handles 
formed as horses' heads. 

Heiijlii. 9 iiiehex; diameter, 10 inchct. 

{Illustrated) 

71 — Seventeenth Century Italian Bronze jNIortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides and molded rim 
and foot. Body decorated, in relief, with scrolled escutclieon 
and drapery festoons. Two looped, scrolled and volutcd handles, 
Avith knobs formed as hooded grotesque heads. 

Heiijitt, 10 incites; diameter, 10')4 inches. 

(Illustrated) 

72 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bronze ^Mortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides, molded rim, 
body decorated, in low relief, Avith monastic monogram ( A.P.C. 
surmounted by a cross) and two projecting handles sha})C(l as 
lions' heads. 

Iltiijlit. 14 inches; diameter, H inches. 

(Illnstrated) 

73 — Sixteenth Cen'iury Flokentixe Buonze ^MourAi! 

Cylindrical shajK', with curved spreading sides, molded rim, 
body decorated, in low relief, with floral festoons and scrolled 
ribbons, two looped handles shaped as dolphins and molded base. 

Heie/hf, 1'2 inches; diameter, 15 inches. 
{Illnstrated) 



74 — Sixteenth Century It.vlian Bkonze Knocker 

Plate formed as the head of a woman wearing a Phrygian cap 
and supporting the looped knocker, formed as scrolled cornu- 
copiffi having between them a woman's head. 

Height, 9l/o inches. 
{Illustrated) 



7.5 — Sixteenth Century Bolognese Bronze Knocker 

Plate formed as a shell, flanked by voluted scrollings from which 
hangs the looped knocker, formed as twin dolphins supporting 
a projecting shell above which stands the figure of a putto. 

Height, 91/2 inches. 
(lUustrated) 



7G — Fragment oe a Seventeenth Century Italian Bronze 
Fountain by Tacca 
Modeled as the mask of a bearded satyr, with horns and open 
moutli. By Pietro Tacca (1.577-16-10) . 

Height, 12 inches. 

Tills mask formed a portion of a monument at Leghorn by Pietro 
Tacca. 

{Illt).strated) 



77 — Fifteenth Century Itaijax I^konze Knockek 

Plate shajjcd as a grotesque mask holding in its mouth a ring 
on which swings the looped knocker, formed as acanthus-leaf 
scrolls and winged s])hinxes. Excej)tional patina. 

IIti(jlit, 10 inclics. 
{lUustralid) 



78 — Sixteenth Centuky I-'ekuauese Bhonze Knockek 

Plate formed as a human mask, below which is a bar from which 
swings the looped knocker, formed as twin dolphins holding a 
bearded satyr mask. 

Uc'ujht, l()i ^. inchc.i. 
{lll/i.stndcil) 



79 — Fkaument of a Sixteenth Centuky Italian Buonze 
Fountain 

jModcled as the head of a fabulous monstei' with open mouth 
for the egress of water, with a lion's mask below. 

lIii<jJit, VI inchc.i. 
(lUiish-(iUd) 



80 — 1'aik of Sixteenth Centuky \'enetian Bkonze Candle- 
sticks 
Baluster-shaped stems, with cylindrical and gadrooned liases 
and molded feet, on tapering molded pedestals. The stems are 
decorated, in low relief, Avith masks and acanthus leaves, the 
pedestals with (|uatrefoil interlacements. Flat bobeehes and 
fluted candle-sockets. 

Hcif/Jil. 9 inchr.t. 
(lUiistniUd) 




81 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bronze Ewer 

Pear-shaped body with incurved neck, niohled domed cover fas- 
tened by a chain, scrolled o\ er-handle. curved spout with mask 
termination and molded foot. 

Height, 11 ' i; inches. 



82 — BoLOGNESE Bronze Mortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides and molded rim 
decorated with bands of twisted ribbon, bead and reel pattern 
and raised inscri])tion: "Teruntur hie pharmaea morbis an 
teritur salus C. Navaroli Prior C. Parma> F. F. Barborini F. 
MDCCCIX." The body decorated with lion masks, festoons of 
beads, loops of ribbon and band of pointed leaves. Two pro- 
jecting handles shaped as leopards' heads. 

Heiglif, 8 inches; dinnu'tcr, 91^4 i'lclies. 




83 — Fifteenth Cextuky (Lehman Broxzk Eweu 

Spherical body, with long cjdindrical neck, spreading rim, 
hinged dome eovcr with luiman head finial, looped handle, bird- 
shaped spont, cylindrical stem and circnlar loot. 

Height, 10 inches. 



84 — Se\'ENTeenth Century Paduan Bronze JNIortar 

Cylindrical shajje, with straight spreading sides and molded rim. 
The body decorated in relief with masks and vertical bands of 
scrolling, the base with a band of scrolling. One twisted, looped 
handle. 

Height, 4^ ^ inches: Jin meter, (5 inches. 




85 — Sixteenth Century Italiax Ei{()x;iE Ewi.k 

Pear-shaped body, with incurved neck, molded rim and circular 
molded stem, and two scrolled looped handles terminating in 
scrolled masks. The curviui)' spout is molded as a grotesque 
winged head with ojjen mouth. 

Height, 15 inches. 




8(5 — SixTEEXTir Cexti'kv Itai.iax 1?u()xze Kwek 

Pear-shaped body, with incurved neck, circular foot and over- 
handle formed of two voluted scrolls starting from masks at 
the sides and with a shield charged with the ^Medici coat-of- 
arms in the center. Curved sj)out with dragon's head mouth 
and acanthus-leaf em'ichment. 

Hiifjiit. 'I'l inches 




87 — Sevextkkxtii C'i;xti'ky Fi.okkxtixk Bkoxzk Ewkr 

Ovolo-shaped hody. with incurved rim and molded foot, fixed 
.scrolled and molded over-handle sprin<)int>' from satyr masks, 
and straight spout suppoi-ted by win<>ed (xreeian sphinx head 
with shaped escutcheon below. Ilcii/ht, .'{() inches. 




88 — Skyexteextii CExiria- 1* lOKi'.xrixE Kkoxze ^NIoktak 

Cylindrical sluq^e, with curved sjjreading sides and molded rim 
and foot. The body is decorated, in low relief, with festoons 
of <>Tapes and vine leaves and bands of scrollin,<>s and acanthus 
leaves. Two scrolled and voluted loo])ed handles. 

Ili'xjhi, ISl-. inches; duuiiefer, 17'' inches. 



89 — Pakman Bkonze JNIoktar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides and molded rim 
inscribed in raised letters with the names of the maker, "ioseph 
MONTANARi," and the owner, "dominico baborini." The body 
decorated, in relief, with festoons of fruits, birds and putto 
masks. Molded foot, decorated with masks and acanthus leaves, 
and two projecting handles. 

Hciglit, 13Vi' inches; diameter, 1.5 inches. 
(Illustrated) 

90 — Eighteenth Century Florentine Bronze Mortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved sjireading sides and molded rim 
and foot. Body decorated, in low relief, with scrolled oval me- 
dallion enclosing a cherub, with scrcjlled strapwork and acanthus 
leaves and with incised name, "maxa'el baragi.i," and date, 
"1761." Two scrolled, voluted and looped handles. 

Height, l-t inelies; diameter, 1414 inches. 
{Illustrated) 

91 KlGHlTLENTH CeNTURV ItALIAN BroXZE MoRTAR 

Cylindrical shaj^e, with cin-\ed spreading sides and molded rim 
and foot. Body inscribed, in raised letters, "A. S. R. F. 1761." 
Two looped handles formed as nude female caryatids. 

Height, 14 inches; diameter, ISl/^ inches. 
{Illustrated) 

92 — Florentine Bronze Mortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides and rim deco- 
rated, in low relief, with bands of scrollings and floral festoons. 
The body with the names of the maker, "carlo RUt'iNi," and 
the owner, "bartolo-nieo buscioni," with the date "mdccliii." 
Molded foot, decorated, in low relief, with rosettes and acanthus 
leaves. Two looped handles. 

Height, 1.5 inches; diamrter, I8V2 inches. 
{Illustrated) 

93 — Seventeenth Century 1'aduan Bronze JNIortar 

Cylindrical shape, with curved spreading sides and molded rim 
and foot. Body decorated, in relief, with shaped escutcheon, 
charged with the Piccolomini coat-of-arms and flanked by 
quatrefoil medallions and acanthus-leaf scrollings and by a fes- 
toon of tigs and leoves. Two scrolled and Ioo])ed handles. 

Height. 18 iiielies; diameter, 21 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



1)4 — FiiTKEXTH Century Fi.orkxtine Ekoxze Statuette i?v da 
Bologna 
Fi<>'ure of ^lercurv wt'ariiif>- the "petasiis," or winded cap. witli 
his left arm raised. Shown to tlie knees only. On cylindrical 
pedestal. l)y (iiovanni da Holoyiia ( l.VJ8-l(;()8) . 

Ill it/lit. ()l '( iiiihes. 

'J'liis is t'l-oin ;i study in wax for the hirf^c hi-on/u fii^uri' inocK-k'd by 
(iioxanni da liolof^na in 15(')4. 

(Illiistnitfd) 



Ho — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Statuette 

Figure of "Silence." Standing figure of a Avoman in classical 
robes, with lier right hand on her hip and her left with out- 
stretched finger raised to her lips. 

Height, (i\\ inrlu's. 

TIktc is a striking rcstuiblaiicL' hitwriii tills figure and a (h'awing 
by lAiiiii Beinardino in the Louvre. 

{lUuxt ratal) 



9(5 — Sixteenth Century Florentine I^ronze Fujure by da 
Bologna 
Figure of a Bacchus, shown as a nude youth holding in liis 
outstretched right hand a wine cup and in his left hand a hunch 
of grapes. On circular hase, di-uin-shaped bronze pedestal, 
decorated with festoons of drapery and three j)aw feet. By 
Giovanni da Bologna ( l.j-JS-KUIS) . 

Hcif/Iit, S iiii-Jiis. 

This is a ])ortrait of ^NForgante. tlie Court Duai-f of ("osiino I 
de' INIediei, as Bacelius. Anotlier example is in tlie Herhn .Museum. 
Illustratech Catalogue. Plate X\'. 

{llhixtriital) 



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97 — Sixteenth Century Italian Bkonze Equestrian Figure 
(School of Riccio) 
Figure of a bearded man, with his right arm held out and 
bearing on his shoulders a cornucopia. Seated on a horse with 
elaborate tra])piiigs. On hexagonal shaped base with plinth 
decorated, in low relief, with honeysuckles and scroUings and 
supported by three sejant lions. By a jnipil of Andrea 
Briosco (IlKiccio). 

Height, 8V2 inches. 

Anotlur example is in tlic Berlin Museum. Illustrated. Cata- 
logue, Plate XX. 




98 — Late Sevextekxtii C'extuky Itaeiax Broxze Statuette 
Equestrian figure. Bare-lieaded and carrying a drawn sword in 
his right hand, while tlie left holds the reins aloft. The horse 
has a saddle-clotli and its arched tail is tied with a ribhon. On 
an oval pedestal, probably Paduan of the fifteenth century, 
broken at the angles by four caryatid figures with tapering ter- 
minations. ]Molded cornice, and base and body decorated with 
acanthus scrolls arranged in quatrefoil. 

Height, 1-i inches. 




1)9 — FiiTKKNTH C'kxti'kv I'adi'ax Ukonzk Staitkttk 

l^'igure of Atlas heariufi' the world. Xiulc figure of a bearded 
man, seated upon the stump of a tree and suj)porting on his 
shoulders, with both arms raised, a olohe. On molded oval 
bronze base. Gilded. 

Iltii/lif, () iiichc.i. 




100 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Buoxze Candlestick by 
Ie Kiccio 
Kneeling fi<)in'e of a satyr with goat's heard, a horn appearing 
from liis forehead, and goat's lioofs, and with his head thrown 
haek. hokhng in one hand a vase-slun)ed acanthns-leaf deco- 
rated candle-socket. Snpjxirted on a triangidar stand encircled 
by a band of foliage ornamentation and with three paw feet. 
By Andrea Briosco 11 Riccio (U70-1.j:32) . 

Height, 10 inches. 




101 — Sixteenth Century Fi,(juentink Gilt Bronze Siaiuette 
Figure of Hercules. Standing, di-aped from the waist down- 
ward witli his hon's skin thrown over liis left shoulder and hold- 
ing his elul) in his right hand. In his outstretched left hand he 
holds the three golden apples of Ilesperides. On s(juare hase. 
Completely gilt. 

Height, 8' J inches. 




102 — Fjiteextii C'kxtuuv Fi.ohkxtixk Bkoxzk STATri/rn: by 
Saxsovixo 
Full-lenotli fi<rure of an amorivo. He has close-curling hair, 
stands upon one kg with the other drawn up, in the attitude 
of drawing his how. which he holds in his left hand and shooting 
an arrow with his right. iVcross his shoulder is a strap for his 
quiver. On s(]uare chamfered wooden hase. By Jacopo Tatti 
or Sansovino ( 1477-1. )70) . 

II(i(/Iit. 7 iii(lic-i. 

AnotluT exani])K' is in the lirrlin ^Iiimiiiii. Illustrjitcd. Cutiiloijuc, 
Plate VII. 



103 — Sixteenth Centuky Feokentine Bkonze Statuette by 

RUSTICI 

Figure of ^Mercury, poised on one foot with the right hand 
hfted high in the air. He wears the "petasus," or winged cap, 
and tahn-ia, or wings, on his feet, but does not carry a "cadu- 
ceus." On scpiare molded base. By Giovanni Francesco Rus- 
tici (1474-1544). 

Height, \ii\-2 inches. 

Sigiior Bardini ])oints out tlie differences between tliis statue and 
the similar Mercury by Gian da Bologna. Rustici was a pupil, accoi'd- 
ing to Yasari, of Verrocchio and, without doubt, of Leonardo da Vinci. 
He modeled the group of St. John, the Levite and the Pharisee over the 
north door of the Florentine Baptistery. 

(lUiistrated) 




No. 



103 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Statuette 
BY RusTici 



104 — (iR.^•;t'0-Ro:\rAN Ukoxze Vase ok the Eighteenth Century 
B.C. 
Pear-shaped IhxIv, with ineurved eyhiulrical iieek, molded rim 
and foot and mohled looped handle startin<4' from a winged 
Crreeian sphinx mask, and having a satyr's head, with horns, 
pointed ears and beard, for a thnml)-piece. The shoulders are 
decorated with raised fluting, below which is a band of incised 
honeysuckle ornamentation, the lip with a band of egg and 
dart patterning and the foot with a band of water-leaf orna- 
mentation. The surface is 2)artially covered with a crust due 
to long burial, revealing a most beautiful greenish-blue patina. 

H eight , 1 tl ^ inchfs. 

Sio'iior IJ.-irdiiii piirtii'ularly values this vasu, ])oiiitiiiir out witli 
a])probatioii its uxtrLiiuly heaiitirul slia])f, rt-tiffiit ducoratiou aiul 
superb patina. 

(Ilhistnifnl) 




No. lO-l — Gii.Eco-RoMAx Bronze Vase of the Eighteenth Century B.C. 




105 — Sixteenth Century P'lorentine Bronze Figure by Susini 
Kneeling figure of Atlas, shown as a nude man, carrying on his 
shoulders, in place of the conventional globe, the framework of 
a dial consisting of interlocked rings of bronze. On cylindrical 
molded bronze pedestal. By Susini (Sixteenth and Seventeenth 
Centuries). 

Hiifjlif, 1() 'niches. 
From flic (itcVicr of G'invdniii da Bolof/ixi. 




106 — Sixteenth Century (tERMan Bronze Statuette of Justice 
Figure of a woman, with bare arms and legs, wearing sandals 
and a classic robe entirely covered with a delicately chased pat- 
terning of scrolls and Howers. Her curling hair is twisted into 
a knot, and she stands with a smile on her face and both arms 
outstretched, one originally holding a sword, the other a balance, 
both of which are missing. On square molded base. (Finger 
faulty.) 

Height. 23 incites. 



107 — Sixteenth Cextuky Bologxese Bkoxze Crucifix by da 
Bologna 
Wooden cross, on shaped, broken and triple-pedestaled base 
of ebonized wood, with moldings carved with fine gaufferings. 
On the cross hangs a bronze figure of Christ supported on one 
side by a !)ronze figin-e of the Virgin, who stands gazing at the 
cross with upraised hands, and on the other by St. John in a 
similar attitude. By (iiovanni da Bologna (1.)24-1G08) . 

Height, \i'2 inches. 
{Illustrated) 




No. 107 — Sixteenth Century Bologne.se Bronze Chitifix 
BY DA Bologna 



108 — Sixteenth Century Feokentine Bkonze Caiaary by da 
volterra 
Rocky inouiul of hanging moss and pointed-leaf vegetation sur- 
mounted by three crosses. On tlie center one hangs tlie entirely 
un(h-a2)ed figure of Christ, liaving on His riglit the penitent 
thief, wlio liangs in a relaxed attitude and gazes with a reliant 
expression at his Saviour. On the left hangs the impenitent 
thief, his limbs distorted and his face turned away. On square 
molded base resting on feet shaped as couchant lions. By 
Zaccaria da Volterra (Sixteenth Century). 

Hc'if/hf, 'i1\\ inches. 

TIu' fifrures, accordiiifr to Sifriior Rardini, art' niodilid from a draw- 
ing by MiclR'huitri'lo, of whom tla A'oltcrra was a ])ii])il. 

{Illustrated) 




No. 108 — Sixteenth Century Flouentine Bronze Calvary 

BY DA VoLTERRA 



WROUGHT IRON AND BRONZE 

109 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Wrought-iron Brazier 
Stand 
Formed of two horizontal Hat rin<;s of wrought iron, supported 
by eight brackets of scrolled flat iron enriched with wrought-iron 
leaves and riveted into upper ring. On three wrought scrolled 
strap-iron feet. 

Ilfii/lif. 14' J i;/(7(c.v,- iliiiincfcr, '2H hichc.i. 

{lUuxtratcd) 



110 — Seventeenth Century Florentine Silver and Bronze 
Hearth Brazier 
Octagonal shape with molded rim of hron/.e, supported by 
gilt bronze brackets shaped as cherubim and volutes, with 
molded base and scrolled feet, shaped as cherubim, also of gilt 
bronze. The sides are paneled with plates of silver repousse 
and chased in designs of strapwork scrollings. Looped swing 
carrying handles of silvered steel in a scroll design. Fitted with 
iron fire-tray. 

Lcnglh, 30 inches; u-'uhh, 21 inches. 
Tlii.s brazier came from tlic Borp^hcse Palace in Rome. 
{lUustrated) 



Ill — Pair of Sixteenth Centuky Florentine Bronze Andirons 
Turned baluster-shaped standards, witli bodies of vase forms, 
ball finials and molded bases. On arehed and voluted feet of 
wrought strap-iron. 

Height, "iO inches. 
{Illustrated) 



112 — Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Andirons 
Turned vase-shaped standards, with fluted bodies, gadrooned 
and acorn finials and fluted triangular bases. ]Modeled at the 
angles with lions' masks. On voluted feet of wrought strap- 
iron with wrought-iron aprons. 

Height, 25 iiiehes. 
{Ill It. it rated) 



113 — I'air of Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze ^Vndirons 
Turned vase-shaped standards, with boldly gadrooned bodies, 
gadrooned ball finials and fluted triangular bases. JModeled 
at the angles with masks and leaves. On voluted feet of 
wrought strap-iron with wrought-iron aprons. 

Height, '22\'_> inches. 
( Illustrated) 



114 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Wrought-iron Basin 
Stand 
Standard of spirally twisted iron, with molded I)all knop and 
l)asin-holder of four branches of strap-iron with voluted ter- 
minations. On three curved and voluted feet of strap-iron with 
wrought-iron ball pendant. 

Height, 28 inches. 
{Ilhist rated) 



115 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Wrought-iron Basin 
Stand 
Of tripod form, with circular basket top and three legs of 
scrolled and voluted strap-iron. Triangular base, with three 
scrolled and voluted legs of strap-iron. 



{lUiintrated) 



Height, 31 iiiehes. 



116 — Sixteenth Century Florentine AVrought-iron Basin 
Stand 
Of tripod form, with circular top and three legs of strap-iron 
of scrolled and voluted design. Triangular base and three 
curved and voluted feet of strap-iron. 

Height, t}\ inches. 
{Illustrated) 




117 — SixTKKXTii Centi'uv Flokextixe Wuoi'taiT-iiiox Staxi) 

Of tripod form, with triangular top and three stanchirds of 
scrolled and voluted design of wrouglit stra[)-iron. Triangular 
base and three scrolled and voluted feet of strap-iron. 

Height, ;52 inchcx. 




118 FiFTKEXTH CkXTURY Fl.OKKXTlXE WrOUGHT-IKOX IJaSIX- 

HOLDER 

Basin-liolder of pointed and serrated leaves, s(|uare ii-oii bar 
standard witli oetagonal kiioj), and tripod base witb enrved and 
straight legs and spreading feet. 

Height, .'5() hicht's. 



119 — Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Wrought-iron Stand 
Formed of three radiating iron bars, supported by cm'ved brack- 
ets, one terminating in mask, two in voluted scrolls and all three 
sujiporting loose iron rings. The three triangular-shaped wings 
are occupied by shields surrounded by wrought-iron leafage, 
and end in scrolled hoops. The standard is square and enriched 
with pointed leaves and the tripod base is formed of carved and 
straight legs ending in paw feet. 

Height, .'J.'S inches. 

120 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Wrought-iron Stand 
Formed of three radiating iron bars, sujjjjorted by curved brack- 
ets, one terminating in mask, two in \'oluted scrolls and all three 
supporting loose iron rings. The three triangidar-shaped wings 
are occupied by shields surroimded by wrought-irt)n leafage, and 
end in scrolled hoops. The standard is square and enriched with 
pointed leaves and the tripod base is formed of carved and 
straight legs ending in paw feet. 

Height. 35 inche.i. 
[lUust rated) 

121 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Wrought-iron Stand 
Formed of three radiating iron bars, supported by curved brack- 
ets, one terminating in mask, two in \oluted scrolls and all three 
su2)porting loose iron rings. The three triangular-shaped wings 
are occu])ied by shields surrounded by wrought-iron leafage, and 
end in scrolled hoojjs. The standard is scjuare and enriched with 
])()inted leaves and the tripod l)ase is formed of carved and 
straight legs ending in paw feet. 

Height. 35 iiiehe.t. 
(Illustrated) 

122 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Wrougiit-irox Stand 

Formed of three radiating iron bars, su])portc(l by curved brack- 
ets, one terminating in mask, two in voluted scrolls and all three 
supporting loose iron rings. The three triangular-shaped wings 
are occupied by shields siu'roimded by wrought-iron leafage, and 
end in scrolled hoops. The standard is scjuare and enriched Avith 
pointed leaves and the tripod base is formed of carved and 
straight legs ending in paw feet. 

Height, 35 inehes. 
{Illustrated) 




123 — Pair of Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Wrougiit-iron 
Andirons 
Baluster-shaped standards, witli ball knops and incised pattern- 
ing of conventional foliage, large acorn finials and molded bases. 
On trefoil arched feet of wrought strap-iron with incised pat- 
ternings. In front are wrought-iron l)raekets with acorn finials. 

Height, 33 inches. 





124 — Pair of Fifteenth Centuky Florentine WRorcaiT-iRON 
Andirons 
Baluster-shaped standards, witli l)all knops and incised pat- 
ternings of conventional leaf design. In front are ciu'ved bal- 
uster-shaped brackets with leaf finials. On trefoil arched feet 
of wrought iron witli incised patternings. 

Hright, ti'2 inches. 



12o — Pair of Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Andirons 

Square standards, ending- in volutes with voluted s parte, or 
brackets, and arched feet with trefoil scrollings. 

Height, -iO inches. 
{Illiist rated) 



126 — Earey Fifteenth Century Florentine Wrox^ght-iron 
Washstand 
liasin-liolder of four scrolled Hat iron arms, square standard 
with sfjuare knop, on tripod stand of scrolled bar-iron and 
strap-iron legs and spreading feet supporting a square bar 
vertical standard with scrolled top and arm from which hangs 
a basin-shaped bronze water foinitain. 

Height, 61 inches. 
( III II. '<1 rated) 



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^5p ££j:' 




127 PaIU of Fll'TEEXTII CkXTUKY Fl.OKKXTIXK AxDlltOXS 

Standards of .s(iuare iron bars witli hcxfled kiiops, spoiic. or 
brackets, of wrougbt-iroii rinos, with l)all fiiiials and smaller 
In-ackets below. Arched and trefoil scrolled feet. 



IliiyJit, .")() iiiclics. 






128 — Paik of Futkkxtii C'r.xTi'UY Fi.okkntine WuoutiiiT-iuox 

TORCHEKES 

Standards of sj)irally twisted flat iron, circular hobeches, with 
scalloijed ajirons supported by curved iron brackets and 
crowned with trefoil serolhu^s, and trii)od l)ases of scrolled flat 
iron. 

Height, (i.'Jl^ inches. 





129 — Pair of Sixtkknth Cextuky Flokentixe Wkougiit-ikon 
Torcheres 
Standards of round iron bars witli (l()ul)lc balustcr-sliaped 
kno])s; saucer-shaped hobeches supported by scrolled strap-iron 
brackets and pointed prickets. On tripod bases formed of 
scrolled and voluted strap-iron legs, enriched by spiral tendrils 
and bronze vase-shaped finials. 

H tight, 5 feet ^ inches. 




130 — Pair Early Fiftekxth Century Florentine Wrougiit- 
iRON Torcheres 
Standards of wrou<^ht-iron bars: circular boheches, witb scal- 
loped aprons supported by cin-ved iron bar brackets. On trij^od 
bases with straight legs ending in spreading feet. 

Height, 5 feet '.i iiu-hcs. 



131 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Florentine ^Vuouca^T-IRON 
Torcheres 
Standards of rounded iron bars, with pear-shaped knops. Cir- 
cular bobeches with scalloped and pierced aprons, supported by 
scrolled brackets, pointed prickets, and tripod stands of scrolled 



flat iron bars. 



{lU list rat id) 



Height, 63 inches. 




132 — Early Fifteenth Cextuky Wkouciit-irox Torciikhe 

Standard of a square iron bar, the upper seetiou wrouglit with 
spiral ribbon ein'ielmient, circular bobeche with scalloped apron 
supported on a pointed-leaf collar by three twisted iron bars. 
pointed candle pricket and trijxwl base of Hat iron bars and 
pointed leaves. 

H light, G;J inches. 




133- 



-FlFTEENTH CeNTURY FeoUENTINE WkOUGHT-IKOX FiKE 

Screen 
Formed of two sciuare iron bar standards, with knops of pointed 
leaves and curved pistils, terminating in sporte, or brackets, of 
iron rings with flat scrolled iron side, connected above by a 
round-arched brace of scrolled iron and below by two parallel 
square bars, fitted in with flat iron scrollings. On arched feet of 
fiat iron with incised patterning. 

Height, -t'i inches; xcidth, 381/. inches. 




134 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Cast-iron Fire Uack 

In the I'orni of an architectural tablet with round-arched pedi- 
ment supported l)y volutes. Above is a winged mask, in low 
relief, and below a shaped molded escutcheon enclosing a female 
figure. On sipiare molded base. 

lIcKjIit, '1^ inches: wiilfli, 25 inclics. 




135 — SiXTKKxrii Ckxti'uy Fi.okkxtixk Cast-ikox l^'iKK Hack 

Sliaped as a rectan<^'ular tablet with molded frame, l)roken and 
cliamfered angles and arelied top. Flanked by voluted braekets 
and .siu'mounted by voluted serollin^s. Interior modeled, in low 
relief, with an oval eoat-of-arms of the Delia Rovere quartered 
with those of the Belnionte families, framed in a wreath of oak 
leaves and aeorns and surrounded by seven daneing and play- 
ing putti, flying draperies and serollings. IJelow is a serolled 
tablet with the date, pai'tly obliterated by the aetion of the tire, 
"M. D. ? ?" 

Iliir/ltt. 85 iiiclics; icidth, -i'Z inches. 



136 — SixTKEX'rii Ckntuky Fi.okkxtixk Wkought-ikox Fkxdkr 
Formed of a plinth of wrought iron, with molded border top 
and bottom, serolled and voluted with a tin-ned handle in the 
eenter. 

Ihii/lit, ii iiiflics; icidth, 25 inches. 



SECOND AFTERNOON'S SALE 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 191H 
AT THE A^IERICAX ART GALLERIES 

]5K(iixxix(; AT iJ.SO o'clock 



FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURY BRONZE 
PLAQUETTES 




137 — Fifteenth CENTURy Italian Ruonze Flaquettp: 

Octayoiiiil shaped. ^lodeled, in low relief, with a Crucifixion 
realistically treated, 'i'he cross in the center and many Dis- 
ciples, Roman soldiers and Jewish pi'iests stand around it. 

Hiiyht, I'o inches. 

138 — Fifteenth Century Italian Ekonze Plaquetti-: 

Irregular oblono- shape. JModeled, in low relief, with an al- 
legorical subject of a reclining female figure. After an antique 
gem. 

I^fii</fli, 21 4 iiiclies. 

139 — Fourteenth Century Italian Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape, with molded frame. JModeled, in low relief, 
with the figure of St. Barbara carrying in one hand her sym- 
bolic tower, in the other a palm branch. 

Hiiyht, l';4 inches. 



140 — liATK Fifteenth CEXTUiiv Xoirni Itaeiax Bkoxze Pi.a- 

QUETTE ]5Y MoDEUNO 

Rectangular shape, ^iodeled, in low relief, with a subject of 
the Centaur Nessus carryin<>- off Dejanira. Hy II Modenio 
(Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

llii<lht. 1'''4 inclu's: uiclth, l'|4 inches. 

Otlier examples are in tlie Louvre aiul Heilin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LII. 

1-11 FiFTEEXTII CeXITUV UkOXZE I'l.AQUETTE 1!Y Foi'l'A 

Rectangular sha])e. with raised frame. jNIodeled, in low relief, 
with "Rajje of Cxanyniede." Above, Ganymede, seized by the 
Eagle of Jove, is seen in the sky. Below are three liorsemen, 
and in the center are three dogs, liy ^Vmbrogio Foppa — II 
Caradosso (14.5'2-152G). 

Height. '1 inches; -tcidfli, '2 inches. 

Other examjjles are in the l^ouvre and Jkrliu Aluseunis. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LVIII. 

142 — I'lETEEXTH Cextury Paduax Rkoxze Peaquette 

Rectangidar shape. ]Modeled, in low relief, with an elaborate 
"Deposition from the Cross." Leaning against the arms of 
the cross are two ladders, on each of which stands a Disciple, 
one lifting down the body of our I^ord, the other receiving it. 
Around the foot of the cross are other figiu'es. Silvered. By 
a Paduan follower of JMantegua, after an engraving by An- 
drea jNlantegna (Bartsch, No. 4). 

Height, 2')4 incJic.f; rcidth, '2 inches. 

Otlier examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate Ll\ . 

14.3 — FiETEEXTii Cextthy Xohtii Itaijax Bkoxxe Pi.-vquette hy 

JMODERXO 

Rectangular .shajjc, with raised frame. ^Modeled, in low relief, 
with an elaborate ai'chitectiu'al niche, ()ccu])ied by a seated fig- 
ure of the Virgin holding the Child Christ. Above are flying 
angels and i'estoons and below is a sculptured sarcophagus 
flanked by mule flgures. By II Moderno (Fifteenth and Six- 
teenth Centiu'ies). 

Height, IJ-' | inclici; -iciiltli. 'J ' 4 incites. 

Other exanijiles are in the Louvi-c and Berlin Aluseums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate L. 



144 — Sixteenth Cextuky Fi.oukxtine Bkoxze Plaquette 

Rectangular sliape. ^NJodeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of a Xynipli syinI)olizing Architecture. 

Ilc'njhf. .'5 iiiilus; :ailtli, 2\\ iiiclif.s. 
14.5 Fll'TEEXTlI CkXTI'KY \"kXKT1AX liuOXZK 1>AS-KKI,1KI' 

JNIodeled, in low relief, without hackground, with a standing 
figiu'e of the Virgin, holding on her left arm the undraped 
C'liild Christ. On octagonal base, denoting its oi'iginal use as a 
tinial. 

H(i(/lit. .■{ iiirlic.i. 
14G FllTEKXTH CkXTI'HY I'aDI'AX liuOXZE Pl^AQl'KTTK 1!Y Fol'l'A 

Rectangular sha])e, with molded frame. jNIodeled. in low relief, 
with a suhject of a "Flagellation." Christ tied to a column, 
forming a colonnade surmounted hv a rich entablature, is heing 
scourged by two Roman soldiers. By Anibrogio Fo])pa (14.")2- 
1.526). 

Height, '2^>/\ inches; xcidth. '1 iiirJies. 

Other cxain])les arc in the I.oiivre ami Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate L\'III. The plaquette closely resembles Man- 
tegna's eiigraxing of tlii' "l''lagellatioii." ( Bartsch, No. I.) 

147 — FiKTEEXTii Ckxtuuy Ir.M.iAX Bkoxze Bas-kki.ief 

Shaped in the form of a Tabernacolo frame, with circular pedi- 
ment and cornice, pilasters and molded base. Occupied by a 
round-arched niche, modeled, in low relief, with the figure of 
the Virgin adoi'ing the Child Christ. 

Height, .'Jl,4 iiiehes; xcidth, I'o inches. 

148 — FiFTEEXTii Cextury Pisax Bkoxze Bas-reijef 

Shaped as a trefoiled and pointed-arched panel flanked by two 
Gothic buttresses, surmounted by a pointed crocketcd gable 
and pierced and modeled, in low relief, with a figure of Christ 
on the cross with the Virgin and St. .Tohn on either side. 

Height, .'}! o inches; xcidth. '1 inches. 

Another very similar exani])le in the Berlin Museum. Illustrated. 
Catalogue, Plate XXXVII. 



149 — Fifteenth Cextuky Italian Bronze Pi„\quette by Enzola 
Oval shape, with raised horder. IModeled, in low relief, with 
"St. George and the Draf>on." The Saint, on horsehaek, is 
transfixing the Dragon with his spear, while in the hackground 
kneels the daughter of the king of Lydia. By Giovanni Fran- 
cesco Enzola (Fifteenth Century). 

Diameter, 2 inches. 

Other examples are in tlie I^ouvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate XLIX. 

{Ilhistrntrtl) 

I.'jO — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Pi,aquette 

Rectangular shape. JNIodeled with a standing figure of the 
Virgin holding the Child Christ, to whom a standing infant 
St. John tenders fruit. 

Heif/hf, 2-;4 inches; xeidth, l-;4 inches. 

(IlhistnifeJ) 

1.51 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Pi^aquette 

Rectangular shape. ^lodeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure in sixteenth century costinne, holding a scepter. 

Height, "i-;/; inches; width, 1">4 inches. 
{Illustrated) 

152 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. ^Modeled with an allegorical figure of Time 
carrying his symholic scythe and holding an infant in his arms. 

Height, .'5 inches; u-idth, '2^^ inches. 
{Illustrated) 

1.53 — Sixteenth Century Nuremberg Bronze Plaquette by 

Flotner 

Symbolic figaire of "^Nlusic." A female figure in loose robe 

playing upon a pipe. In front of her is an t)rgan. Background 

■pointillc in scrolls. By Peter Flotner (d. 1.54(J) of Xuremherg. 

Anotlier exam])le, in lead, is in tlie Medi.-eval Room of tlie Britisli 
IMuseuni. Illustrated, (Juide, Fig. 1(5(5. 

{lUust rated) 





1.54 Fll'TKKXTH CkXTUUY Fi-OKKNTIXK EkoXZK l^I.AQl'KT'n". 

It ectan (pillar shape. JNIodeled. in low relief, witli a Baccha- 
nalian siihject of Silenus riding' ii])on a lion with rnins in the 
hackgToiind. 

H('i(/ht. .'3 iiirlu'x: rciiltJi, '2\'^ inches. 

155 — FiFTEEXTH Ckxtukv Fi.okkxtixk Broxze Pi.aquette 

l{ectan<>'n!ar shaj^e. JNIodeled, in low relief, with a Baccha- 
nalian snhject of Silenus astride a wine-harrel, with satyrs and 
an ape. 

Hi'ujlit. .'J iiiclus; zciiltli. 21,4 iiicltf.s. 

loG — FiFTEEXTii Cextuky Paduax Bkoxze Peaquktte 

liectangular shape. ISIodeled, in low relief, with a square panel 
sin-rounded hy a scrolled border and occupied by a seated figure 
of the Virgin with the undraped Child Christ on her lap. On 
either side stand l)oy angels. By an anonymous follower of 
Mantegna. 

H(i(/Jit, .'{ inrht's: -icidth, 21 4 inclics. 

157 Fn-TEEXTH CeXTI'UY XoKTir ItAI.IAX BuoNZE Bl't'KEE 

Oval shape, with i'raiiie formed of a wreath, ])iilli and scrollings. "" ' ^v 
Within is a half-length figure, modeled in low i-clicf. of Judith ^ 
holding the head of Ilolofernes. 

Hvi(/lit. '.i iiiclus. 





158 — FiiTKKXTn Ci'.XTritY Fi.oukxtink Bkoxzk Plaqi^'Vite 

Kcctangular sliape. Clodded, in low relief, with a liacchanalian 
suhjeet of Sileiius ii])on an ass supported l)y Haeeliantes. 

IIci()ht, .'5 Inches; icidtli, "Jl/'i '"<■/"'■'• 

159 — FiFTF.EX'rir Ckxtuuy Floukxtixk Bkoxzk Pi.aqukttk 

Keetaiigiilar shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with a Baeehanalian 
subjeet of nude Haeehantes di'inkiiiic and an Ass. 

Hiic/lif. -i inrlits; iciiltJi. 2V4 inches. 

KiO — Fn-i'KKxrn CKXTrKV Paduax Lead Pi.aqukttk i?y Riccio 
Reetano'ular-shaped, with ehanifered angles. INIodeled, in low 
relief, with a standing figni-e of Venus attended by Cupid, who 
stands elasping her knee. After an antitjue gem. By Andrea 
Brioseo— 11 Kieeio (1470-1.532). 

Height, 374 incites; iciilfli, '2\'i incites. 

OtluT Lxainjiks iire in tlic Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated 
in the Berlin Catalogue. 

Itil — SixTKKNTii Ckxtuhy Xouth Ii'.vliax Bkoxzk Pi.aquktte 

HY JMoDKKXO 

Iteetangidar shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with a figure of St. 
Sebastian shown as a nude youth pierced with arrows, his hands 
tied behind his back to a Renaissance column. 3Iodeled by II 
iModerno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

Iliii/hf, '.i inches; zcidtlt, 21/^ inches. 

OHur examples are in llie I,()U\ri' anil Hie Bei'lin ^luseunrs. Illus- 
trated, No. liS2, in Molinier's "I'lacjuettes," and Berlin Catalogue, 
Plate LI. 








162 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Peaquette 

Rectangular shape. IModeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of a Xyiiiph reading a hook. 

IIii(/Jit, ;5 iiiclns: xddlh. "Jl \ inches. 

1(53 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Euonxe Peaquette 

Rectangular shape. jNIodeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of "Truth" shown as a winged female gazing in a 
INIirror. 

Hc'ii/hf, .'5 'niches : xchlih. '2^'\ iiirhrs. 

164< — Sixteenth Century Florentine Bronze Peaquette 

Rectangular shape. INIodeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure synil)oli'/,ing Architecture shown as a Xvnij)h with her 
foot on a glohe and holding a pair of Compasses. 

Hc'icfht, .'3 inches: rcidth. '2^\ inches. 

16.5 — Sixteenth Centi'ry North Italian Bronze Peaquette 
Rectangular shape, with raised frame. INIodeled, in low I'elief, 
with a suhject, "A Roman Trium])h." ^Vrmed men, some bear- 
ing trophies, while others on horseback are issuing from the 
gate of a city. By one of the school of JModerno. 

Hei(jht. 2 inches: -icidth. '•) inches. 

OthcT examples are in tlie T.ouvrc and lUrlin Alusiuin-i. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate \A\ . 





l(i(j — Sixteenth Centuuy Flohextixe Bronze I'laqi'ette 

Hectanyular sliapc. ^Modeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of "Truth" gazing in a mirror. 

Hd<iJit. .'J inrlus; zciilth. "2 1 | iiirlu.s. 

167 — Sixteenth Cextuky Florentine Eronzi; Pi.aquette 

Rectangular shape. IModeled. in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of ]Musie, playing a mandolin. 

Hrif/hf. 3 incites: zcidtli. 2^ \ iiichrs. 

168 — Sixteenth Century Feorextixe Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. jNIodeled. in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure. 

Hchjht. .'J hiclus: -icidtlt. '1^.\ inches. 



169 — Fiiteentii Century Xortii Iiaeian Bronze Plaqvette isy 

MODERNO 

Rectangulai- shape. ."Modeled, in low relief, with a round- 
arched niche, in which is seated the \'irgin, holding on hei- lap 
the Cliild Christ. Avith hoy angels on either side and a decorated 
pedestal lielow. By II JModerno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth 
Centuries). 

Hcighf. 3 inches: icidfJi. '1\'\ inches. 

Another cxani])lc is in the Louvre Museum. Illustrated, No. 185, in 
Molinicr's "Plaquettc.s." 




170 — SiXTEKXTii Ckxitky Fi.orkntixe Broxzk Pi.aquktte 

Rectangular slm])e. ^lodt'led, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of a Xynipli with hooks at hei- feet. 

IIcKjIit, .'5 iiuJus; idilth. 'Jl 'j inches. 

171 — SixTKEXTii Ckxtukv Hkoxxk I'laqiettk 

Kcctangular .sha])e. ^lodeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
winged figure eating a loaf of hread. with a dog seated regard- 
ing him. 

Ihii/Iif. .'] iiiclus; xcidth. 2\^ hiclics. 

172 SiXTEEXTII CeXTI'KY Fi.OKEXTIXE IJuoXZE Pl.AQl'ETTE 

Rectangular shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with the standing 
figure of a Xymph with hands clasped and a vase hy her side. 

Ilc'xjht, .'5 hiclifx; icvf///;, 2' 4 inches. 



173 — FiETEEXTii Cextuky Padi'ax Rkoxze Peaquette 

Rectangular shape. IModeled, in low relief, with a square panel 
surrounded hy a scrolled horder and occu])ie(l hy a seated figure 
of the Virgin with the undraped Child Christ on her lap. On 
either side stand hoy angels. By an anonymous I'aduan fol- 
lower of ]Mantegna. 

llci(jht. .'5 inches; u-idth. '1\\ inches. 

Aiiotlii r cxaiiijile is in the Berlin i\Iuseuni. Ilhistrated. f'atalogue, 
Plate XLVI. 






174 SlXTF.EXTII CeXTI I!V H()J,()(iNESE BuOXZE Pj^AQUETTE 

Rectan,i>iilar sliape. ^lodeled witli an alle<r()rical fitrure of a 
Xyiiiph 2)layini4- a liarp. 

IIv'kjIiI. '•'< inches: xc'ullh, '1^ \ iiuhcx. 

17.> — SiXTEEXTii Cextuhv Kj.ohf.xtixe Buoxze ]'j,A(JUETTE 

I{cctan<i,ular ,slia])t'. ^Modeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of a Xyinpli pouring water from a Ixnvl into a vase. 

II(/(/lit, -i iiiclus: -iciiltli, '2\\ iiiclirs. 

17G — SiXTEEXTii Cextim{y Fi.okextixe Bkoxze Plaqtette 

Rectangular shape. ^Modeled with an allegorical figure of a 
Xynipli with hroken pillar at her side at the base of which is a 
serpent. 

Hcit/hf. '.i iiicliis; :ci<lth, -2\\ iiirhc.i. 



177 — FiiTEEXTU Cexti'kv I'pai.iax Ekoxze Plaqi'ette 

Rectangular shajjc, with round-arched toj). Modeled, in low 
relief, with a "Presentation in the Temple." On the right side 
stands the Virgin, cradling in her outstretched arms the ini- 
draped figure of tlie Child Christ as she presents him to the 
High Priest, who is seated on the left. In the background are 
large candlesticks. 

Height. 3" '( inches; zcidth. 2 incJics. 

{Illustrated) 



178 — Fifteenth Cextuky Italian Bkonze Plaquette 

Hectangiilar shape, with round-arched top. jNIodeled, in low 
reHef, with a "Visit of the IMagi." On tlie right is seated the 
Virgin, holding on her lap the Child Christ. Kneeling in front 
of her is Caspar, one of the jNIagi, proffering his gift, while l)e- 
hind him stand his two companions liolding vases. 

Height, .'3'}4 inches; rculth, 2 inches. 
(Ilhi strafed) 

179 — Fifteenth Century Parmesan Bronzic Plaquette by En- 

ZOLA 

Rectangular shajje, with cliamfered sides. ^Modeled, in low re- 
lief, with a subject of an old man with hooded mantle walking 
and leaning on a staff. On the right is a castle, a vat of grapes 
and a vine. By Gianfrancesco Enzola (Fifteenth Century). 

Height, 2')4 inches; length, li inelies. 
(Ubistrateil) 

180 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Plaqx^ette by Cor- 
nicle 
Rectangular shape with round-arched top. ^Modeled, in low 
relief, with an "Entombment." The body of Christ being laid 
in the tomb by tlie Discij)les and Holy Women. In the dis- 
tance is Golgotha, sin-mounted by tlie three crosses, and Jeru- 
salem. By Giovanni delle Corniole ( ]470-l.'51()) . 

Height, S'/i inches; tciilth, 'Z^y'x inches. 

Otlur I'ojiii's arc in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated, 
Berlin Catalofrue, Phite L\II. 

( III nsf rated) 

181 — Fifteenth Century Bur(U'NI)Ian Bronze Plaqiette 

Rectangular shape, with round-arched top and Huted frame. 
JNIodeled, in low relief, witli a "Nativity." The ^'irgin and 
St. Joseph, under a tiled ])ent-roof, kneeling and adoring the 
Infant Christ. The border consists of a title below, "Nativitas 
Domini" (the Birth of the Lord), and a legend around the 
sides and arch, all in raised Gothic characters. 

Height, 'I'-'' \ inches; Kidth. '1 inches. 
(lUitst rated) 



182 — Sixteenth Century Fi.okentine Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. INIodeled, in low relief, with an allegorical 
figure of a Xyniph holding a sword in one hand and a pair of 
scales in the other, syinholizing Justice. 

Height, .'5 iiirhcs; jcidth. 'J' j iiulics. 

183 — P^iiTEENTii Century Venetian Bronze Pi.aquette 

Kectangular shape, with round-arched top. Modeled, in low 
relief, with a subject of Christ appearing to His Discijiles 
after the Resurrection. In the center the figure of Christ with 
right hand upraised and on either side five Disciples. Back- 
ground of a large gateway. ^Mounted as a pax in molded and 
acanthus-leaf decorated frame with scrolled and voluted brass 
cresting. By a master of the Venetian school. 

Height, ii^U inche.i. 

Other examples are in tlie Louvre and Rirlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate l.XXI. 

184 — Fourteenth Century Paduan Bronze Plaquette by 

PiSANO 

Rectangular shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with a half-length 
figm-e of the Virgin, her face to the right, wearing a diadem, 
and with a hooded mantle, holding in both arms the undra])ed 
figure of the Child Christ. At either side are caiulclieri, with 
putti having vases of flames on their heads, and below a festoon 
of drapery. By Giovanni Pisano (12.'50-1329.). 

Height, 4 inches. 

Other examjiles are in the Louvre and Berlin ^luseums. Illus- 
trated, Xo. 367, in ]MoIinier's "Plaquettes," and Berlin Catalogue, Plate 
XLVI. 

18.) — Late Fifteenth Century Xorth Italian Pi.aquette by 
inioderno 
Rectangidar sha])e. ^Modeled, in low i-clicf. with a "Presenta- 
tion in the Temple." In a vaulted interior the \'irgin extends, 
across an elaborately decorated altar, the uudrapcd Child Christ 
to the High Priest, who faces her. Figures of St. Joseph and 
attendant priests complete the composition. By II JNIoderno 
(Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

Height, 4 inches; icidth, 2-^4 inches. 

Other examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated, 
X'^o. 1(5!), ill Moliiu'er's "Phwjuettes," and Berlin ('at;ilogue, Plate LI. 



186 — Fourteenth Century Italian Bronze Bas-relief 

Formed as a Tabernacolo frame with pointed pediment the 
tympanum occupied by a cherul) with floral finial, two volutcd 
pilasters and acanthus-leaf apron. Tlie frame encloses a figure 
of Christ in ecclesiastical robes and wearing a mitre on the 
cross. In the angles are winged angels. The Christ represents 
tlie famous ^''()lto Santo of the liUcca Catliedral. 

Height, 3 inches. 

187 — Fifteenth Century Faduan Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. Modeled, in low relief, with an elaborate 
"Deposition from the Cross." Leaning against the arms of 
the cross are two ladders, on each of which stands a Disciple, 
one lifting down the body of our Ford, the other receiving it. 
Around the foot of the cross are other figures. By a Paduan 
follower of Mantegna, after an engraving by Andrea Man- 
tegna (Bartsch, No. i) . 

Height, 2% inches; tcidth, 2 inches. 

Other examples are in the I>ouvie and Berlin jNIuseunis. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LIV. 

188 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Pi,aquette i5y Biccio 
Rectangular shape with raised frame. INIodeled, in low relief, 
with a figure of St. Roch standing in a landscape, with build- 
ings and figures in the distance. He holds a Pilgrim's staff 
and hat in his left hand, and with the right he points to the 
plague spot on his thigh. By Andrea del Briosco — II Riccio 
(1470-1532). 

Height, 3 inches; zcirlth, 2y^ inches. 

IMolinier gives this plaque unhesitatingly to Vlocrino, whom he 
identifies with Riccio. Other examjiles are in the Louvre and Berlin 
Museums. Illustrated. Berlin Catalogue, Plate LXI. 

189 — IjAte Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. INIodeled, in low relief, with a standing- 
figure of St. Jerome with the symbolic lion at his feet. Signed 
"vlocrino." By Andrea Briosco — II Riccio (1470-1.532). 

Height, -i inches; zcicUh, 2 inches. 

Other examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated 
in Molinier's "Plaquettes," No. 248. M. IMolinier has identified the 
plaquettes signed "N'locrino" as heing hy Briosco (II Riccio). 



186 — FouRTKENTH Century Italiax Bronze Bas-kei.ief 

Formed as a Tabernacolo frame with pointed pediment the 
tj'mpanum oecupied by a cherub with floral finial, two voluted 
pilasters and acanthus-leaf apron. The frame encloses a figure 
of Clirist in ecclesiastical robes and wearing a mitre on the 
cross. In the angles are winged angels. Tlie Clirist represents 
the famous ^\)lto Santo of the lAicca Cathedral. 

Height, 3 incliex. 

187 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. Modeled, in low relief, with an elaborate 
"Deposition from the Cross." I^eaning against the arms of 
the cross are two ladders, on each of which stands a Disciple, 
one lifting down the body of our I^ord, the other receiving it. 
Around the foot of the cross are other figures. By a Paduan 
follower of Mantegna, after an engraving by Andrea JNIan- 
tegna (Bartsch, No. 4). 

Height, '2"'/x inches: icidth, 2 inchcx. 

Other examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LIV. 

188 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Pi.aqiette by Riccio 
Rectangular shape with raised frame. INIodeled, in low relief, 
with a figure of St. Roch standing in a landscape, with build- 
ings and figures in the distance. He holds a Pilgrim's staff 
and hat in his left hand, and with the right he points to the 
plague spot on his thigh. By Andrea del Briosco — II Riccio 
(1470-1532). 

Height, 3 inches; width, 214 inches. 

Molinier frivcs this plaque unhesitatingly to Mocrino, whom he 
identifies with Riccio. Other examples are in the I.ouvre and Berlin 
Museums. Illustrated. Berlin Catalogue, Plate l^XI. 

189 — I.ATE Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. IModeled, in low relief, with a standing- 
figure of St. Jerome with the symbolic lion at his feet. Signed 
"VLOCRINO." By Andrea Briosco — II Riccio (1470-1532). 

Height, 3 inches: xcidth, 2 inches. 

Other cxamjilcs are in the I.ouvrc and Berlin Museums. Illustrated 
in Molinier's "Plaqucttes," No. 248. ;M. Molinier has identified the 
plaquettes signed "Vlocrino" as being by Briosco (II Riccio). 



190 — Late I'iftkkxtii Ckxtuky North Itauax Bkoxzk l*r,A- 

QUETTK BY MoDKUXO 

Rectangular shajje, with raised frame. ^Modeled, in low relief, 
with a figure of "Hercules Strangling the Xeniean I^ion." 
Adapted hy II INIoderno from a Syracusan gold coin of the fifth 
centiny B.C. 

Hiighf, .'J iiiclies; icidth. "JVi inches. 

Otlicr examples are in the Louvre, tlie Wallace Gallery and the 
Berlin Museums. Illustrated, No. 198, in Molinier's "Plaquettes," and 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LII. 

(Ilhisfnitcd) 



191 — Sixtj;extii Century North Italian Bronze Peaquette 
by mouerno 
Rectangular shape. Modeled, in low relief, with a figin-e of 
St. Sehastian shown as a nude youth pierced with arrows, his 
hands tied hehind his hack to a Renaissance colunni. By II 
iNIoderno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

Height, .'5 inches; xeidth, 21/^ inches. 

Other exani])les are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated, 
No. LS'i, in :\Iolinier"s "Phuiuettes" and Birlin Cataloi-ue, Plate IJ. 

(lUnslratcLl) 



192 — FiETEEXTH Century North Itaeiax Bronze Peaquette by 

MODERNO 

Rectangular shape, with molded frame. Clodded, in low relief, 
with a suhject of a "Pieta." The upright, undraped hody of 
Christ shown to the waist and su})porte(l hy JNIary Magdalene 
and St. John. Flanked hy two candelahra supporting, hy a 
festoon tied with scrolled rihhons, a tahlet with the Sacred 
Monogram. Below, the sculptured front of the tomh forms a 
dado. By 11 INIoderno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

Height. ;{' I inches: u-idtJi. •Jl', inches. 

Another example Is in tiie Berlin Museum. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
Plate L. 



193 — Fifteenth Cextuuy Fi.okextixk Bkoxze Pi.aquette 

Kectaii<iular shape, with rounded ends. jNIodeled, in low rehef, 
with a sul)jeet of "Apollo and Marsyas." Marsyas hangs on a 
tree on the left, and on the ri<>ht Apollo stands with his lyre 
and a miniature figure kneeling at his feet imploring mercy 
for Marsyas. xVfter an anticjue in Lorenzo de' Medici's col- 
lection. 

Hci(/Iit, .'5 incJu'.t; width, 'il^ iuclics. 

Aiiotlier example is in the Iki-liii Museum. Illustrated i)i Cata- 
logue. 

194 — Fifteenth Cextuky ^'R'EXZIAX Bkonze Peaquette by 
Belli 
Rectangidar shape, with raised frame. Modeled, in low relief, 
with an "Ascension." Ahove, a standing figure of Christ in 
the clouds with His right hand upraised, and flanked by angels. 
Below, the empty tomb, with Roman soldiers seated beside it 
asleep. Gilded. By Valerio Belli — called Valerio Vicentino 
(14C5-1.)46). Hn(/lit. ;}i/t inches. 

Other exanijiles are in the Louvie and Ikrjin .Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Cataloftue, Plate LIV. 

19.5 — Fifteenth Century Ferrakese Bronze Plaquette by 
Castelbolognese 
Rectangular shape, with round arched top. Alodeled, in low 
relief, with a subject of the Adoration of the Magi. The Vir- 
gin, with the Child Christ on her lap, sits on the left, with St. 
Joseph behind her. Before her kneels Caspar, with his crown 
by his side, offering a vase, while behind him stand Balthasar 
and ^lelehior holding their offerings. In the background is a 
gabled building, and above, a star with a guiding ray of light 
By Giovanni Bernardi da Castelbolognese (11<96-1.).'33) . 

Height. 4 inelies: xcidt]!, '21^ inches. 

Otlier exani]5les in the Louvre and Berlin ^Museums. Illustrated. 
Cataloffue, Plate LXIX. 

196 — Fifteenth Century Itai.iax Broxze Plaquette 

Rectangular shajje. 3Iodeled, in low relief, with a "Deposi- 
tion." The Virgin and St. John at the foot of the cross, sup- 
porting and weeping over the body of Christ. 

Height, 3 inc]ies; width, 2lo inches. 



197 — Early Fifteexth Century P.aj.uax Bronze Plaquette 
Rectangular shape. IModeled, in low relief, with a subject of 
the Crucifixion. Beneath a triple Gothic arched canopj' is a 
figure of Christ on the Cross with His hands outspread, as 
though in benediction. At the foot of the cross is ]Marv ]Mag- 
dalene and on either side Discijjles. In tlie background are 
Jewish Priests. Surmounted by a scrolled cresting. 

Height, .'Jiy4 iiiclus. 

198 — Sixteenth Century Paduan Bronze Bas-relief 

In the form of a Tabernacolo frame, with round arch sur- 
mounted by a palmette finial supported by twin pilasters on a 
molded base. Occupied by a figure of the Virgin seated on an 
elaborate throne holding the Child Christ on her lap and sur- 
rounded by cherubim with figures of St. Francis and other 
saints on either side and two kneeling figures below. By a 
Paduan Master influenced by Mantegna. 

Height, -i inches; xcidth, '2 inches. 

Other examples are in tlic Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate XLVI. 

199 — Fifteenth Century North Italian Bronze Plaquette by 
Moderno 
Rectangular shape, with molded frame. IModeled, in low re- 
lief, with a "Pieta." The upright, undraped body of Christ 
shown to the waist and supi^orted by INIary INIagdalene and St. 
John. Flanked by two candelabra sujjporting, by a festoon 
tied with scrolled ribbons, a tablet with the Sacred 3IonogranL 
Below, the sculptured front of the tomb forms a dado. By II 
Moderno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth CentiuMcs). 

Height, .3 inches; xcidth, 2\'-. inches. 

Anotlier example is in the Berlin ^Museum. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
Plate L. 

200 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Plaquettf: 

Rectangular shape. Modeled, in low relief, with a ])anel sur- 
rounded by a scrolled border and occupied by a "Picta." The 
upright body of Christ, seen to the waist, supported on either 
side by the Virgin and St. John. AVith an inscription below 
"o domine iesv &c." By an anonymous follower of JSIantegna. 

Height, t'}^^ "lehes; xcidth, 21^ inches. 

Other examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalo<nie, Plate LI\'. 






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201 — Fifteenth Century Parmesax Broxzk Pi.aqi'ette by 
Enzola 
Rectangular .sliapc, with molded and beaded frame. JNIodeled, 
in low relief, with a subject of "St. Jerome in the Desert." The 
Saint, with long beard, kneels in i'ront of a crucifix placed amid 
the rocks on the right. On the left stands the Lion. Ey Ciian- 
francesco Enzola of Parma (Fifteenth Century). 

Ht'i(/Iit, 21/j iiichcn; icidtli, ^i\'_^ niches. 

Other examjjles are in tlie Louvru and IJcrlin iNlusLunis. Illustrated, 
page 63, of Molinicr's "Plaqucttcs," and Berlin Catalogue, Plate XLIX. 

(llliisfnilnl) 

202 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Plaquette by 
Moderno 
Rectangular shape. JNIodeled, in low relief, with an "Entomb- 
ment." The body of Christ being laid in a sarcophagus by 
St. John, Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Women. In the 
center, JNIary IMagdalene upraises her arms in a gesture of de- 
spair. The front of the sarcophagus decorated with Scenes of 
the Passion, in low relief, and forming the lower panel of the 
plaquette. In the distance is Golgotha, surmounted by three 
crosses. Hy II INIoderno (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries). 

Height, ;3';4 iitclw.s; rcidth, 2']^ inches. 
Other examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate I,. 

(lihist rated) 

203 — FiF'iEi'.NTH Century Padi an Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape with molded frame. Modeled, in low relief, 
with two nude figiu'es watching the gambols of infant Bac- 
chants, one of whom carries a vase of wine, another a basket of 
fruit. By a follower of the Paduan School. 

lleifiht. 1'^. inches: width. 4 inches. 
Another exanijile is \u the Berlin .Musiuin. Illustrated, Plate L\'. 
{Ilhist rated) 

204 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronzi: Bas-rei,ief by Sanso- 

yino 

Pear shape. ^Modeled, in low relief, with a half-length figure of 

the Virgin. (Tilded. By .lacopo 'I'atti — II Sansovino (14.8()- 

1570). Height, .-{l I inches. 

(Illnst rated) 



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205 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Bas-relief by Sanso- 

VINO 

Pear shape. Modeled, in low relief, with a half-length figure 
of Mary Magdalene holding in both hands the symbolic vase of 
precious ointment. Gilded. By Jacopo Tatti — II Sansovino 
(1480-1.170). 

Height, .'Jl^ indies. 
(Illustrated) 

206 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Bronze Bas-relief by 
Sansovino 
Pear-shaped. INIodeled, in low relief, with a half-length figure 
of St. John the Divine holding in one hand a scrolled label. 
Gilded. By Jacopo Tatti— II Sansovino (148(5-1570). 

Height, — inches. 
(Ulustrated) 

207 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Bas-relief by Sansovino 
Modeled, in low relief, and without background with a half- 
length figure of the Virgin holding, on her left arm. the Child 
Christ. By Jacopo Sansovino (1477-1.>70). 

Height, 3 inches. 
(lUiistrated) 

208 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Bas-relief by Rossel- 

LINO 

Modeled, in low relief and without background, with three- 
quarter-length figure of the Virgin seated and supporting on 
her knee the Child Christ dressed in a tunic and holding a bird 
in His hand. By Antonio Rossellino (14.27-14.79). 

Height, 514 ii'ches. 
{Illustrated) 

209 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Bronze Bas-relief 

Modeled, in low relief and without background, with the seated 
figure of the Virgin with her right hand ui)raised. She sup- 
ports on her lap the Child Christ, who holds in His hand some 
fruit He has taken from a dish presented to Him by an infant 
St. John the Baptist. 

Height, 4 incJies. 
(Ilhist rated) 




lilO — Sixteenth Ckntiky Fj.okkxtixk liuoNZK Plaquette by 
Saxsovixo 
Rectangular .shape. ^Modeled, in low reliel'. with a siil)jeft of 
"Our Lady of I^oreto." The ligure of the \'irgin seated on 
the roof of a chin-ch and holding on her knee the erect figiu'e 
of the Child Christ. In the distance is the Campanile of the 
Chie.sa della Casa Santa, at Loreto, and helow are cheruhini. 
By Jacopo Tatti — II Sansovino ( 148(')-1.J7()) . 

Hc'u/ht. 4';/4 iiiclifs; icidtli. i iiiclics. 

AiiotlRT cxiuiipk' is in tlii' Ikriiii Mustum. Illust rutid, Catalogue 
Mate LXXXII. 



!1] — Fifteenth CEXTriiV Xoktii Italian Huoxze Pi.aqi-kttk 
l{ectangular shape, with molded frame. Modeled, in low re- 
lief, with a "Dcjjosition in the Tomh." The disciples and Holy 
Women laying the hody of Christ in tlie tomh. In the distance 
is Golgotha. ci-()wned with crosses. Com])letely gilded. 



Ild</lit. 4-1 



K'idtli. .'J' ( inches. 




212 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Peaquette 

Rectangular .slui])c, with molded frame and scrolled cresting 
with ring for suspension. ]M()deled, in low relief, with a full- 
length figure of the Virgin surrounded by Angels. Holding 
the Child Christ in her arms, she stands on a terrace with an 
ornamented balustrade. Behind her is an architectural niche, 
while two of the angels, standing on colunnis, hold a double 
floral festoon above her head. By a Paduan influenced by 
INIantegna. 

Ili'ujhf, 5l/'i inches; xcidtli, IJ'-j inches. 

:wr in the Louxrc, Mctoriii and Albert, iiiid licrlin 
(I, IJrrlin Catalorrue, Plate XLM. 



Other exain]ili's 
INIuscunis. Illustratt 



213 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Bas-relief 

JModeled, in low relief, and without background, with a standing 
figure of the A'irgin holding in her arms the Child Christ. 

Height. 5 inches. 



214 — FiFTKKNTH Centiu{y I'aduan Bronze Plaquette 

Rec'taii<^ular .sliape. witli molded frame. ^Modeled, in hnv relief, 
with the Virgin seated on a throne with gryphon supports and 
a high hack surmounted hy angels, supporting in her lap and 
suckling the Child Christ, who is clothed in a tunic. By a 
Paduan Master influenced hy JNIantegna. 

Height, 5l'U inches; icidth, 31;j inches. 

Otlier examples are in tlie Louvre and Berlin ^Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate XLVI. 

(Illnstratcd) 

215 — Fifteenth Century Itaijan Bronze Plaquette by Saxso- 

VINO 

Rectangular shape, with molded frame. INIodeled, in low re- 
lief, with a Virgin seated imder a canopy on a stone seat, with 
a vase of lilies heside her, a closed hook in her right hand and 
with her left holding on her lap the Child Christ. Standing 
at her side and looking upwards is the infant St. John the 
Baptist. By .Tacopo Tatti— II Sansovino (1486-1.570). 

Height, fil/; inches; icidth, -il/o inches. 

Other examples are in the I>ouvre and Berlin ]\Iuseums. Illustrated, 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate LXXI. 

{lUust rated) 

216 — Fifteenth Century INIilanese Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular shape. INIodeled, in low relief, with a hust por- 
trait in profile of Gian Galeazzo Visconti. shown as a young 
man, clean shaven save for a pointed goatee and dressed in a 
closely buttoned jerkin. Inscribed, in raised Roman letters, 
"lOANNES GALEAc'ivs." Possihly hy Vittore Pisano — Pisanello 
(1380-14r)l). 

Height, 61 o inches; uidth, .5 inches. 

Of Gian Galeazzo A'isconti, the great Duke of Milan who for seven- 
teen years (138.5-1 402) threatened the freedom of all Italy, Pisano 
made a famous medal which has now disappeared. There is a silver- 
point portrait of Gian Galeazzo by Pisano in the Louvre. It is highly 
probable that, as Signor Bardini believes, this is the only example of 
this plaquette in existence. 

{niustratcd) 



217 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Bas-reeief 

In the form of a Taberiuicolo fi-ame. Circular pediment, cor- 
nice and frieze supported by j^ilasters witli fifTures of saints on 
either side and molded base with scrolled plinth. Enclosing a 
figure, modeled in low relief, of the seated A'irgin holding the 
Child Christ. Gilded. 

Height, 4 inches; K'idth, 2yu inches. 

218 — liATE Fifteenth Century Boeognese Plaquette 

Rectangular shajae. Modeled, in low relief, with an "Entomb- 
ment." The undraped figure of Christ being laid into the tomb 
by figure in tight-fitting costume. At either side stand the 
Virgin and St. John. In the distance, on one side, is Golgotha, 
with the three crosses, and above are clouds. By an anonymous 
Bolognese artist. 

IlciyJit. -i[._. iiicJies; icidth, 4 inches. 

AnotlitT cxami)Ie is in tliu Ikrliii Muscuin. Illustrated. Cata- 
logue, Plate lAX. 

219 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Bas-relief ky da Malvno 
In the form of a Tabernacolo frame with round-arched top, 
square molded pilasters and molded base. Occupied with a 
figure of the Virgin seated on a throne under a shell canopy 
and holding the undraped Child Christ on her lap. By Bene- 
detto da Maiano (1442-1497). 

Height, 5 inches; width, 2^4 inches. 

Other examples are in the Louvre and Berlin Museums. Illustrated. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate XLV. 

220 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangidar shape, with round-arched top. INIodeled, in low 
relief, with a figure of the ^"irgin looking to the left and holding 
on her lap the undraped Child Christ, surrounded by cherubim. 
INIounted as a Pax in a Tabernacolo frame, with pointed pedi- 
ment surmoimted by a figure of the Deity holding an orb and 
flanked by figures of St. Gal)riel and the Virgin. Frieze incised 
with an Ave ]Maria inscription and supported by two cylin- 
drical Doric pilasters. Broken base and plinth incised with 
Eatin inscription. At the sides are panels of niello work. Par- 
tially gilded. By a Paduan master influenced by Mantegna. 

Height, (i inches. 
(Illustrated) 




No. 220 FlP'TEEXTU ('kXTLKV I'aiHAX IJuoNZi; PL.\(ilETTE 



221 — Fu'TEENTH Century Fi/)Kextixe Buoxzi: Pi.aquette by 

VEliliOCCHIO 

I?L'C'tun<4ular .sha2)e. JModelcd. in low relief', with a "Deposi- 
tion." The undrajied body of Christ being lowered to the 
ground l)y weeping women and Disciples. In the l)ackoTound 
is the cross, treated decoratively rather than realistically. By 
Andrea Verroccbio ( 14..32-U88) . 

Hch/ht. 5 iiuliis; -icidtli. 'i^o inrhc.s. 
Ulliisf ratal) 



222 — Fifteenth Centuky Fj^okentine liuoNZE Plaquette 15y 

MonERNO 

Rectangular shape. ^lodeled, in low relief, with a "Flagella- 
tion." In the center, tied to a pillar, is Christ, undraped, save 
for a loin cloth. On either side stand Roman soldiers, partially 
draped, wielding scourges. By II Aloderno ( Fifteenth and Six- 
teenth Centuries) . 

HcU/ht, (Jl/i inches: icidth. 5^4 inches. 

AnotliLT exaiiijjlL' is in the LouviT Musfuiii. 
{lllustralcd) 



223 — Sixteenth Centuky Feouextixe Buonze Intaueio Seal 
Circular shape. Intaglio-engraved with a subject of St. Fran- 
cis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata. The Saint in a monk's 
robe kneels in the center, with rays proceeding to his out- 
stretched hands and feet from a winged seraph hovering above 
him. In the distance are trees, and on the right a church porch 
with lyco, St. Francis' disciple, standing in the open doorway. 
Surrounded by a border of inscrijjtion in Lombardic characters. 

Tills seal was probably in use at the Franciscan Monastery of 

Assisi. 

{lUti si rated) 



224' — Fifteenth Centuky Italian Bkonze 33as-rei,iee 

^lodeled, in low relief and without Ijackgroiind, with a standing 
figure of the Virgin holding in her arms the iindraped Child 
Christ. Gilded. 

Height, 5 incites. 
(lUuat rated) 



225 — Fifteenth Century ^"ENKT1A^• I^konze Has-kei.iee by I^om- 

BARDI 
JModeled, in low relief and without haekground, with standing 
figure of the Virgin holding in her right arm the Child Christ. 
On semieireidar hraeket. By Tidlio Lomhardi ( 1-K)0-1.>32) . 

Height . (J inehes. 

Another exaiiijjlu in tliu Berlin ^luseuni. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
Plate LXII. 

(lUust rated) 



22G — Eakey Fifteenth Centuky Bas-relief by Donatello 

Standing figiu'e of the Virgin, with hooded mantle and halo, 
holding on her left arm the undraped Child Christ. Completely 
gilded. By Donato de' Bardi— Donatello (1:383-14(5(5). 

HeigJit, 7 inches. 
(Ill/ist rated) 



227 — Fifteenth Century Italian Bronze Bas-relief by 

MiCHELOZZI 

INtodeled in the form of a Tahernaeolo frame with eroeketed 
Gothie arehed top and "poppy" tinial, paneled pilasters and 
molded base. Oceupied by a three-quarter-length figure, mod- 
eled in low relief, of the ^^irgin sui)porting the Child Christ on 
her left arm. Above are two flying angels holding a crown 
over her head. By ^lielielozzo JNliehelozzi (139(5-1470). 

Height. 7 inches; width. 4 inelies. 

Otlier examples ai"e in the I.ouvrc aiul He rlin Museums. IlUistratetl. 
Berlin Catalogue, Plate Xl.II. 



228 — SixTKKXTH Ckxtury Italian Bkoxzk Pi,aquktte by I^o:\i- 

BARDI 

Oval sluqje, with molded Irainc. ^lodekd, in low relict', with 
an "Assiunjjtion ol' the \"ii\nin," ha\ ing the fi<>nre of the Vir- 
gin standing, within a iiiandorla. upon a ereseent snpported by 
a eherul) and sni'ronnded hy a border ol' ehernhini, some of whom 
are playing upon musieal instrnments. ^Modeled by Tullio 
Lombardi ( 14()()-ir)32) . 

Iliiyht. 7 iiirlifs; -cldth. 41.. inches. 



OtluT t'xaiiipks in the Louvre and Hrrlin Museums. Deserihed in 
Molinier's "Phuiui ttes," No. J-K). Iliust r.-ited. IJerlin ( '.•it:d()<i-ue. I'late 



LXII. 

(lUustnitcl) 



229 — Fifteenth Century Paduan Bronxk Bas-rei.ief 

^Modeled, in low relief and without baekground. with the stanil- 
ing figure of a Bishop in mitre and episeojjal robes. On semi- 
hexagonal molded braeket with ball pendant. 

Ilcij/Iit, 7 iiichfx. 
(Ilhistni/nl) 



230 — Fii'TEExtii C'extury ^"]',XKTIAN Broxzf. Bas-ri',i,iee 

Modeled, in low relief and without l)aekgi-()uii(l. with the figure 
of St. Bartholomew in loose robes and holding the symbolie 
knife of his martyrdom in his right hand. On semi-hexagonal 
molded and ])ointe<l braeket. 

II tight, (jl,^ iiiclics. 
{Illustrated) 



231 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Bronze Plaquette by 
rossellino 
Rectangular shape, with I'oiiiid-arehed top and molded frame, 
modeled, in low relief, with an "Adoration." The Virgin, under 
a 2ient-roof, kneels in adoration of her Infant Son, who lies in 
front of her with the infant St. John at His side. Above are 
clouds, the Sanctus Spiritus Dove and (xod the Father. By 
Antonio Rossellino ( U-27-1479). 

Height, .5 Inchfs^ uidth. S'^ inches. 

Anotlier cxanijilu is tlic Burlin Museum. Illustrated. Catalogue, 
Plate XLV. 



232 — Sixteenth Century Bkonzk Pi.aquette by Sansovino 

Rectangular shape. JNIodeled. in low relief, with the Virgin 
kneeling on the roof of a chinx-h. In her arms she holds the 
undraped Child Christ, against whose face she presses her own. 
In the distance is seen a campanile, while below are cherubim. 
By Jacojjo Tatti — II Sansovino (1480-1.570). 

Height, ()-;4 inelies; rcidtli, 41 ^ incites. 
{Ill list rated) 



233 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Bronze Plaquette 

Rectangular-shaped. ^Modeled, in low relief, with an "Entomb- 
ment." The Disciples, assisted by child angels, laying the dead 
body of Christ in the tomb. 

Height. ('y}\ inches; rcidth. 5l;j inches. 

(Illnst rated) 



234 — Fifteenth Cextukv Florentine Bronze Peaquette 

Rectaiififular shape, with raised frame. ^Modeled, in low relief, 
with a siihjeet of sportive aiiiorini. some piayiiii)- around a vase, 
one mounted on a donkey. 

Uihjlit, L"o intlns: 7d(lth. OK. inches. 

{lUiistnifcl) 

•J.3.) — Sixteenth CKX'ri'RY Itai.i.vn Eroxzk Pi.aquette 

Kectangiilar sha])e. Modeled, in low relief, with a subject of 
a "Hunt with Huntsmen" in sixteenth century costume, on 
horseback and on foot. 

Hi'Kjht. :5 'iiiclics: idilth. 9 inches. 

(Illustrated) 



MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS 

23(5 — Fii'TEEXTii CEX'n-RY Xi'RE:\ii}ER(i Copper Rose Water 
Dish 
C'irculai- shaped, with curved rim and turned-over ed<)e, deco- 
rated in low relief, as to the interior, with a subject of "Adam 
and K\e and the Serpent in the (iarden of Eden," suiTounded 
by a bordei' of scrolled design. The rim decorated with incised 
quatrefoils and a boi'der of [xiinted arch (lesion. 

237 — SixTEEXTH Cextury Xurkmhekc; Brass Offertory Dish 
Circular shape, with flat rim. The center repousse with a raised 
boss surrounded by a <(uatrefoil design of pointed leaves be- 
tween sprays of tulip blossoms and lions and by a band of 
(iernian inscription in raised (iothie lettering. The rim is 
stam])ed with a border of repeated trefoil ])attern. 

Diiimeter. l.T inches. 




238 — Sixteenth Cextuky Peuucjian Pastigi.ia Box 

Rectangular .s]ia])e, with hinged hd. Covered with a raised deco- 
ration of animals, masks, flowers and scrolls in pastiglia or rice- 
paste. Tlie interior of the lid has an oval escutcheon charged 
with a coat-of-arms, surmounted by a helniet and supported l)y 
half-lenyth figures ending in serollings and holding palm- 
hranches. Completely gilded. 

Hcujlit, '2.-^ inch ex. 

These j)astiglia boxes, designwl cliiefly to liold jewels, were made 
only ill Perugia. 

239 — Seventeenth Century A^enetian Lacquered Wooden 
Plaque 
Circular shape, with deej) curved rim. Of wood lac(iuered in 
gold and red on a black ground, the interior with a design of 
birds, peony blossoms and branches, the rim with a border of 
vine-leaves, grapes and birds. 

Diameter, MIU inches. 



'2W — Fu'teexth Century Xi^KE.Mi!ER(i Brass Deev l^isii 

Circular shape, with narrow Hat rim. Decorated in low relief, 
as to the interior, with a central circular medallion enclosing a 
subject of "The Annunciation" bordered by a Ciei'man inscrip- 
tion in Lombardic characters and surrounded by a broad band 
of scrolled fruits and flowers. The rim decorated with fleurons 
at regular intervals. 

Did meter. IS ineJie.i. 

A disli witli a ])recisely similar center is in the Medie\ al Kooiii of tlie 
IJritisli Museum. Illustrated, (iuide. Fig. (5. 




241 — Sixteenth Centuky Flokentixe Sieveu Gii/r axd Ukoxze 
Chalice 
Straight-sided silver bowl, the lower part ehased with aeaiitlms 
leaves and serolls ; oetagonal bronze stem inlaid \\'itli eolored 
enamels, oetagonal knop faeed with quatrefoil-shaped panels 
enameled with figures of saints, spreading base modeled in 
relief with palniettes and scrolls and shaped molded foot. 

Hc'ujht. 10 inches. 

•242 PaIK of SiXTEEXTII CeXTIU!Y A'eXETIAX Hot'K-tUYSTAE 

Ai/iAR Candlesticks 
Stems of balnster, vase and eyiindrieal sliapc of ent roek-erystal 
mounted in gilded bronze ehased with aeanthus-leaf borders, 
crystal bobeches, pointed bronze prickets and molded bronze 

^^^*- Height, 11 inches. 

243 — Sixteexth Centuky Flokextine Bkoxze Bowl 

Squat pear-shaped body, inciu'ved cylindrical neck. Scrolled 
looped side handles and three molded paw feet. 

Height, 11 inches; diameter, lOV^ incites. 



244 — Sevkntkextii Cextikv Itajjan Coim'eu Ekaziku 

Oval shape, with molded sides and rim, repousse with I)aii(ls of 
serolled acanthus leaves. Two leopards' head handles holding 
swinging iron rings, and four paw feet. Fitted with brazier 
pan having rim repousse with acanthus scroUings and two flat 
swinging engraved iron handles. 

Hi-ij/ht, l()i^ inclics: Iciiijtli, IH inches. 



"24.3 — Sixteenth Cexti'uv Fj.okextixe Sij.vei; ^Vltau Caxdle- 

STICK 

Cylindrical stem with round, lluted and pointed-leaf enriched 
knop, octagonal spreading hase with enameled decorations and 
beaded foot. Cut rock-ciystal bobcche and ])ointed l)ronze 
])ricket. 

Iliiyht. \\y'-2 inches. 



;4(j FOUKTEEXTII C'EXTrKY SlEXESE GlET PjKOXZE MoXSTliAXC'E 

Made in the form of a relitjuary, with Ciothic lantern-sliaped 
square top surmounted by a crocketed gable with traceried tym- 
])anum and fleche surmounted by a crystal ball, flanked by pro- 
jecting trefoil-arched niche with Heches surmounted by crystal 
balls and front of rock-crystal. The stem is of cylindrical rock- 
crystal, w^ith an elaborate hexagonal knop formed as arched 
niches with pinnacles and buttresses carrying the figures of 
saints, and the hexagonal loot is paneled and studded with 
jewels. The shaped spreading base has a pierced gallery. 

Hri(/Iit. 15 iiicJics. 
(Illiist rated) 



247 — Fifteenth Century Tuscan Carved, Painted and Gilt 
Wood Altarpiece 
Rectaii<>ular niche, with pointed canopy of Gothic arched 
tracery surrounded by a border of circular holes, siu'niounted 
by a senii-hexagonal canopy witli carved pendants and cusped 
pointed arches surmounted by cusped gables and pinnacles, the 
spandrels occupied by Gothic leaf carvings, trefoils and a 
painted lialf-length figure of Christ, and Hanked by spiral pil- 
lared buttresses having pointed-arch panels filled with paint- 
ings of saints and surmounted by crocketed gables and pin- 
nacles. On molded and carved stand with octagonal stem; 
molded knop and octagonal foot, carved M-ith Ciothic leaves and 
shields. Painted and gilded. 

Height, ().'5 in^lies. 
(Illiistrnfrd) 



•2-1-8 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Pastkjllv Decorated Box 
Rectangular shape. Hinged lid, with rounded edge, decorated 
with pastiglia fleuions. Body with molded cornice and base 
enriched with bands of j)astiglia ornamentation and front deco- 
rated with a repeat of masks. grotes(|ue figures and acanthus 
scrolls all in raised pastiglia. Conipletely gilded. 

H light, 7' -J inches: length, 2.'5 iinliis: -,ci<ltli. Mi inehts. 




No. 247 — FiFTEEXTii Ckxtukv Tuscan Cakved, Painted and 
Gilt Wood Altaiu'iece 




N. 




249 — Pair or Sixtekxth Ckxtlry Florkxtixe Car^'EU. 
AXD Gilt Axgkxs 
Carved titfures of angels with outstretehetl wings, cull.-; I. air 
and loose tunic and robe, kneeling on one knee and on 
supporting turned. l>aluster-shaped candlesticks mt : n 
prickets for candles. On molded hexagonal hases. I'mted in 
natural colors and gilded. 

Height, i inches. 

'250 — FitTFJiXTH CeXTUKY Fi.ORKXTIXK CAKVyj), PaINTD AXD 

Gilt Wood Altar Cross 
Floriated cross, bordered with carved and gilt acantus-leaf 
crockets and turned pointed spindles, and occupied by jiaint- 
ing of a crucifix with figure surmounted by an "I. X R- I." 
label and a figure of the Pelican feeding its young. In the 
floriations are paintings of God the Father alxive, and tee Vir- 
gin and St. John at either side. On turned and paintd stem 
and square base, with incurved sides and painted flutijQ,s. 

Height, 'iHnches. 






i 







•i.51 — I.ATTi^lXTEEXTH CkXTURV CaRTED. GlLT AXD PaIXTED WoOD 
-LTARPIECE 

! ' - . uiteil by a triple round-arclied can- 

- _ . Uothic traceries, ending in pointed 

> and crocketed at the sides with flowers and leaves. 

. ....c encloses on a projecting paneled base, carved with 

c»Liii:t'ons. a crucifix: the cross, with floriated arms bordered 

tc Ciothic traceries, is sumiounted by an "I. X. R. I." 

: iiketl by a sun and moon above and two flying angels 

belo^vthe anns. On either side are figures of the Virgin with 

' -ted. and St. John gazing upwards. The figures are 

the dei-orative cannngs and background gilded. 

Height. '29^-2 inchrs: zridth, 20 inch^t. 




'2i[) — 1'aiu of Sixtkextii Ckxtuuy Flouextixe Carvei), Paixted 

AXI) Gll/r AXGELS 

Carved figures of ang-els with outstretched wings, eurhng hair 
and loose tunic and robe, kneeUng on one knee and on the other 
sup])ortin<>- turned, baluster-shaped candlesticks with iron 
])rickets for candle.s. On molded hexagonal bases. Painted in 
natm-al colcrrs and gilded. 

Height, V2. inches. 

250 — FiFTEEXTH Cextuuy Fi.oKKxrixE Cauved, Paixted axd 
Gii.T Wood Aetak Cross 
Floriated cross, bordered with carved and gilt acanthus-leaf 
crockets and turned pointed spindles, and occupied by a paint- 
ing of a crucifix with figure surmounted by an "I. N. R. I." 
label and a figure of the Pelican feeding its young. In the 
floriations are paintings of God the Father above, and the Vir- 
gin and St. John at either side. On turned and painted stem 
and square base, with incurved sides and painted flutings. 

Hcitjht, \l\ inchrs. 




251 — I.ATE Sixteenth Centuky Cakyed, Gilt and Painted \V()()1) 
Altarviece 
Round-arched niche, sin-nionnted by a triple round-arched can- 
opy and a cresting of Horid Gothic traceries, ending in pointed 
])innacles and crocketed at the sides with flowers and leaves. 
The niche encloses on a projecting paneled base, carved with 
escutcheons, a ci-ucifix; tlie cross, with floriated arms l)ordered 
by delicate Gothic traceries, is surmounted by an "I. N. R. I." 
lal)el, flanked by a sun and moon above and two flying angels 
below the arms. On either side are figures of the Virgin with 
head averted, and St. John gazing upwards. The figures are 
painted, the decorati\'c cai'vings and background gilded. 

Heifjht, '29y.j inchcx; uidtli, '20 inches. 



252 — Eighteenth Cextuky Doccia Porcelain Bracket Clock 
Enamel dial, with hours in Roman and minutes in Arabic 
numerals. Rectangular case of colored porcelain, with domed 
top of diapered open trellis-work pattern surmounted by a 
figure of Time with a scythe. In the center is a scrolled es- 
cutcheon painted with the coat-of-arms of the Ginori family 
and surmounted by scrolled acanthus leaves and putti with mu- 
sical instruments. The cornice is molded and painted, and the 
chamfered angles are supported by voluted acanthus enriched 
brackets serving as pedestals for two figures eml)lematic of 
Ijiterature and INIusic. The dial i)late is surrounded with a 
painted diaper of open trellis-work pattern; below are six puii'i, 
modeled in low relief, idaying musical instruments, and the base 
is formed of a laurel-leaf band, with scrolled acanthus-leaf and 
lions' paw feet. The movement is signed, "J. Robert et fils et 
Compagnie l\ la Chaux de Fonds," and plays airs on a metal 
pipe organ. 

Hci(/Iit. 4() hiclirs; rcidfh, '26 iiicJica. 

Til is clock was inatk' hv workiiun from Saxony who were iiiijiortud 
by tlie ]\IarclR'st' Cai-lo Ginori in 17>'55 wlicn lie founded tlic Doccia fac- 
tory. It was purchased hy Sio-iior Hardini from the present ^larchesc 
Carlo (iinori. 

(llhixt ratal) 




No. 252 — Eighteenth C'exttiry Doccia Pokcelaix Uracket Clock 



2>53 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Carved and Gilt Wood 
Candelabrum 
Turned, fluted, voluted and carved columnar stem, with large 
vase-shaped fluted base with voluted brackets and fluted cir- 
cular foot. On cylindrical pedestal carved with reedings, vo- 
lutings and headings, and carved circular base. Saucer-shaped 
bobeche, carved with gadroons and scrolled leaves. Gilded and 
painted. 

Htiyht, 5 -feci 'ly^ inches. 
(lUustrnfcd) 

254 — Fifteenth Century Fi.okkntixk Carved and Gilt Wood 
Candelabrum 
Turned, fluted, voluted and carved columnar stem, with large 
pear-shaped fluted base and circular foot, on square pedestal 
with incurved sides carved with scrolled acanthus leaves and 
circular carved base. Saucer-shaped bobeche, carved with gad- 
roons and scrolled leaves. Gilded and painted. 

Height, 5 fci't 3 inches, 
{llhist rated) 

255 — Seventeenth Century Italian Standing Dial 

Turned baluster-shaped stem, on molded circular foot sur- 
mounted by an armillary dial consisting of a series of brass 
rings, some engraved with ecjuatorial divisions. 

Height, 40 inches. 

2.5G — Seventeenth Century Genoese Terrestrial Globe 

Terrestrial globe of papier-mache, mounted on a wooden stand 

of annular shape, with turned projections and four voluted feet 

ending in lions' paws. 

Height, 2(5 inches. 

ITALIAN MAJOLICA 

2.57 — Sixteenth Century Deruta Ma.ioi.ua Hand Warvier 

Shaped as a Book of Devotions, with the sides decorated with 
five cinquefoil medallions, between which are triangular panels 
of scrollings. Invested with a blue glaze. 

Height, '.V -^ iiiclns: rcidtli. 6 inches. 




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2;58 — Sixteenth Century Faenza JNIajoi.ica Ai.bareij.o 

Cylindrical body, with incurved neck and foot. Decorated, on 
a white ground, in l)lue and yellow, with a laurel-leaf wreath 
enclosin<>' a horseshoe-shaped rayed figure surmounted hy a 
cross and occupied by the initial "F." 

Hciijht, 8' .J inches. 

2.59 — Sixteenth Century Faenza jMa.ioijca Aebarello 

Cylindrical body, with incurved sides, molded neck and carved 
foot. Decorated, on a wliite ground, with scrolled trefoil 
leaves and an o\'al panel of reserve j)ainted, in outline, with a 
three-quarter-length figure of a man in monastic I'obe playing 
a cornemuse. Height. H inehe.'^. 

2G0 — Fifteenth Century Sienese INIajolica Pharmacy Ai.ba- 
rello 
Cylindrical body, with inciu'ved sides, incurved neck and foot. 
Decorated, in blue and yellow on a white ground, with an oval 
laurel-leaf wreath enclosing a painting of a rooster and the 
name of a drug in Roman letters. Above and below, the em- 
blem of the monastery with the letter "s." Bottom missing. 

Height. 10 inches. 

261 — Fifteenth Centi'ry Dei,i,a Kobbia ^NIa.tolk'a A^ase 

Pinea])ple-sha2)ed, on a molded foot, with surface modeled to 
simulate the fruit. (Foot faulty.) Invested with a blue glaze. 

• Height, 8Vo inches. 

262 — Fifteenth Century Deruta Majolica Vase 

Pineapple-shaped, on molded foot, with surface modeled to 
simulate the fruit. (Cover missing.) Invested with a golden 
lustre glaze. Height, 81. inches. 

263 — Fifteenth Century Deritta Pineapple Vase 

Of pointed pineap2)le shape on cylindrical stem and circular 
foot. Invested with a mottled lustred glazing of yellow, red 
and green. Originally designed without cover. (Foot faulty.) 

Height. UJ'^ inches. 
264 — Fifteenth Century Dei,i>a Robbia Pineapple Vase 

Of pointed ])inca])])le sha])e on cylindrical stem and circular 
foot. Originally designed without cover, (ilazing of Delia 
Itobliia bhii'. 

Height, 1.") inche.f 




2G.) — Fifteenth Century Faenza ^Majolka Peate 

Circular shape, witli curved rim. Decorated, on a white ground, 
as to the center witli a circuhir niedalHon with orange back- 
oround occupied by tlie profile portrait bust of a young woman 
in fifteenth century costume, surrounded l)y bands of toothed 
and imbi-icated ])atternings in blue, white and orange. 

l)i(inu'te)\ 9Vj 'inches. 

26G — Sixteenth Century Caffaggiolo JNIajolica Pitcher 

Pear-shaped body, with j)inched-in rim and pointed spout. 
Decorated, on a white ground, in blue with a wreath of berries 
enclosing the letter "R." (Handle missing.) 

Hc'iyht. 10 inches. 




2G7 — Fifteenth Century Padua ^Iajoi.ica Peate 

Circular shape, without rim. Decorated, on raised '"stucco" 

work on a white ground, as to the center, with a scrolled shield 

charged with a coat-of-arms of a hound rampant, and sur- ^ ^^ 

rounded by a deep border of acanthus-leaf scrollings proceed- ^ 

ing from lions' heads and separated by panels of honeysuckle "^ 

ornamentation. 

Diameter, 10 incites. 




268 — Sixteenth Cextury Urbixo ]Majoi,ica Tazza 

Circular sliape, with curved rim and circular foot. Decorated. 
on a white ground, as to the center with a marine view. On the 
right, a round tower Avith pinnacled roof and a chmx'h. On the 
left, a harbor witli a ship having a lateen sail. Surrounded l)y 
a border of guilloche ])atterning. 

Didiiu'tfr. 91 .. indies. 



269 — Sixtkkxth Cextuky Caffaggioi.o ^Ma.iolra Plate 

Circidar shape, with flat rim. Decorated, ])lue and brown, on 
white ground, as to the center with a circular medallion of 
radiations surrounded by a border of interlacements, and as to 
the rim with six scmicircidar radiations with trefoils between. 



Diiimitcr. 



inches. 




270 — Fifteexth Cextury Faexza JMajoijca Peate 

Circular shape, with a carved rim. Decorated, on a white 
ground, as to the center with a circular medallion occupied by 
the profile portrait bust of a young woman in fifteenth century 
costume, siu'roimded by bands of twisted ribbon and meander 
patternings. 

Diameter, 91-. inches. 



271 — Sixteenth Centuky Faenza jNIajolica Plate 

Circular sliape, without rim. Decorated in lustre on a white 
ground with a circular medallion occupied by the profile bust 
of a Roman statesman shown as a bearded man with aciuiline 
nose and bald head, surrounded by a deep border of bold acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings, flowers and medallions. 

Diamttfr, 11 inches. 
{lUiistrntcd) 

272 — Sixteenth Century Faenza ^Ma.ioi.ica Plate 

Circular shape, without rim. Decorated, on a white "round, as 
to the center with a statant heraldic gryphon holding in its 
front jjaws a shield charged with a cross and sin-mounted by 
a deep border of pointed ribbon interlacements. (Repaired.) 

Din nut IT. \'.i iinlws. 
(Ill list rated) 

273 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Glazed Terra-cotta 
Basket by Della Robbia 
Circular cluster of fruits and leaves realistically modeled and 
glazed in natural colors. 

Diameter, S) inches. 
(Illustrated) 

274 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Glazed Terra-cotta Bas- 
ket BY Della Robbia 
Circular cluster of fruits and leaves, with a frog realistically 
modeled and glazed in natm'al colors. 

Dia meter, lO'-j incites. 

27.5 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Glazed Terra-cotta Bas- 
ket BY Della Robbia 
Circular cluster of fruits and leaves, with a lizard realistically 
modeled and glazed in natural colors. 

Diameter. lO'^ inches. 
(Illustrated) 

27G — Sixteenth Century Florentine C^lazed Terra-cotta 
Bouquet by Della Robbia 
Circular cluster of fruits and lea\es, with a frog realistically 
modeled and glazed in natural colors. 

Diameter, 13 incites. 
(Illustrated) 



277 — Fourteenth Cextuky Pkimitive Orvieto ^Majolica Vase 
Pear-sliaped body, with incurved neck and two flat looped han- 
dles. Decorated, on a cream-colored ground in brown and 
manganese, with a band of scrollings containing trefoil flowers 
with hatched petals. 

Hciyht, 7 iiiclics. 
(Illustrated) 



278 — Sixtp:exth Century Faenza 3Ia.toi.ica Vase 

Bottle-shaped, with globular body and incurved cylindrical 
neck. Decorated in blue, on a white ground, with an all-over 
I^atterning of heart-shaped and acanthus-leaf scrollings. 

Height, !)lo inches. 
{Illustrated) 



279 — Sixteenth Century Faenza JMajoi.ica Pharmacy Ewer 
Pear-shaped body, with incurved cylindrical neck, carved spout 
and flat straight looped handle. Decorated, on a white ground, 
with a wreath of acanthus leaves enclosing cornucopia?, scrolls 
and a rectangidar tablet inscribed "a celiuonia" in Roman 
letters. 

Height, 10 inches. 
(Illustrated) 



280 — Fifteenth Century Caifaggioi.o ^Majolica Bowl 

Coupe-shaped howl, decorated, on a white ground, as to the 
center of the interior with tlie enihleni of St. Francis of ^Vssisi, 
two chisped hands having' ahove a cross and hch)w a hd)el with 
the word "fede" (faitli), surrounded hy a hand of honeysuckle 
patterning and a rosetted horder. 

Hci(/]it, S iiiclifs- iliii meter, 11 inches. 
(Ill list rafetl) 

281 — Fifteenth Century Sienkse jMajoi.ra Two-handlki) Vauv. 
Pear-shaped hody, with incurved neck and two flat looped han- 
dles. Decorated, on a white ground, with a wreath of laurel 
leaves tied and handed with scrolled rihbons and enclosing a 
shaped shield charged with a coat-of-arnis. 

Heiijlit , 1 1 inches. 
{Ill list rat eil) 

282 — Fiftfextii Century Sienkse Ma.ioek'a Two-handled 
Pharmacy Vase 
Pear-shaped body, cylindrical neck and two twisted looped 
handles. Decorated, on a white ground, with horizontal bands 
of zigzag ornament, vertical ])anels of guilloche patterning and 
the body with a rectangular panel having the name "i'ANTA 
silea" in l{oman lettering. 

Hcijjht. 10^. inches. 
(lUnstratc(l) 

283 — Sixteenth Century Faenza Ma.iolica Pharmacy Vase 
Bottle-shaped, with o\'ol() body and incurved cylindrical neck. 
Decorated, on a white ground, with scrolled label inscribed in 
CTothic characters with the name of the drug, surrounded by 
floral scrollings with the emblem of the monastery below. ( Kim 
faulty.) 

Heiyht. 11 indies. 




iSi — Sixteenth Century Flokentine Glazed Terra-cotta Vase 
Urn-shaped body, with incurved neck, circuhir foot and two dol- 
phin-shaped looped handles. Decorated, in low relief, the under 
part of body with flutings. the upper part with a band of inter- 
laced strapwork and the neck with a diaper of imbrications. In- 
vested with a blue glaze. AVith cover. 

Height, 11 incites. 




285 FlKTEEXTir CkXTUKY DkI.I.A lioiSBIA Gl.AZEl) TEKUA-eOTTA 

^^^SE 

Uni-.sliaped l)ody, with inciirvet] neck, circular foot and two 
dolphin-shaped looped handles. Decorated, in low relief, the 
under part with a hand of interlacements and the neck with a 
diapered pattern of imbrications. Invested with a light blue 
glaze. Similar to No. 284 but of earlier date. 

Heigh f, 10 inches. 

Professor Allan Marquand, in his "Dtlla Uohbias in America," 
illustrates. No. 5-i, a similar vase antl boucjuet, antl calls attention, as a 
parallel, to the vase in the framework of tjie altar])iece at \erona by 
Giovanni della Robbia. A similar vase, too, is in the ^'ictoria and 
Albert Museum, South Kensiiifrton, and is illustrated in 'SI. L. Solon's 
"Italian Majolica," 1907, ¥\g. V. 




286 — Fifteenth Cextuky Ukbixo ^Ia.ioi.ka Two-haxdled Vase 
Pear-shaped body, with cyHndrical neck and two upright 
looped handles witli scrolled ribbon terminations. Decorated, 
on a white ground, with a floral and pointed-leaf wreath, tied 
with a knotted ribbon, enclosing, on a yellow groinul, a painting 
of an amorino with outstretched winus brandishing' a thvrsus. 



IIcKjIit. n inchc: 




287 — SixTKKNTii Century Faf,x>;a IMajolica Pharmacy Ewer 
Pear-sliaped l)ody, with incurved neck, straight spout with 
twisted support and flat straight looped handle. Decorated in 
reserve with an arahesque of scrolled acanthus leaves and 
chimeric and with a scrolled lahil of white reserve inscrihed "a. 
acetose" in Konian letters. 

Height, 1 .'5 inches. 




i — FiFTKKXTii Cextuky Fakxza ]Ma.t()i,K'a PiiAiniAt'Y Kmer 
Pear-shaped l)()(ly, with cyh'ndrieal neck, straifjht ringed spout 
and flat looj^ed handle. Decorated in reserve, al)ove. with acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings proceeding from a mask; helow, with ro- 
settes and a cheriih with outstretched wings; and between, with a 
label inscribed with the name of the drug in Roman letters: 

S.l). PAl'AVER. 

Hiu/lit, 9'm hiclics. 




289 — Sixteenth Century Castee Durante Pharmacy Vase 

Pear-shaped body witli incurved neck, straight spout witli 
twisted supporting l)race and fhit looped handles. Decorated, 
in blue and yellow, on an orange ground, with cornucopia, scrolls 
and dolphins and with a label in white reserve inscribed, in 
Roman letters, "ey" dinaui cose." 

Height, 11 inches. 



290 — Pair of Sixteenth Cextuky Fakx;^a Ma.ioi.ka Pharmacy 
Aebarelli 
Cylindrical body, with incurved sides, molded rim and foot. 
Decorated, on a white ground, with a scrolled label inscribed 
with the name of the drug in Gothic characters with ornamental 
initials, surmounted by the figin-c of a rooster and with the 
emblem of the monastery below. 

H fight, l.'J inches. 
(lUiist rated) 



291 — Sixteenth Century Faenza JNIa.toeica Deep Dish 

Circular shape, with fiat rim. Decorated, on a white ground, 
the center with a circular medallion enclosing an armorial shield 
surmounted by a Bishop's Hat inscribed "do l6" and sur- 
rounded by a l)and of acanthus-leaf scrolling in blue on an 
orange ground. The rim is decorated with a similar band of 
ornamentation. ( Repaired. ) 

Diameter, 1-i iiielie.i. 
{Illustrated) 




292 — FiiTKKNTii Cextury Ukbino ^Majolica Bowl 

Circular shape, with scalloped rim and fluted sides. Decorated, 
on a white nrouiul. in hlue and yellow, as to the center with a 
scrolled shield charged with a eoat-of-arnis, surmounted hv a 
helmet and mantled with acanthus-leaf scrollings, within a cross- 
shaped shell formed by four oval panels connected by straight 
lines and occupied by floral and pointed-leaf arabesques. The 
rim is boi-dei-ed with a band of blue and white patterning. 

Height, (514 inches; diameter, 15 inches. 




293 — Sixteenth Centxtry Faexza JMa.tgi.ica Bowl 

Circular coupe-shaped. Decorated, on a white ground, as to 
the center of the interior with a circular medallion occupied by 
a conventionalized dolphin, in colors, and as to the sides with a 
diapering of pointed-leaf scrollings in blue. 

Heifjlit, H\-2 inches; din meter, 17' j inclies. 




294 — Fii'TKEXTH Cen'ituy Deruta 3Ia.i()I,K'a Deep Dish 

Cii-fiilar .shape, with Hut rim and reeded ed^e. Deeorated, in 
Kistre. the eeiiter witli tlie hust {)r()file portrait of a Roman Km- 
peror, the rim witli alternate panels oeeupied hy eheekered dia- 
perino's and floral and leaf scrollings. 

Diameter, 151/. inehes. 




295 — Sixteenth Centvuy Faexza JNIajoeua liowi. 

Cireular coupe-shaped. Decorated, on a white oround. as to 
the center of the interior with a circular medallion occupied hy 
tish, crahs and froos in natural colors, symmetrically disposed, 
and as to the side with a diapered patterning- of pointed-leaf 
scrollino's in hlue. 

Heiylit, 9 iiicheii; diameter, 18 inehes. 



296 — Sixteenth Cextury Ukbino ISIa.tomca Two-haxdeed Vase 
Pear-shaped body, with two round looped handles with ram's 
head terminations. Decorated, on a white ground, with an all- 
over patterning of floral and pointed-leaf arabesques, including 
chimera', and tablet dated "IMDC" and a blank panel for a 
name. 

Height, 13 inches. 
(lUnstrated) 



•297 — Fu'TEEXTii Cextury Faexza JNIajolica Pharmacy Two- 
H AX DEED Vase 
Pear-shaped body, with incurved neck, annular foot, and two 
twisted looped handles. Decorated with a scrolled oval es- 
cutcheon charged with a coat-of-arms, a hound rampant on a 
brown ground and having above a mask and acanthus-leaf 
scrollings. and below a lal)el inscribed with the name of the drug 
in Roman letters. 

Height, 13 inches. 
(Illustrated) 



298 — Fifteenth Cextuky Caitaggioi.o JMajolica Two-haxdi.ed 
Vase 
Pear-sliaped body, with cvliiulrical neck. strai<^lit spout and two 
looped twisted handles. Decorated, on a white <>roini(l. with 
a resetted wreath of laiu'el lea\'es l)anded with crossed ribbons 
and enclosing a scrolled ej^'g-shaped escutcheon charged with a 
coat-f)f-arins quartered with that of the JNIedici family and sur- 
mounted by a radiated crown. 

Hci(/ht, 19 inchc.i. 
(lUii.st rated) 



299 — Sixteenth Century Faenza 3Ia.toi,ka Plaque 

Rectangular tablet, modeled, in basso-relievo, with a three- 
quarter-length figure of the Virgin in red robe, girded at the 
waist, a blue mantle seme with stars, and a linen veil. Her head 
is inclined toward the right; she is standing and supporting with 
both hands the undraped Child Christ, who has His right arm 
thrown around His ^Mother's neck and holds the neck of her 
robe with His left hand. Abo\e are two angels with wings. 
In the lower left-hand corner is a panel jjainted with a subject 
of St. Francis receiving the stigmata. Glazed in natiu'al colors. 

Ilih/ht, '1\ inches: ic'ulth. 17 inches. 

{I II list rated) 



300 — Fifteenth Centuuv Caitacxuolc) jMa.ioi.ra 1'iiau.^iacy 
Vase 
Pear-shajjed body, M'ith high cvhndrical neck. Decorated, in 
bhie on a white ground, with a scrolled label inscribed with the 
name of tlic drug in (Gothic characters with ornaniental initials. 
Above is the enibleni of the monastery. 

Ilcujht, 15 inches. 

( I II Its f rated) 



;301 — Pair of Sixteextji C'EXTruv Dei.la RoiiuiA ^Ia.iolra 
'S'^ases avith Bouquets 
Pear-shaped bodies, with molded bands, cylindrical necks, an- 
nular feet, projecting volutcd and acanthus-leaf scrolled han- 
dles, and raised spout apertures shaped as masks. Glazed in 
white and i)ainted, with pear-shaped scrolled escutcheons sur- 
mounted by crowns and charged with the arms of the ]Medici 
family. The bouquets are of terra-cotta modeled with fruits, 
tiowers and lea\es glazed in their natiu'al colors. 

Height, 27 lo inches. 
[Ilhtstrdted] 




[€. 








302 — Pair of Eighteenth Cextury Capo di jNIoxte Porcelain 
Vases and Covers 
Pear-shaped bodies, cj'lindrical necks and domed covers. In- 
vested with a fine white glaze and jjainted in natural colors, the 
bodies with crater-shaped vases of roses, other flowers and 
leaves on rocky bases, tlie covers with floral sprays, and the 
necks in gold, with medallions and scrollings. (Finials re- 
stored. ) 

Height. 17 inches. 

303 — Eighteenth Century German Porcelain Pitcher and 
Base 
Pear-shaped body, with scrolled looped over-liandle formed as 
a dolphin, and turned-over lip. In front of the body is a half 
figin-e of Silenus, crowned with leaves, terminating in voluted 
scrollings and sujiporting a festoon of husk patterning. In- 
vested with a plain white glaze. On carved and gilded wooden 
pedestal sui)j)ortcd on tripod of scrolled acanthus leaves with a 
molded triangular base. 

Hciyht. 28 inches. 

This vase and jicdestal came from the Borghcse Palace, Rome. 



THIRD AFTERNOON'S SALE 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1918 
AT THE AMERICAN ART GxVLI.ERIES 

BEGINNING AT "2.30 o'cLOCK 



COLORED STUCCO OF THE FIFTEENTH AND 
SIXTEENTH CENTURIES 





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ANTONIO DA SAN GALLO 

Sixteenth Century 

30.) — SiXTEKNTH Century L'eokentine Coloked Tekra-cotta 
Rust of St. John the Raptist 
Ilalf-leiioth figure of tlie Child Christ, witli ciirhn<i- hair, par- 
tially r()I)e(l and wearing- a coral necklace with a cross as pen- 
dant. Colored naturalistically. 

Height, 9 inches. 

PIERINO DA VINCI 

Fifteenth Century 

306 P'iFTEENTH CeNTURY FLORENTINE CoLORED StUCCO RuST 

Half-length figure of the Child Chri.st, with ringleted hair, and 
clothed in a loose-fitting tunic with embroidered collar. 



Height, 12 inches. 



FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

Fifteenth Century 

307 — Fifteenth Centuky Stucco Poutkait Medallion 

Circular medallion portrait of Cosiiiio de" Medici (ISSi-liG^), 
"Pater Patriae." Profile head, looking- to the left in low relief, 
of an eldei-ly man, wearin,t>' over a skull cap a Florentine bonnet 
Around the rim is the name "cosiMUS :\iKmcES." L^ncolored. 

Diiinu'Ur, l(i inches. 

This is a study ti)i' one of tlic cclcliratfd serit's of medals of Cosiiiio 
the Elder concerning which a sforiii of i(intro\ trsy has raged. For 
long they were attributed to Donatello. Arnianil and Heiss, however, 
give all four variants to Michelozzo, Friedliinder to Niccolo Fioreiitino, 
and Dr. Bode, finally, to Bcrtoldo di Giovanni. 

I\L\TTEO CIMTALI 
143.5—1.501 

308 — Fii'TKKNTii Centuky Tkhka-cotta 

Figure of St. Sebastian, shown as a nude youth with his hands 
tied behind his back, standing against a rocky pedestal. The 
figure, which has preserved its original coloring, is placed in a 
round-arched niche having its background colored blue and s-c»ic 
with gilded stars. 

Hc'u/hf. IS iiiclics: ic'itltli. TJ iiichcx. 

This terra-cotta is a sketch by Civitali himself, for his life-sized 
marble statue of St. Sebastian now in the temple of the Voti Santi in 
the Cathedral of Lucca. This temple, the first contract for which was 
signed in 1482, is dated 1484, and offers abundant proof that, though 
Civitali worked as a sculptor during the greater part of his life, he was 
also a tlioroughly accomj)lished architect. 

BENEDETTO DA MALVNO 

1 ■442— 1498 

309 — Fifteenth Centuky Flokentine Coloked Tekua-cotta 
Figure 
Seated figure of the Virgin, her head co\ered with a veil and 
wearing a red tunic and loose blue mantle. On her left knee she 
holds the seated Child Christ, who presses close to His ^Mother 
as though for ])rotecti()n. On irregular terra-cotta base. Nat- 
uralistically colored. 

Hckjht, 18 inches. 





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310 — Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Colored Terra-cotta 
Figure 
The Vir<4in, witli bare head and clothed in a robe with embroid- 
ered border and bhie mantle, sits npon a bench, with her left 
hand holding the standing nnde fignre of the Child Christ, who 
supports Himself with His arm thrown around His JNIother's 
neck. Her right hand the Virgin holds pressed against her 
breast. On octagonal terra-cotta base. Xatiu-alistically col- 
ored. 

Height. 18 liichcs. 



FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTH Century 



311- 



o 

\ 



-Fifteenth Century Florentine Colored Terra-cotta 

Group 
Seated figiu'e of the Virgin, in red robe and flowing blue mantle, 
with the nude Child Christ sitting on her left knee. She points 
witii both hands to her heart, as she turns her head to gaze at 
St. Klizabeth, who stands behind her. On circular molded base 
of terra-cotta, the plinth decorated in relief with masks and 
dolphins. 

Heiglit, Ki imhcs. 





312- 






'M 



FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

FiFTEKNTH CeNTURY 

-Sixteenth Cextuky Florentine Colored Terra-cotta 

Figure 
"St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness." The youthful saint, 
with long, curling hair and clothed in camel's hair tunic over 
which is thrown a loose mantle, stands against a rocky ledge, 
his right arm extended with forefinger jiointing. Ahove, on a 
ledge of rock, sits a small animal. On rocky hase. Naturalisti- 
eally colored. 

Height, 17 inclicn. 



GIOVANNI BATTISTA TASSO 

U(?)— 1548 

313 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Colored Terra-cotta 

Figure 

"St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness." The youthful saint 

^ is shown seated on a pedestal of stratified rocks. He wears a 

garment of goat-skin, holds in his left hand a scroll, and hy his 

side, on the left, is the figure of a lamh. 

Height, 18 inches. 

Architect, as well as sculptor, Tasso, though born in tlie fifteenth 
century, died an old man in the middle of the sixteenth century. 



FLOREXTIXE SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTH Century 

314 — Fifteenth Cextukv Florentine Colored Terra-cotta 

Figure 

"St. Francis of Assisi." The saint is shown as the standing fiu;- 

' lire of a middle-aged man witli shglit l)eard. He wears the 

fN rol)e of his Order, with a rope girdle. The left iiand is pressed 

^ to his breast and in the right he holds a small book and a jjouch. 

In hands and feet are shown the sacred "stigmata." On square 

molded terra-cotta base. Naturalistically colored. 

Height. 21 inclics. 
{lUitstrafal) 



FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

Fim-EENTH CeNTUHV 

31.5 — Fourteenth Century liiRcirxDiAx Walnut Wood Carv- 

INfi 

"The Uirth of the Virgin." The Mother of the Virgin reclines 
.0 in a low post-bed of the period, her head coifed with a linen cloth, 
vv and hands the infant A^irgin to a nurse, who wears a liurgundian 

peasant's cap. At side of the bed are seen various utensils. 

Hfiglif, 17 iiichi'x; 7ci(ItJi. 19 inches. 

(lUnstnitid) 

ANDREA BELLA ROBBIA 

Fifteenth CEXTiiiv 

316 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Terra-cotta JNIedali.ion 

Circular medallion of terra-cotta, modeled with a bust portrait 

•L, of a youth, shown in full face, with slightly curling hair and 

,^i wearing a tunic and a mantle secured at the right shoulder with 

a brooch. In a contemporary richly carved and gilded wood 

frame. 

Diamciir of ftrrii-rotta. 1.5 iiiflitw: (Vuimffcr of fninw. IS inches. 
(Ilhi.stnitcl) 



.i:^^i;;:l- 





PIERO TORRIGIANO 
14-72—1522 

317 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Colored Terra-cotta 

Figure 

Nude figure of St. Sebastian, his limbs tied with ropes to a tree 

trunk and the head fallen forward as if in the throes of dis- 

j^ solution. Around his waist he wears a knotted loin-cloth. His 

■^ body shows the marks of wounds, and at one side is the body 

^■^ armor of a Roman warrior and on the other the standing figure 

'^ of a piitto. On the tree is hung a (juiver full of arrows. On 

irregular rocky base. Xaturalistically colored. 

Height. 26 inches. 

Torrigiano is, ]ierha]).s, best known as thu dcsifrncr and sculptor of 
the tomb of Henry \'II in Westminster Abbey, liOndon. 

(Illusfrafed) 



AJVDREA VERROCCHIO 

1432—14.88 

318 — Fifteenth Century Fi>grentine Coiajred Stucco Figure 
"Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpent." Undraped figure 
of an infant with voluminous closely curling hair, leaning 
against a rock, lying upon one side and seizing with his right 
Q hand (now absent) the head of a serpent the body of which he 
N? holds in his left hand. Rectangular base of gesso duro. Colored 

naturalistically. 

Height. 24 iiiehe.i; length. 27 inchen. 

Tliis stucco closely resembles a marble bas-relief by \'erroccliio wliich 
formerly adorned one of tlie doors of tlie Palazzo Veccliio, Florence. 
A'errocchio, like so many of his contemporaries, began as a goldsmith and 
most of the works lie has loft to us are in bronze. He was an artist 
of great power, and among the pupils he influenced were Leonardo da 
Vinci, Lorenzo da Credi and Pietro Perugino. 

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GIOVANNI DELLA ROBBIA 
1 J-3T— 1 528 

319 — Fifteenth Cexttjky Fi>orkntixe Coi.oked Terra-cotta 

PUTTI 

Figure of two mule children, or piitti, tlispiitinj^' over a vase 
of fruit which stands between them. One, on the left, is stand- 
' ing and brandishes in his left hand a fruit, while with his ri,i>ht 
'^ he endeavors to withdraw another fruit from the vase. The 
other putto, on the right, seated on a tree stump, restrains his 
companion. He has seized him by the right wrist and is biting 
his forefinger in an attempt to make him let go of the fruit. On 
rectangular terra-cotta base. Colored naturalistically. 

Height, 21 hicJu's; length, IVA inchefi. 

(Illiistrdtal) 



DESIDERIO DA SETTIGNANO 

U.57— U8.5 

320 — Fii'TKEXTH Century Colored Stucco Figure 

Standing figure of the Child Christ, nude, with curling brown 
hair and with the right hand raised in the act of benediction. 
The left arm hangs by His side, the hand holding the symbolic 

,<3 nails, supported by a fold of colored drapery. On rocky base 
Vo and scjuare ])yraniidal molded pedestal of colored stucco. 

Height, 22 inehex. 

Tills is a rrplii-ii, in coiort'd shici'o, of the niurblr figure h\ Desi- 
(lerio ill file Cliureli of San I.oreii/o, Florence. 

(lUnstrntei}) 




FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTH Century 

,321 — Fifteenth Centuky Feokentine Coeoked Tekua-cotta 
Group 
"Chanty." Shown as a beautiful woman of ripened eiianiis, 
with long hair falling over her .shoulders, dressed in a loose rohe 
with one breast exposed and holding on her knee a nude ehild 
around whom her left arm is thrown as though in proteetion. 
Her right arm falls by her side and her hand holds that of an- 
other nude ehild, who stands by her side. One the right kneels 
yet another ehild. On roeky terra-eotta base. Xaturalistieally 
eolored. 

Height, 21 iiiclics-. 

Dr. Bode attrihutrs tlii' iirou]) to tliu jinoiiyiiious I'lorentiiu' jiiitlior 
of the "Struirirliiiii' Cliildrin," illustrated at n. 15!) of "Florentine 



Sculptor.s of til 
Donatello." 



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nais.sanet', 



where it i.'^ 



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FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

Fifteenth Century 

322 — Fifteenth Century Fi.okkntine Coeored Papier-mache 
liusT Portrait 
Bust-length jjortrait of St. Anthony, Archbishop of Florence. 
The saint is shown as an old man with emaciated features, thin, 
tightly closed lips, a partially l)ald head and an expression of 
great benevolence. He wears an ecclesiastical robe with hood 
thrown back at the shoulders and banded with a white orphrey 
jjatterned with crosses in red. On octagonal molded wooden 
base. 

Height, 20 niches. 



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FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

FiFTEENTir Century 



323 — Sixteenth Century Coeoked Stucco Bust Poktrait 

Bust-length portrait of an elderly man with long forked and 
curling gray beard and l)ald liead. He wears a Senator's robe. 
On octagonal base, jjainted and gilded. Naturalistically col- 
ored. 

Height, 2'>i inches. 



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ALESSANURO VITTOKIA 
1525—1613 

3'24 — Sixteenth Cextuky Coeoked Stucco Bust Poutrait 

Half-length portrait of a lady with hare head, the eurliiig hair 

tightly drawn hack from the forehead. She wears a close-fitting 

l)odice huttoned np the front, a high collar and frilled rutt' and 

^N sleeves puffed and slashed at the slioulders. In front is a 

^^ scrolled tablet for the name. 

^ Height. 2(5 inches. 

o This and the following bust came from a palace in Padua, belonging 

^ to an old family, of whose ancestors they are bcHevcd to be portraits. 

-^^ Of Vittoria it may be said that he was a })upil of Jacopo Sansovino, 

5 whose place he took after liis death as the leader of \ enetiaii artists. 

•(jiL In that city of ids adoption lie has left a nunihii- of sculptural and 

w architectural monuments to his undoubted talents. 




ALESSANDHU \ ITTOKIA 
1525—1613 

32.5 — Sixteenth Century Coi.okkd Terra-cotta Portrait Bust 
Bii.st-len<4th portrait of a middle-aged nobleman witli partially 
bald bead, full eurlinj^- beard and mustaebe. lie wears a tig'bt- 
fitting jerkin witb narrow turned-over eoUar and a fur-trimmed ^'l "i^' 
robe witb putted and slasbed sleeves. Round bis neek is a beavy 
linked ebain witb a cross and eagle as pendants. In front of 
tbe base is a voluted name tablet. 

Height, 30 invhcs. 



LUCA DELLA R015BIA 

14.00— 14.82 

326 — Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Colored Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Rectangular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a small three- 
. quarter-length figure of the Virgin in red robe and blue mantle 
^ standing and supporting, with her left arm, the Child Christ, 
'^■' who stands by His ^lother's side, leaning His head against hers 
and with His arms around her neck. Colored naturalistically. 
In molded and carved frame of stucco. 

Htiyltf, 19 iiicln:s; zciilfli. 14 iiichcu. 




No. 326 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Coi,ored 
Stucco Bas-relief 






NEROCC'IIIO BARTOJ.OMMEO DA SIENA 
U27— 1500 

327 — Fii'TKENTii Century Sikxese C'oi.oued Papiek-mache Bas- 

KEI.IEF 

Kectan^ular rouiKl-archtd tablet, inodclt'd, in low relief, with a 
, three-quarter-length fi,<>in'e of the Virgin in a dark red robe 

and blue hooded mantle. Her head is inclined toward the left, 
and she is seated and holds on her lap the Child Christ, in a red 
tunic, who raises His right hand in the act of benediction. Be- 
low is an inscription, "kegixa coel. maria," in l{oiiian letters. 
In contemporary molded and painted wooden frame. 

HcUjht, '28 linlus; icidth, 17'^. inches. 




Xo. 327 — Fifteenth Centuuv Sienesi, Lueuueju I'ai'Ieu-mache Bas-relief 




FLORENTINE SCH(X)L 

Fifteenth ('EXTruY 

328 — Sixteenth Cextuky Fi.okextixe Colored Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Rectangular round-arched tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a 
full-length figure of the Virgin in red robe, seated on a chair 
;? with voluted arms and holding in botli arms the Child Christ, 

. who is nursing at her breast. Above, on either side, a cherub 

with outstretched wings. On rectangular base incised, in 
Roman letters, with an "aye maria" inscription. Colored nat- 
uralistically. In contemporary Taliernacolo frame of molded, 
carved, painted and gilded wood, with a molded, dentelled and 
egg and dart carved cornice and plain fric/e su})p()rted by two 
fluted and astragalled Ionic pilasters. On molded base and 
apron. 

Height, 21) inches; icidtli. 17|- inelie.s. 




SCHOOL OF SIENA 

Fifteenth Century 

329 — Fifteenth Century Sienese Colored Stucco Bas-relief 
Rectangular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a small tliree- 
([uarter-length figin-e of the Virgin in red robe and blue hooded 
mantle. She holds in her arms the undraped Child Christ and 
restrains Him from leaping forward by clasping His right arm 
with one hand. Colored naturalistically. In contemporary 
Tabernacolo frame of molded, carved, painted and gildeil wood. 
Molded cornice with plain frieze supported on two fluted pi- 
lasters witii H()manes(iue capitals. jNlolded base and shaped, 
scrolled and voluted apron. 

Hc'tghf. 36 inches; rcidtli, 19 iiichcu. 




ANTONIO ROSSELLINO 
1427—1490 

330 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Colored Stucco Ma- 
donna BY RoSSELLINO 
Rec'tan<4ular tablet modeled, in low relief, with athree-tiuarter- 
lengtli figure of the A^irgin in a red robe with gold-enibroidered 
border and blue hooded mantle looking to the right. She is 
seated in a ehair and holds in her lap with ])()tli hands the 
' undraped Child Christ, wearing a neeklace of beads with a 
eross pendant. The baekgroimd is oeeiipied by a festoon and 
])endants of eherries and leaves. Within a reetangular stucco 
frame, molded and decorated in relief with bands of reel and 
bead and acanthus-leaf ornamentation on a paneled base deco- 
rated, in relief, with a \ ase and rinceaux of acanthus leaves and 
flowers. 

Htiylit. 24 iiirlii:s; zciiltli, l(v''| iiiclus. 




LUCA DKLLA l^OHBIA 

14.()()— 14S1 

,331 — FiFTEEXTH C'exti'ky Flokextixe Colored SiTt'co Uas- 

RELIEF 

Rectangular tal)let, modeled, in low relief, with a half-lenii'tli 
figure of the Virgin in led rol)e and hlue hooded niajitle, stand- 
ing and holding with hotli ariji.s the Child Christ in linen tunie. 
He presses His I'aee close to His Mother's and with the left 
hand clasps a fold of hei- mantle. Colored naturalistieally. In 
contemporary molded, painted and gilded wood Tahernacolo 
frame. Pointed pediment, with molded cornice and plain frieze 
supported l)v two pilasters with Huted shafts and ca2)itals. On 
molded apron. 

Hciglit. ;3T inclifs: jcidth. '20 inclies. 



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DESIDERIO DA SETTIGNANO 

1457—1485 

332 — Fifteenth Cextuky Floukxtixe Coldued Stucco Bas- 

KELIEF 

Rectangular round-arclied tablet, modeled, in low relief, with 
a figure of the Virgin in red robe and blue mantle with bare 
head, standing and pointing with her right hand to the seated 
Child Christ, who, undraped, turns His head to the right. On 
a base with two flying putti. who support a circular medallion % 
enclosing an armorial shield. Original coloring. In contem])o- 
rary arched frame with base of molded and painted wood. 

Hc'u/ht. '34 iciilitu; rcidtli. "25 iiirlir.i. 

A Madonna by Desidcrio, precisely similar to this, but in gray 
■stone, is in the \'ictoria and Albert Museum, Soutii Kensington. 



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BENEDETTO UA MAIANO 

U42— U9S 

333— Fifteenth Century Feokextixe Colored Stucco INTa- 

DOXXA 

Round-arched tablet modeled, in low relief, with a three-quar- 
ter-length seated figure of the "N^irgin in a red robe and blue 
mantle, her head drajjed with a white linen veil. She is looking 
to the left, and holds in her arms the Child Christ undraped 
save for a fold of linen. He lies upon a tasseled cushion with 
His right hand raised and clutching at His ^Mother's veil, while 
He nurses at her right breast. She bends her head over Him in 
loving adoration. Surounded by a round-arched molded and 
carved stucco frame, with a molded base, plain plinth and 
molded apron, colored red and blue. 

Height. -iS hiclu-s: -u-idfli. 2i iiiches. 



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FLORENTINE Sf'HOOI. 

Eari-y Fifteenth C'extfry 

3ii4< — Fifteenth Ckxtuuy Fi.okextine Coi.oked Stucco AIadoxxa 
Half-length fi<^ure of the Virgin, in red rohe and bine mantle, 
with head veil falling in folds. She holds in her right hand. 
jjressed to her breast, a frnit. and snpports on her left arm 
the Child Christ elad in a tunie. He enibraees His Mother's 
neck with both arms and presses His face close to hers. The 
faces of INIother and Child are snffused with a lirooding melan- 
choly. On a s(inare molded bi-aeket of painted wood with traces 
of an inscription and a shaped apron painted with scrolls and 
a shield charged with a coat-of-arms. 

H(i(/ht. 28 inches. 




MASTER IXFIA ENCEU BY BELLA QCEIU lA 

EiFTEEXTii Century 



33.5 — Fifteenth Cexti'uy Flohextixe Coeoked Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Modeled, in low relief and without background, with a half- 
length figure of the ^'irgin, the head only inclined to the right. 
She wears a hooded mantle of blue, within which she has pro- 
tectingly wrajjped the undraped Ciiild Christ, whom she holds 
on her left arm. He clasps with both hands the red tunic of His 
INIother. On a rectangular molded base of stucco modeled in 
the center with two flying angles supporting a wreath enclos- 
ing the Sacred INIonogram, and at the sides with armorial 
pointed shields. 

Height, 'M inchcn; icidtlt. '27 inches. 




LUCA BELLA ROBBLV 

1400—1482 

336 — Fifteenth Cextuky Florentine Colored Stucco Eas- 

RELIEF 

Tondo-like circular medallion, modeled, in low relief, with a 
three-qnarter-len<;th figure of the A^irgin in red rohe, blue man- 
tle and a linen veil, standing with her head inclined to the right 
and gazing down at the Child Christ, whom, clothed in a girdled 
tunic, she holds in her arms. He hides His head on His 
Mother's breast and holds both hands before His face. Above 
is seen the Sanctus Spiritus Dove hovering above the Virgin's 
head, while, slightly below, on either side, is a cherub with folded 
wings. Colored naturalistically. Enclosed in a plain border of 
stucco. 

Diameter. 22 inches. 




SCHOOL OF SIENA 

Fifteenth Century 

337 — FiFTEEXTH Century Siexese Colored Stucco Bas-relief 
Tondo-like circular medallion, modeled, in low relief, with a 
small three-quarter-length fi<>ure of the Virgin in red robe and 
blue mantle, her head covered l)y a fold of linen. She supports 
with both arms the undraped Child Christ, who clasps His hands 
together as He smiles with an expression of childish glee. Col- 
ored naturalistically. Surrounded by a molded and carved 
frame of stucco. 

Dicimctir. 21 inches. 




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ANTONIO FEDEKKilll (l)KTTO DE" TOLOMEl) 

^•2.5{?) — Ui)()) 

-FiFTKKXTlI C'kXTUKY SlKXKSE Coi.OHEU StUC'CO BaS-KKLIKF 

Hound-arched tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-(juar- 
ter-len^th standing figure of the Virgin in red robe and blue 
mantle draped about her head. With one hand slie .su])ports 
the Child Christ, who, elad in a linen tunie, stands and nurses 
at her breast. Colored naturalistically. In a contemporary 
Tabernaclolo frame of molded, carved, painted and gilded wood 
It has a round arch flanked and surmounted by volutes and 
honeysuckle ornaments and supported on two pilasters with 
acanthus-leaf capitals and fluted and astragalled shafts. The 
base is molded and inscribed, in Koman letters, with a nearly ef- i^' 
faced I>atin inscription, and an apron of voluted acanthus leaves j,"^ 
enclosing a shield. ^^ 

Height, '-V.i inclus: u-'ulth. '1^ inclir.i. 



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DKSIDKUIO DA SETTKiNANO 

1427—1-1-85 

.'339 — FiFTEEXTii Ckxti'uy Fi.ohkxtixk Coi.okki) STrit'o Bas- 

REIJEl' 

Reetan<4iilar tal)let, modeled, in low relief, with a tliree-(juarter- 
lengtli figure of the Virgin in red robe girdled at the waist, blue 
mantle and linen head veil, seated and holding on her left knee, 
her left hand clasping His waist, her right hand holding His 
feet, the Child Christ, who is clothed in swaddling-bands.. Col- 
ored naturalistieally. In a contemporary molded, carved, 
painted and gilded wood Tabernacolo frame. On molded base, 
with dentelled and egg and dart cai'vcd apron. 



A iiuirhk' l)as-rulirf 1) 
was recently sold l)v the H( 
of Paris. 



H(i</lif. 49 ///c/ic.v.- xcidfli. :J1 hirhcx. 

Desiderio, eloselv rLseinhlin^ this stucco, 
i.ital of the Sta. Maria Nuova to M. Foulc 



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ANTONIO ROSSELLINO 

1427—1490 

340 — Fifteenth Century Fi^orentine Colored Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Rectanqular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-quarter- 
length figure of the Virgin in red robe and blue hooded mantle 
seated in a chair and holding on her lap, with both hands, the 
Child Christ, undraped and wearing a necklace with a cross as 
pendant. Enclosed within a round-arched niche with two 
Romanesque pilasters with paneled shafts, the arch having in 
raised Roman letters an "a^'e maria" inscription and the span- 
drels being filled with a scrolled ornamentation colored nat- 
uralistically. In contemporary Tabernacolo frame of molded 
and painted wood. INIolded cornice, with frieze supported on 
Doric pilasters and inscribed in Roman letters, "quos omnes 
QLTi TRANSiTis PER viAM, &c" ("It it nothing to you, all ye 
that pass by '. Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto 
my sorrow." I^amentations, i. 12). INIolded base with plinth '^ 
inscribed, "Ploravit in nocte, &c." '^ 

Height, 31 inches; iddth, 20lo inches. 

Tliis stucco is of somewhat exceptional interest owing to its 
unusual state of ])reservation. Time has merely mellowed the coloring, 
and Signer Bardiiii is responsible for the statement that it has never 
been cleaned, much less retouched. 

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No. 340 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Colored Stucco Bas-relief 



LUCA BELLA ROBBIA 
1400—1481 

341 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Colored Terra-cott.s 
Bas-relief 
Rectangular tablet, iiiodeletl, in low relief, with a small three- 
quarter-length seated figure of the ^"irgin clothed in a red robe 
and blue mantle and with bare head, the hair braided over the 
forehead and knotted behind. Her face is in profile, looking 
toward the right and regarding with interest the undra2)ed Child 
Christ, whom she holds in her arms as He stretches forward, 
extending both arms as lie seizes a stem of lilies. In the origi- 
nal Tabei-nacolo frame of molded, carved, painted and gilded 
wood. jNIolded cornice, plain frieze supported on two fluted 
pilasters with Gothic capitals, and molded base, the plinth with 
a Latin inscription in Koman characters. o 

If(i(/lit, ;5() iiicJics; icidfli. 2() iiicJic.i. '^ 

■^I'liis is ;i tcrra-c-otta stu(l\' fur tlif cili'hrated "Mailonna (if the 
Lilies" in ir]:i/,ud tcrra-fotta by Luca dclla Kobbia wliii-h is now in 
the Ciiureh of St. Andrea Itove/zano, and hence is oeneraily known 
as tlie Kove/zano Madonna. Aiiotlier version is in the Quincy A. 
Sliaw Colk'ction in Boston and anotiier in tlie Liechtenstein Collec- 
tion in \'ienna. Illustrated in Di". Bode's "Florentine Sculpture of 
the Renaissance," p. lO'.i. 

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No. 341- i''ii 1 i;i;.\Tii C'i:,\rrni I'i.okkxiixe t'oi.oKKi) Ti;iiUA-<.oTTA 
Bas-kei.ief 



LUCA BELLA ROBBIA 

1400—1482 

342 — FiFTEEXTH Century Florentine Colored Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Kound-arclied tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-quar- 
ter-length figure of the Virgin in a red robe, her head hooded 
with a long, flowing veil. She is standing with her head turned 
to the right and bent over with an ex2)ression of maternal solici- 
tude toward the face of Christ, whom she guards with her right 
hand, caressing His hair with her left. Undraped, save for a ^ 
short skirt of fine linen. He stands supporting Himself with one ^ 
hand laid on His JMother's breast. His face is turned toward \ 
the spectator. Colored naturalistically. In a contemporary 
carved, molded, painted and gilded wood frame with round - 
arched top flanked and surmounted by voluted acanthus leaves 
and rimmed palmettes. ]Molded base and apron. > ji>^ 

Hi-i(/ht. 38 inrhc.i: -u'ldtli, 29 inches.-^ 
{Illustrated) A > V 




No. 342 — FiFTEEXTn Centuuv Florextixk Coloued Stlcco Bas-relief 



ANTONIO ROSSELLINO 
1427— U9() 

343 — Fifteenth Centuky Feurextixe C'oluked Stucco Eas- 

KEEIEF 

^Modeled, in low relief and without background, with a half- 
length figure of the Virgin with long curling hair, the head in- 
clined to the left and looking downwards with a pensive ex- 
pression, holding in her arms and clasping with both her hands 
the Child Christ, who reclines in a seated position against her 
right arm. The figiu'es are on a scjuare molded l)ase. the front 
modeled with a festoon of fruits and leaves Hanked by cherubim 
and the broken angles siu'mounted by spheres. Colored natural- 
istically. In original molded, carved and gilded wood Taber- 
nacolo frame. Pointed molded and dentelled pediment and 
cornice with plain frieze, supported on two pilasters with pan- 
eled shafts and Composite capitals. On molded base with 
molded apron. 

Tabernacle: Height, 55 inches; width, -K) inches. 
Stucco: Height, 20 inches; -icidth, 21 inches. 

Tliis stucco, ill Sifrnor Bardini's ()])ini()n, served as a model for 
tlie torra-c'otta now in tlie Berlin ]Museuiii, wliieh is a tenth smaller 
in every (iiri'etioii, due to the shrinkajje of the clay when haked. 

{Illustrated) 




No. '•iili I'l I 1 1 I,;. 1 il tlXllK'l I'l.OUKXTINK ( '() I.Oli KI) 

Sticc'o Ha.s-kelief 



SIENESE SCHOOL 

Fifteenth Century 

34,4 — Fifteenth Cextury Siexese Colored Stucco Bas-kelief 
Rectangular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a half-length 
figure of the Virgin in red robe and blue mantle draped over 
her head, seated and embracing the undraped Child Christ, 
who sits and with one hand arranges the folds of His INIother's 
mantle. Above is a cherub with outstretched wings, and below, 
a base modeled in relief with a cherub and two putt I hold- 
ing escutcheons. Colored naturalistically. In contemporary 
molded, carved, painted and gilded wood Tabernacolo frame (- 
having a triangular pediment with painted tympanum, molded ^ 
and dentelled cornice, frieze carved in I'elief with ox-skulls and 
festoons of laurel leaves supported by two fluted pilasters with 
Composite Corinthian capitals. INIolded base carved with water 
leaves. 



Height, 4(5 luetics; u'itttli, 20 incties.^ 
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No. 344 — Fifteenth CEXTriiv Siexese Colored Stucco Bas-uelief 



FHAXCKSC'O DI (JIORGIO 
14.'J9— 15()() 

.'j4o — FiFTEKXTH Cextury Sienesk Coi.ouEi) Stucco Eas-kelief 
Round-arched tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-quar- 
ter-len<4'th fi<>in-e of the Virgin in a loose robe with full sleeves, 
her head hooded with a flowing veil. Her face, seen in profile 
and looking downward, is turned toward the Child Christ, whom 
she holds in her arms. He is undraped. and is laughing in child- 
ish glee as He grasps with one hand a fold of His Mother's veil. 
Colored naturalistically. In original molded wooden frame, 
with arched top and molded base and a])ron. 

Hti</lif. ;5S iiiiliis: icidtli. L^•{ /;/(7(C.v. 

l''ranc(.'sc() di (iior^'io ^lartinl, arcliiti'ct. eiif^iiK'er, si-ulptor and 
autlior, was a jjupil of II \'cffliic'tta and n-aini'd liis cliiuf i-ck'brit y as a 
sculptor by the two bronze angels on titlier side of II >'eccliietta's taber- 
nacle in tlie Cathedral at Siena. 

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No. 3-15 — FiKTKKxrn Cknti uv Siexese Coluued 
Sruct'o Has-uelief 



DONATO DE' BARDI— DONATELLO 
138.3—1466 

346 — Fifteenth Centuky Fi.okentine Coi,oreu Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Round-arched tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a half-length 
life-size and seated figure of the Virgin dressed in a red robe 
with tight-fitting sleeves and a blue mantle which serves also 
as a hood, holding on her lap with one arm the Child Christ, who, 
undraped, leans His chin upon His right hand. His left hand 
rests on the outstretched left hand of His Mother. Both Ma- 
donna and Child have gilded haloes. In molded frame of 
stucco. Colored naturalistically. 

Height, ii'JVi; tiiehcs; zcidth, 2\\'-> inches. 

This bas-rc'liuf is especially jtri/.ed hy Si<rnor Bardiiii, who con- 
siders it not only an oritrinal work of the great master, but as favorably 
comparing with the similar example in the A'ictoria and Albert iVIuseum, 
South Kensington, and in the Liechtenstein Collection in A'ienna, as 
well as that in the Berlin Museum referred to by Ur. Bode in his "Floren- 
tine Bildauer der Renaissance," ]). 104. 

{Illustrated) 



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No. 346 — Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Colored Stucco Bas-relief 



SPEUANDIO MAdLlOlJ DA MANTUA 
1425—1500 

347 — P'li'TEKNTH Cexti'uy IMaxtuax C()],()uei) Stucco Bas-kklief 

BY SpERAXDIO 

llectanfifular tablet, modeled, in high relief, with a three-quarter- 
leuytli figure of the Virgin in loose robe with full sleeves, her 
head hooded with a close-fitting veil. Her head is inclined 
slightly to the left and she ga/.es with downcast eyes and an 
expression of sad foreboding at the Child Christ, whom she 
holds in her arms. He has curly hair, is clothed in a loosely 
fitting tunic and holds His right hand uplifted in the act of 
benediction. The figures are on a base, the front modeled with 
a cherub with outstretched wings flanked by two other cheru- 
bim. Colored naturalistically. In the original Florentine Tab- 
ernacolo frame of molded, carved, painted and gilded wood. 
Pointed molded pediment, the tympanum occupied by a jiainted 
Sanctus Spiritus Dove, with molded cornice and frieze painted 
with three circular medallions enclosing figures of Saints, sup- 
ported on two fluted pilasters with Conn)ositc capitals. ^lolded 
base, with plinth painted with a Latin inscription in Roman let- 
ters, and molded and painted apron. IJy Sperandio IMaglioli da 
Mantua (14.2.5-1.)00). 

Tahcrnaclc : Hciijlit, (i fret 4 iiiclics; w'ultli, .'^4 inches. 
Stucco: Hciylit. .'JO hiclics; icidtli. 18 inclics. 

The validity of tlie attribution of this stucco to Sperandio must 
he obvious to those who coni])are it with the terra-cottn monument by 
Sperandio in tlie Church of St. Doincnico, Hologna. 

(lllustrafcd) 




No. 3-17 — Fifteenth Centikv Manttax Coloked Stucco 
Bas-relief by Spekaxdio 



SCHOOL OF SIENA 

Fifteenth Centuky 

348 — Fifteenth Century Sienese Colored Stucco Bas-relief 
Rectaiifjular table, with semi-octagonal top, modeled, in low 
relief, with a fi<>ure of the Virgin in red robe and blue mantle 
and with bare head. She is standing and clasping with caressing 
fervor tlie undrajjed Child Christ, whom she carries in her 
arms, her face seen in profile looking to the right, turned toward ^ 
Him as though in listening adoration. He clasps His IMother's 
neck with His left arm and turns His face toward the spectator. 
Colored naturalistically. In contem2:)orary molded wooden 
frame. 

Hiic/Iit, 20 inches; icidtli. 16 inches. 
{Illustrnted) 




No. 3-18 — Fifteenth Centuuy Siexese Colored STUtco Bas-kelief 



LUCA DELLA ROBBIA 

1400—148-2 

349 — Fifteenth Cextukv Feorextixe Stucco Bas-keeief 

Rectangular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a full-length 
figure of the Virgin in red robe and blue mantle which is hooded 
over her head, kneeling, with both hands brought together in 
front of her, in adoration of the Child Christ, who reclines on q 
a cushion looking up at His INIother and drawing aside a youth- ^ 
ful St. John the Baptist with his cross, also adoring the Christ, 
while above on both sides are angels in the same attitude, with 
hands brought together in front of their breasts. Original col- 
oring. Enclosed in molded and carved frame of stucco. 

Height, 281^. itichcs: width, 181 o inches. 
(Illustrated) 




No. li-ii) — Fifteenth C'EXTiitv Feouextixe Stucco Bas-rheiee 



SPERANDIO MAGLIOLI 
1425—1500 

350 — Sixteenth Century Mantuan Terka-cotta Bas-relief 

Round-arched niche; the arch, with shell haekground and span- 
drels occupied hv cheruhini. is supported hy plain pilasters with 
molded capitals. The niche is occupied by a subject, modeled 
in low-relief, of "The Resurrection." Christ, partially robed 
in a flowing garment, kneels on the tomb, holding in ITis left 
hand a cross and holding up His right in the act of benediction. 
Below is seen the figure of a Roman centurion asleep and lean- 
ing against the tomb. Painted in white to sinudate marble. In 
a molded, j^ainted and gilded Tabernacolo frame with molded 
and dentelled cornice and frieze painted with a meander pat- 
terning, supported by two Doric pilasters, their shafts painted 
with arabesfiues proceeding from urn-shaped vases. JNIolded 
l)ase ]>ainted with rosettes, and a])ron with voluted and scrolled 
acanthus lea\'es enclosing a shield charged with a coat-of-arms. 
Painted white. 

Height, .'}.'5 'niches; zciiltli, Ki'^. iiichc.i. 

Sperandio was one of tlio gi-eatest iiiedallists of liis time, as is 
evidenced by the surprisingly able manner in which he has handled 
this composition within the limits of so confined a space. The same 
treatment appears in the monument by Sperandio now in the Church 
of S. Fi-ancisco at Bologna. 

{Ilhisfnifei]) 





4 




No. 350 — Sixteenth Cextiuv Maxtiax Terra-cotta Bas-rei.ief 



DONATO DE' BARDI (DOXATELLO) 
1388—1-1.66 

351 — Fii-TEENTH Centuky Fi.ohextine Colored Tekra-cotta Bas- 
relief 
Three-quarter-length figure of the \"irgin, modeled in low relief. 
Seen in profile, with the head turned to the left, the Virgin, who 
is clothed in a gold robe brocaded with red, and a blue mantle 
with trimmings of unusual richness, the most prominent of 
which is a broad band embroidered on a gold ground in red 
with conventional cherubim at regidar intervals, holds with both 
finely modeled hands the Child Christ, dressed in a linen gar- 
ment dotted with gold and banded with red, arranged after the 
fashion of the swaddling clothes then the fashion in Italy. He 
presents His full face to the spectator and His childish features 
are composed into an expression of foreboding melancholy. In 
the background are two cherubim with smiling children's faces 
and red-feathered wings. In a very richly decorated, slightly 
restored Tabernacolo frame of molded, carved, gilded and 
painted wood. It has a round-arched opening, the molding en- 
riched with egg and dart carving and the finial formed of two 
voluted acanthus leaves surmounted by a fan-shaped ornament. 
At either side are pilasters with molded console capitals and 
shafts carved in low relief and painted with clustered acanthus- 
leaf pendants. The base is molded and carved and the bracket 
apron formed of scrolled acanthus leaves enclosing an oval panel 
painted with a figiu'e. Upper part restored. 

Mfdsuroiicnt of the Bas-rdicf : Hciylit, 35 iiic]ifx: rcidt]!, 28 inclics. 

Few of tlie sculptors of tlic Italian Renaissance so impressed his 
own and succeeding generations as did Donatello. His work, indeed, 
as astonisliing in the extent of its output as in its surpassing beauty, 
is typically rej)resentati''e of his school and epoch. The Madonna here 
under consideration possesses supreme interest, for while tlie face of 
the Madonna herself is strangely attractive by reason of its very un- 
usuahiess, tlie two cherubim sum up for us the wiiole sjiirit, half-Pagan, 
half-Christian of the Italian Quattrocento, while the face of the Christ 
with its weird foreboding of jiain and sorrow iiu\ it.ilily st.unps the woik 
as being that of the master himself. 

{Illiistnital) 




No. 351 — Fifteenth Century Flouextine Colored Terra-cotta 
Bas-relief 



352 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Colored Stucco Bas- 
relief 
Tondo-like circular medallion, modeled, in low relief, with a 
three-quarter-length figure of the Virgin in a red robe and blue 
mantle and with bare head. She sits with her hands in her lap, 
her face in profile, looking toward the left, gazing with ma- 
ternal solicitude at the Child Christ, who lies undraped before q 
her. His face turned toward the spectator and His right hand O 
raised in the act of benediction. Colored naturalistically. En- "^ 
closed in a border modeled with cherul)im witli outstretched 
wings, symmetrically disposed. 

Diameter, '2ii^'-^ iiiehes. 

(lUiisfrateiJ) 



BENEDETTO DA IMAIANO 

14^2—1498 

3.)3 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Colored Terra-cotta Ma- 
donna liY Benedetto da Maiano 
Three-quarter-length standing figure of the Virgin in red robe 
and blue mantle, her head hooded by a white linen veil. She 
holds in her arms the Child Christ, whose head, with a profusion 
of curls, is thrown back as though in contemplation. His right 
hand is raised in the act of benediction. Both Mother and Child 
are haloed. Colored naturalistically and placed in a tondo 
frame of glazed terra-cotta and of the della liobbia school of 
the fifteenth century. The glazed terra-cotta frame, of the 
period of Andrea della Robbia, consists of a wreath of fruits 
and leaves, in their natural colors, with an inner border, in white. 
of egg and dart ornament and an outside border of imbricated 
patterning. 

He'ujht of fujure. .'57 'niehes; <] id meter of frame, 54 iiiehex. 

This bas-rcliof is so iiiucli larger tlian tliu marble it closely re- 
sembles, of the Tornabuioni inonuinent in Sta. Maria Novella, that 
Signor Bardini deeiiis it to be a study by the artist for the marble 
wliich exigencies of arrhitictural space forced him to make smaller. 

(lUiistrateil) 



BENEDETTO DA MAIAXO 

14.4.2—1498 

3.54 — Fifteenth CEXTinjv Florentine Colored Stl^cco Bas- 

KKEIEF 

Kectan<)ular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-quarter- 
length figure of the Virgin in red robe, blue mantle and wearing 
a white linen veil. She holds in her arms the Child Christ, who. 
undraped save for a fold of linen, lies upon a tasseled eushion 
and nurses at His ^[other's breast. The Virgin gazes down at 
her Child in loving and maternal adoration and He looks up at 
her in childlike trust and confidence. Colored naturalistically. 
In the original Tabernacolo frame of molded, carved, painted 
and gilded wood. ]Molded triangular pediment, with a carved, 1^ 
bearded and haloed head of (iod the Father occupying the Q> 
tympanum; molded cornice and frieze painted with a circular ^■ 
medallion enclosing the sacred monogram and flanked by 
scrolled leaves; su])i)<)rte(l on two fluted pilasters with Koman- 
escjue capitals. ^lolded base; i)linth with an "avk maiua" in 
Roman characters and molded apron. 

Hi'ighf. 50 inchcx: width. 28 inches. 

( 111 II strut, (I ) 




No. 354 — Fifteenth C'extuky Florentine CoLOKEn Stucco Bas-uelief 



DONATO UE' BARDI (DONATELLO) 
;3.}.5 — FiFTEEXTH Century Flouextixi: C'oloked Stucco Bas- 

KELIEF 

Kec'taiigular tablet, inodeled, in low relief, with a lialf-lenytb. 
figure of the Virgin in red ro])e Avith blue mantle and linen Aeil, 
her face in profile turned toward the right, with hanils brought 
together in front of her, adoring the Child Christ, who sits, 
draped in swaddling clothes, on a small chair in front of her. 
Coloi'ed naturalistically. In the original Tabernacolo frame of 
molded, ear\ed, ])ainted and gilded wood. Triangular pedi- 
ment, the tympanum oecu])ied by a Sanctus Sjiiritus Dove in 
high relief, with molded cornice, and frieze carved with two 
cherubim and catenaries, supported by two fluted jjilasters with 
pointed-leaf capitals. On molded base, the plinth painted in t) 
Lombardic characters with an "Ave ^laria" flanked by es- 
cutcheons charged with the coat-of-arms of the jNIedici family. 
Molded apron. 

Ht'Kjht. T)! 'inches: iciilth. •_'!);'•! iiithr.i. 

A careful study of this stucco will suggest, according to Signor 
Hiirdini, tluit it Tiiust have been the model on which was based the 
famous bronzed terra-cotta no« in the \'icti)ria and Albert Museum 
at South Kensington. 

(llliislraUd) 




No. 355 — Fifteenth C'?:xtuuy Flouentine Coloued Stucco Bas-relief 



ANTONIO IIOSSEI.LINO 
1427— l-t'JO 

356 — Fifteenth CEXTCitv Fi.okextine JMadoxna and Child in 
Coi>oKED Stucco Bas-relief 
Rectangular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-quarter- 
len<>th fii^ure of the "N^iri^in in a red robe and blue mantle, her 
head covered by a thin veil. Seated and regarding with face 
turned to the right and with a dignified calm the Child Christ, 
who, in a white tunic with red girdle, is seated on her knee 
clasping in both hands a bird, at which He looks with childish 
glee. On either .side, in the background, is modeled a "candeli- 
eri" decoration of vases festooned with ribbons and supporting 
a floral festoon. Original coloring. In original Tabernacolo 
frame of molded, carved, painted and gilded wood. Pointed 
pediment, with molded and dentelled cornice and plain frieze 
supported on two Hutcd pilasters with acanthus-leaf and shell- 
carved capitals. JNJolded base, the plinth ))ainted with an "ave 
makia" inscription in Roman lettering, and molded apron. 

Height. 55 inches; ic'ulth, .'50 inehex. 
{Illustrated) 




No. 356 l''lKTEKXTH C'KXTrliV FlOH KNTIX E ^I.MIOXXA AXl) ClULD IX 

Colored Sntto I?as-kelief 



ANTONIO ROSSELLINO 
1427—1490 

3.37 FlFTEKXTH CkXTUKY Fl.ORKXTlNE CoLOKKD StUCCO BaS- 

REIJEF 

Rectaii<;ular tablet, modeled, in low relief, with a three-quarter- 
length life-size figure of the ^''irgin in red robe, blue mantle and 
linen veil, seated, looking to the left and regarding, with down- 
cast eyes and an expression of maternal solicitude, the Child 
Christ, who, clad in a purple tunic, sits on her lap, supported 
by His ^Mother's hand, which clasps His shoulder. On either 
side, in the uj^per backgroimd, is an Angel in green robe with 
red wings adoring, with folded hands. Traces of original col- 
oring. In original Tabernacolo frame of molded, carved, 
painted and gilded wood. Pointed pediment, with molded 
cornice and frieze decorated with three cherubim, modeled in 
papier-mache and separated ])y catenaries tied with scrolled 
ribbons, supported on two fluted pilasters with Corinthian 
capitals. INIolded base, the plinth flanked by modeled escutch- 
eons, with molded apron. 

Ilchjlit. .').') iiulirx; icidth, '.W inclifx. 

Si^nor Bardini coiisidt is tliis tlio most beautiful of all the Ma- 
donnas modeled by Antonio Hossellino. 

(lllu.itrntfd) 




No. 357 — 1<'ifii-;eniii Ckxi-i k\ I'lou k.\ rixi-: t'uLouKU Sm i o Uas-kklikk 



GIOVANNI PISANO 
1250— 1829 

358 — Thiktekxtii Cexti^hy PiSxVx Coeoueu Wood Figure 

Full-lengtli .standiii<^' figure of the Virgin, wearing a trefoiled 
crown over a linen \eil, a red robe and blue mantle. She .sup- 
ports, on her left arm, the partially draped figure of the Child 
Christ, while raising her right hand and bending lier liead as 
though to listen to His ehildish prattle. He, on His part, looks 
into her gentle, calm face with a delightfid air of confidence. 
His right hand is raised as though to attract His INIother's at- 
tention, while He rests tlie left on His knee. His little bare 
right foot is bent downward in a surprisingly natural attitude. 
Colored naturalistically and gilded. On circular wooden base 
and an octagonal molded stand. 

Hfu/ht. .').'5 inches. 

The son of Nicola Pisano, tliat greatest of Italian mediaeval sculp- 
tors, Giovanni, as well as Arnolfo di Canibio and others, pupils -with 
him of hi.s father, carried from Pisa into otlur ])arts of Italy that 
revival of the art of sculpture for which Nicola was chiefly resj)onsible. 
Siena, Padua and Pistoja are enriched by examples of his skill. This 
statue betrays the .strong influence of the anticjue works of art the 
Pisani studied to such advantage. 

(Illustrated) 




No. ;}58 — TmitTEEXTH Centuuv Pisax Colored Wood Fu;rnE 



GLAZED TERRA-GOTTAS BY THE DELLA 
ROBBIA FAMILY 





PETM ■ 




(ilOVANNI DELLA ROBBIA 

SiXTEKXTII C'EXTfliY 

3j9 — Sixteenth Century Floukxtink Glazed TEHUA-t'OTTA 
Tablet 
Shaj)e{l tahk't, glazed white with painted iiiseription paneled in 
Roman eharaeters. "D. PET. ]NL." snrniounted hy a triple loop 
of i-ihhons, hranehes of aeanthns and a shell and with an apron 
of a chei-nh with outstretched wini^s within a festoon of fruits 
and leaves. Tablet and cherub <^laze(l in white, the rest in nat- 
ural colors. 

Hiiqlit. 'i.'J hicliiw: ic'idtli. IS iiiclu's. 




BELLA ROBBIA FAMILY 

Sixteenth Centikv 



3(50 SiXTEEXTH CeXTUKY (il.AZEl) TeUKA-C'OTTA Fl(iUl{E 

Half-length figure of an angel, shown as a woman with long 
eurling hair and pointed diadem, with wings, clothed in a sleeve- 
less tunic girdled with knotted rihhon and holding on the right 
arm a stem of lilies. On a hase formed of clouds. I^eft arm 
missing. Glazed in natural colors with jjortions left unglazed. 

Htic/ht, 21 inchfs. 

Tlic admirable fi^-uro, according to Signor Bardini, was modeled bv 
tlio mombLi- of tbc dclla Robbia family wlio madf tlu' famous frieze 
on tbe front of the Hospital of Pistoja. 



•V 



LUC A di>:lla robbia 

14.00—1482 

3()1 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Cii-AZEi) TERKA-toTTA 
Medaij.ion 
Circular medallion, modeled in low relief with a shaped shield 
charged with a coat-of-arms on a hlue ground consisting of a 
field argent with a hend or, mantled with a scrolled yellow rih- 
bon. Enclosed within a frame of wreath of fruits and leaves 
glazed in their natural colors. 

Diamettr, ^9\j inches. 
(lUiist rated) 

LUCA DKLLA U()BI$IA 

1400— 1-1.8-2 

3(52 — Fifteenth Centuuv Florentine Glazed Terra-coi-ta 

Medallion 

Circular medallion, modeled on a blue ground with the emblem 

of St. Lawrence, a purple gridiron surmounted by two yellow 

^ ears of wheat and a white floriated cross. Enclosed within a 

>^ frame having an inner border of egg and dart patterning glazed 

white, sin-rounded by a wreath of fruits and leaves l)anded with 

ribbons. Glazed in natural colors. 

Dianuicr, 'l'\ inches. 
(lUnstniied) 

LUCA DELL A ROBBLV 

1 400—1 482 

363 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Glazi:d TEKRA-toTTA 
jNIedallion 
Circular medallion, modeled, in low relief, with a shaped shield 
charged with the coat-of-arms of the della Kobbia family, party 
per fesse argent, a cross crosslet, three daggers displayed, 
surrounded by a wreath of acorns and leaves. Enclosed within 
a frame of a wreath formed of alternate sections of fruits and 
leaves and pine cones and needles glazed in their natural colors. 

Diameter, 2.5 '^ inches. 
(Illiislnitcil) 






'"■*^'-^^J^J 



LUC A BELLA ROBBIA 

14.00—1482 

3()4. — Fifteenth Century Florentine Gi>azei) Terka-cotta 
JNIedali.ion 
Circular medallion, modeled in very low relief, with a circle 
containinfi^ the Sacred JNIonogram (I.H.S.) combined with a 
cross, and surrounded by pointed alternate straight and spiral 
rays in yellow on a blue ground. Enclosed within a frame of 
a wreath of fruits and leaves banded with ribbons on a white 
ground, (ila/ed in natural colors. 

Did meter, 25 inches, 
{niii.strateil) 

BELLA ROBBL\ FAMILY 

SiXTEEXTH CkXITRY 

365 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Glazed Terra-cotta 
Medallion 
Circular medallion, modeled with a shaped shield, glazed blue 
on a green ground and charged with the emblem of St. Anthony, 
a hand resting on a crutch, and mantled with a scrolled and 
tasseled ribbon. Enclosed in a frame having, on a white ground, 
a wreath of bimehes of fruits and fir-cones tied with scrolled 
ribbons. Glazed in natural colors. 

Diameter, 29 inches. 

Tills and tliu followiiifr nudallion camu from a nionastury near 
Florence. 

(Illustrated) 

BELLA ROBBL\ FAMILY 

SiXTEEXTH CeXTI'RV 

3GC> — Fifteenth Century Florentine Glazed Terra-cotta 
Medallion 
Circular medallion, modeled with a shaped shield glazed in blue 
and charged with the emblem of St. Francis, two crossed hands 
showing the stigmata below a Horiated cross in white, j)urple 
and j'ellow. Enclosed within a frame formed of a wreath of 
fruits and leaves on a white ground naturalistically colored. 

Diameter, IJO ' j inches. 

(Ilhistratnl) 



M ' 






LUCA DELLA ROBBIA 

1400—1482 

367 — Fifteenth Century Glazed Tekra-cotta Portrait 
]Mei)aij.ion 
Circular medallion, modeled with the hiist portrait of a Roman 
Kmperor shown as a young man with a wreath of laurel tied 
with scrolled rihhons. Glazed in white, with a hlue hackground 
and enclosed in a frame of glazed tcrra-eotta modeled with a 
wreath of fruits and leaves glazed in their natural colors. 

Dunneter, 28 inches. 

Tlio iidiiiirabk' iiiodfliiifr of tliis hiist, so Siirnor Bardini asserts, 
cannot fall to yivc assurance that it is tlic work of l.uca liiinsilf. 

{Ilhistrtit,;!} 

ANDREA DELLA ROISBLV 

1 4:57—1 528 

368 — Fifteenth Century Glazed Terra-cotta Portrait 
Medallion 
Circular medallion, modeled with a hust portrait, in the antique 
style and glazed in white, of a hearded man of middle age look- 
ing downwards and wearing a toga with an under tunic. En- 
closed in a frame of glazed teri'a-cotta modeled as a wreath 
of fruits, flowers and leaves glazed in their natural colors. The 
hackground to the hust is of wood. 

Diiiiiuttr, 'SI uiclua. 
(Ilhist ratal) 

ANDREA DELLA ROBBLV 

1437—1528 

369 — Fifteenth Century CtLazed Terra-cotta Portrait 
Medallion 
Circular medallion modeled with a portrait hust, in the antique 
style, of a man shown in full face wearing an inider tunic and 
with a toga dra^ied around his shoulders. Glazed in white 
with a hlue hackground. Surrounded hy a glazed terra-cotta 
frame of a wreath of fruits, flowers and leaves glazed in their 
natural coloi's. 

Diumctir, 34 inches. 
{Uhi strafed) 



GIOVANNI DKLLA ROBBIA 
14.69—1529 

370 — FouKTEKXTii Century Glazed Tekra-cotta Bas-relief 

]iectaii<;'ular tablet of terra-ccitta. ,ylazed in natural colors. A 
copy of Hossellino's luarhk' has-rclief of "St. Jerome in tlie 
Desert." There are a few minor differences, the saint, for 
instance, heinf^- shown as an old man with a heai-d, but otherwise 
the compositions are alike. In terra-cotta frame glazed in 
wliite. 

Iliiqht, AH inches: width. 12'.. inches. '- 

- .g 

It is an undoubtL'tl fact that the Delia Kobliias, witli tbc j)ossiblc ^>^ 
exception of Luca, availed tbcni.selves of the creative abilities of other 
sculptors whose orif^iiials they reproduced in glazed terra-cotta. An 
instance of this is a tiella Hobbia referred to by Sir J. (". Robinson, 
wiiich is a partial reproduction of Antonio Rossellino's celebrated marble 
altarpiece in the Church of Monte Oliveto at Naples. 

{Illustrated) 




No. ;37()— FoiKTEEXTH CeXTIKV (iLAZKl) TkKUA-COTTA Ba.S-1(EL1EF 




GIU\ A.\M DKLLA KOBBIA 
14.(59— 15-29 

371 — Fij-TEENTH Cexti'hy 1''l()kkntixe Glazed Tekua-cotta 
Statue 
Standing figure of Judith, with long curhng liair falling over 
her shoulders and dressed in a loose rohe gathered over the hips 
and with the sleeves rolled u]). In the left hand she holds by 
the hair the deeajjitated head of Ilolofernes. Her right arm 
is uplifted. On eii-cular base, lettered "judit," and square 
molded i)edestal, tiie sides enriched with festoons of flowers and 
fruits and with eheruhim. The figure glazed in white, the 
])edestal in wliite and eoloi's. l^ight arm missing. 

Height, -12 inches. 

Sigiior Biinliiii ilirocts attrntioii to tliis statue as being of excep- 
tional artistic value. Durinir the Decadence, the followers of the Delia 
Robbias frequently co])ie(l this subject, hut their co])ies entirely lack 
the brilliancy of the irla/e and Die admirabh' niodelini;- sliow n in this 
example. 



4 



ANDRKA DELLA KOHUIA 
U;i7— 1528 

'i7'2 — Fifteenth Cextuuy (ii.AZi.i) 'rKKKA-coTTA Eas-uei.ief ix its 
Original Tabehxaiolo Fkame 
Kound-arclicd tahk't, inodflcd with tlirec-ciuarter-k'H^tli figure 
of the A^ir^in in rohe c-ontined at the waist with a knotted ,<>'irdk' 
and hooded mantle fastened at the neek with a cord and huttons. 
She is standin<4' with her hea(k seen in three-cinarter view, in- 
clined to the left, the featnres sureluirged with an expression 
of pensive melancholy. Her left hand holding His left ankle 
and her right hand clasping His hody, she supports the un- 
draped standing Child Christ, who has His left arm thrown 
around His ]Motiier's neck and holds in His right hand a hird. 
His full face is turned to the spectator, at whom he gazes with 
an air of Divine dignity. The haekground is diversified with 
horizontal hands of clouds, while ahove are three cherubim, one 
with outstretched and two with folded wings shown with the 
faces of smiling care-free children. JNIother and Child, as well 
as the three cherubim, have haloes. This excjuisite tablet is 
l>laced within a Tabernacolo frame having an inner broad ])or- 
der of seven cherubim with outstretched wings, some with smil- 
iijg faces, some looking downwards with a pitying expression; 
the outer border is a molding of eiy<r and dart patterning. On a 
base of a double ogee molding, the upper member enriched with 
an acanthus leaf, the Unver with an egg and dart patterning. 
The shaped apron is outlined by two curving fluted cornucopia? 
with voluted terminations filled with fruits, and in the center 
is a cherub with halo and outstretched wings. Glazed in white 
with a blue background. Slightly restored. 

Height. .'J9 inches: rciil/li, "JO iiirlie.i. 

Professor Allan ManjuaiKl of Princeton, acknowledged as a k-ading 
authorit}' on the works of tlie Delia Robbias, in his forthcoming volume 



[No. .372 — Continued] 

on Andrea dolhi Robbia provisionally puts this Bardini jVIadonna in the 
decade 1490-1500. He also writes: "You make no mistake in at- 
tributing this Madonna to Andrea della Robbia." In his "Delia Robbias 
in America" (Princeton, 1912), Professor Marquand points out (pp. 
85-36) that the similar ^Madonna in the Quincy A. Shaw Collection 
(recently presented to the Boston ^Museum of Fine Arts) is evidently 
based on the "fine relief" by Andrea in the Church of St. Egidio, con- 
nected with the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, Florence, and that 
both, though later, are not far removed from Andrea's relief in the 
Church of St. Gaetano. It may be mentioned that another similar 
relief, illustrated on page 103 of Cavallucci and Molinier's "Les Delia 
Robbia," Paris, 188-i, is No. 75-i7 in the Victoria and Albert ^luseum. 
South Kensington. It is there assigned to Andrea della Robbia, but 
has an entirely different, and much more commonplace, frame. 

(Sec Frontispiece) 



ANDREA DELLA ROBBIA 

1437—1528 

373 — Sixteenth Century Fi.okentine Glazed Terra-cotTx\ Tab- 
ERNACOLO Frame 
Shaped arcliitectural frame, with semicircular pediment 
flanked and siu'mounted by rosettes and lioneysuckle ornaments. 
The molding is enriched by an acanthus-leaf border and ro- 
setted fascia and encloses a fluted shell-shaped ornament super- 
imposed on which is a monstrance, while at the righ.t stands an 
undraped puffo, with hands clasped in adoration. The molded 
cornice, with enriclied members and Huted frieze, is supported 
by two pilasters with voluted capitals of differing designs and 
shafts with jjlain panels enclosing pendants of fruits and leaves 
supported by knotted ribbons. INIolded base and j^ear-shaped 
apron, enriched with acanthus-leaf scrollings, large l)lossoms 
and a shaped shield charged with the arms of the Borgia family, 
and surmounted by a Bishojj's mitre. Glazed in natural colors. 

Height, 58 inches; jciilfh. 19 inches. 
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Terka-cotta Taberxai olo Frame 




(ilOVANNI DELLA ROBBIA 

1469—1529 

374 — Sixteenth Centuky Glazed Tekra-cotta AmioRiAi. 
jMedaij.iox 
Circular medallion, niodeled witli radiatiii,i>- shell-like flutings, 
having- in the center a shaped escutocheon charged with the 
arms of a Florentine family (a rampant lion), surrounded by 
a scrolled ribbon with tasseled ends. Enclosed in a frame with 
inner border of egg and dart patternino- olazed white and sur- 
rounded by a wreath of fruits. Howei's and leaves. All glazed in 
their natural colors. 

Diamcler, TG inches. 



STONE AND MARBLES 

Of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth and 
Seventeenth Centuries 

375 — Fifteenth Ckxtuky Isthiax Stone Liox 

JMarzocco. Formed as a lieraldic sejant lion witli conventional- 
ized mane massively curled. 

Height, 1 foot 8 iiiclirs. 

Tliis lion i-('])ri\srnts a Marzocco, tlie cmbli'in of the City of 
Floroiu'u, as tliu Lily was its C'oat-of'-arnis. It was foniicrly a <k'cora- 
tion of tlie famous Loggia dell' Orcagiia in the Stjuare of tlie Signoria, 
Florence, as the illustration, taken from a photograph, shows. 

(Illustrated) 



370 — Fourteenth Centthy Fisan Cakved jNLvkhi.k Eagee 

Fortion of a lectern or pulpit, formed as a standin<^' ea<4le with 
head thrown back in a defiant attitude and outspread wings suji- 
porting on its back an octagonal slab of marble to serve as a 
book support. On flat sloping marble base. 

Height. 2 feet -t iiiehex. 

This uagle formerly served as tlie desk of a leetern in (jne of the 
churches of Pisa. 

(lllnstnifeil) 



377 — Thirteenth Century Byzantine JNIarble Statue 

Figure of St. Augustine, in Bishop's vestments with embroid- 
ered orphrey, wearing a mitre and seated on an ecclesiastical 
throne having spirally fluted columns as side supports. On his 
lap is an open book lield with bis left hand. The right arm is 
msising. A Fatin inscription is incised on the right side. 

Height. 2(5 litehes. 
This statue was found in the Altruzzi town of Aquila. 
{Illustrated) 



378 — Fifteenth Cextury Italian Marble Pedestal 

Square shaft, flanked by octagonal columns with voliited capi- 
tals supporting paneled pilasters, with insets of niarhk- inlay, 
above which is a l)roken molded cornice. Between the pilasters 
are molded Gothic trefoil arches and l)etween the columns panels 
of gilded and colored glass mosaic inlay in a diapered pattern 
of six-pointed stars. Broken molded base and square pedestal. 

Height, 30 inches; ic'idfh, 12 inches. 

(Illustrated) 

379 — Fourteenth Century Itaijan Carveu Stone Pedestal 

Cylindrical shaft, carved with the full-length figure of a bearded 
apostle in classic rol)es with bare feet and the right hand raised 
breast liigh in tlie act of benediction. The capital is carved with 
volutes and a shield-shaj^ed stemma or coat-of-arms of the 
Rovere family supported by a winged cherub, below a molded 
abacus. JNIolded base on square pedestal, with tongue-shaped 
leaves occupying the angles. Of Istrian stone. 

(lUustiiite,]) Height, ti feet -i inches. 

380 — Fourteenth Century Istkian Stone Column 

Shaft formed of three clustered spirally fluted cylindrical col- 
umns car^'ed at the top with scrolled acanthus lea\-es. Capital 
missing. ^Molded l)ase and square pedestal, with tongue-shaped 
leaves occu])ying tlie angles. 

Heic/ht, 3(5'.. inches. 
(Illustrate,]) 

381 — Roman Parian Marble Head (Second rcniiiri/ B.C.) 

Head of a man with curling hair and beard, close-fltting cap and ,^ 
flllet with laurel-leaf pendants. On molded cylindrical pedestal, i^" 
(Fractured.) 

(Illustrated) Height of head, 'I'l inches. 

382 — First Century Roman Penielk' IMardle Pedestal 

Square tapering shaft carved in front in high relief with bust 
of a smiling youthi'ul Hercules crowned with fruit and leaves 
and carrying over his right shoiflder a knotted club, and at the 
side with voluted and square projecting l)rackcts. Molded 
abacus, molded base ajid s(juarc pedestal. 

(Illustrated) Height, '2 feet H inches. 



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383 — Thirteenth Centuhy Italian Makble Figure 

Figure of a bearded saint dressed in on ecclesiastieal vestment 
with many conventional folds. The right hand is raised uj)- 
wards and rests on his breasts, while the left supjjorts a square 
book or chalice eo\ei'. 

Hchjht, 2 fn-t. 
(in list rated) 

384 — Fourteenth Century IsrRiAN Stone Column 

Shaft formed of fom- clustered and spirally fluted columns hav- 
ing carved human masks at their upper intersections l)elow a 
molded abacus. jNIolded base and square pedestal. 

Hii(/ht, -i ffft. 
[Uhislratcd) 

385 — Thirteenth Century Italian Marble Column 

Spirally twisted shaft, the twists turned vertically in the center. 
The capital, of earlier date, is carved, in high relief, with a 
grotesquerie of a dragon devouring another mythical animal 
below a molded abacus. High base, also of earlier date, carved 
with a winged gryphon, holding in its claws a grotesque fem- 
inine bust. The molded base is enriched with acanthus-leaf 
carving. 

Hch/ht, (58 inches. 
{ in list ni fed) 

386 — Fifteenth Century Italian Stone Coli^mn 

Shaft s])irally twisted, boldly molded and fluted with circular 
molded abacus-like capital, molded base and cylindrical pedes- 
tal. Of sandstone. 

Height. 48 inches. 

Tliis column came from a Confraternity C'hurcli of Are/zo in 
Tuscany. 

(Illiisfnitcd) 

387 — Thirteenth Cextlry Uo:\ianesque ^Marble Column 

Square shaft, decorated on all four sides with panels of meander 
patterning and \-oluted leaves of Romanesque character. 
Square capital, cai'ved with pointed leaves, volutes and spirals. 
Square molded base. 

Ileii/ht, 47 inches. 
(Ilhistnited) 



388 — Fifteenth Century jMarbee Pedestae 

Plain shaft of Cipollino marble, molded capital and l)ase, and 
square pedestal. 

Height, 62 inches. 



389 — Roman Oriental JNIarble Pedestal {First Centunj A.D.) 
Plain shaft of variegated Persian marble, molded base and 
s<iuare pedestal. 

Height, (32 inches. 

This intcrestiiifj example of "Fior d'\ Persico" iiiarhle was found 
near Rome in the river Tiber. 



390 — Sixteenth Century Italian Marble Letter Box Front 
Rectangular tablet witli rounded corners, pierced in the center 
with apertiu'e for letters flanked by crescented grotesques, 
masks or "mascheroni." Below are the three bends of the coat- 
of-arms of a 2)atrician family, while above is incised, in Roman 
letters, the inscription "qui si pongono i-e lettere." 

Height. 22 ini'Jies; 'icidtlt, 14 inches. 
From a palace in the toicn of I'esaro. 
{Illustrated) 

BENEDETTO DA ROVEZZANO 

1 477— 1552 

391 — Sixteenth Century Fi.orextixe Marble Tablet 

Rectangular-shaped panel, originally forming a portion of a 
frieze. Carved in high relief with a Renaissance patterning 
of three masks surmounted by baskets of fruits and separated 
by rinceaux of acanthus leaves and flowers. 

Height, 9'^ inches; length. 7 feet 2 inches. 

This panel by Benedetto di Grazino, known as da Rovczzano, one 
of tlie most noteworthy ornamentists of the Renaissance, who spent 
some years in Eng-land, formed jmrt of a iiioiumitiit tlir niches of wliidi 
are now in the Bar^ello Musouin. 

{Illnst rated) 



392 — Six'oxi) Century R():max ^Iarbi.e Bas-rei,ief 

Rectaiif^ular-shaper panel, enclosed by a molded border and 
carved in low relief witb a band of conventional waves and two 
niytbieal sea-monsters, one with a ram's head and body and a 
dragon's tail, and one with two winged snakes' heads. The lat- 
ter draws by a cord a bowl in which stands a vase-shaped ewer. 
(Slightly rejiaired.) 

Hi'tyht. (iO'i; inches; xi'idth. 'JO inches. 
{Illustrated) 

393 — Sixteenth Century Italian Marble Coat-of-arms 

Rectangular tal)let. carved in low relief with a shaj^ed escut- 
cheon charged with a coat-of-arms (quartered with a two-headed 
eagle) surmounted by a helmet and the couped head of a 
soldier, with steel morion, holding a bodkin. The helmet is 
mantled with drapery and tasseled acanthus leaves and sur- 
roimded by a label inscribed in Roman characters with a Latin 
inscription. 

Hei(/ht, '25 inches; rcidth, 22 'o inches. 
(lUiistriited) 

394 — Fifteenth Century Italian ]Marble Papal Coat-of-arms 
Rectangular tablet, carved with a wreath of oak leaves flanked 
by scrolled ribbons and enclosing a shaped escutcheon charged 
with the coat-of-arms of the Piccolomini family (a cross with 
five crescents) surmounted by the crossed Keys and Papal Tiara 
tied by an embroidered stole. This coat-of-arms is that of Enea 
Pio Piccolomini (I'ius II), better known as Aeneas Sylvius, 
who was Pope from 1 t.JS to 14(>-1<. (Slightly repaired.) 

Hei(/ht. 2.") inclies; u-idth, -K)l^ incites. 
{lUust rated) 

39.5 — Fifteenth Centl'ry Italian jMarble Papal Coat-of-akms 
Rectangular tablet, carved with a catenary of festoons of fruits 
tied with scrolled ribbons and with fi'uit pendants and witli a 
shield charged with the coat-of-arms of the Piccolomini family 
(a cross and five crescents) surmounted by the Crossed Keys 
and Papal Tiara tied with an embroidered stole. This coat- 
of-arms is that of Knea Pio Piccolomini (Pius II), Pope from 
U.")8 to 14G4. 

Ueiiiht, n incites; :cidth. 2") inches. 

(Illnstriifetl) 





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396 — Roman JNIarrle Bas-rei,ief (Second ccntiiri/ A.D.) 

Rectangular tablet, jji-obaljly a jjortion of a sepuchral iikhiu- 
nient. Chamfered upper corners, carved in low relief with en- 
twined rinceaux of acanthus leaves and flowers, which sujjport, 
at either side, seated piitti holding flaming cornucopia;. In the 
center is a square pedestal, surmounted by a fluted urn-shaped 
vase from which issue conventional flames. 

Height, 2(5 iiichcn; wiiltli, "JO iiichrs. 
{lUustrated) 



397 — Sixteenth Century Italian INIakble Papal Coat-of-arms 
Rectangular tablet, carved in low relief with a shaped escut- 
cheon charged with the coat-of-arms of the ^Medici family ( five 
pellets and three fleurs-de-lis) , surmounted by the Crossed Keys 
and Papal Tiara tied with an embroidered stole, flanked by cir- 
cular rosettes, cords and pendent tassels. Below is carved 
"Firma Fides" (Constant Faith). This is the coat-of-arms of 
Giovanni de' Medici (Leo X), Pope from l.)13 to 1523. 

Height, 32 inchex; xcidth, 23 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



398 — Sixteenth Century Italian jNIarble Papal Coat-of-arms 
Rectangular panel, with molded border. Carved in low re- 
lief with a shaped escutcheon charged with the coat-of-arms of 
the della Rovere family (an oak tree), surmounted by the 
Crossed Keys and Papal Tiara, tied with an embroidered stole, 
and flanked by a scrolled ribbt)n. This coal-of-arms is that of 
(xiuliano della Rovere (Julius II), who was Pope from l.)03 
to 1513. 

Height, 44Vo inches; width, 2T(j inches. 

(llliistnited) 



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399 — Fifteenth Cextuky Flokextixe Liox" 

JNIavzofco. Formed as a heraldic sejant lion with open mouth 
and conventionalized curled mane. On I'ocky hase. 

Hfifjilt, 1 foot 10 inches. 
P'ornierly a decoiiitioii of the l-,uygi;i iltir Orcagiia, Florence. 

JACOPO TATTI (IL SANSOVIXO) 
U7T— 1569 

400 — Sixteenth Cextiky Fi.okentine Makble FuiUKE 

Nude figure of St. John the Baptist, with curling hair and 
heard, seated, with crossed legs, in the cleft of a tree trunk, ,'3 
around which and across his lap are thrown the folds of a skin "^ 
garment. At his side stands a lamh. On irregular rock hase. 
Portions of figure missing. 

Hciijlit, 19 iiiclicf:. 

UOxNATO UE' BARDI (DONATELLO) 
1. -383— 146(5 

401 — Fifteenth Century Florentine INIarhle Tabernacolo 
Apron 
Triangidar-shaped apron, carved with two voluted and fluted 
scrolls enclosing two winged angels hearing hetween them a 
chalice and holy wafer. Below are a shaped escutcheon charged 
with a coat-of-arms, and scrolled rihhons. 

Height, '12 inches; width, ',i'l incJtcx. 

This apron is very similar to that of Donatcllo's frame, containing a 
bronze statue by Verrocchio, in the Churcli of San Michelc in Florence. 

MINO DA FIESOLE 

1400—1485 

402 — Fifteenth Century ]Marbi,e Head of St. John the Baptist 
Head of St. John the Baptist, shown as a hearded young man, 
thrown hack with eyes looking upward and mouth slightly /o 
opened. The lifelike expression and attitude of his head are ^ 
remarkahle. On s(|nare molded wooden hase painted with 
scrolled foliage, gilded and enriched 1)V carving. 

Height, 18 inches. 




ITALIAN SCHOOL 

SlXTEENDl C'eNTUKY 
403 SiXTEKXTII CKNTrUY StOXK PuoriLK PoUTKAIT 

Rectangular panel, molded on three sides and oeeiipied by a 
carving in low relief of the ])rolile portrait bust, looking to the 
right, of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. He is shown with a 
short cnrling heard and mustache, curling hair confined hy a 
knotted fillet, and wearing a loose-fitting toga and a "radiated" 
crown. Below is the inscrijjtion in Roman letters "adiuaxus 
AUGUSTi'S." From the antigue. 

Height, 21 inches; width. 15 inches. 






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Fifteenth C'entiry 



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•i04 P'iFTEEXTII CkXTUKV ^MaKHLE PkOFIEE I'oKTUAIT 

Rectangular tablet, oeeupied with a protile portrait bust, look- 
ing to the left, of a young girl with wavy hair confined by two 
fillets, and a robe open at the throat and with a turn-over collar. 
In Tabernacolo frame of wood, with broken pediment, molded 
cornice and base and shaped apron. 

Height of marhlf. 11 incites: iciiltli of iiKirhlc. S inchcf:. 



FRANCESCO RAIBOLIM (IL FRANCIA) 
14.50—1517 

405 — Fii'TEENTH Century INIakble Poktrmt Bust of 3Iixo Rossi 
Square panel, surrounded by raised molding with circular ro- 
settes at the angles and enclosing a circular medallion with 
molded frame carved with cable and bead and reel enrichments, 
and enclosing a profile portrait, looking to the right, bust in high 
relief, of a yoimg warrior with heavy waving hair. He wears a 
round silk birctta-like cap and a steel breastplate with chased, 
scrolled and shelled ornaments. The background is of colored 
marble. 

Hiifjht, 17 incliis; icidfli, 13 iucJirs. 

Tills beautiful bust of Mino Rossi, of Bologna, came direct to 
Sigiior Bardiiii from the celebrated Palazzo Bevilacque, a noted store- 
house of superb works of art. Its centuries-old attribution to Francesco 
Raibolini, better known as Francia, is entirely warranted when the 
facts arc taken into account that Francia was until middle life a gold- 
smith and medallist, that one of the most famous medals by him now 
in existence is a profile portrait of Bernardo Rossi, Count of Berceti, 
Governor of Bologna in 1519 and a kinsman of i\Iino, and that the tech- 
nique of the medallion is very similar to that of the Bentivoglio busts 
in the family chapel in Bologna, which are undoubtedly the work of 
Francia. 

{lUii.strutnl) 




No. 405 — FiFTEKNTH Ckxtiuv Marble Poutrait Bust of jMixo Rossi 





FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTTr Century 



406 — Fifteenth Century ]Marhee Portrait Bust 

Bust portrait of a nii(l(lle-a<>ed Florentine merchant witli clean- 
shaven face and curling- hair, wearing- a close-fitting Florentine 
cap with tiu'ned-up back lappets, and a mantle draped over his 
shoulders. On octagonal molded and gilded wooden base. 

Hchjht. 1 9 inches. 




ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO 
1232—1310 

407 — Early Fouutekxth Ckxtuky JMarbi.e Pokikait Bust 

Life-size bust of a man witli regular features and eiu'linf>' hair 
and weariui^' a round Florentine eap. He is dressed in a tight- 
fitting" jerkin fastened elosely at the neek. On oetagonal 
molded and gilded wooden base. (Restored.) 

Height, 19 inches. 

Arnolfo di C'aiiihio, oiif of tlic most celebrated earlv fourteentli 
century architects and sculptors, was a distinguislied pupil of Nicola 
Pisano. The churches of Sta. Croce and Sta. ]Maria del Flore in 
Florence are monuments to his skill. 



NORTH ITALIAN SCHOOL 

Fourteenth Century 

408 — Fourteenth Century jNIarble Portrait JMedallion 

Circular medallion, framed with a wreath of leaves and berries 
with cross bands of ribbon and occiij^ied with a profile portrait 
head, looking- to the left, of a lady, prol)ably a (jueen. with curl- 
ing hair confined by a net and with pearl-embroidered lappets. 
The panel is of the fifteenth century. 

Diameter. Ki inches, 
{llhist rated) 



NORTH ITALIAN SCHOOL 

Sixteenth Centitry 

409 — Sixteenth Century Lomhakdic INIarble JMedallion 

Circidar medallion, occupied with a portrait head in profile, 
looking- to the right, of a Roman Emperor with curling hair and 
beard tied with a ribbon fillet, and wearing a "i-adiated" crown. 
After the antique. 

Diameter. 22 inches. 
{lUnst rated) 



ALESSANDRO ALGARDI 

Seventeentit Century 

410 — Seventeenth Century JNIarhle Portuait 

Oval medallion, supported by two pntti and enclosing a bas- 
relief bust portrait of an ecclesiastic with a skull cap, long curl- 
ing hair, a closely buttoned cossock and a turned-over linen 
collar. Arm and foot of j)utt(t missing. 

Ileii/hf. 20 incJu's: :cidt]i. 22 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



411 — Marble Head (lioman. of the second century A.D.) 

Head of a statue of Juno, with curling hair confined hy a fillet. 
On a fifteenth century Istrian stone molded cylindrical base en- 
riched by carving', and square ])edestal with tongue-shaped 
leaves at the angles. 

Height, '1\ inchex. 
{lUuxtnttcd) 

412 — Makbee Head {Roman, of the first century A.D.) 

Head of a statue of Apollo with long curling hair confined by a 
knotted fillet. On cylindrical molded marble base. 

Height, 21 inches. 
( III II. it rn ted) 

413 — Marble Bust oe a Warrior {Roman, of fJie second century 
A.D.) 
liust of a youthful warrior looking downward and wearing a 
steel helmet with visor, and a breastfjlate witli shoulder-pieces 
enriched with figures of bearded warriors in low relief, and a 
winged mask in low relief in center of breast. On contem])orary 
cylindrical molded base. 

Height, 3.5 inclics. 
{Uhmtratcd) 





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LEONE LEON I 

1525—1587 

414 — Sixteenth Century Lombakdic Marble Bust Portrait of 
CosiMO I de' JNIedici, Duke of Fi>orence 
Bust of a middle-aged man with curly haiv, a spade-sliaped 
beard and mustache, betraying strength and determination in 
the strong features with tightly closed lips. He wears a classic 
toga secured at the left shoulder with circular brooch. On 
square base. 

Hciijlif. 'i.'} incJies. 
(Illiistrntefl) 

LEONE LEOM 

1.525—1587 

415 — Sixteenth Century Lombardic JMarbi.e Bust Portrait of 
A Duchess of the jNIedici Famii>y 
Bust portrait of a lady in fifteenth century costume of embroid- 
ered sleeveless timic, undei'bodice with full sleeves of silk and 
stiffly starched lace-bordered ruff. iVround her neck she wears 
a necklace of large pearls, falling in two loops over tiie tunic. 
Her hair is curled and dressed to fall on either side of the face, 
which looks downwards with an enigmatic smile on her lips. 
( Nose restored. ) 

Height, 25 inches. 

Porliaps tlio most famous Lombard artist of his day, Leone Leoni, 
goldsmitli, medallist and sculptor, was called not only "II Cavaliere 
Aretini," hut also II Scultore Cesareo, because he made so many portraits 
of the Impfrial family. 

{llliisfnitn]) 

I,EO\E LEONI 
1.52.5—1587 

416 — Sixteenth Century Lombardic ]NL\rhi.e Bust Portrait of 
Kino Phieip II of Spain 
liust-lcngth portrait of the monarch in a steel breastplate with 
large riveted shoulder guards and a high standing collar bor- 
dered with lace. He wears his hair long and carelessly thrown 
back, and the familiar mustache and goatee. On s{|uare base. 

(llhistnitnl) Ihiijhf. 2() inches. 




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LORENZO BERNINI 

1598—1680 

417 — Seventeenth Century jNIarbi.e Bust Portrait 

Bust of a lady of the Roman court with hair drawn back from, 
and plaited above the forehead and falling behind in a loose 
lock. She is dressed in a loose robe bordered with Venetian 
point lace. On cylindrical carved, molded, fluted and gilded 

marble base. 

Height, 35 inches. 

This and the two foUowing busts by Cavahcrc Lorenzo Bernini 
came from the Villa Lamporecchio, built by Prince Uospl^rlioni during 
the seventeenth century from a design by Bernini. 



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LOKKNZO BKRMM 
1598—1680 

418 — Seventeenth Century ]Maui!LK Bust Portrait 

Bust-leiifith portrait of a young lady of the Roman court. Her 
curling hair is hrushed hack from the forehead and falls in two 
long ringlets over her shoulders. She is dressed in a loose-fitting 
rohe trimmed with piinto goiico lace. On cylindrical carved, 
molded and fluted marhle hase. 

Height, 38 iiichcu. 



LORENZO BERNINI 

1598— 1G80 

419 — Seventeexth Century JNIakule Bust Puktkait 

Bust-length portrait of an ecclesiastic with clean-slunen face 
and curling hair brushed back from the forehead. He wears 
a loose cassock-like robe buttoned up to the neck. On cylin- 
drical carved, molded, fluted and gilded marble base and high 
wooden pedestal elaborately carved with cherubim and scrolls 
and with a shield-shaped escutcheon charged with a papal coat- 
of-arms and surmounted by a papal tiara and crossed keys. 
Completely gilded. 

Hci(/ht <if biifif. 25 hichcu. 

Hc'ujhf of banc, IJJ inches. 
{Illu.'it ratal) 




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No. 419 — Seventeextii Cextukv ^VIakisle Blst Portkait 



ANTONIO ROSSELLINO 
1427—1490 

420 — Fifteenth Cextuey Florentine IMakble Bas-relief 

Rectangular tablet, carved in low relief with a subject of 
"St. Jerome in the Desert." The saint, with beardless, 
emaciated face, kneels in front of a rocky grotto adoring a cru- 
cifix at the foot of which is a skull. At the saint's side is the 
emblematic lion, in the mid-distance a hound and in the distance 
a landscape with trees and two men with a loaded camel. On 
the right is a stag, and on the left a squirrel. In old Tabernacolo 
frame. JMolded cornice and base. 

Height, 23 iiichcn; zckltli. 18 inches. 

Antonio Ganiberolli, better known as Antonio Rossellino, was one of 
the greatest scholars of Donatello and was ahnost tlie founder of a new- 
style in sculpture, his works being more intellectual and pracefuUy re- 
fined, if less elevated and religious, tlian those of his predecessors, ^'asa^i 
says that they "may be justly called the really true modern style." 
The similarity of the landscape and general technique of this example to 
one of the "Madonna" by Antonio, now in the Bargcllo, is curiously 
appai'ent. 

{llliist rated) 




No. 420 — Fifteenth C'extuuy I'lokentine Marisle Bas-kelief 



BACCIU BAXDINELLI 

1487—1559 

421 — SixTEEXTH Century Fi,okentine jNIarbee Bas-keijef 

Rectangular tablet, carved with the half-length seated figure of 
the Virgin, with braided hair and clothed in an elaborately em- 
broidered rolie and mantle, holding in her arms, her right hand 
resting on His shoulder, the standing figure of the Child Christ, 
with curling hair and clothed in a tunic confined at the waist 
by a folded sash. In a contemporary Tabernacolo frame of 
wood, with molded cornice, voluted side brackets and molded 
base. 

Height, 22 inches; rciilth, 15 inches. 

This bas-relief shows the debt Bandiiielli owed to Donatello, whose 
works, at tlie behest of Leonardo da A'inci, lie studied closely. It is 
highly suggestive of the base of the Mediciaii Moiuimeiit in the Piazza 
San Lorenzo, Florence. 

{Ill ust rated) 




No. i'2\ — Sixteenth Centiuv Flohextixe IMarbi.e Bas-iu 



BERNARDO ROSSELIJNO 
14.09— 146-i 

422 — Fifteenth Century Flokentine jNIarble Bas-relief 

RectaiifJiilar tablet, carved, in low relief, with the standing fig- 
nre of the Virgin, her head covered with a veil, and wearing 
a simple robe gathered at the waist and a mantle. With both 
hands she supports the figure of the Child Christ, who stands 
at her side on a cushion. He is clothed in a linen tunic, holds 
a fold of linen in His hands and looks directly at the spectator. 
Both A^irgin and Child have haloes and in the background are 
clouds. In old carved and gilded wood Tabernacolo frame, 
with molded and dentelled cornice, enriched with t^gg and dart 
ornament, finely painted frieze, pilasters with Ionic capitals 
and ])anelcd shafts and molded base and a])ron. 

IIii[/lit. -•'$';_' iinlif.^; :d(ltli, \7\j inches. 
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No. ■i2'2 — Fifteenth C'extiiky Florextine Makbi.e Bas-hklikf 



BENVENUTO CELLINI 
1500—1.571 

423 — Sixteenth Century Feokentine INIakbee Bas-relief 

Rectangular tablet, carved in low i-elief with a subject of 
"Veiuis and Cupid." The (ioddess. completely nude, lies full 
lenoth and turns toward the smiling Cupid on the left as though 
just aroused from sleeii. On the right is a youthful satyr who. 
holding a torch in one hand, with a malicious grin withdraws J^ 
with the other the draperies from the recumbent Venus. In j^ 
an old carved and gilded frame with molded and dentelled 
cornice and voluted brackets. 

HcighU 1!) inches: zciiltJi, 25 hulic.i. 

Tlic figure of W'lius is remarkably like that of the large ^\•nus l)v i 

Benvenuto Cellini now in tlie I^ouvre. This bas-relief came from the L 

small collection of the Perruzzi family (related to the Medici and, in ^ 

the fifteenth century, one of the most distinmiishcd families of Flor- J 
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ence), and with it, oripfinallv, was the bas-relief of "Tlie Flagellation" 

now in Berlin Museum. 

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424 — Thirtkkntii Cextuky Colored Istrian Stone Statue 

Figure of tlie Madonna seated and holding on her knee the 
Christ Cliild. Her hair is long and eonfined hy a fillet. She 
is dressed in a loose rohe and mantle held at the throat hy a 
quatrefoil hrooeh and in her right hand she holds a elasped mis- 
sal supported on her knee. On her left knee she supports a 
seated figure of the Christ in a loose rohe and with a cap fas- 
tened at the hreast hy a leaf-sha])ed clasp. He has curly hair 
and His hands are missing. Both faces show evidence of a 
Byzantine influence. Of Istrian stone, with the original poly- 
chrome decoration. 

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AXTOXIO GAGINI 

Fifteenth Cextury 

42;5 — Fifteenth Century Italian ]Mari5LE Figure 

Xude fifiure of a youtli supporting with his ri<^lit hand a himh 
which hes across liis sliouldcrs. His left arm holds a cornu- 
copia from wliich formerly issued a stream of water. 

Height, 33 inchen. 

This statue, ])iirt of a l)a])tisiiial font, came from the sacristy of 
a Neapolitan cliurcli. dcstroved duriiifv tlie niodernizatioii of a part of 
the city. 



PERGAMEXIAX SCHOOL 
About SEroxn Centuky IJ.C 

42G — TiiK DYix(i Gaul 

Seated figure of a wounded Gaul bleeding t'roni a sword stab 
in his body. He is seated on a pointed shield having in its 
center a Medusa-like head, and his body is inclined forward 
from the hips, with the head, with close curling hair, bent in an 
attitude of dejection. His legs are stretched out before him, 
the right one (juite straight, the left one slightly bent. Around 
his waist is a girdle formed of a leather strap with iron links. 
On oval marble base. Of Pentelic marble, invested with a dark 
brown patina due to the effect of much weathering. Head and 
feet restored, and right leg repaii-ed. 

Heiyltt, '10 inches: Icngtli, .'il inches. 

At Pergamos, in Mysia, Greek sculptural art flared upward in 
one triumphant burst before finally settling into oblivion of consummate 
mediocritv. The new school, for it amounted to little less, was formed 
under the influence of King Attains I (24.1-197 B.C.) and was called 
upon to glorify tlie victory of Attakis over the Gauls (239 B.C.) in 
a series of grou})s and compositions, and the Pergamenian sculptors so 
well acquitted themselves that one of tlieir types of a conquered but un- 
subdued race forms one of tlie chiefest treasures of the Capitoline 
:\Iuseum in Rome. As the "Dying Gladiator" our fathers knew it, but 
to-dav it is more rightfully termed "The Dving Gaul." The figure 
of "The Captive Gaul" so rivals it in poignancy of expression and in 
rare sculpturesque quality that it may fairly claim to companion it 
on equal terms. The statue has for long been exposed to the elements, 
and its patina gives evidence of the effects of this weathering. Other 
statues from the same frieze are to he found in thi' Museums of Najiles 
and Venice. 

{lUusfraicd) 




No. •126 — Thk Dying Gaul 



POLYKLEITOS OF SICVOX 

Greek Sculttor of the Fifth Century B.C. 

427 — Pakiax jNIakble Touso ok a Youthful Athlete 

Figure, almost to the kncfs, of a hoy athlete. Shown as a nude 
youth with closely curling hair, the head inclined forward, 
the face down-looking and the features, of extreme masculine 
I)eauty, charged with a pensive expression. The pronoimced 
muscular development of the hody, the clearly indicated ana- 
tomical structure of ril)s and hrcast hone and the prominence 
of the lyre-shaped al)dt)minal muscles are all exceedingly char- 
acteristic of Polykleitos and his school. The head has been 
broken off. liut has been replaced; there are slight restorations 
to the U2)per lip and the nose, as well as to the left hip. The 
arms are missing, but the rectangular socket for the tenons 
which originally held them in place are plainly visible. The 
torso has for base the capital of a Greek Ionic column of the 
second century B.C., with plain \()lutes, a band of egg and dart 
molding, and bolsters formed of banded pointed leaves. Of 
white Parian marble, with a fine patina, beautifully colored by 
age and shoAving only a few surface indications of burial. 

Height, 3 feet 11 14 inches. 
From the Borcjhese Palace, Home. 

This statue, excavated in the gardens of a \\\];i in Rome, was for 
long in tlie Borghese Collection in Rome, and, save that it was accident- 
ally omitted from the official Fide Commisso, would have passed with the 
rest of the Borghese Museum into the possession of the City of Rome. 
His belief that it is a work of the contem])orary and rival of Pheidias, 
the Argive sculptor of the Diadumenos in the Britisii Museum, tiie 
Doryphoros at Na])les an<l the Amazon in Berlin, Signer Bardini 
shares with many European critics of eminence. Peter von Bienkowski 
has written an exhaustive monograph "On a Statue by Polykleitos" in 
the monthly Review of the I>eipsic IMuseum, of wliich lie is tlie Director. 
He begins by saying: "To Signor Bardini of Florence belongs the 
Statue of a Youth in Parian marble. This statue comes from the Villa 
Borghese and is very well preserved, having retained even its original 
surface"; and contimies: "As one can see almost at the first glance, 
we have here to do with a work of Polykleitos. Its movement and bear- 
ing are so intimately suggestive of the Diadumenos that, were it not 
for the fortunate preservation of the head, one might have supposed this 




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\o. 427 — Parian AIauhle Torso of a Yoithful Athlete 



POLYKLEITOS OF SIC'VON 

Greek Sculptor of the Fifth Centvuy B.C. 

427 — Fabian JMakiu.k 'JVjkso of a Youtiifiti, iVtiilete 

Figure, almost to the knees, of a boy atlilete. Shown as a nude 
youtli with closely curling hair, the head inclined forward, 
the face down-looking and the features, of extreme masculine 
beauty, charged with a jjensive expression. The pronounced 
muscular development of the body, the clearly indicated ana- 
tomical structure of ribs and breast bone and the prominence 
of the lyre-sha2)ed abdominal muscles are all exceedingly char- 
acteristic of Polykleitos and his school. The head has been 
broken off, but has been replaced; there are slight restorations 
to the upper lip and the nose, as well as to the left hip. The 
arms are missing, but the rectangular socket for the tenons 
which originally held them in place are plainly visible. The 
torso has for base the capital of a Greek Ionic column of the 
second century B.C., with plain solutes, a band of egg and dart 
molding, and bolsters formed of banded pointed leaves. Of 
white Parian marble, with a fine patina, beautifully colored by 
age and showing only a few surface indications of l)iu-ial. 

Hcighf, a feet 11 14 inches. 
From the Borc/luse Palace, Home. 

This stiitiK', excavjitcd in tlic gardens of a ^ ilia in Ronir, was for 
long ill the Borghcsc Collection in Rome, and, save that it was aeeident- 
ally omitted from the official Fide Commisso, would have passed with the 
rest of the Borghese Museum into the possession of the City of Rome. 
His belief that it is a work of the contemj)orary and rival of Plieidias, 
the Argive sculptor of the Diadumenos in the British ^Museum, the 
Doryphoros at Naples and the Amazon in Berlin, Signor Bardini 
sliares with many European critics of eminence. Peter von Bienkowski 
has written an exhaustive monograph "On a Statue by Polykleitos" in 
the monthly Review of the Leij)sic Museum, of which he is the Director, 
lie htgins by saying: "To Signor Bardini of Florence belongs the 
Statue of a Youth in Parian marble. This statue comes from the Villa 
Borghese and is vei-y well preserved, having retained even its original 
surface": and continues: "As one can see almost at the first glance, 
we have here to do with a work of Polykleitos. Its movement and bear- 
ing are so intimately suggestive of the Tliadunienos that, were it not 
for the fortunate preservation of the head, one might have sujiposed this 




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No. -127 — Pakian Mauhi.f. Tousd ok a Yoithfi'l Athlete 



[Xo. i'27 — Continued^ 

torso to be a replica of that statuu. Like tlie Uiadunienos, the Bardini 
Youth arrests his stride and turns his head to the rigiit." The writer 
then points out that tiie proportions of tlie Bardini athlete scarcely 
differ from those of the celebrated Canon of Polvkleitos and that the 
details of the modeling, such as the lyre-shaped outlines of the abdom- 
inal cavitj-, are of themselves essential characteristics of the Polykleitos 
style, though these, he avers, are displayed by the head even more than 
by the body. The shape of the head, the arrangement of the hair, the 
shape of the ears, are all as in the Doryphoros and the statues related 
to it. Finally, he adds: "The half-open mouth, the broad planes of 
the delicate cheeks, the whole expression of the wonderful nobility and 
modesty shown in the refined face, remind one of the Diadumenos and 
the Amazon. From all this it seems to me that the Bardini Athlete 
displays so plainly the characteristics of Polykleitos as one knows them 
from his authentic and recognized works that I wish to attribute the 
original, naturally of bronze, to the Master himself." 

The loss of the arms prevents any positive determination, according 
to the writer, of the reason for what must have been their raised posi- 
tion, and no contem])orary woi-ks throw any light upon the subject, for, 
as he points out, the only statue that is probably a co])y of the Floren- 
tine Athlete is in the Uffizi (No. T6, Alinari Photo I, 1170) and that has 
no arms or thighs and is headless. "So," he concludes, "it only remains 
to seek an explanation in the head itself of the Bardini Statue. The 
unswollen cars and the delicate contours of the lower part of the face 
show that the youth represented was not a hero of the fist, or 
Pancratium, but must have been the winner of a race, or of the Pen- 
tathlon, in which it was a question rather of agility than of mere 
brute strength." 

(Illustrated) 



PISAX SCHOOL 
Fourteenth Century 

428 — FouKTKKXTH Ckxtuky Makble Statue 

Staiuliii<^- figure of tlic Viro'in in a tight-fitting tunic and loose 
mantle, with long liair and wearing a trefoiled crown. On lier 
left arm slie carries, and with her right hand points to. the Child 
Christ, who is nude to the waist; with His right hand He sup- 
ports Himself hv His Motlier's tunic and in His left He holds 
a bird. On circular base. 

Height, ,39 inches. 
{Illustrated) 




No. 428 — Fourteenth Cextuky Marble Statue 



PISAN SCHOOL 

Fourteenth Century 

429 — Pair of Foukteextii Century INIarble Statues 

Chief figures in an Annunciation. The Virgin, clothed in a tunic 
and loose mantle with a veil thrown over her head, stands in a 
listening attitude, her right hand holding an open missal. The 
Angel Gabriel, shown as a yovith with curling hair, stands hold- 
ing open with both hands a parchment scroll. Both figures are 
on circular bases and ai-e supported on similar contemporary 
columns with heavily fluted shafts, molded bases and square 
])edestals, with tongue-sha2)ed leaves at the angles. 

Heights of .statues, 45 hielics; of bases, 37 inehes. 
{Illustrated) 



430 — Pair of Eighteenth Century ^Marble Flowek-holders 
Oval shape, with incurved sides and plain rim and base. The 
sides fluted and carved with two goats' heads and two ribbon 
bows, supporting festoons of ivy lea^•es and berries. Of white 
statuary marble. 

Heiyhf, 2 feet 5\-2 inehes; diameter 2 feet .'3 inehes. 










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431 — Thirtkentii Cextury Italian ^Iauhi.k Holy \Vatek Stoup 
Circular bowl, with straight sloping side and annular rim. 
studded at regular intervals with sea-horses in the form of hu- 
man masks. On fluted columnar step spreading to a polygonal 
foot. On a scpiare marble base of second century B.C. Etruscan 
workmanship. At the angles are rams' heads with large voluted 
horns, the plinth between being decorated with figures of danc- 
ing satyrs. Below, the edge is molded. 

Height, .5 feet: dUnncter of bowl, 3 feet 4 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



432 — Thikteextii Cextuky Italian ^Makiile Holy Water Stoup 
Circular coupe-shaped bowl, with heavily gadrooned sides, ter- 
minating around the rim with a (iothic-like arcading. The stem 
is formed as a tapering fluted column, with molded capital and 
base, the whole standing on a square base, with molded sides 
enriched with bands of guilloche and vine-leaf patterning, and 
resting on two couchant lions of highly con\'entional character. 

Heiijht, 5 feet; diameter of howl, 2 feet 9 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



433 — Fifteenth Century Roislvn INIarule ]Manteli'iece 

Of white marble. INIolded cornice, enriched by acanthus-leaf, 
beaded and egg and dart carvings and frieze carved with three 
festoons of fruits. flf)wers and leaves sepai-ated by two shaped 
shields, one charged with the coat-of-arms of the Borgia family, 
a bear and three pellets, the other with the initials "G. P. Q.," 
supported on two voluted console brackets carved with flutings 
and two paneled pilasters carved with pendants of fruits and 
leaves. Fitted with raised stone hearth. 

Height, 6 feet 1 iueir, icidtli, 5 feet 4 inches. 
{Illustrated) 




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434 — Fii'TKKXTii Ckxti'ky FlokkxtinI'; Stoxk JNIaxtki.vifa'K 

Of graystone or p'lctra scrciHi. ISloldcd cornice, enriched with 
egg and dart carving and paneled frieze carved witli two flying 
amorini holding with outstretched arms and scrolled ril)l)ons a 
wreath of laurel leaves and berries enclosing a shaped shield 
charged with a coat-of-arnis. supported on two \()lute(l con- 
sole brackets, the fronts carved with laurel leaves, and on j)an- 
eled pilasters enriched with pendants of shields and weapons. 

, Square base. 

Height y 7 feet 1 inch: rcidth. 7 fcrt '2 incites. 



435 — Fifteenth Cextuuy U^rnuiAx Uruixo Stoxk ^LvxTKi.rnx'E 
Mantelpiece of cream-coloved Urbino stone, with molded cor- 
nice enriched witli e<^<>- and dart carving antrpancled frieze en- 
closing a carving in low relief of two flying amorini holding with 
hotli hands a wreath of laurel leaves occupied by a sliaped shield 
supported by two acanthus-leaf carved, voluted console brack- 
ets, below which are paneled pilasters, the sliafts enriched with 
stems of pointed leaves carved in low relief. 

Htiyht, (i feet 1 inch; icidtli, 5 feet -1 inches. 



436 — Fifteenth Century Fi.orentine Stone ^NIantei, 

Of graystdiie or pictra scrcna. Surmounted by a shaped over- 
piece carved in the center with an urn-shaped fluted vase in 
front of which is a sliaped sliield chari^ed with the fleur-de-lis of 
Florence. From the vase depend two festoons of fruits and 
leaves, the other ends of wliich are held by win<>ed amorini hold- 
ing pointed shields. The cornice of the chimneypiece proper is 
molded, enriched with an egg and dart carving, and the frieze 
is paneled with a beaded molding and enriched with a carving 
of two flying amorini who hold a laurel wreath pierced with a 
cusped rosette and are flanked by two cherul)im with folded 
wings. Both are supported by voluted console brackets carved 
with acanthus leaves and by beaded and molded paneled pi- 
lasters enriched with arabesques of acanthus leaves, rosettes and 
cherubim springing from urn-shaped ^ases. On square base. 

Hc'u/hf, 7 feet 7 Inches: width. (5 feci 7 inches. 

This mantelpiece is more complete tlian usual, in that it possesses 
the decorative over-piece which marked the starting of tlie cappa. or 
tapering iiooded smoke-flue, examples of which may now be seen in the 
famous cliimneypieces of the Ducal Palace in Urbino. 

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No. 4-W — FiKTEEXTn Centi-ry Florextine Stone Mantel 



4.37 — Sixteenth Cextuky Lombardic JNIarbee Tabernacle Niche 
Recessed niche of architectural character, with a semicircular 
pediment having a fluted and lotus-leaf carved arch molding- 
flanked hy cinquefoil rosettes and honeysuckle ornaments, sur- 
mounted by two similar rosettes and a flamed vase and occupied 
hy a carving in low relief of God the Father shown as a bearded 
man with his arms extended in the act of benediction and sur- 
i-ounded by four cherubim. The molded and dentelled cornice 
and bowed frieze, carved with honeysuckle and lilies, are sup- 
ported by flat pilasters with voluted acanthus-leaf capitals and 
shafts carved with stems of pointed leaves and flowers springing 
from urn-shai)ed vases. Below the molded base is a segmental 
apron carved with acanthus-leaf rinceaux, cinquefoil blossoms 
and honeysuckles of white marble. 

Height, 5 feet 8 inches; rc-iilth, 3 feet 2 inches, 
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J<38 TlIlKTEENTII CkXTIM{V StoXI', FOUNTAIN 

Kectangular sarcophagus shape. Of Istrian Hniestone. Heavy 
molded top with tlie upper member enriched with a hand of 
honeysuckle ornamentation carved in low relief. The vertical 
sides are carved with five masks of bearded men, some with 
curling- hair and some with close-fitting caps, from whose open 
mouths streams of water proceeded. These masks are sepa- 
rated by scrolled acanthus-leaves on fluted grounds, and at the 
angles are voluted acanthus leaves. The receding base is formed 
with a plain cavetto molding and the mountain rests on two 
plainly molded blocks which in turn rest upon the backs of two 
marble couchant lions of fourteenth century workmanship. 

Height, 3 feet 5 iiirlir.f; length, 4 feet !)',o iiiehe.s: 7c-i(ltli. 2 feet 4 iiichex. 

This fountain is peculiarly interesting, as offering a noteworthy 
example of tlie manner in wiiich tlie Gothic feeling exerted its influence 
upon the early Renaissance designers. Entirely mediaeval in its con- 
ception, even such obviously Classic details as the Greek honevsuckle 
and acanthus-leaf ornamentation are yet touched with a lingering 
Gothicism. The Lions, fashioned at least a century later, show a 
much more intimate commingling of the two apparently antipathetic 
styles. 



EVENING SALE 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1918 
AT THE A^IEKICAN ART GAIJ.ERIP^S 

BEGINNING AT 8.1.) o'cLOC'K 




VECEELI TIZIAXO TITIAN 

A'f.xktian: 1-189—1.576 

MO~PEN AND JXK DRAWING 

Studv Tor a laiidsc-apc. On tlie right is a trunk of a tree, seated under 
wliieh is a fif>ure in classical costume with right arm upraised. On i,s 
the left is a clump of trees and shruhs. 

A recent biognij)licr of Titian says: "No estimate of Titian's art would 
be sufficient without mentioning the surpassing beauty of his landscape back- 
ground." 



GIOVANNI DOMENRO TIEPOLO 

Akxktiax: 1727—1804 

Ul— GROUP OF NINE SKETCHES IN SEPIA 

(For cciliii;/ (Iccoraiion) 

(a) Bearded man in flowing <i;arnients .supporting a youth with his 
right arm. Baekground of elouds and elieruhim. 

(b) Elderly hearded man in loose robes, with winged angel below. 
Background of elouds and eherubim. 

(c) Bearded man in loose robes, with outstretched arms between 
which is the figure of a youth. Background of clovids and cherubim. 

(n) Bearded man seen from behind, with one ai'm u])raised. Below 
are figures of angels. Background of clouds and chcrul)im. 

(k) Groups of figures, the center one falling as from a height with 
outstretched arms. Backgroimd of clouds and cherul)im. 

(k) Central bearded figure in loose robe, with both arms raised, 
.su|)])orted by winged angels. Background of clouds and cherid)im. 

((;) Elderly bearded man, with left arm extended and clasping a 
child with the right. Supported by winged angels and clouds. 

(h) Elderly man with long beard, reclining on a cloud, with left 
arm extended and pointing u])ward. Below ai'e winged angels. 
Background of clouds and cherubim. oy 

(i) Sketch from life: "The Eetter Writer." Sketch of a veiled "^ ^ 
woman seated at table with writing materials. Man in square-cut 
coat and cocked hat, seen from the rear, talking to her. Background 
of arched niche, with shelf supporting flasks. 



GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIAZETTA 

Vexetiax: 1(582—1754 

Ul— GROUP OF EIGHT DRAWINGS 

IN BLACK CRAYON 

[BeJonylng to the same series as that iiorc on ea'hihitioii in the 
pieture galleri/ of Veniee) 

(a) Head of a young woman in eightecntli century costume, seen 
in three-quarter view, looking to the left through a lorgnette. 

(h) Head of a youth, seen almost in profile, looking to the left and 
downward as he reads a large l)ook which he supports with his right 
hand. 

(c) Profile view of the head of a young woman turned to the left. 
Her dark hair is twisted into a knot, and she wears a mantle trimmed 
with fur. Her left hand is raised to her hreast. 

(d) Full-face view of the head of an old man, clean shaven and 
with long white hair, looking toward the spectator and inclined to 
the left. Over his shoulder is thrown a fur collar and on his hreast 
is a large order. 

(k) Portrait of a young man in eighteenth century costume with 
long curling hair and wearing a camhric cravat. Shown almost in 
full face and regarding the spectator. 

(]-•) Head of a youth with close-cro})])e(l hair, dressed in eighteenth 
century costmne, with a camhric cravat. Shown almost in profile, 
looking to the right and downwards. 

(g) Head of an old woman with white hair and wearing a dark head- 
covering. Shown in profile, looking to the left. 

(h) Head of a heggar with dark disheveled hair, scanty white beard i ' 

and mustache, and wearing a white linen shirt. Shown in three- "V 
quarter view, turned to the left and looking at the spectator. 



ITALIAN SCHOOL 

Sixteenth Century 

Ua—CKAVON DRAWING 

Head of a partially bald eklerly man with foi-kcd white beard and 
mustache, wearing- a turned-over linen collar and tight-fitting jerkin. 
Seen in full face. 

(in list r (I ted) 

ANDREA D'AGNOLO (ANDREA DEL SARTO) 

Flokentixe: lJ-87 — ISyi 

4>U— CRAYON DRAWING 

Study in life size of the head of a child with curling hair. Seen 
nearly in profile looking to the right. 

(Illustrated) 

ITALIAN SCHOOL 

Sixteexth Century 

U5— DRAWING IN TWO-COLORED CHALK 

Head of a bearded man seen in three-ciuarter ^•iew looking to the 
right. He wears a frilled tiu-ned-over collar. 

(Ill list rated) 



GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIAZETTA 
4m~DRAWING IN BLACK AND WHITE CRAYON 

Hehjht. — iiielies; width. — inches 

liiFE study of a sleeping yoimg woman. She lies on the ground 
M'ith her head pillowed on the right arm. Over the left arm is the 
handle of a large basket from which three loaves of bread have 
tumbled out. 

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FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

Fifteenth Cexti'ry 

U7—HERCVLES AND ANT J JUS 

( Panel ) 

Height, IT iiulics: 7ci(lfli. V2^ ■_. inches 

IlEiuri.KS, fonipletely nude, stands with liis hack to the spectator, 
liis head, with eurlino- liair, tlirown hack and his face seen in three- 
quarter view. He liokls with hotli arms Ant;eus, whom he raises 
from tlie ground. The latter, witli liis right hand, clutches Hercules's 
hair and grasps the arm of his adversary with liis left. The figures 
are ])laeed in a landscape with a rocky eminence on the left side. 
On the right is a tree from the branches of which hangs a shaped 
shield charged with the coat-of-arnis of the Rovere family of Flor- 
ence. In the distance are trees. In old. molded wood frame. 

{Ilhistrateil) 



FRANCESCO (iUARDI 

1712—179:3 
448— r//iir OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIOliE, VENICE 

Hciyhi, 15 inches- -icidth, 20Vi; inches 

Ix the center is tlie island of San Giorgio Maggiore. with the church 
distinguished by its classic portico, lofty dome and s([uare campanile, 
and on the right a low brick building with a round-arched entrance. 
In the foreground is the Lagoon. Inning in the center a gondola 
propelled by two gondoliers, and on the right the prow of a ship 
with a flapping sail. In the distance, on the left, is a shore with build- 
iiiffs. Blue sky and white clouds. 



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FRENCH SCHOOL 

SiXTEENTir CeNTUKY 

U9^PORTliAIT OF A HOY 

(Canvas) 
Hiiyht, 25 inches; icidth, 181/, inches 

Oval shape. Halt'-len<>tli jjortrait, seen in tliree-qiiartev view turned 
to the left, of a youth with lon<<' hair. He is dressed in a richly em- 
broidered coat of sixteenth century style with full sleeves, lace cuffs, 
a falling lace collar and a beribboned under-jerkin. His right hand 
holds the hilt of a sword and the left rests on his hip. Inscribed: 
"aetatis svae VII." In old carved and gilded frame. 

RACHEL RUYSCH 

Flemish: 166-i— 1750 

450—./ BOWL OF F LOWE US 

(Panel) 
Hi'u/lit, 17 inches; icidtli. 2()l,.j inches 

Ix a bronze bowl is a Ijoiujuet of peonies, roses and anemones, some 
of which have fallen out of the bowl and lie on the table. In the 
foregrt)imd is a white butterfly. In a car\ed and gilded wooden frame 
by the famous Brostolone of Venice. 

LUCA SIGNORELLI 

Coetona: 1441 — 1523 
4'51—THE FLA GELLA TION 

(Panel) 

To the right of the center, Christ, undraped save for a loin cloth, is 
tied with His hands behind His back to a post, the bands being 
strengthened by a nude man with violent contortions. Around are 
four nude men with scourges, and on either side Roman soldiers. On 
the left is a group of Romans and .Jews, and I'ilate seated on a throne 
under a canopy. In old molded wood frame. 

Heiijht. 14 inches; rcidth. IW inches, 
(llhistniteil) 




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GERMAN SCHOOL 

Sixteenth C'exturv 
^52— PORT li AIT OF A YOVNG WOMAN 

(Panel) 

Height, 21 inches; -idilfh, 15 inches 

Half-i.kxgtii figure of a younf)- woman sliown in full face. Her 
dark hair is ])arte(l in the middle, hrushed smoothly back and bound 
with a circle of beads. Around her neck she wears a necklace with 
center clasp and dou])le-looped gold chain, while in her left hand she 
sujjports a riclily repousse gold cup, the cover of which she holds 
in hei- right hand. Through an open window on the right is seen a 
landscape with figiu'es and rocky eminence. 

{Ilhist rated) 



PRIMITIVE ITALIAN SCHOOL 

FOURTEEXTH CeXTI'KY 

i53— BIRTH OF THE VIRGIX 

(Polygonal Panel) 

The polygonal pictiu'e is divided into three parts by a fiat arch of 
stone supported on two clustered Gothic cokunns. The center division 
is occupied by the figure of St. Anne (the mother of the Virgin) . She 
is seated upi'ight in a large bed at the side of which stands a woman 
offering a platter of fruit. In the center foreground are two figiu'es 
of women, one dressed as a nun, having between them the imdraped 
figure of the infant Virgin. In the right hand is the figure of a mm 
holding a metal bowl; in the left hand are two figures of women. In 
the background is seen an open walled coiu'tyard with a niche in which 
is seen a vase of flowers. The influence of Diirer is obvious through- 
out the composition. In old molded wood frame. 

Diameter, 20 inches. 
(Illustrated) 





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FLORENTINE SCHOOL 

Fifteenth Century 
454—^ FLORENTINE PATIUCIAN AND HIS WIFE 

(Fresco) 

Height, '2'2 iiirlir.'i; width, 2()K. inches 

Half-lexgth i)ortraits, seen in jjrofile, of husbaiul and wife in fif- 
teentli century co.stinne. Tlie\' stand faeinsjr each otlier with uplifted 
hands, the man witli his haii" in the style of the jjeriod and thin, pointed 
beard, his wife with fair hair dressed in a knot behind. The fi_<>in'es 
are placed in a round-arched niche with tiled backgroinid. while at 
the left are seen the cupola, tiled roof and niachicolated battlement of 
a castle. In old carved and "ilded wooden frame. 







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FRENCH SCHOOL 

Seventeenth Century 
4,55— PORTRAIT OF AN ECCLESIASTIC 

(Canvas) 

Hii<)hf. '2H hiclifs: cc'idth. •23 inches 

Bust portrait, the face in three-quarter view and looking to tlie left, 
of a niiddle-ao-ed man, clean shaven and wearing a curled wig, a 
turn-over collar and a loose hahit huttoned up the front. In old 
pierced, carved and gilded wood frame. 




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VENETIAN SCHOOL 

Fifteenth ('EXTruv 

456— PORTRAIT OF A PATRICIAN LADY 



llc'ujht, 27 inches; -icidfJi. 20 iiichi's 

Three-quarter-i,kx(;tii portrait of a lady .staii(liii<^-, her face seen 
in profile looking to the right. She wears a richly einhroidered rohe 
of white satin and an enihroidered undergarment with tight-fitting 
sleeves, a pearl-einhroidered coif, and a frilled ruff. In her right 
hand she holds a rose. In the distance is a mountainous landscape 
with the towers of a castle. In car\'ed and gilt wood frame. 




LAMBERT LOMBARD or SUSTERMANN 

Flemish: 1505—1566 

^57— PORTRAIT OF LEOPOLDO DEI MEDICI 



Hiir/ht, '29 iiirlifs; icidfli, 21 incites 

Half-i,exc;tii portrait lookiii<i,- to the left of a young man with long 
(lark hair, nmstaclie and .small im2)erial. He wears a steel corselet 
with armpieces, a deep falling lace collar and a hlue sash across the 
right shoulder. His right hand rests on a steel helmet. Dark back- 
ground. 




LAjMBERT LOMBARD or SUSTERMANN 

Flemish: 1505— 156G 
4>59>— PORTRAIT OF A MEDICI 



Htiyht, ;j;i 



(Ith, '25 inches 



Half-length portrait of a yoiin<>' man with face flcan shaven save 
for a light mustache, his curhng liair phiited into a h)n<>' braid which 
falls over his left shoulder. He wears a broad-brimmed hat, a deep 
falling lace collar, a steel corselet and a silken sash over the right 
shoulder. In tlie lower left-hand corner of the picture is a steel 
morion. 




xVTTKlBU TED TO FRANCIS POURBUS 

Flemish: 1569—1622 

4>o'd— PORTRAIT OF A MAXTUAN NOBLEMAN 



HcUjht, .'37 hiclicn; zcidfit, 2y'>; iiiclii's 

Three-quarter-lex(jtii portrait of a youth in sixteenth eentnry cos- 
tume of striped green jerkin, full crimson breeches and frilled lace 
ruff and cuffs. He wears a jeweled chain and is standing looking 
to the left and rests his right hand on a brass-bound red velvet coffer, 
on which is thrown his steeple-crowned hat. In carved and gilt wood 
frame. 



LUCAS CRANACH 

German: 1472 — 1553 

4>60— MADONNA AND CHILD 

(Panol) 
Height, 29\., niches; zcidth. •>•> iiiclies 

The Virgin, strongly German in character, with long fair hair fall- 
ing, in rippling strands, over her shoulders, is seated facing the 
si^ectator with an air of mild henignity. She wears a red robe with 
large sleeves with gathered linen hands at the wrists. On her lap 
she supports, with both hands clasping His body, the Child Christ 
undraped save for a linen loin cloth. AVith His head slightly on 
one side He looks iiKiuiringly at the spectator, rests His left hand 
on His Mother's and the right on a bunch of grapes which she holds 
in her left hand. Dark background. 

Signed in the upper right-hand corner witli Cranach's emblem, a 
f!i/ing driigon. 

{lUuxtrated) 

TOMMASO GUIDI (kxoavn as ]MASACCI0) 

Florentine: 1401—14.28 

4^(M—3IADONNA, CHILD AND SAINTS 

(Panel) 
Height, .'57 inches; :cidth, 22'. j inches 

In the center of the picture, upon a stone throne, sits the Virgin 
presenting her full face to the spectator, wearing a blue mantle with 
white linen veil draped over her head and embroidered undergar- 
ment. On her left knee she holds, with her left hand, the undraped 
figure of the Child Christ, who lifts His right hand in the act of bene- 
diction and holds in His left a scrolled label inscribed "ego sum." 
On either side stand two saints, the lower figure on the left side wear- 
ing a bishop's mitre and holding a crozier. All the figures have 
haloes, that of the Christ having a cross. In old, carved, molded and 
painted frame. 

(Ill list rated) 




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GEORGES DES MARIEES 

Fkexch : 1G97 — 1776 

ElGIITEEXTH CkXTIKV 

mi—PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG PlilNCE 



Hcufht, 'I'i iiichrs: K-iilth, 25'^. inclir.s 

Thrj:e-qi^\kteh-lkx(;tii portrait seen in full face .sli,L>litly turned to 
the left of a youth with a notahly plum]) face, and ciu-led hair. He 
wears a black turned -up hat fastened at the side with a jeweled 
aigrette, a short coat trimmed with ermine and an ermine-lined crim- 
son mantle. In his left hand he holds the scabbard of a sword which 
he has half drawn out with his right. On a cushion on the right is 
an Im])erial crown. On the left is the l)ase of a column with draperies 
and in the background a balustrading with s2)herical fiuial. 




FREXCir SCHOOL 

S V. V E X T E E X T H C E X T V K V 



iU'S—PORTliJIT OF A SOLDIFAi 



Hi'njht, V.i ///(/(cs-,- 7ci(lfli, :U) iiirht's 



Thkek-quaktek-lexgtii portrait of a man with face turned to the 
right. He wears a full curling peruke, steel armor consisting of a 
breastplate and armpiece, a lace and cambric steenkirk and a silk 
sash. The right hand rests on the top of a cane. The left is sup- 
ported by the sash. Background of sky and clouds. 




SPANISH SCHOOL 

Sixteenth Ckntury 

M\^— PORTRAIT OF A SPANISH NOBLEMAN 

(Canvas) 
Iliiijlif, oQlj iiulics; rcidtli, -H inches 

Three-quarter-length portrait with face turned to the right of a 
young Spanish nobleman. He is clean shaven, save for a slight mus- 
tache and dressed in a sixteenth century costume of pointed jerkin, 
buttoned at the front with tight-fitting undersleeves and puffed knee 
breeches. He wears a lined cloak thrown over the right shoulder, a 
lace ruflf around the neck and ruffed wristlets. His left hand rests 
on the hilt of his sword. Dark background. Carved and gilded 
wood frame. 




ITAlJxVX SCHOOL 

Seventeenth Century 

m5— PORTRAIT OF A SPANISH 

CA RDINAL ARCHBISHOP 



Height, 571 -2 hichi 



dth. 37 Inchc 



Nearly full-leiigtli portrait of an ecclesiastic. He stands facing the 
spectator, with bushy dark liair, a inustaclie and imperial, wearing 
a brown-colored cape from undei- which appears a cassock with bands 
of lace insertion, a Vandyked border and lace cuflfs to the fidl sleeves. 
The right hand rests on a table on which stands an archbishojj's mitre 
and in the left he holds a leather-bound book with silver clasps. Dark 
background. In old carved and yilded wood frame. 



FLEMISH PRIMITIVE 

F I F T K E X T H C E X r r li V 

im—TIIK EXUUUTIOX OF CHlilST TO THE 

PEOPLE: WINGS OF AN ALTARPIECE 

(I'juhI) 

HchjJit, :5S inches: xcidth, 11 inches 

Two rectangular-sliaped panels. One occupied l)y a painting, in 
monotint, of the figure of Cln-ist, after the flagellation, undraped save 
for a loin cloth and shoulder cape and with His hands tied in front 
of Him, surrounded hy a soldier with a scourge, the Jewish high 
priest and a man in pointed high hat; the other, with a group of 
Jews, lifting their hands and turning aside their faces in an attitude 
of negation, lioth grou])s are on semi-octagonal bases with acanthus 
hracketings and in arched niches, one of them surmounted hy a hell- 
shaped canopy. In old painted and gilded wood frame. 




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ITALIAN PRIMITIVE 

PisAX School of the Foi'Rtehnth Cextury 

mi—TlilPTYCII 

( Panel ) 

Hcighi, -iO tnchcx; -width, 44' niches 

Centek panel with pointed top and two hinged wings. Center panel 
with subject in low relief and in gilded gem of a standing figure of 
Christ in glory with right hand upraised in the act of benediction, 
the left hand holding a book and with rays proceeding from the 
wound in His side. Around Him are twelve adoring angels with 
ujjraised hands. The background is incised with a pattern of scrolled 
vine leaves. Below is a jjainted panel representing the service of the 
Mass. On either side a priest and a deacon are celebrating at an altar, 
while in the middle a priest administers the host to a communicant. 
The wing on the right hand is occupied with a figure of Christ en- 
throned and resting His hands on a crucifix on which is a figure of 
Himself. Eelow, a monk is preaching from a wooden pidpit to an 
audience of monks and laity, while l)elow stands a bearded and ton- 
sured monk. That on the left is occupied at the top with a figure 
of the Virgin seated and holding the Christ Child. Eelow are twelve 
panels, each representing an incident in the life of Christ, including 
Christ bearing the Cross, the Crucifixion, the Flagellation, the Trial 
before Pontius Pilate and the Keception into the Glory. 



FRANCP^SCO ITBERTINI (kxown as IL BACCIIIACCA) 

1494—1557 

mS—THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL 

A\l) THE MIRACLE OF MAXNA 

(Pain I) 

Ix the center, slightly to the left, stands JNloses, directing the people 
with his rod of office. Some are seated behind him and others ap- 
proach him carrying vessels of gold and silver in which they have 
stored the manna which othei's are still gathering from the gronnd. 
Directly behind Closes stands iVaron, emptying into a vessel held 
by a woman the "omer" of manna he was to preserve. In the middle 
distance is a rocky landsca])e with other gronps of figures, some of 
whom are catching the (|nail sent in a miraculous flight. In tiie fore- 
ground are leopards, goats, an ox and a giraffe, and in the distance 
an arm of the sea with mountains and buildinys. 




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SPANISH SCHOOL 

Sevexteexth C'extiik V 



469— TJ/i? ROM AX DAUGHTER 



(Canvas) 



Hihjht, ;57 inches: iddth. l-i iiirlirs 

The Roman father fondenined to inipi-isoiiiiR'iit ocrupies the center 
of the canvas. He is seated in his cell, nude save for a mantle thrown 
over his left shoulder and with his hands manacled. His stern, 
bearded face is seen in profile turned to the right. On the left, grasj)- 
in<>- with one hand the bars of the "grated window, his youno- daughter 
stands looking inward at her parent. The only light comes through 
the barred window. In old carved, painted and gilded wood frame. 




ATTRIIU'TED TO J AX 1 YT 

Flemish: 1()()9~1661 



^10— STILL LIFE 



( riuifi ) 



Hciijlit. ;J7 iiicln:s: rcidtli. 50 iiiclics 

Ox the right, restiiiy on a tirstled tal)le with a red eloth. is a repousse 
brass vase in Avhicli are a Avhite napkin, a l)uneh of asparagus and 
a blue and wliite delft bowl of strawl)erries. In the eenter a dead 
hare, dueks and artieliokes, while on the left is a round wiekerwork 
basket filled with l)unehes of white and purple grapes. Dark back- 
ground. 



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ROMAX SCHOOL 

Seventeenth Centvuv 

i71—SET OF THREE DECORATIVE P AXELS 

H tight , 41 inches; iddtli, .31 iiulies 

Rectaxgular shape. In the center of each is an oval escutcheon sup- 
ported by nude kneehng figures and surmounted by nude putti. 
These escutcheons are occupied with emblematic devices: (a) A globe, 
an open book and a sword; (b) the open Tables of the Law and a . i 

hand clasping a naked sword: and (c) a bursting bomb in the air t) 

above a fortress. Two have I>atin mottoes and one a French motto, v 

on scrolled labels. Above them are the skulls of oxen and catenaries 
in gold: on cither side are caryatids, and btlnw. masks and festoons 
of fruit and leaves. 



ATTRIBUTED TO 3IELCHIOR DHOXDECOETER 

1636—169.5 
il-I— FLOWERS AND BIRDS 

(Canvas) 

Height. 67 inches: width. 50 inches 

Ix the foreground are two geese and a mallanl duck luning behind 
them in the middle distance a molded stone plinth of which the top 
is strewn with l)rilliantly painted cut Howers. On the left is a carved 
stone IVmntaiii and on the right a })eacock. Above is a looped drapery 
and, beyond, a park with clipped hedges and a flight of marble 
steps with, in the distance, a mansion of white stone. In carved and 
gilded wood frame. 

{lUitstrated) 



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SCHOOL OF PAXIXI 

Eighteenth Cextihv 

i7S— RUINS: PAIR OF DECOR AT IVE PANELS 

(Painted in 'IVniporii on Canvas) 
Height, 55 inches: icidfh, .'J.S inches 

(a) 111 the center, classic ruins consisting of a cluster of Corinthian 
columns with niarhle shafts and the springing of an arch. On the 
left are a weir with falling water, a stream crossed hy a bridge and 
a Palladian palace. In the immediate foreground are fragments 
of masonry and figures. 

(b) On the right, a ruined portico with Doric columns and a flight 
of steps. In the distance, a Gothic Church with spire and gable. In 
the immediate foi-egroimd on the left, the large scrolled wings of a 
flight of steps and figures, and on the right a broken rusticated 
column. 

In slia])(.(l, molded and gilt wood frames. 




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SCHOOL OF PANINI 

Eighteenth Century 
i7i~RUINS: FAIR OF DECORATIVE FANELS 

(Painted in Tempera on Canvas) 
Height, 5.5 inches: icidth, ;i8 inches 

(a) On the left is a classic ruin consisting of a seniicirculav columnar 
peristyle enclosing a pillared sarco])liag'us and surmounted by a 
cornice and statue. In the foreground is a sweep of steps and figures. 
On the right is the prow of a boat with a furled sail, and in the dis- 
tance a port with hills and buildings. Blue sky with white clouds. 

(b) On the right is a classic ruin consisting of one massive column, a 
flight of steps and a brick arch with a scaffolding and shed of wood. 
In the center is a stream of water with a wooden bridge over which 
two cows are crossing. On the left is a clump of trees. The bank 
of the stream, with two figures, forms the foreground, and in the 
middle distance is a foimtain with figures. I^andscape background 
and blue sky. 

In shaped, molded and gilt wood frames. 



SCHOOL OF PAXINl 

1691—1764^ 

475SEAPORTS: PAIR OF DECORATIVE PANELS 

(PaiiitccI ill Tcnipura on C'liinas) 

Height^ 5.5 inches: iddth. 51 inches 

(a) On the right the wing of a ruined chissic ])()rtico with Doric col- 
umns and hall-shaped finials. In the middle distance a ruined arch 
supported hy two Romanesque columns. In the immediate fore- 
groimd on the left a large grindstone under a wot)den pent roof with 
two men at work and children playing, in the middle distance a boat 
with sail, on the right a seaport and in the distance an arcading, build- 
ings and a tower. 

(li) View of a seaport with a classic portico with twin Doric columns 
and arched pediment, a pointed arch with Corinthian fluted columns, a 
balustrade and a stone vase. Below is a stone cistern and figures. In 
the center, an arm of the sea, while in the distance are classic ruins 
and an obelisk. Blue sky with white clouds. 

In pierced, carved and gilt wood frames. 



SCHOOL OF PANIXI 

Eighteenth C'entiry 

176— KUINS: PAIR OF DECORATIVE PANELS 

(Painted in TLni])era on Canvas) 

Height, 65 iiicltf.s: rcidth. Z)! incites 

(a) In the center is a classic ruin consisting of a variegated marble 
Composite Corinthian column and pilaster with a cornice and the 
start of a broken arch. In the foreground are two contadinc, and in 
the middle distance a ruined arch with scaffolding, a hoisting wheel 
and workmen. In the distance are a pyramidal building and a square 
tower. Blue sky and white clouds. 

(i?) On the right are a round-arched portico with fluted columns, a 
balustrade above and stone vases at the side. In the foreground is a 
group of soldiers with a standard and drum and on the right a broken 
marble column. In the middle distance an arched courtyard with two 
figin-es, with a moimtainous landscape in the background. Blue sky 
with white clouds. 

In .sha])c(l, molded and gilt frames. 



BOLOGNESE SCHOOL 

ElGHTEEXTH C'eXTUUY 

477— .i RCHITECTl 'KA I. PA NEL 

(Painted in Tcin])era on Canvas) 
Hii(/Jit. 79 inclu-s; rcidfli, (Hi inches 

ExTKAXCE to a jjalace. In the center is a round arch supported on 
fluted Doric cokiiiins at the base of one of which are two women in 
flowing robes. On the left is a pedestal surmounted by a statue of 
JNIinerva seated and a pedimented entrance doorway with a soldier 
in Roman armor. On the right is a broken fluted column, and in 
the distance, through an arched and bahistrated opening, is seen a 
landscape with a classic ruin and figin-es. 



EOI.OGNESE SCHOOL 

Eighteenth Cexti-ry 
478 -J RCHITEC TURA L PA NEL 

(Paintid in Tiinperji on Ciinvas) 

Height, ()5 inclifs; mdth, 7(5 iiicJies 

Interior of a church. In tlie center is a pointed arched bay sup- 
ported by projecting fluted classic cokimns and enclosing a consoled 
pediment supporting an equestrian statue in bronze. On the right 
is a sarcophagus-shaped tomb and on the left a large wreath-encircled 
vase with a group of figures below. In shaped, molded and gilded 
wooden frame. 



BOLOGNESE SCHOOE 

ElGHTEEXTH C'EXTI'IiY 

i79^LA X1)S( \ i PE PA XEL 

( Paiiitfd in Tcnipcr.i on ("iinvas) 

Hi'ujltt, 85 hichfs: -.cidtli. (iO incJic.i 

The flio'lit into Egypt. In the center is the Virgin, with the Child 
Christ seated npon a donkey, with St. Joseph at her side. Ahove 
tliein is a hirge tree with one broken hmb and foliated branches. On 
the riglit is another tree, with a stream on the banks of which are two 
figures and a rocky landscape in the distance. In tlie foreground on 
the left is a seated figure. In molded and gilt wood frame. 



BOLOGNESE SCHOOL 

Eighteenth Century 
4>m— LANDSCAPE PANEL 

( I'aiiitetl ill 'IVniptrji on C';inv;i.s) 

Iliii/ht, 85 iiirhcs; xcitltli. 7(i inches 

A WATEKFALi,. Ill the center is a tree with fohaged hraiiches, heneath 
which a young woman is seated on a donkey, with a bearded man with 
wide-brimmed hat by her side. On tlie right is a rocky waterfall, 
formed of three steps, and in the distance a landscape with figures. 
In molded and yilt wood frame. 



I 'i A LI AX PR 1 .Al I'i 1 \'E 

ScHOOi- OF Pisa: Fifteexth Cextiky 

^Si—FIGUIiE OF SAIXT STEPHEN 

(In Oil on Panels) 

Hchjht, 5 feet 10 inches; u-idth. 2 fret 10 inches 

P^'iGUKE of a saint shown as a deacon, clean shaven, standing upright, 
holding in his right hand a palm branch and in his left an open book. 
His head is tonsured, surmounted by the syinl)olic stone and sur- 
rounded l)y a gilt halo. He wears a rich deacon's dalmatic, the collar 
embroidered with an "Ave ]Maria,"' the body with crane-like birds 
symmetrically disposed, and the cuffs and apparel of rich brocade. 
The alb below is of white linen with a brocaded apparel, and the 
maniple is embroidered with crosses. Behind him is a brocaded hang- 
ing, and he stands in front of a square recess, the side pierced with 
Romanesque, round-arched windows, through which are seen, on one 
side, a landscape with winding stream and a turreted building and, on 
the other, two yew trees. At the same side kneels the miniature figure 
of a tonsured ecclesiastic with a scrolled label inscribed in Gothic 
characters, "fkat maten iay prior." In molded and gilt wood frame. 



FLORENTINE I'UI.MITIVE 

FiFTEEXTH CeNTUKV 

i82—THE STORY OF DAEDALUS 

Height, 23 iiicJirs: length, 71 inches 

Front ol' a cassonc divided into three panels, separated by fluted 
pilasters and flanked by figures of warriors with clubs holding pointed 
shields. In the left-hand panel Theseus and the ]Minotaur are shown 
in the Labyrinth constructed by King Minos. At the entrance are 
the King and a sentinel, and on the left is a river with the prow of a 
ship. The background is a landscape. In the center, ^Egeus is cast- 
ing himself into the sea, where his son. in error, displays a black sail, 
while in the right-hand panel, Daedalus is shown flying in the air with 
the wings he made for himself and his son Icarus, \\\\o is falling into 
the lacarian sea, owing to the melting in the sun of the wax which 
fastened liis wings. 

{Illustrated) 



SCHOOL OF riSA 

F O r R T E E X T IT C E X T l^ K V 

^m -ITALIAN PRIMITIVE 

(111 Teiii])C'i';i on I'aiu'l) 
Height, 6 feet .3 inches 

Oxi-, wing of an altarpiece. Divided into two panels by borders 
painted in imitation of geometrically patterned marble inlay. In 
the u])i)er panel is a figure of God the Father in the character of 
Judge. He is shown as a bearded man. dressed in flowing robes, 
and seated on a throne with canopied top and column supported 
wings. He holds in His right hand a scepter and points to one 
side with the index finger of His left. In the panel below is shown 
the death of a bishop, avIio. in mitre, and ecclesiastical robes, lies 
stretched on a drapery-festooned bier. At one side an acolyte swings 
a thurifier, his head is supported by a priest in embroidered cope, in 
front of him a woman holds her hand to her face with an expression 
of grief and on the left stands a tonsured priest. Below is painted 
a fringed curtain \\ ith embroidered border. 



FOURTH AFTERNOON'S SALE 

FRIDAY, AI'UII. •_'(), 1918 
AT TIIK AMERICAN ART GALLERIES 

liK(;iXXlX(i AT '2.'M) ()\l,(K'K 



487 — FiFTEKXTii Ckxtuky Italian Cakved Wood Mikkok 

Rectangular mirror in molded frame enriched with egg and dart 
and headed carvings, surmounted h\ a molded and fluted cornice 
and a cresting of two scrolled cornucopia\ Apron carved with , S 



two half figures of winged sphinxes and a shaped shield. 

Height. 25 'niches: icidtli, 10' 2 inehes. 



487a — Skvkxtkkxtii Ckxtcuy Italian Cakvkd Wood ^Iiuuok 

Circular mirror, the frame carved with two half-length nude 'y 
figures of putti holding a crown and terminating in acanthus- 
leaf scrollino's. 



488 — Sixteenth Century Flokentine Carved and Gilded Wood 
Mirror 
Circular mirror surrounded by a border carved witb the clasped 
hands of St. Francis of Assisi and a Cherub and set in a Taber- 
nacolo frame with seniicircidar pediment, flanked and sur- 
mounted by rosettes and honeysuckle ornaments, enclosing a 
female figure holding two shaped shields and supported on two As 
cylindrical Doric pilasters. JNIolded base with carved plintli 
and shaped ajjron. Partially gilded. 

Iltiglif. 2() iiiclu's; ichltli. Mi inches. 
(lUust ratal) 

489 — Sixteenth Century Italian Carved Wood INIirror 

Rectangular mirror in Tabernacolo frame with voluted and 
scrolled pediment, molded and dentelled cornice and plaui frieze 
suijported on fluted and astragalled pilasters. ^lolded base and 
shaped apron outlined with voluted .scrolls. 

Height, "ifi iiirhex; rcidth, l.'5l-_> inches. 
{lUustrated) 

490 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Carved Wood INIirror 

Rectangular mirror in Tabernacolo frame with round-arched 
pediment flanked and surmounted by volutes and honeysuckle 
ornaments, with molded cornice and plain frieze supported by 
two fluted and astragalled pilasters with Ionic capitals. INIolded 
base and apron carved with two ciu'ved cornucoi)ia' and a shaped 
shield. 

Height. '.W inches: iciilth. 1 4 inches. 

(Ill It St rated) 




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4.91 — SixTEEXTH Cextury Itai.iax Carved Wood ]Mirkor 

Circular mirror with frame carved as a bandetl wreath of fruits 
and leaves surmounted by an eagle with outstretched wings 
flanked by winged dragons and with an apron carved with 
voluted cornucopiiu, a Pan's pipes and scrollings. 

Height, 24 iiicJuii; nidtli. 15 iiuhcs. 
(lUufitrtital) 

492 — Fii'TEEXTir Cextury Fi.orextixe Carved Wood ]Mirror 
Frame 
Rectangular tablet of marble incised with an oval medallion 
within a rectangular border, within a molded frame of wood 
carved with flutings and headings, surmounted by a band of 
wood carved with flutings and molded and iluted cornice and a 
voluted pediment, with an oval escutcheon charged with a coat- 
of-arms in the center. Voluted side brackets and shaped apron 
carved with acanthus leaves and a shield charged with a coat-of- 
arms. 

(Illiisfratcd) 

493 — Sixteenth Cextury Italian Carved Wood ]Mirror 

Circular mirror in frame carved as a wreath of flowers, fruits 
and leaves, surmounted by a shaped cresting carved with drag- 
ons and with an apron carved with voluted acanthus-leaf scroll- 
ings and a sha])ed shield. 

Height. 21 iiiehes- leidth. V.i iitehes. 

{Ill IIS till fed) 

494 — Set of Six Eighteexth Century Itai.iax Waexut Arm- 
chairs OF THE Directory Period 
Square backs, with molded side supports, voluted ears and 
shaped head rail carved with shells, acanthus leaves and diapers. 
Curved and acanthus-leaf carved arms on car\ed cabriole sup- 
ports. Serpentine seat fronts carved with shells, acanthus leaves 
and diapers; curved legs with voluteil feet and curved cross 
stretchers. Seats and backs paneled witli woven canework. 

(Illiisf rated) 



495 — Set op^ Six Eighteenth Cextury Italian Walnut Chairs 
OF the Direc'toky Period 
Square backs, witli incurved tops, reeded and carved side sup- 
ports and horizontal splats enclosini>' oval panels with reeded 
frames. Circular seats, with molded frames carved with central 
rosettes and l)roken by quatrefoiled dies which serve as the ter- 
minations of the square curved, reeded and carved legs. Seats 
and backs ])aneled with woven cancwork. 

(Illustrated) 

49G — Se^t.nteenth Century Italian Walnut Chair 

High back, with turned and medallion carved side supports, 
carved ball finials; oval panel with scrolled, voluted and acan- 
thus-leaf carved frame and cresting pierced and carved with 
voluted scrolls and acanthus leaves. Reeded seat front, flanked 
by rosetted dies, and turned and carved bulbous legs with pear- 
shaped feet. Back and seat paneled with woven canework. 

{ 111 II. it ni ted) 

497 — Set of Six Eighteenth Ckntury French Walnut ^Vrm- 

CHAIRS OF the I^OUIS XVI PeRIOD 

Oval backs, with molded and acanthus-leaf carved frames; 
curved, molded and voluted arms on curved molded supports. 
Bowed molded seat front, fianked by rosetted dies, and turned 
tapering and fluted legs. Scats and backs paneled with woven 
canework. 

{Illustrated) 

498 — Set of Six Eighteenth Century Walnut Itai,ian Arm- 
chairs OF THE Louis XV Period 
Rectangular backs, with molded and carved side su])i)orts and 
sliaped head rails carved with shells, acanthus leaves and dia- 
perings. Straight car^•ed arms on curved supports carved with 
acanthus leaves; serpentine seat fronts carved with shells and 
acanthus leaves, and cabi-iole legs with shell-carved knees. 
Backs and seats ])anelcd with woven canework. 

(Ilhist rated ) 



499 — EiGHTEKXTii Ckxti'ky North Italian Walnut Arjichair 
Shield-sliaped hack, with scrolled and shell-carved frame, 
pierced and carved head rail and center vase-shaped splat, 
scrolled and carved. Cm'ved scrolled arms on cahriole acanthus- 
leal' carved supports; howed seat front with shaped and carved 
apron, cahriole legs and curved, scrolled and carved stretcher 
and side rails. Seat and hack in woven canework. 

.500 — Early Eic;htkknth Century Vknetlvn Walnut Armchair 
or THE Ivouis X^'' Period 
Shield-sha2)ed hack, with molded frame and pierced and carved 
cresting. Curved, molded and voluted arms on curved, molded 
su])ports. Bowed seat front, with pierced and rococo scroll 
carved apron; cahriole legs, with scroll carved knees and voluted 
feet. Seat and hack ccnered with silk damask woven on a 
rose-colored ground in a pattern of scrolls and floral sprays. 

(lUii.^trafcil) 

.501 — Set oe Four Late Eighteenth Century Italian Arm- 
chairs OE THE Louis XVI Period 
Spade-shaped backs, with molded frames carved with husk pat- 
ternings. Enclosing shaped medallions with molded frames and 
with carved shells in the spandrels. Bowed seat fronts, carved 
with husk patternings and flanked hy rosetted dies. Turned 
tapering and lluted legs. Seats covered and hacks jjaneled with 
satin damask. Carving gilded. 

{Ill II strafed) 

502 — Set oe Four Late Eighteenth Century Italian Arm- 
chairs OF THE Louis XVI Period 
Square open hacks, with molded frame enclosing circular me- 
dallions, with frames carved and pierced in a pattern of animlar 
interlacements. Cui'ving molded arms, straight molded seat 
fronts flanked hy rosetted dies and turned ta])ering and fluted 
legs. Seats covered and l)acks paneled with satin damask. 

{Ilhistnitiil) 



503 — Set ok Six Roman Walnut Akmchaius of the Louis XVT 
Pekiod 
Square backs, with reeded frames, rounded tops and carved 
crestings. Curved reeded and voluted arms on curved reeded 
supports. Bowed molded seat fronts, and tapering turned and 
fluted legs with hall feet. Seats and backs covered with green 
satin damask woven in a design of scrolls and flowers. 

(lUii.'itratal) 

.504 — Pair Roman Walnut Akmchairs of the Louis XVI Period 
Similar to the above, with the exception of the covering, which 
is in red satin damask. 

50.5 — Set of Four Late Eighteenth Century Italian Arm- 
chairs OF THE Sheraton Period 
Scjuare open backs, with frames carved with a bead and reel 
pattern and with vertical slats pierced with geometrical inter- 
lacements. Flat curved arms on curved supports, bead and 
reel carved seat fronts flanked by rosetted dies and square tap- 
ering legs witli spade-shaped feet. Seats covered with satin 
damask. 

{I II II. strut til) 

50(5 — Set of Four Eighteenth Century Italian Walnut 
Chairs of the Louis XVI Period 
Oval I)acks carved with interlaced strapwork and floral crest- 
ing; circular seats, the frames carved with interlaced strapwork 
and broken by square rosetted dies. Four tapering turned 
fluted and acanthus-leaf carved legs with pear-shaped feet. 
Seats and backs upholstered with silk brocade in a pattern of 
classical figiu'cs and A'itru\ian scrollings. 

(Illii.striital) 

507 — Set of Four IjAte Eighteenth Century Italian Arm- 
chairs OF the Louis XVI Period 
Open backs of interlaced ovals, with molded frames and carved 
medallion cresting. Curving voluted arms on ciu'ved acanthus- 
leaf carved supports. Bowed molded seat fronts, pierced and 
carved with festoons and flanked by rosetted dies. Turned 
tajjering and fluted legs. Seats covered with satin damask. 

(Illii.striitcil) 



508 — Set of Fouu Latk Eujiitkkxth Ckxti'uy Italiax Akm- 

CHAIRS OF THE ShERATON PeKIOD 

Open shield-shaped hacks, with slats pierced and carved with 
diamond medallions and husk festoons; curving molded arms 
and molded seat fronts carved with festoons and flanked hy 
rosetted dies. Square tajjering legs, carved with husk pendants, 
and with hall feet. Seats covered with satin damask. Carving 
gilded. 

(Ill list ratal) 

509 — Pair of I.atk Eigiitkextii Cextury Italiax Gilt iVR:\i- 

CHAIRS OF THE LaTE LoUIS XA'I PeRIOD 

Sjjade-shaped hacks, with rounded tops and molded frames. 
Curving upholstered arms, witli cur\e(l molded and voluted 
front supports. JNIolded howed seat front and s(}uare tapering 
paneled legs with acorn feet. Backs, arms and seats are cov- 
ered with hlue silk hrocade, woven in a design of ])illared 
pavilions and vases of flowers. Frames completely gilded. 

{Illii.sl ratal) 

510 — Pair of Late EiciiiJ'EExrii Cextury Italiax Ctii.t Arm- 
chairs OF THE I^ATE LoUIS XVI PeRIOU 
Similar to the preceding. 

511 — Pair of IjAte Eighteexth Cextury Italiax Gilt Arm- 
chairs OF THE Late I^ouis X^"I Period 
Similar to Catalogue No. 509. 

512 — Set of Six I^ate EuiiiTEEXTii Cexti'ry Italiax Gilt 
Chairs of the I>ouis XVI Period 
Oi^en shield-shaped hacks, with scrolled and douhle voluted 
frames, molded and carved with sprays of foliage. The vertical 
open splats are pierced and carved in the form of classic vases, 
with handles from which s])ring three stems of acanthus leaves. 

(I II 11. it ratal) 

513 — Pair of Late Eighteexth Cextury Italiax Gilt Chairs 
OF THE I>ouis X^'I Period 
Similar to the preceding. 



514 — Skt of Six Eighteenth Century North Italian Gilt 
Armchairs of the Louis XVI Period 
Shield-sliaped hacks, with arched frames carved in guillnche 
patterning and floral medallions, curved molded and voluted 
arms on turned tapering and fluted supports, howed seat fronts 
carved with circular medallions and turned tapering and fluted 
legs. Seats and backs u2iholstered in silk brocade woven in a 
pattern of Vitruvian scrolls and animals. 

(Ilhistnifnl) 

.51.5 — Set of Six Late Eighteenth Century Italian Walnut 
Armchairs 
Shield-shaped backs, with carved and pierced rococo scrolled 
frames and floral and rocaille head rails. Curved voluted and 
molded arms; seat frames carved with scrolls and rocaille orna- 
mentation and cabriole legs. Seats and backs upholstered in 
Hungarian point embroidery in a design of scrolls and flowers 
on a yellow ground. 

( lU Its f rated) 

.516 — Set of Three Late Eighteenth Century Italian Painted 
and Gilt Armchairs of the Louis XVI Period 
Circidar backs, with frames carved with laurel-leaf wreaths, 
spreading molded, carved and voluted arms on molded, carved 
and turned supports. Bowed molded and carved seat fronts 
and tapering turned fluted and pointed-leaf carved legs with 
pear-shaped feet. Backs and seats upholstered in blue and 
white silk damask woven in a pattern of classical figures. 
Frame painted white and gilt. 

(lU list ratal) 

517 — Pair of Late Eighteenth Century Italian Gilt Chairs 
of the Louis XVI Period 
Rectangular back with rounded top and melon-shaped flnials, 
with molded and carved frame, car\'ed acanthus-leaf enriched 
arms on carved supports carved with acanthus leaves. Bowed 
molded and carved seat fronts with rosetted centers flanked by 
square dies and with square tapering molded and carved legs 
with ball feet. Seats and backs covered with blue and white 
silk damask woven in a design of classical figures. Frames 
entirely gilt. 

(Illustratal) 




518 — Pair of Sevextkenth Centuky Venetian Walnut Chairs 
Kectangular l)acks, with square side supports. SeroUed, vo- 
luted and acanthus-leaf carved legs, with pierced, carved, 
scrolled and voluted front rails and square side and back rails. 
Seats and backs covered with Hunoarian point embroidered in 
designs of acanthus-leaf scrollings and vases and finished with 
deep silken fringe. 



.519 — Fair of Eighteextii Centikv Italian Painted Chairs 

Shield-shaped molded and carved backs, scrolled serpentine ^ 
seat fi-onts and cabriole legs. Seats and backs covered with silk ^"^ 
brocade woven in a rose-colored and white striped and floral 
pattern. Frames jiainted white. 




520 — Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangular backs, with gilt acaiitlius-lcal' carved finials. Curv- 
ing flat volutcd arms on curved acanthus-leal' carved supjjorts. 
Straight square legs on square base rails, with paw terminations 
and deep front rail carved with a rosette and voluted scrolls. 
Seats and backs covered with cut velvet in a diapered design 
secured with oval brass-headed nails and finished with a silken 
frins'e. Carvino- oilded. 



521 — Pair of Eighteenth Century Italian (iii/r Chairs of the 
Louis XV Period 
Straight upholstered backs, with shaped tops, square seats and 
cabriole legs carved at the knees with scrolled escutcheons and 
with paw feet. Frames gilt. Backs and seats covered with silk 
brocade woven in a pattern of floral sprays on a white ground. 




522 — Sixteenth Century Flokentine Waenut Armchaik 

Rectangular hack witli acanthus-leaf carved finials. Flat 
molded arms on turned haluster-shaped supports, straight 
square and tin-ned legs on stiuare hase with paw terminations 
and deep front rail carved with voluted scrollings and a central 
egg-shaped escutcheon. Back and seat covered with contem- 
porary tapestry, the hack woven in a design of a large goat's- 
head trophy with crossed swords. 

523 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 
Similar to the preceding. 



524 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 
Similar to the preceding. 




-Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentie Walnut Chairs 
Rectangular upholstered backs and seats; turned baluster- 
shaped legs, with turned front rails, side rails and stretchers. 
Seats and backs upholstered in sixteenth century varicolored 
woven stuff finished with silken fringe. 



526 — Eighteenth Century Italian Wai.nut iVRMciiAiK 

Shield-shaped back, with molded and scrolled side supports and 
head rail carved with a circular portrait medallion, curved and 
molded arms on carved sujjports, bowed scrolled and medal- 
lioned seat front and cabriole legs. Seat and back upholstered 
in silk brocade woven in a design of floral sprays. 



527 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 

High rectangular back with finial carved as female mask, 
flat voluted arms on turned baluster-shaped supports, straight 
square and turned legs on square base rails Avith paw termina- 
tions and deep front rail, carved with acanthus-leaf scrolls 
and cherubim and with scrolled and voluted apron. Back and 
seat covered with contemporary tapestry, the back woven in 
design of a soldier in sixteenth-century costume and carrying a 
musket. 

{Ilbt.ifrntal) 

528 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 

High rectangular back, with finial carved as female mask, flat 
voluted arms on turned baluster-shaped supports, straight 
square and turned legs on square base rails with paw termina- 
tions and deep front rails carved with acanthus-leaf scrolls 
and cherubim and with scrolled and voluted apron. Back and 
seat covered with contemporary tapestry, the back woven in 
design of a huntsman, in sixtecnth-centm-y costume and carry- 
ing a musket. 

(Ilhistnital) 

529 — Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangular backs, with gilt carved finials, straight flat molded 
arms on scpiare supports carved with acanthus leaves. Square 
legs and base rails with paw terminations. Backs and seats, the 
latter with deep apnms, covered with cloth-of-gold silk having 
a pattern of acanthus-leaf scrolls, tulips and floweis in silk ap- 
plique bordered with gold. CarAing gilt. 

{1 II list ratal ) 

530 — Pair of Sixteenth Cknti'kv I-^i.orentine Walnut ^Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangular backs, with gilt carved finials; straight flat molded 
arms on scjuare supports carved with acanthus leaves. Scpiare 
legs and base rails with paw terminations. Backs and seats, 
the latter with deep aprons, covered with cloth-of-gold having a 
])attern of acanthus-leaf scrolls, tulips and flowers in silk ap- 
])li(|uc embroidery bordered with gold. Carving gilt. 




531 — Seventeenth Century Venetian Wai,nut Armchair 

Straight back with turned side supports, witli center panel sur- 
rounded by scrolls and shells and with cresting carved to cor- 
respond. Boldly scrolled and voluted arms on scrolled sup- 
ports. Scrolled and voluted legs with deep front rail, also 
carved with a shell and voluted scrolls. Seats covered and back 
paneled with Hungarian point enihi-oidered in a design of a vase 
on a pedestal and acanthus-leaf scrollings and finished with 
knotted fringe. 



532 — Pair of Ki(iHTEENTii Century Itajjan Walnut Armchairs 
Shield-shaped backs, the head rails carved with rose blossoms. 
Curved and voluted arms on carved supports. Carved serpen- 
tine seat fronts and cabriole legs. Seats and hacks covered in 
silk brocaile with rose-colored "round. 




533 — Se^t.nteexth Ckntuky Roman Cahykd and (iii/r Wood 
Armchatk 
Strai^lit hiu'k, with arclifd toj). carved and molded frame and 
scrolled crestiny, carved with festoons of Howers, acanthus 
leaves and pointed leaf and berry pendants. Scrolled and 
voluted arms carved with acanthus leaves on voluted scroll sup- 
ports, scrolled and voluted legs carved with acanthus leaves and 
scrolled acanthus-leaf carved cross stretchers carved with shells 
at their intersections. Back and seat covered with silk brocade 
woven in a pattern of scrolls, leaves and flowers and finished 
with silken frinue. Frame entirelv gilded. 



534 — Eighteenth Century Italian Walnut Armchair 

Open back, with arched, molded and beaded head-rail and vase- 
shaped central splat carved with imbrications and an oval leaf- 
carved medallion. Curved and voluted arms on fluted tapering 
columnar top. incurved l)caded seat front and fluted tapering 
leg's. Seat covered with red and white silk brocade. 




535 — Pair of Eaki.y Eighteenth Century Venetian Gilt 
Chairs oe the Louis XIV Period 
Shai^ed backs, with scrolled, voluted and acantluis-leaf carved 
frames. Cabriole legs, floridly carved with acanthus-leaf scrolls, 
and grotesque masks and with voluted feet. Scrolled and acan- 
thus-leaf carved cross stretchers, with pineapple finials. Backs 
paneled and seats covered with red velvet, the latter finished 
with silk yalloon and fringe. Frames entirelv gilt. 



5iiG — Set of Four Eighteenth Century Italian Walnut 
Chairs 
Shield-shaped hacks, with molded side supports and head rails. 
Serpentine carved seat fronts and carved ca])riole legs. Seats 
and l)acks covered in red silk brocade with stripes of white and 
areen. 



s5*"> 




537 — Seventeenth Cextuky Venetian Cauved anu Gilt \Vo(JD 
Armchair 
Straight upliolstered hack, with shaped cresting pierced and 
carved in a design of a sliield charged with a coat-of-arnis, sur- 
mounted hy a coronet and flanked hy voluted scrolhngs and 
floral pendants. Kococo scrolled and acanthus-leaf carved arms 
on molded supports carved with masks, scrolled legs on voluted 
feet and scrolled and acanthus-leaf carved cross stretchers with 
pointed finial. Back and seat covered Avith crimson velvet em- 
hroidered with silver thread in a design of a sliield, charged witli 
a coat-of-arms, surrounded hy scrollings, flowers and leaAes, and 
finished with silk fringe. T'rame entirely gilded. 

.538 — Eighteenth Century Itaijan Walnut Armchair 

Shield-shaped molded and carved back, curved molded and 
voluted arms on molded and carved supports, scrolled and £ o 
carved bowed seat front and caliriole legs. Seat and back 
covered with silk ])i-ocade Avoven in a pattern of floral sprays on 
a rose-colored ground. 




539— Seventeenth Cextuky Venetian Walnut Armchair 

Strai<4lit back, with shaped top. Curving, molded, voluted and 
carved arms on hulhous acanthus-leaf carved supports. Turned 
legs, with acanthus-leaf carved domed feet and deep front rail 
pierced and carved with acanthus-leaf scrollings. Back and seat 
covered in yellow and red brocatelle woven in a design of acan- 
thus-leaf scrolls and flowers and finished with silken fringe. 



.iiO — Set of Six EuiiiTEENTii Century Italian Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Shield-shaped hacks, with molded side supports and head rails 
carved with volutes and acanthus leaves. Curved, molded and 
voluted arms, carved with acanthus leaves, on curved supports. 
Carved and scrolled bowed seat fronts and cabriole legs carved 
with acanthus leaves at the knees. Seats and backs covered in 
red silk brocade with white and green stripe. 




541 — Seventeenth Centx ky ^^KNKTIAN AValnut Armchair 

Straight hack, with shaped top. Curving, molded, vohitcd and 
carved arms on acanthiis-leaf carved supports. Scrolled and 
acanthus-leaf carved legs on voluted feet, with deep pierced 
front rail pierced and carved with linked acanthus and pointed- 
leaf scrollings. Square back rail. Seat and hack co^■ered with 
yellow and red l)i-()catellc woven in a design of acanthus scrolls 
and flowers and finished with silken frinoe. 



.542 — Set of Foik Eighteenth Century Italian W^venut 
Chairs 
Shield-shajjed hacks, with molded and carved side supports and 
head rails, howed and carved seat fronts and molded and carved 
cabriole legs. Seats and backs covered with silk brocade woven 
in a design of floral sprays on rose-colored grounds. 



5i3 — EiGHTEKXTii Ckxtuky Cakvkd and Painted ^"KNKTIAN Chair 
Straight open back, with s(iiiare reeded side supports, molded 
head rail carved with crossed palm branches, and oval medallion 
with sunken molded panel painted with wreath. At the angles i-^ 
are car\ed rosettes. Serpentine seat front, carved with a central 
acanthus-leaf scroll, and turned tapering and fluted legs. Seat 
covered with red silk brocade. 



oH — Skventeenxii Centtuy \'enetian Walnut Chau! 

Straight square back and seat. Scrolled and acanthus-leaf 
carved legs with pierced and carved scrolled and voluted front 
rail and scjuare side rails. Seat and back covered in Hungarian 
point finished with silk fringe. 

54.5 — Sixteenth Centuky Flokextixe Akmchah} 

Straight back, with carved and gilt finials. Straight molded / 
arms on turned baluster supports, turned legs and s([uare base /O 
rails with paw terminations. Seat and back covered with red ^^ 
and yellow brocatelle secured with brass-headed nails and fin- 
ished with silk fringe. 



.540 — Pah{ oe Sixteextii Centuky Feokentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Straight backs, with carved and gilt acanthus-leaf linials, curved 
fiat voluted arms on tiu'iied supports, and scjuare legs, with deep 
front rails car^■ed with voluted scrolls and gilded. Seats and 
backs in contemporary leather secured with brass-headed nails o 
and finished with silken fringe. The back tooled in gold with ,^^ 
scrolled armorial shield. 



.547 — Sixteenth Centi'ry Florentine \Valnut Arju hahj 

Straight square back with carved and gilt finials. Hat cin-\ed 
arms on cin-ved acanthus-leaf carved supports, and straight 
s(|uare legs, with front rail carved with volute and a rosette, and 
gilt square base rails with paw terminations. Seat and back 
covered with brown velvet cut, on a yellow ground, in a diapei'ed 
pattern of scrollings and finished with silk fringe. 



■>J^ 



548 — Pair of Fii-teextii Ckntuky Fi.okextink Walnut Chairs 
Straight hacks, with shajjed tops, scjuare cui-\c(l cross legs with 
voluted feet pivoted as though to fold and with tui-ned rails. 
Seats and hacks covered in red and yellow hrocatelle. 

.549 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Ar.aichair 

Straight hack, with carved and gilt finials, straight molded arms 
on turned haluster supports, turned legs and square hase rails 
with paw terminations. Seat and back covered with red and 
yellow hrocatelle woven in a design of crowns, scrolled leaves 
and flowers and finished with silken fringe. 

,550 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 

Straight scjuare hack, with gilded finials car\e(l as masks hold- 
ing rings, straight molded arms on turned haluster supports, 
straight scjuare legs with deep front rail carved with voluted 
scrolls and escutcheon and gilded. Stjuare hase rails, with 
voluted terminations. Seat and l)ack covered with Hungarian 
point secured with brass-headed nails. 



551 — Pair of Seventeenth Century P'lorentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Straight backs, with shajjcd top. Curved, molded and voluted 
arms on square baluster-shaped supports. Scjuare tapering- 
carved legs and molded and voluted arched cross stretchers. \ 
Seats and backs covered with crimson silk damask finished with 
silk fringe. 

552 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- ^ 
chairs \ ^ 

Similar to the preceding. 

553 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- q 
chairs \ 

Similar to the preceding. 




5.34 — Sixteenth Century Feokentine Walnut Armchaik 

Rectan<>ular straight back, witli gilded acanthus-leaf carved 
finials, flat molded arms on square supports with acanthus-leaf 
carved brackets, straight square legs and base rails terminating 
in paws, and deep front rail carved with voluted scrolls and a 
central oval escutcheon. Back and seat covered with contempo- 
rary tapestry. 

555 — Pair of Late Eighteenth Century Italian Gilt Chairs 
OF THE Louis XVI Period 
Rectangidar back with rounded top and melon-shaped finials, 
with molded and carved frame, carved acanthus-leaf enriched 
arms on carved supports carved with acanthus leaves. Bowed 
molded and carved seat fronts with rosetted centers flanked 
by square dies and with square tapering molded and carved 
legs with ball feet. Seats and backs covered with silk damask 
woven in a design of classical figures. 




^ 



556 — Set of Six Italian Mahogany and Gilt Bkonze jMouxtkd 
Wood Ctiaik.s of the Empire Period 
Square open backs, curving to meet the seats, with square side 
supjjorts paneled witli gilt bronze moldings and with rosettes 
and round head rails carved below with winged medallions. The 
legs, mounted at the seat levels with gilt bronze lions' masks, 
are tapering, square, paneled with gilt moldings and with feet of 
gilt bronze birds' legs and claws. The sides are decorated with 
gilt six-pointed stars. The open panels at top are laced with 
gilt bronze cords, the fronts of the seats are finished with deep 
knotted fringes and the seats and backs are covered with silk. 
These chairs, possibly made in Rome, came to Signer Bardini 
direct from the apartment of Princess Pauline Borghese. 



557 — Eighteenth Century Gii,t Venetian Stool / 

Rectangular shape, with cabriole legs. Completely gilded. Cov- '>^A^ 
ered with silk brocade. 



558 — Pair of Eighteenth Century Gilt Roman Stools 

Rectangular shape with shaped aprons carved with sliells, four 
cabriole and voluted legs carved with floral pendants, voluted 
cross stretchers and carved pineapple flnials. Tops covered 
with old crimson velvet appli(iue in a scroll design with gold 
galloon. Hc'ujht. 22 Indus. 

559 — Pair oe Eighteenth Century Gilt Roman Stools 
Companion to the preceding. 

560 — Pair oe Sixteenth Century Florentine Carved and Gilt 
Wood Stools 
Of sgabello tj'pe. Rectangular molded seats, with shaped front 
supports carved with voluted scrolls, acanthus leaves and 
grotesque masks. Back supports shaped and incised with vo- 
luted scrollings. Painted cream color and brown, and gilded. 

Height. 22 inches. 

561 — Pair Sixteenth Century Gilt Tuscan Walnut Wall 
Pedestals 
Console form, with square molded shelf and square bracket J^ 
carved with scrolled escutcheon and winged masks. Supported A^ ^ 
by a caryatid figure of a child having a double fishtail termina- K 

tion carved with acanthus leaves. On scpiare molded base. 

562 — Pair Sixteenth Century Gilt Tuscan Walnut Wall 
Pedestals 
Console form, with shaped and molded shelf and bracket sup- 
ported by large \'olute masked by a car^'ed acanthus-leaf scroll- 
ing and with a tapering fluted termination carved with husked 
patterning. On square molded base. Height. 4 feet 11 inches. 

563 — Eighteenth Century Carved and Gilt Wood Pedestal 
Circular fluted top, with paneled and carved apron. On tripod 
scrolled and voluted stand with carved festoons of fruits and 
leaves. On triangular marbled base. Height. :i feet 7 inches. 

564, — Pair oe Seventeenth Century Italian Painted Pedestals 
Triangular tapering shape with molded capitals and bases on 
ball feet. Painted on a brown ground in colors with an arabes(|ue , 
design of scrolls and intersections. I'ortion of one capital ^ 
missing. 



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56.5 — Paik ()!•' Late Eighteenth Cextuky Roman Gh.t Console 
Taki.es of the Louis XVI Period 
Seniic'ii-cular toj^s, with friezes carved witli aeantluis rinceaux 
separated by square dies having oval niedalhoiis. On four 
turned, tapering, fluted and carved legs with acorn feet. The 
tops are of African marble shaped and with mounts of gilded 
bronze. 

Height, 2 feet Sl/o inches; zciilfh, '.i feet (i inches: depth, 1 foot 
81/; inches. 

Tliest' uiul tilt' following ta])k' (■.■iiiic from tlir Horglu-su Palace, Rome 



.560 — Late Eighteenth Century Roman Gii.t Console Table 
or the Louis XVI Period 
Semicircular top with frieze carved with acanthus rinceaux 
separated by square dies having oval medallions. On four 
turned tapering, fluted and carved legs with acorn feet. The 
top is of African marl)le shai)ed and mounted with gilded 
bronze. 

Height. '2 feet 81 'o inches: width. .'5 feet (! inches: depth. 1 foot 
81/' incJies. 







507 ElGHTKKNTH CeNTUUY RoMAN CaRVEP AND GlI,T WoOD 

Tahi.e 
Circular top ol' l)lac'k slate painted witli a view of tlie waterfalls 
at Tivoli. Apron carved with oval floral medallions and acan- 
thus lea\'es. On four turned tapering legs carved with lotus and 
acantluis leaves. Carving gilded. 

Height, 2 feet fi inches; dunnctcr, 2 fee/ 9 inches. 



508 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Italian Gii.t Torcheres 
Shaped as partially draped female figures symholizing Ceres 
and Flora, Ceres holding in her hand a sheaf of wheat. Flora 
a bunch of flowers. The figiu'cs support circular brackets en- 
circled by wreaths of fruits, flowers and leaves. On rectangular 
pedestals, paneled with masks and with voluted consoles at the 
angles. Completely gilded. 

Height, 66 inches. 







509 — Eakly Eighteenth Cextuky Italian Gii/r Console Table 
OF Eons XV Pekiod 
Shaped marble top, witli niolck-d aiul carved edge and shaped 
aiiron pierced and carved in a design of rococo scrolhngs, vo- 
hites and flowers on four scrolled and voluted cabriole legs 
carved Avith acanthus-leaf scrolls and flowers. Rococo scrolled 
cross stretcher, with jiierced and carved finial. The top is of 
African marble shaped and mounted with gilded bronze. 

Hcujltt, .'J4 inches: icidfJi. (i fcif 4 iiiclic.t: (]cjitli, 24 inclirx. 

This and tlu' two following tables caiiie from tlir IJoro'lu'st^ Palace, 
Rome. 

.570 — Early Eighteenth Centl^ry Italian Gilt Console Table 
OK Eons XV Period 
Similar to the preceding. 

Height, .'J-t inehes; xcidth, (! feet 4 iiiehes; depth. 24 iiiche.i. 



571 — Early Eighteenth Century Italian (iii/r Console Table 
or I.,ouis XV Period 
Similar to Xo. .)(;9. 

Height, :U inches; xcidtli, (> feet 4 inches: depth, 24 inches. 




-Italian Gilt Skttkk of the Late I^ouis XVI I'eriod 
Sliaped back, witli molded frame carved witli twisted ril)l)oii and 
beaded patterning- and vvitb a central mask and acantbus-leaf 
scrolling. Tbc back is cnrved to form arms for the end seats 
and terminates vvitb leopards' beads and fluted, acantbus-leaf 
carved pilasters. Tbe molded apron is carved, to match the 
frame, with a central rosette and acanthus-leaf scrolls. On six 
taperin<>' fluted and acanthus-leaf carved legs. Seat, back and 
arms upholstered in silk brocade woven in a pattern of stripes 
and floral spray. 



.573 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Gilt Walnut I^ectern 
Formed of two straight cross supports with voluted ends, the 
fronts and sides carved in a pattern of overlapping ]niter;v and | <^ 
pivoted at their intersections with large carved rosettes. Carved 
and scrolled cresting and apron and turned cross rails. Carving 
heightened with gilding. 



574 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Lectern 

Formed of two straight cross supports with paw feet and vo- 
luted ends tlie sides carved with overlapping patera> and ^ ^ 
pivoted at their intersections with carved rosettes. Carved and 
voluted cresting and apron and turned cross rails. Original 
leather book-rest. 






."575 — Eighteenth Century Venetian Painted and Gilt Settee 
Upholstered back with scrolled and voluted frame carved with 
flowers and acanthus leaf scrollings, molded and voluted arms .< 
on curved supports, scrolled and voluted serpentine seat front 
and cabriole legs. Seat and back covered with striped bro- 
cade. Frame painted light green and gilded. 



576 — Eighteenth Century Venetian Painted and Gilt Settee 
Rectangular shaped back with carved top and frame carved 
with shells and sprays of leaves and berries, scrolled and 
voluted arms and shaped apron pierced and carved with shells 
and floral sprays. On cabriole legs carved at the knees. Seat 
and back covered with silk brocade woven in a floral pattern 
on a blue ground. Frame painted blue and gilt. 

Lcnc/fh, () fft't '2 inclifs. 



577 — Pair or Seventeenth Century Fi,orentine Walnut 
Stools 
Rectangular shape, with molded aprons. Scrolled and voluted 
legs, white cross stretchers and turned flnials. Decorated with 
incised and gilded lines. Tops covered with contemporary 
leather. 




.578 — Seventeenth Centuky Florentine Wai>nut Stool 

Square seat, with shaped apron on cabriole legs, carved at tlie 
knees with grotesque masks and ending in goat's hoof feet. 
Carved cross stretchers with turned finial. Seat covered in 
leather, finished with gold and silk fringe. 

Hrighf, 19 inches. 

.579 — Pair of Eighteenth Century Florentine Walnut 
Stools 
Oval tops, with four scrolled and voluted legs and cross stretch- 
ers with turned finials. Seats covered with red silk damask 
finished with red silk fringe. Carving heightened with gilding. 

Hchjlit, 21 inches. 



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;)80 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Walnut Hat Rack 

Rectangular shape. Molded and carved cornice and ])lain frieze. 
Body divided by carved brackets into six panels in each of which 
is a turned wooden hat-peg. Below is a scrolled and carved \ 
apron. 

llciyht, 1 fitot 1 inch: Iciii/fli. -i f'cef '.i inches. 



.581 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Walnut Hat Rack 

Rectangular shape. INIolded and fluted cornice with frieze di- 
vided b}' molded modillions. The body is divided into three oval 
panels, each with two turned hat-pegs, and below is a scrolled 
and voluted apron carved with a mask in the center. 

Height. Vl inches: length, -i feet. 



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582 — Sixteenth Century Umiuuan Walnut Work Table 

Rectangular sunk paneled toj), with molded edge, paneled frieze 
fitted with drawer, on two urn-shaped side supports with 
sjjreading sliaped feet. Shaped longitudinal stretcher secured 
with keyed tenon. 

Height, 2 feet 2 iiiehen: leiu/th, 2 /(•(/ 1 iricJi; wkltli. 1 foot (i iiiclies. 
{lU list rut id) 

.583 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Work Table 
Rectangular top, with molded edge and frieze carved with acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings and fitted as a drawer supported on four 
turned baluster-shaped legs, square rails and cushion feet. 

He'njht, 2 feet 2 inches- lenyth, 2 /(■(■/,• width, 1 foot (i inches. 
{Ill list rated) 

584 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chair 

Straight Ijack with square side supports and voluted finials, 
shaped head rail carved with scrolled escutcheon-shaped hori- 
zontal s2)lat with turned spindle, molded wooden seat, straight 
legs, deep pierced and carved front rail and square hack and 
side rails. 

{I II list rated) 

585 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chair 

Straight back with square side su})ports, carved acanthus-leaf 
finials, shaped and carved head rail, carved horizontal sjdat with 
turned spindles, wooden seat, turned baluster-shaped legs and 
s(iuarc Front, back and side rails. 

(I I! list rated) 

58ti — Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentine ^VALNUT Chairs 
Straight backs with square side sujjports, carved acanthus-leaf 
finials, shaped and carved head rails and carved horizontal splats 
with turned spindles. INIolded wooden seats, straight square 
legs and shaped side, front and back rails. 

(Illustrated) 



587 — Pair of P'ifteenth Century Umbrian W^vlxut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Triangular MioUowed backs with molded .side 
and center ribs and shaped, fluted and voluted head rails, oc- 
tagonal seats and four spreading s(|uare legs with deep shaped 
aprons. 

.588 — Set of Five Fifteenth Century Umbrian Walnut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Triangular liollowed backs with molded sifle 
and center i-ibs and head rail carved Avith scrolls and flutings, 
semi-octagonal molded seats, tapering box pedestals and shaped 
front and back su])ports. 

589 — Fifteenth Century Ujibrian Waenut Chair 

Sgabello type. Triangular hollowed back with molded side 
and center ribs and shaj^ed voluted head rails. Shaped seat, 
tapering box pedestal and shaped side and front supports and 
turned rails. 

590 — Pair of Fifteenth Century I^mbrian Waenut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Triangular backs with molded center and side 
ribs, carved head rails, molded hexagonal seats and shaped front 
and back supports. 

591 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Umbrian Walnut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Triangular hollowed backs with molded side 
and center ribs and voluted head rails. Hexagonal seats and 
four sjireading square legs with shaped aprons. 

592 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Umbrian Walnut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Triangular hollowed backs with molded side 
and center ribs and fluted and voluted head rails. Hexagonal 
seats and four spreading square legs with shaped a[)rons. 

593 — Two Fifteenth Century Umbrian Walnut Chairs 

Sgabello type. Shaped backs car\ed. in low relief, with voluted 
scrolls and escutcheons. Octagonal seats, tapering paneled box 
pedestals, sha2)ed front supports with a rosette in low relief and 
shaped back supports. 



594 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Wai,nut Round Table 
Circular top with molded rim, supported by four voluted brack- 
ets springing from the angles of a rectangular pedestal paneled 
and carved with headings and bands of guilloche patterning. 
On s(iuare molded base, enriched with acanthus-leaf car\ing and 
four paw feet. 

Height, 2 feet 8 inehes; did meter, 3 feet -i inches. 

(Illitstrnted) 



595 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan AValnit Octagonal Tarle 
Octagonal top with molded rim, supported on four voluted and 
leaf-car\e(l brackets springing from the angles of a square <~\/ 
paneled pedestal. On square molded base and four large % 
curved paw feet. 

Height. 2 feet 9 inehes; diameter. 3 feet i inehes. 

{lUust rated) 



596 — Sixteenth Century Umbrian Walnut Table 

Octagonal top with edge carved in flutings, turned baluster- 
shaped stem, square pedestal with molded base and four turned 
cushion-shaped feet. 

Height. .'JO inehes; diameter. US inches. 

{Illustrated) 



597 — Sixteenth Cextuky Tuscan Walnut Cabinet 

Rectani^ular shape. ]Molded top, witli frieze fitted witli a 
drawer, its front carved with overhipi)in_i4- paterjt and Hanked 
by twin carved consoles. The lower part is arranged as a cuj)- 
board, with two hinged doors with wooden knobs and sunken 
panels carved with medallions, surrounded by car\'ed borders 
of o^'erlapping paterti? and flanked by twin female caryatids 
witli car\ed tapering terminations. At the angles are turned, 
fluted, tapering columns carved with imbrications. The plinth 
is fltted with a drawer having a bronze looped handle, and 
front carved w ith medallions. IMolded base and voluted bracket 
feet. 

Ildijlit. ;> fccf i' iiiclics; K-!<lth, .'5 firl: dcplh, 1 foot 4 inches. 

(Illiislnitn!) 



.508 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan ^VA].NUT Table 

Rectangulai- molded top. the ai)r<)n car\ed with overlai)ping 
floral rosettes flttetl with drawer, flanked by rosetted dies, and 
supported by voluted brackets. On i'our turned tapering 
columnar legs, car\e<l with flutiugs and with fluted pear-shaped 
feet. 

Hnght, ;j.3 inches: Kiilfh. :i feet ;5 inches: :dilth, :V.i inches. 
(Illiistnitcl) 






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599 — SixTEEXTH Century Feorextixe Walxut Cabixet 

Rectangular shape. jNTokled and fluted cornice supported by 
carved niodillions, tlie frieze fitted with two drawers having- 
])aneled and carved fronts and swinging looped handles with cir- 
cular molded jjlates of bronze. The body arranged as a cup- 
board, with two paneled hinged doors with turned and carved 
wooden knobs, flanked by scrolled and voluted pilasters with 
tapering terminations carved with overlapping patera\ and by 
two Doric columns at the angles. Paneled sides and molded 
base, with bowed plinth. 

Height, -2 feci 10 inches: rciiltli, '.i feet 8 iticlirs; depth. 1 font ?!{; itichen. 
{Illustrated) 

600 — FiETEEXTEi Cexttry Fi.okextixe ^^''AI,xrT Peate Hack 

Rectangidar shape. Formed of three horizontal shelves, with 
molded and beaded edges supported at either side by ciu'ved 
brackets with shaped legs, the front edges carved with a pattern 
of overlapping pateric. 

HcUjht. '2 fret i inclus: icidth. .*{ feet 4: inches. 

(Illustrated) 



601 — Eighteenth Cextury Italian Carved Walxut Tahle 

Rectangular shape, with marble top. ^Vpron carved with rib- ^ 
bon-bound bands of oak lea\es and tapering, turned, carved i"% 
and fluted legs. "\ 

Height. 2 feet !) iuehes: length. :i feet 9 inehes; zcidth. 2 feet 
(i inehes. 




600 
599 



602 — Sixteenth Cextuky Xokjii Italian Waexut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape witli molded eoruiee and lAiiin bowed frieze. 
The front is divided by four projecting pilasters formed as 
draped female caryatid figures terminating in tapering terms 
carved with imbrications into three bays surmounted by pointed 
molded pediments separated and flanked by consoles carved 
with masks and draperies. The upper portion is fitted as two 
rows of drawers, while below they are each fitted with two 
drawers with sunken paneled i'ronts and horizontal bands of 
carved guilloche patterning, while the center bay is arranged 
as a cupboard with hinged door, the front car\ed with a colon- 
naded hall seen in perspective with tiled floor and domed roof, 
two knights on horseback tilting with spears in the foreground, 
and a vase with tree in the background. The front is flanked 
by two voluted grotesque mask caryatids with tajjering termi- 
nations and vase-shajied bases. ^Molded base, plain plinth and 
sides with sunken panels and wrought-iron swinging looped 
carrying handles. 

Ht'ujJit, '2'.i 'niclifs: 7ci<It]i. .'}() inchis; dfjttli, IT inrJits. 

603 — Seventeenth Century Florentine Painted and Gilded 
Cabinet by Tacca 
Rectangular shape, with molded Oriental marble top sujiported 
by Avooden molding and, at the angles, by four gilded male 
caryatids holding voluted scrolls and with tapering carved 
scrolled and voluted terminations. The body arranged as a 
cuj)board with two hinged doors painted in gold with a repeat 
pattei'u of acanthus-leaf scrollings linked by crowns and en- 
closing flowers and fleurs-de-lis. On molded base, with carved 
and gilded feet of voluted scrollings. Ry Pietro Tacca 
(1.577-1640). 

Hi'ujht. '.i feet 9 iiiclus; Inii/tli. 5 /Vc/ 2 inches: depth, 2 fat H inches. 

Pietro Tacca, a pupil of Giovanni da Bologna, Florentine sculptor 
of rc])ute, chiefly known as the designer and modeler of the bronze 
fountain in the square of S.S. Annunziata. Florence, and of the famous 
monument to C'osimo dc' Medici in liCffhorn. 



tU)4 — Skvkxtkkxtii CKxrrRV Vf.nktian Waim r 'rAni.r uy liuos- 
ixn.oxK 
Reotanijiilar top with nioKloil oil<<r. Apron oarvod with \o- 
hiteil scn>Uiiiiirs. acanthus leaves and ivntral pointotl-leaf pen- 
dants, legs pierced and carved with vohited scrolls, husk pen- 
dants and acanthus-leaf scivUs. acanthus-leaf carxcd and 
scmlletl side, front and hack rails with central pointed-loaf tin- 
ials eorrespondinij with the pendants ahove and lions" paw feet. 

Height, 2 fe4et ll^j^ iiKthes; length, 4 fret 10 hwhes: rcidth. '2 ftct 
81^ inches. 

Brostolone was the most noteworthy VonetJan carver of his genera- 
tion, tliougli his efforts wexe chiefly confinetl to picture frames. 

{IJItistrated) 



150.5 — SEVKXTKtrs'Tii Ckxtirv Vkxetiax Tabix 15Y Ekostoi oxk 
Rectanjjular top with nioldetl eilge. Apron carved with \ ohited 
scrolling^, acanthus leaves and tvntral pointed-leaf pendants. 
le«s pierced and carved with voluteil scrolls, husk pendants and 
acanthus-leaf scrolls, acanthus-leaf carved and scrolled side, 
front and hack rails witli central pointeil leaf tinials ctirrespond- 
uig with the pendants almve. and lions" paw feet. 



604' — Sevexteextii Century Vexetiax Waexut Table by Bros- 

TOI.OXE 

Rectangular top with iiiolclcd edye. Apron carved with vo- 
luted scrollings, acanthus leaves and central pointed-leaf pen- 
dants, legs pierced and carved with voluted scrolls, husk pen- 
dants and acanthus-leaf scrolls, acanthus-leaf carved and 
scrolled side, front and hack rails with central pointed-leaf fin- 
ials corresponding with the pendants above and lions' paw feet. 

Hfiyht, 2 feet 111-, inches: length, 4 ftrt 10 inches: u-idth. 2 feet 
31/0 inches. 

Brostolone was tlio most noteworthy \\iietiaii cai'ver of his genera- 
tion, thoii^'h Ills efforts were chiefly confined to ]iicture frames. 

{Ilhist rated) 



60.5 — SEVEXTEEX'rii C'extury 'N^exetiax Table by Bhostoloxe 
Rectangidar top with molded edge. ^Vpron carved with voluted 
scrollings, acanthus leaves and central pointed-leaf pendants, j_y 

legs pierced and carved with voluted scrolls, husk pendants and 
acanthus-leaf scrolls, acanthus-leaf carved and scrolled side, 
front and hack rails with central pointed leaf finials correspond- 
ing with the pendants above, and lions' paw feet. 



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600 — Sevkxtekxth Cextury TustAx Ixlaid Walnut Table 

Hectano'ular shaj^e, with molded top and IVieze carved with 
()verhipi)iii,<>- patera\ finished with a scrolled and voluted apron 
and supported at the angles hy scrolled hrackets. Turned. w 
fluted, headed and carved tapering legs. The toj) is inlaid in 
ehony antl light-colored woods with a design of scrolled acan- 
tlius leaves, flowers and geometrical intersections. 

Iliiijht. 2 fcft 7 inchcf; li'iigth, 4 feet 4 iiuliix; rchltli, 2 feet -i inches. 



607 — Sevexteexth Cextury ^"EXETIAx Walxut Table 

Rectangular toj) with molded edge and plain frieze with scrolled 
and voluted apron. Legs of rectangular section scrolled, vo- 
luted, decorated with raised lozenges and set diagonally on 
molded hases with raised chamfered dies. Ijongitudinal molded 
stretcher with scrolled and voluted finials and curved and 
scrolled rising hraces decorated with raised lozenges. 

Hchjlit, .31 inches- length. 511^. inches; rcidth. 25 inches. 

(Ill list rated) 



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608 — Sixteenth Cextukv Tuscan Gilt Walnut ^Iikror Frame 
Rectangular shape. The inner frame molded and carved with 
flutings, headings and reel and l)ead ornament. The sides sup- 
ported hy scrolled and voluted hrackets meeting on sliell centers, 
and the apron carved to correspond. On cresting is a scrolled 
and voluted carved hroken pediment, having in the center a 
scrolled oval escutcheon charged with a coat-ot'-arms of a couped 
dragon, supported hy two youthfid angels and sunimunted 1)V 
the ]*a])al Tiara and crossed keys. Carving heightened hy 
ailding. 



This f();it-()f-iirin> was that of I ',<;'( 
Pope Grf^'orv XIII. t'oi- whom thr tram 
that «■(• owe the (ircirorian cak'iular, in ahnost uiiixei 
present (lay. 



Hii()iic(,inpa,on„ ( 1.')()2-158.'3), 
was made. It is to tliis Pope 



at tlie 



llJlii£lJJ!Uriiai\lKlUi,UI(litiilli 




609 — Sixteenth Centukv TrscAx Walxut Miuuor Fkajie 

Rectan<riilar sha])e witli molded and Hiited cornice supported 
l)v rectaii<>ular consoles with Hated fronts and jjcndants carved 
with overlapping' patera-. The frame is molded and carved with 
hands of giiilloche patterning separated l)y stjuare rosetted dies, 
and the a2)ron is scrolled, voluted and carved with a female. 

Height, 641^. inchr.'i: -u-idfh. i-2^ ■_. inchc.<t. 



610 — Sixteenth Ckxtuky Tuscan Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape Avith molded and fluted top. Body arranged 
as cupboard with drawer over. Cupboard with hinged and 
molded paneled door, the panel carved with circular fluted me- 
dallions and fluted fan-shaped ornaments at angles. Flanked 
by molded panels carved with voluted palm-branch patterning. 
Drawer above with front and flanking dies, and plinth below 
with molded panel, all carAcd to correspond. Inciu'ved stand, 
carved with vohited scrollings and winged lion mask, molded 
base and scrolled feet. 

Height, 4 feci (i inches: icultlt, 2 feet 71-'. inches. 



611 — Sixtkknth Ckxtuky Fi/jkkxtixk Cakvi;!) Walnut Cassone 
I?ectangular shape. ^Molded domed top with molded edge 
carved with Hutings. The front is formed as a sunken molded 
panel occupied by an elaborate carving of a central scrolled 
armorial oval escutcheon, surmounted by a winged grotesque 
mask and supported by two winged Cirecian sphinxes, ter- 
minating in boldly scrolled acanthus lea\es and winged gry- 
phons. Incurved molded base carved with astragalled flutings. 
Carved ])aw feet. 

Height, 2 feet 4 inche.i: length, 4 feet 10 inches; depth, 2 feet .'J inches. 
(Illnstnifcd) 



612 — Fifteenth Centukv Centual Italian Cakvkd and Gilded 
AValnut Cassone 
Sarcophagus-shaped, with domed hinged lid carved with flut- 
ings and imbrications. The body with incurved frieze and lower 
part car\ed with bold gadroonings and witli scrolled acanthus 
leaves at the angles. Above and below ai'e bands u( bead and 
reel ornament. On car\'ed paw feet. The carving is heightened 
with gilding. 

Height, 1 foot 9'/^ inches; length, 5 feet <S inches; -uidth, 1 foot U) inches. 





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613 — SixTEEXTii Cextukv Florentine Inlaid Walnut Cassone 
Rectangular shape. ^Molded domed liiiiged lid with sunken 
paneled top and edge carved with shallow flutings. The front 
is formed as a raised molded panel, occupied hy inlay work 
of colored woods in a design of a central scrolled armorial es- 
cutcheon on a rectangular plinth, surmounted hy a ducal coronet 
and flanked hy two seated winged (iiiKiriiii extending their 
hands to two amhulant leopards, who ai-e sui-roundcd l)v scrolls 
of acanthus leaves and flowers. ^Vt the angles are male and 
female caryatid figures with voluted acanthus-leaf termina- 
tions. Incurved hase carved with curved astragalled flutings 
and acanthus leaves. On carved paw feet. 

Hciyhf. '2 feet -i inches: Icin/th. 4 frcf 10 iiichrs; drpfli. 2 feet 3 iiichc!. 

(JUitstrdted) 



614 — Sixteenth Centuuy Florentine Carved Walnut Cassoxe 
Sarcophagus-shaped, with molded, domed and hinged lid and 
an incurved frieze carved wntli astragalled flutings. The lower 
part of hody carved with curved and voluted flutings, a central 
wreath of fruits enclosing a scrolled escutcheon, the angles with 
acanthus leaves. On carved lions'-paw feet. 

Height. '12^ '■_. iiiehe.s; length, iV.i^ ._. iiiehe.s-; zdilth. 20 inches. 

(lUust rated) 



61.5 — Pair of Sixteenth Cexti'ky Fi.okextixe Carved Wai>xut 
Cassoxi 
Sarcojjhagus-shajJed, witli molded, domed and hinged lids and 
friezes carved in relief with drapery festoons depending from 
Avinged masks and knots of ribbon. The lower parts of the 
bodies are carved with carved gadroonings and acanthus leaves 
in the centers and at the angles. On carved lions"-paw feet. 

Height. '24 inches: JciujtJt, (>.'{ iinhcs: icidth. 20 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



616 — SiXTEEXTii Cextury Florextixe Carved Walxut Cassoxe 
Sarcophagus-shaped, with molded, carved, domed and hinged 
lid and incurved frieze carved with astragalled flutings and 
acanthus leaves. The lower part of the body carved with curved 
and voluted gadroonings having a banded laurel wreath in the 
center occii])ied by a scrolled escutcheon charged with a coat-of- 
arms and acanthus leaves at the angles. Above are bands of 
shell and bead and interlaced annular, and below a band of 
bead ornament. On car^-ed, Aoliited and fan-carved feet. 

Height. "23 inches; length. ()8 inches; zcidth. 23 inches. 

[Illustrated) 



617 — Sixteenth Century Boi.ocjnese Ineaid Cassone 

Rectangular shape, with domed, molded and liinged lid. The 
front and sides are paneled and painted with arabesque pattern- 
ings of grotesque animals, birds and scroUings, the front with 
a ])ear-shaped cartouche in the center. The panels are sur- 
rounded l)y borders painted, in line, with a meander patterning, 
and the base is molded and painted, in line, with acanthus-leaf 
scrollings. On four carved paw feet. 

Height. 2 feet 2'o inclic.s; IciKjth, 5 feet 11 inches. 
{lUii.st rated) 



G18 — Sixteenth Centuky Feokentine Ineau) \VAENrT Cassone 
Rectangular shape, with a sunken paneled and hinged lid in- 
laid with bands of geometrical interlacements and frieze inlaid 
with false flutings. The front is divided by four pilasters with 
acanthus-leaf capitals and paneled shafts with three panels sur- 
rounded by sunken moldings and bands of differing inlaid pat- 
ternings and occupied with intarsiatured woi-k, the center hav- 
ing a shaped shield charged with a coat-of-arms and supported 
by headless horses and bows of ribbons, that on the left with a 
view of a tiled courtyard, a classic building, trees and hills, and 
that on the right with a landscape and trees, a castello, a church, 
a river with boats and a bridge. Molded base carved with an 
imbricated patterning. 

Height, 'M) inches: length. 7'J'- inclie-'i; zcidth. 261 o inches. 
(Ilhistratcd) 




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617 — SixTEKXTii Ckxtukv Bologxese Ixi.Aii) Cassdxe 

Rectangular .shape, with domed, molded and liiiiged lid. The 
front and sides are paneled and painted witli arabescjue pattern- 
ings of grotesque animals, birds and serollings, the front with 
a pear-shaped cartouche in the center. The panels are sur- 
rounded by borders painted, in line, with a meander patterning, 
and the base is molded and painted, in line, with acanthus-leaf 
serollings. On four car\'ed paw feet. 

Height. 2 fret 21. _. inrhf.s; Iciujth, .5 feet 11 inches. 
{lUihst rated) 



G18 — Sixteenth Cextuky Flokextixe Ixj.au) AVai.xut Cassoxe 
Rectangular shape, Avith a sunken paneled and hinged lid in- 
laid with bands of geometrical interlacements and frieze inlaid 
with false Hutings. The front is divided by four pilasters with 
acanthus-leaf capitals and paneled shafts with three panels sur- 
rounded by sunken moldings and bands of differing inlaid pat- 
ternings and occupied with intarsiatured work, the center hav- 
ing a shaped shield charged with a coat-of-arms and supported 
by headless horses and bows of I'ibbons, that on the left with a 
view of a tiled courtyard, a classic building, trees and hills, and 
that on the right with a landscape and trees, a castello, a church, 
a river with boats and a bridge. Molded I)ase carved with an 
imbricated ])atterning. 

Height. ;j() iiiehe.s: leiigtii. 7l!'- iiiehe.s; icidth. 20'-. inches. 
{ III n. -it rated) 





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619 — Sixteenth Century Brescian Walni^t Cabinet and Stand 
Rectangular cabinet, with molded and dentelled cornice and 
bowed frieze carved in a double guilloehe patterning. The 
front is divided into fourteen drawers, eight with square and 
i^ six with oblong fronts and two cupboards with hinged doors. 

'^ These and the drawer fronts are paneled and carved with acan- 

thus lea\es, scrolled strapwork and berries forming quatrefoii 
patterns and the base is molded. The stand has a molded top, 
with a frieze fitted with two drawers having carved fronts to 
correspond with those above and supported by two sluiped 
brackets on cross bases with paw terminations. 

Height. () fci-t 9 inches- width, ,5 feet. 
(Illustrated) 




No. f)19 — SixTi'.KXTii Century Bkesciax Walnut Cabinet and Stand 



620 — Sp;ventekxtii Cextury Italian Ehoxy axd liuoxzi'. Caij- 

IXKT 

Rectan<iular sliape, of eboiii'/ed wood with molded cornice and 
base, on feet of gilt bronze shaped in front as dolpliins and at 
the back as turned balls. The front is divided into eight com- 
partments with fronts of panels of i-eddish stone set m gilt 
bronze and a central arched compartment Hanked by two female 
caryatids of gilt bronze on projecting 2)edestals. 

(Illiistnifid) 



G21 — Early Sixtkextii Cextuky Florextixe Walxut Cassa- 

I'AXC'A 

Rectangular shaped, with straight back. JNlolded top rail. 
Straight arms, molded on the sides and fronts and carved with 
imbrications and gadroonings. Seat formed as a box with 
hinged molded lid and fitted with drawers having bronze cres- 
cent-shaped hajidles. The front and side are divided by raised 
moldings into rectangidar molded panels, the center of the front 
having an octagonal broken panel enclosing a pear-shaped 
scrolled cartouche surmounted l)y a helmet and charged with 
the coat-of-arms of the Strozzi family; molded base and molded 
])latform base. 

Iffi(/lit, ;3 fi-cf 11 o inrhi:'/: Itiii/th. fi ffff 10 inches. 

This buiuli caiiR' from tliu Strozzi faljicu in ]''loi't'iU'C. 

(llhistnit,,!) 



622 — riFTp;ENTH Cextury Florkxtixe Cektosixa Casket 

liectangular shape, with hinged lid having two side hraces and 
molded base. Front, sides and top inlaid in ivory certosina work 
in a diapered geometrical design, the front with a panel of oc- r\l 
tagonal patterning siu'rounded by borders of star patterning. 
Swing looped carrying handles of wrought iron. 



623 — SixTEEXTH Cextury Modenese WAi,xi"r Tabee 

Rectangnlar top with molded edge, on four flat-shaped legs 
with voluted bracketed ends and shaped stretcher rails secured 
by keyed tenons which could be removed in order to take the 
table apart. 

Height, 2 feet TVi; irichex; length. 5 feet 11 iiiehes; ifidth, 3 feet 
10 incites. 

{nht.st rated) 



624 — Early Fieteexth Cextury Florextixe Wai.xut Side 
Table 
Rectangular top with molded and fluted edge, on exceptionally 
heavy chamfered cross braces supported on square legs, the 
back legs plain and spreading, the froiit legs with carved, vo- 
luted bracket ends resting on voluted bases carved with gadroon- 
ings. 

Height. ."5 feet -!• inches; length, 6 feet 1 inch: xciilth, 3 feet 9 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



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62o — EuiiiTKKXTir Century Yexetiax liACQUEUicn Esckitoire 

Itec'tanoiilar sliape, made in two portions. The npper part, with 
molded cornice and pierced and carved cresting of later date, 
is arranged as a cnpboard fitted with compartments and 
pigeon-holes and closed with two hinged doors, the fronts 
of which have arched panels snrrounded by raised mold- 
ings and occupied by mirrors, wheel-engraved with eight- 
])ointed stars. The lower part is arranged as a desk with 
sloping fall-down front fitted inside with drawers and pigeon- 
holes. Below are two short and two long drawers, with cir- 
cular brass keyhole escutcheons and pear-shaped drop handles. 
JNIolded base and pear-shaped feet. The escritoire is decorated 
with gold lac(iuerings of Chinoiseries on a red ground, con- 
sisting of Chinese figure subjects, birds, flowers, rock-forms, 
interlacements and scrollings. 

Hiiyht. 7 fict 1 inch; rcidth. ti feci 2 inches: depth. 1 joot 10 inches. 
(Ilhist rated) 



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No. 625 — EiciiiTKENTH C'extvkv \'exetiax Lacqieked Escritoire 



626 — Sea'exteexth Cextuky Vexetiax Paixii:d Cabixet ox 
Staxd 
Rectangular shape, made in two portions. The upper part, with 
broken pediment, the pedestal surmounted by a circular pedi- 
ment, painted with the sacred monogram and with a painted 
frieze, is arranged as a cupboard, the interior fitted with drawers, 
having two hinged doors painted with stems of scrolled acanthus 
leaves and flowers springing from gadrooned vases. The lower 
portion, with ])lain cornice and painted frieze, supported at the 
angles by two detached Ionic cohnnns, is also arranged as a 
cupboard fitted with drawers, and having two hinged paneled 
doors painted with grotesqueries of female figures holding 
dolphins, vases of flowers and scrollings. The stand has a 
double molded top, with aperture for writing slab, and shaped, 
scrolled and ])ainted apron supported on two spiral colunms 
painted with branches of vine leaves and grapes. ^Molded 
stretcher shelf and ball feet. All painted in gold and colors on 
a black ground. 

Height, 7 feet 10 inches; td<Ith. 4 feet: depth, 2 feet. 
(Illustrated) 




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No. 626 — Sevexteextii Century Vexetian Paixted Cabinet ox Staxd 



627 — Sixteenth Century Floeentine Walnut Cabinet 

]{ectangular .shape, made in two portions. Tlie np})er part, snr- 
niounted by a cresting carved with two j)iifti supporting- a 
pedestal crowned l)y an eagle with extended wings and flanked 
by scrolled acanthus leaves and flowers, has a molded cornice 
and plain frieze supported by paneled pilasters carved with 
standing piiffi and pendants, and has been, at a later date, ar- 
ranged as a cupboard with hinged glazed doors. The lower 
])art, with molded cornice and frieze carved with a mask and 
scroUings, is flanked by jjaneled pilasters carved with fiiiioriiii 
and pendants and arranged as a cupboard with hinged paneled 
doors carved in the centers with female masks. 

IlcUjlit, 8 feet; rcidtli, i fret 2 inches: depth, 1 foot. 
{Illustrated) 




No. 627 — SixTKEXTH Centikv Florentine Walnut Cabinet 



628 — Late Sixteenth Century Fi.okentine Wai.ni't Cabinet 
I?eftaii_n'iilar shape, made in two portions. The upper part, sur- 
mounted hy a cresting carved witli two piitti supporting a 
j)edestal crowned by an eagle with extended wings, has a molded 
and fluted cornice and carved frieze supported by bearded cary- 
atids terminating in lions' macks, festoons, eagles and pendants, 
and has, at a later date, been arranged as a cupboard with 
hinged glazed doors. The lower part Avith molded, dentelled 
cornice, and frieze fitted with drawers with carved fronts, is 
flanked by paneled pilasters, and arranged as a cupboard with 
hinged paneled doors. Molded base and dolphin feet. 

Height. 8 feet: K-idth. \ feet 2 iiieJie.s; depth, 1 foot 6 inehes. 

{I II II. ■it rated) 







No. 628 — Late Sixteenth Cextuey Flokextixe Walnut Cabinet 



629 — EiGHTixxTH CEXxrKY Vexetiax Carved and Paixted 
Haepsichokd 
Harp-shaped case, with hinged lid and front. The sides are 
decorated with panels of Grecian sphinxes and masks flanked 
by floral and acanthus-leaf scrollings and havmg bands of 
twisted ribbon design above and below, all painted in gold on a 
black ground. The interior is similarly decorated. The top 
of the stand is carved with a laurel-leaf band tied with ribbons, 
and the shaped apron is carved with acanthus-leaf scrollings. 
volutes and shells. The three tapering legs are turned, fluted. 
carved with acanthus leaves and banded with headings. 

(Illustrated) 



629 — Eighteenth Century Venetian Carved and Painted 
Harpsichord 
Ilarp-sliaped case, with hinged lid and front. The sides are 
decorated with panels of Grecian sphinxes and masks flanked 
by floral and acanthus-leaf scrollings and having bands of 
twisted ribbon design above and l)elow, all painted in gold on a 
black ground. The interior is similarly decorated. The top 
of the stand is carved with a lain-el-leaf band tied with ribbons, 
and the shaped apron is carved with acanthus-leaf scrollings. 
volutes and shells. The three tapering legs are turned, fluted, 
carved with acanthus leaves and banded with headings. 

(Illustrated) 



FIFTH AND LAST AFTERNOON'S SALE 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1918 
AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES 

BEGINNING AT 2.30 oV'LOCK 



630 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Walnut Wall Pedestal 

Console form, with shaped and molded shelf and bracket suj)- 
ported by a large volute masked by a carved acanthus-leaf ^^0 
scrolling having a tajjering molded and voluted termination and 'V 
a square molded base. 

Height, 5 feet 3 inches. 



631 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Papier-mache Wall Pedestal 
Console form, with semi-octagonal molded shelf supported by 
a winged grotesque caryatid fig-ure with tassel-hung drapery 
and tapering-leaf carved termination. On carved paw base. 

Height, 4 feet 4 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



632 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Pai'iek-jNiachk Wall Pedestai. 
Console form, with semi-octagonal molded slielf supported by a 
winged grotesque caryatid figure with tassel-hung drapery and 
tapering-leaf carved termination. On carved paw base. 

Height, 4 feet -t inchr.i. 
{Ill list rafc(l) 



633 — Paik of Sixteenth Century Tuscan Walnut WxU.i, Pedes- 
tals 
Console form, with sha^ied, molded and mask supported shelf 
and square paneled bracket supported by two shaped, voluted 
and leaf-carved wings having between them a tapering panel 
carved with flower and leaf cluster and tasseled jiendant. On 
square molded base. 

H tight, -1 feet 11 inches, 
{llhi St rated) 

634 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Walnut Wall Pedestal 

Console form, with shaped, molded and mask supported shelf 

and square paneled bracket supported by two shaped, voluted 

and leaf-carved wings having between them a tapering panel 

carved with flower and leaf cluster and tasseled pendant. On 

square molded base. 

Height, -t feet 81., inches. 

635 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Painted Wood Coat-oe- 
arms 
Octagonal escutcheon in molded frame painted with two pititi 
undraped and supjxtrting a shaped shield charged with the coat- 
of-arms of the liorgia family. 

Diameter, 29 inches. 
{Illustratecl) 



636 — SiXTEEXTH Cextury Florextixe Carved axd Gilt Wood 

COAT-OF-ARMS 

Shaped escutcheon m frame of voluted scrollings carved with 
floral scroUings, bu-ds' heads and a shell and surrounded by 
three figures of piitti. The escutcheon is charged with the arms 
of the 3Iedici family (six pellets) . carved in high relief. Gilded. 

Height. -5.5 inches: zridth. 44 inches. 
{Illustrated) 

637 — SixTEEXTH Cextury Florextixe Carved axd Paixted 
Wood Coat-of-aems 
Carved oval scrolled and voluted escutcheon charged with a 
painted coat-of-arms. 

Height, 2.3 inches; xcidth. 171-2 inches. 

(Illustrated) 



638 — Fifteexth Cexti-ry Florextixe Colored Stucco Coat-of- 

AEMS 

Circular medallion bordered by two cornucopia? and surmomited 
by a cherub with outstretched wings. The medallion is modeled, 
in low relief, with a shaped shield charged with the arms of the 
Medici family, five pellets, one with the hlies of France, sur- 
moimted by crossed keys and a Papal tiara and supported by 
two demi-lions. This escutcheon was made for Giovanni de' 
Medici i Pope Leo X) . 

(Illustrated) 



639 — Sixteexth Cextury Vexetiax Carved axd Paixted Coat- 
of-arms 
Rectangular tablet with molded frame enclosing a voluted and 
scrolled shield charged with a painted coat-of-arms and sus- 
pended from a floral rosette by a knotted and scrolled ribbon. 
Hanging from the upper volutes of the sliield is a festoon of 
clusters of fruits and leaves suspended by scrolled ribbons. 

Height. 42 inches; -uridth. 30 inches. 
(Illustrated) 



G40 — Fifteenth Cextury Florentine Painted Coat-of-arms 
Circular medallion j^ainted with scrollings of acanthus leaves 
and flowers and with a shaped shield charged with the arms of 
the Piccolomini family quartered with those of a related family. n<^ 
In carved and gilt wood frame formed as a banded wreath t)f 
fruits and leaves. 

Diameter, 'M\ iiielies. 



641 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Carved Wood Coat-of- 

ARMS 

Shield of carved wood suspended by howed and scrolled ribbon 
and charged with the arms of Castile (juartered with those of 4 
the Gonzaga family. >yv 

Height. 40 ineliex; icidtli, 24 inches. 
(Ilbixf rated) 



042 — Seventeenth Century Venetian Carved Wood Coat-of- 

ARMS 

Oval escutcheon sun-ounded ])y a fluted frame and by bold 
voluted scrollings carved with masks, a double festoon of flowers 
and leaves and surmounted by a heraldic statant lion. The es- 
cutcheon is charged with the coat-of-arms of the Capello family. 
cup with cords, a rayed sun and a cioss. 

Ileiijlit, ")(■> iiieJie.s; viilth, '.Hi iiiehex. 
(Ilhistrtited) 



643 — Sixteenth Centuky Fi,orkxtixe Carved axd Paixted 
coat-of-aujis 
Scrolled and voliited oval escutcheon carved above with two 
dolphins, below with a grotescjue mask and charged Avith a 
painted coat-of-arnis. 

llcujht. ;}() iin-his; iddth. '11 inches. 
{lUust rated) 



6-14 — Sixteenth Cextuky Florentine Carved and Giet Walnut 
Hat Rack 
Rectangular shape, witli molded and iluted cornice. The body 
is arranged in fi\'e molded panels enclosing carved rosettes, in 
the center of which are turned wooden hat-pegs. The cresting 
is formed of a scrolled egg-shaped armorial escutcheon, 
charged with a coat-of-arms and flanked by two voluted scrolls 
and cherubim. The apron is shaped, scrolled and carved in the 
center with a winged mask. Carving heightened by gilding. 

Hcifjht. 2 fcft ti iiichi-s; length. 4 feet I ineli. 

(IllnstnifeJ) 



(j44a — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Hat Rack 

Rectangular shajje, with molded and iluted cornice. The body 
is arranged with three oval scrolled and voluted panels, having 
in each two turned and carved hat-pegs. Shaped and scrolled 
apron, carved with overlapping patera^ and with an oval ar- 
morial escutcheon painted Avith a rampant lion in the center. 

Height, 1 foot 4 inches; length, 4 feet 5 inches. 

{Illustrated) 



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G-1.5 — 1'aik ()!■ SiXTKKNTii Cknithy \'Kxr,TiAx Walxtt Ciiaius 
Strai<>lit open l);K'k with sciuarc side supports, ac-autlms-kaf 
carved fiuials and two horizontal splats earved with pear-shajjed 
escntdieons, seroMinys and aeanthus leaves. Wooden seats with 
straight s(|uare legs, shaped si(k' rails and dcei) front rails 
carved with pear-shaped eseuteiieons and seroUings. 

(Ilhistnitnl) 
oh; SlXTEKXlll CkXTIHV Fj.OKKXTIXF. \\'AI,XrT AuMCilAlK 

Straight haeh with s(|uai-e side suppoi-ts, earved (inials and two 
horizontal splats piei-eed and earved with aeanthus-leaf seroU- 
ings and a shell. Straight molded arms on scpiare supports 
with aeanlhus-lear hraektts. wooden seat with scroll carved 
apron, straight srpiare legs and side rails and deep front rail 
carved witli xoluted scrolls and demi-rosettes. 

{Uhi.stniln}) 



Oil — h\}vu SiXTKF.XTii C'KxrriiV Fi.ouKxrixK \\'Ai,xrr Aumchaius 
Straight hacks. Scjuare side supports with acanthus-leaf carved 
tinials and two horizontal shaped splats carved with trefoils and 
fan-shaped leaves and incised with scrolled and voluted line. 
Straight Hat mohkd arms on scpiare sup[)orts. wooden seats ^ 
with shaped aprons and front rails cai-\ed and incised with ^ 
scrolled an<l voluled lines. .S(|uare legs. sha[)e(l side rails. 
C'ai'ving and incised lines gilded. 

(Illu.stnifnJ) 



(MS — Foru SixTKKXTii C'KX'riKv l''i.()UF.xiixK \VAi,xr'r Akmciiairs . o 
Similar to the preceding. 



i>V.) l-'olK SiXll-.F.XTII C'kXTLKV 1''jJ)1{FXT1XK WaI.XIT AUMIIIAIRS 

.Similar to No. ()47. 

6.50 — Four Sixtkkxth CF.xriMjY Fi.ouKxrixF. Wai.xi't AininrAiKS j-^'^^ 
Similar to No. 047. 






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645 — Pair or Sixteenth Century \'enetian Walnut Chairs 
Strai^'ht open back with square side supports, acanthus-leaf 
carved finials and two horizontal s])lats carved with pear-shaped 
escutcheons, scrollings and acanthus leaves. Wooden seats with 
straight scjuare legs, shajjcd side rails and deej) front rails 
carved with jiear-shaped escutcheons and scrollings. 

(IUu.it rated) 

61(3 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 

Straight hack with scjuare side supports, carved finials and two 
horizontal splats pierced and earned with acanthus-leaf scroll- 
ings and a shell. Straight molded arms on square supports 
with acanthus-leaf brackets, wooden seat with scroll carved 
ajjron, straight square legs and side rails and deep front rail 
carved with voluted scrolls and demi-rosettes. 

(in 11 strata]) 



647 — Four Sixteenth Century* Florentine Walnut Armchairs 
Straight backs. Square side supports with acanthus-leaf carved 
finials and two horizontal shaped splats carved with trefoils and 
fan-shaped leaves and incised with scrolled and voluted line. 
Straight flat molded arms on s(}uare supports, wooden seats ^ 
with shaped aprons and front rails car\ed and incised with ^ 
scrolled and voluted lines. Square legs, shaped side rails. 
Carving and incised lines gilded. 

(Ilhisfrated) 



648 — Four Sixteenth Century Ilorentine Wai,nut Ar:mchairs . o 
Similar to the preceding. 



649 — Four Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchairs 
Similar to Xo. ()47. 



6.30 — FoiTR Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut iVrmchairs ^n^ 
Similar to No. 647. 



6.51 — Sixteenth Centuky Boeognese Waexut Chaiks 

Straight ojjeii l)acks witli sciuare fliited side sui)p()rts and acan- 
thus-leaf carved finials. Deep (luatrefoil-shaped splat pierced 
and carved with scrollings and flowers. Wooden seats with 
shajjed and scrolled aprons. Straight, stjiiare and turned legs 
with shajjed side and back rails and deep shaped front rail 
carved with acanthus-leaf scrf)lls. 

(Illii.st ratal) 

6.52 — Pair of Eaiu.y Sixteenth Centuky Florentine Walnut 
Chaiks 
Rectangular hacks with s(|uare side supports, gilded acanthus- 
leaf carved finials and two horizontal splats pierced and carved 
in a design of quatrefoils and flein's-de-lis. Pierced and carved 
apron, stjuare legs and side rails, and deep front rail ])ierced 
and carved with quatrefoils and fleurs-de-lis. 

(Illiisfnital) 

6.53 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnl^p xVkmchair 

Straight back with scjuare car\ed side supports, acanthus-leaf 
carved finials and two horizontal splats pierced and carved with 
acanthus-leaf scrollings and a shell. Curved flat voluted arms 
on square sujjports with acanthus-leaf brackets. I^eather-cov- 
ered seat with leather apron secured by large brass-headed nails. 
Straight square legs and side rails. Shaped and pierced hack 
rail and deep front rail pierced and carved with acanthus-leaf 
scrolls. 

{llhi.'<tr(ifc(l) 

6.54 — Pair of Sixteenth Centi'ry Florentine Walnut ^Vrm- 
chairs 
Straight back, with square side supports and finials carved as 
Gothic leaves. Straight flat molded arms on turned baluster- 
shaped supports, turned legs and stjuai-e base rails with paw 
terminations. Backs and seats coveird with contemporary 
leather, gold tooled, as to the backs with scrolled armorial 
shields and palmette-shaped ornamentations, and as to the 
aprons, with bands of scrollings. Secured by large round- 
headed brass nails and finished with knotted silken fringe. 



0.5.5 — Set of Tiikee Fii-tekntii Cextuuy Feokentixe Walnut 
Chaiks 
Rectangular backs with stiuare side supports, nikled acantluis- 
leaf finials and two horizontal splats pierced and carved with 
interlacements of pomegranate branches and fruits. Square 
straight legs and side and back rails and deep front rail carved 
to correspond with the splats. 

Si(>nor Bardini diructs attfiitioii to Hiusc c-liiiirs as fonniii<r in- 
tcTL'sting examj)les of the almost Gotiiic rigor of tiie early Renaissance 
design to become coarsened and deteriorated in later centuries. 

{llliist ratal) 

0.5G — TiiKEE Sixteenth Cexti'kv Feouextixe Waexut CiiAn{s 
Rectangular l)acks witli square side sujjports, gilded acanthus- 
leaf carved finials and two horizontal splats pierced and carved ' 
in a scroll design. Shaped apron, scjuare and turned legs with 
sfjuare side rails and front rail pierced and carved to correspond 
with the s])lats. 

(Illii.st ratal) 

0.57 SiXTEEXTII CeXTUKY F1.OKEXTIXE WaEXUT ClIAlK 

Straight back, scjuare side supports with acanthus-leaf carved 
finials and two shaped horizontal splats, pierced and carved in 
designs of \()luted scrollings and acanthus leaves. Square legs .^ 
with shaped front rails pierced and carved in designs of voluted ^ 
scrollings and rosettes, and shaped side rails. Seat covered with 
contemporary leather secured with large brass-headed nails and 
finished with silk fringe. 

(Illn.stratal) 

6.58 — Three Eauey Sixteenth Cextuky Feouextixe Walxut 
Chaiks 
Rectangular backs with scjuare side supports, gilded acanthus- 
leaf car\'ed finials and two horizontal splats pierced and car\'ed q 
in a design of quatrefoils and fleurs-de-lis. Pierced and carved ^ 
apron, sejuare legs and side rails and deep front rail pierced 
and carved with (juatrefoils and fleurs-de-lis. 






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659 — Two Sixteenth Century Feokentine Walnut Chairs 

Sgabello type. Shaped backs carved with voluted scrollings 
and scrolled egg-shaped escutcheons charged with coats-of'-arnis. 
Shaped seats with circular depressions and fluted edges, shaped 
front supports carved Avith rosettes, twin dolphins and egg- 
shaped escutcheons charged with coats-of-arnis, and shaj)ed 
back supports. 

660 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chair 

Sgabello type. Sliaped back carved with female caryatids sup- 
porting voluted crestings and terminating in scrolled acanthus 
leaA'es; between them is carved the Orsini coat-of-arins. Semi- 
octagonal seat with carved edges, sha{)e(l front support carved 
with scrolls, acanthus lea\'es and an egg-shaped escutcheon 
charged with a coat-of-arms and shaped l)ack support. 

661 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chair 

Sgabello type. Shaped back carved with voluted scrolls and a 
grotesque mask; seat with chamfered angles; shaped front sup- 
ports carved with twin dol])hins and a scrolled egg-shaj^ed es- 
cutcheon and shajjcd back sujjport. 

662 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chair 

Sgabello type. Shaped back carved with Aoluted scrolls, shells 
and an oval scrolled escutcheon carved with the Eorghese coat- 
of-arms. Shaped wooden seat; front support carA'ed with vo- 
luted scrolls and shells, and shaped back support. 

663 — Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Shaped backs carved with voluted scrolls, flut- 
ings and scrolled heart-shaped escutcheons; shaped seats with 
circular depressions; shaped front supports carved with rosettes, 
dolphins and scrolled heart-shaped escutcheons and shaped back 
supports. 

664 — Three Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chairs 
Sgabello type. Shaped backs carved with voluted scrolls. Cir- 
cular medallions and oval escutcheons. Semi-octagonal seats 
with molded edges, square tapering box pedestals, shaped front 
supports carved with voluted scrolls and scrolled egg-shaped 
escutcheons, and shaped back suj)])orts. 



605 — Two Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chairs 

Sgabello type. Shaped backs carved with \oliite(l acanthus-leaf 
scrolls and oval escutcheons, one charged with a coat-of-arnis. 
Semi-octagonal seats, shaped front supports carved with vo- 
luted acanthus-leaf scrolls and dolpliins, and sliaped back sup- 
jjorts. •*. 

666 — Two Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chairs 

Sgabello type. Shaped backs carved with volutcd scrolls and 
scrolled oval escutcheons, one charged with a coat-of-arms ; 
sliaped and octagonal seats; shaped front supjjorts carved with 
dolphin and scrolled egg-sha])ed escutcheons, and shaped back 
supports. 

667 — Sixteenth Centi-ry Florentine ^VALN^"r iVmuiiAiR 

Square l)ack, with gilded tinials carved as masks; Hat curved 
voluted arms on square baluster-shaiK'd supports; straight 
square legs on square base rails, with paw terminations and 
deep front rail pierced and carved with voluted scrolls and cir- 
cular medallions. Back and seat covered with contennjorary 
green velvet bordered with gold galloon, secured with rosetted 
brass-headed nails and finished with silk fringe. 

668 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Arbichair 

Rectangular back with square side supports and gilded acan- 
thus-leaf carved finials. Straight, flat, molded arms on scjuare 
supi)orts with cai'ved acanthus-leaf brackets. Straight square 
and turned legs, scjuare side and l)ack rails and deep front rail 
carved with voluted scrolls and a central rosette. The seat and 
back are covered with contemporary tapestry woven with gold 
background in a pattern of Neptune, Nereids, a Dragonfish 
and conventional waves. The carving is heightened with gild- 
ing. 

669 — Pair of Sixteenth Centitry Florentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangidar backs, with gilt carved finials, square curving and 
voluted arms on curved sui)ports carved with acanthus leaves, 
straight scpiare legs, pierced front rail carved with scrolls and 
volutes and square base rails with paw terminations. Backs 
and seats covered with red and yellow brocatelle, of a conven- 
tional flower and leaf design, secured with round brass-headed 
nails and finished with silken fringe. Cni'\ iiig of I'mme gilded. 




670 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Armchair 

Kectangiihir back, with square side supports and gilded acan- 
tlnis-leaf carved finials. Straight, Hat, niokled arms ou square 
supports with carved acanthus-leaf brackets. Straight square 
and turned legs, square side and back rails, and deep front rail 
carved with voluted scrolls and a central rosette. The seat and 
back are covered with contemporary tapestry, the back being 
woven, with gold background, in a design of Xeptune brandish- 
ing his Trident and standing in a chariot drawn l)y sea horses : 
in the distance are Xereids, in the foreground fish and a sea 
dragon, and the backgroinid is of conventional wa\'e forms. 
The seat has a design of a waterfall and the sides have a tapestry 
border of floral rosettes and ribbons. The carving is height- 
ened with gilding. 

Tlu'Sf (i()l(l-w()viii tapestries are of rare occurrence. The reason 
generally advanced is tliat in the late eighteenth century they were 
burnt ill large quantities in order to recover tlie gold bullion woven 
into them. 




(571 — Sixteenth Centuky Florentine Walnut Armchair 

Kectaiigular hack, with square side supports and gilded acan- 
thus-leaf carved finials. Straight flat molded arms on turned 
haluster-shaped supports. Straight scjuare and turned legs 
on square hase rails with paw terminations and deep front rail 
carved with voluted scrolls and a central rosette. The seat and 
back are covered with contemporary tapestry, the back being 
woven, with gold background, in a "verdure" design with trunks 
of trees, foliage, rocks, a winding stream of water and wild ani- 
mals, including camels, deer, an elephant and what is meant 
to be a hippopotamus. The seat has a verdure design and the 
sides a tapestry border of floral rosettes and ribbons. The 
carvings are heightened with gilding. 



672 — SiXTi'KXTii Ckxtuky Florextixk Walxut Armchair 

Kectaiigular back, with acantlius-leaf carved finials. Flat 
molded arms on turned baluster-shaped supports, straight 
square and turned legs on square base rails with paw tennina- ^ 

tions and deep front rail carved with voluted scrollings and a v\ 
central egg-shaped escutcheon. Back and seat covered with 
contenqjorary tapestry, the back woven in a design of a mason- 
sculjjtor at work on an architectural carving. 

{in/isfratri}) 



673 — SixTKKXTH Ckxtury Florextixk Walxut Armchair 

Rectangular straight back, with carved and gilt finials. Flat 
molded arms on turned baluster-shaped su2)ports. Scjuare and 
turned legs on square base rails with paw terminations. Back 
and seat covered in contemporary tapestry, woven, the back in 
a design of a woman in sixteenth-century costume holding a 
festoon of fruits and leaves, the seat with an escutcheon, the 
aj)ron with flowers, fruits and leaves. 

(lUiLitratef]) 



674 — SiXTKEXTH Cextury Florextixe Walxut Armchair 

Rectangular back, with acanthus-leaf carved finials. Flat 
molded arms on turned baluster-shaped supj^orts, straight 
square and turned legs on square base rails with jjaw termina- 
tions and deep front rail carved with voluted scrollings and a 
central rosette. Back and seat covered with contemporary 
tapestry, the back woven in a design of a gai-dener in sixteenth 
century costume, seated, with his arms resting on a cluster of 
pomegranate and flowers. 

( 111 list rnfff]) 




675 — Sixteenth Cextiky Flokextine Walnut Armchair 

High straight back, with gilded voluted finials carved with 
eagles and lions' heads; fiat molded arms on turned supports; 
square and turned legs on scjuare base rails with paw termina- 
tions and deej) front rail pierced and carved with \-oliited scrolls 
and palmettes. Seat and hack covered with contemi^orary 
tapestry woven in a design of a scrolled medallion occupied by 
two figures in sixteenth century costume and finished with silk 
fringe. 



670 — Sixteenth Cextiuv Florentine Walnut Armchair 

Rectangular back, with gilded acanthus-leaf carved finials. 
Flat molded arms on curved acanthus-leaf carved supports; 
straight sfjuare legs and deep front rail carved with an oval 
escutcheon charged with a coat-of-arms, and with acanthus-leaf 
scrolls and volutes. Back and seat co\ered with crimson velvet, 
bordered and paneled with broad gold galloon and finished with 
silken fringe. 







677 — Pair of Skvkxtekxtii Ckxtuuv \'kxi:tiax ^VAI.xuT Ar3i- 

CHAIRS 

Kectaiiiiular l)afks. with <>ilt hron/e hall finials; eurviii"^', reeded 
and voluted anii.s on scjuare supports; scpiare molded legs pan- 
eled and carved with twisted rihhon patterning. Scrolled, vo- 
luted and carved cross stretchers. Seats and hacks covered in 
Hungarian point enihroidered in designs of scrolled acanthus 
leaves and flowers and finished with silken fringe. 



678 — SixTEEXTH Cextury Fi.orextixe Wai.xut Armchair 

Rectangular hack, with gilded acanthus-leaf carved finials. 
Flat molded arms on cm-ved acanthus-leaf carved supports; 'si/-* 
straight s(juare legs and deep front rail carved with an oval 
escutcheon charged with a coat-of-arms, and with acanthus-leaf 
scrolls and volutes. Back and seat covered with crimson velvet, 
hordered and paneled with hroad gold galloon and finished with 
silken fringe. 




G79 — 1'aik of Sixteenth Cextuky Flokextixk Walxut Akm- 

CHAIKS 

Square backs, witli gilded aeantlius-leaf carved tinials; flat 
curving voluted arms on turned and carved baluster-shaped 
supports; straight turned and carved legs on square base rails, 
with carved terminations and deep front rails carved with vo- 
luted scrolls and rosettes. Seats and backs covered with con- 
temjjorary crimson velvet bordered with gold galloon, secured 
with large round brass-headed nails and flnished with silk 
frintre. 



680 — Six Early Sixteexth Cextuky Fixikextixe Walxut 
Chaiks 
Straight backs, with acanthus-leaf carved flnials. Straight 
scjuare legs, with deep front rail pierced and carved in a design 
of voluted scrolls, and shaped back rail. Seats and backs cov- vO 
ered in original leather fastened with round-headed brass nails. 
The backs gold tooled with circular medallion enclosing a 
chrysanthemum blossom and the insci-iption: "ss. hosaki del 
MOD." 




681 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut xVrmchair 

Square back, with carved finials, flat arms on turned baluster- 
sliaped supports, s<juare le<)s on round base rails with voluted 
terminations and deep front rail carved with voluted scrolls and 
a central oval escutcheon surroiuided by acanthus leaves. Seat 
and back covered with Ilunnarian point eml)roiderv secured 
with round brass-headed nails. 



682 — Three, Early Sixteenth Century Fi.orentine Walnut 
Chairs 
Similar to the preceding. 




683 — Seventeenth Century Venetian AVaj.nit Ahmchaiu 

Straight back, with shaped top. Curving, niokled, vokited and 
carved arms on bulbous turned and carved supports. Turned 
and carved legs, with voluted feet and deep front rail pierced 
and carved with linked acanthus-leaf scrollings. Turned side 
rails. Back and seat covered with silk damask woven in a de- 
sign of flowers and scrolls, the latter finished with silken fringe. 




684 — Sixteenth Cextuky Flokextixe Waexut Akjutiair 

Rectangular back, with gilded acanthus-leaf carved finials. 
Flat molded arms on curved acantlnis-leat' carved supports; 
straight square legs and deep front rail carved with an oval es- 
cutcheon charged with a coat-of-arms, and with acanthus-leaf 
scrolls and volutes. IJack and seat covered with crimson velvet, 
bordered and 2)ancled with broad gold galloon and finished with 
silken frinye. 



085 — SixTEKXTH Cextuky Umijkiax Walxut Tkii'oi) Table 

Cii'cular top with plain edge, supported l)y shaped hrackets on 
tripod of bracketed, shaped, vohited and ear\'ed wings, witli 
cyhndrical pedestal and carved lions' paw feet. 

{Illiist ratal) 



686 — Sixteenth Century Cextuai, Italian Walnut Tkii'od 
Table 
Octagonal top with plain edge, supported on trijxxl of shaped, 
bracketed and voluted wings, witli cylindi-ical tripod, turned 
pendant and lions' paw carved feet. 

{Illustrated) 



687 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Walnut Octagonal Table 
()ctaf)oiial top with molded and enriched rim, supported on four 
pierced and carved voluted brackets with molded base and 
upright rails meeting in the center to t'oi-m a pedestal. On 
molded octagonal base. 

H light, 2 /('('/ 71 u iitchts: diameter. .'J feet. 

{Illiixt rated) 



688 — Early Sixteenth Century North Italian Walnut 
Table 
Rectangular plain top, with chamfered cross braces and deep 
apron fitted with two drawers with paneled fronts, supported 
by shajjed, scrolled and voluted brackets on rectangular pedestal 
with paneled sides, fitted with two drawers with paneled fronts. 
Square plain base and shaped, scrolled and voluted feet. 

Height, 2 feet 8 inches- length, -i feet ^'^/U inches; -icidth, 8 feet 
I/O inch. 

{ III nsf rated) 





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689 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Waenut Table 

Octagonal plain top, supported on eight shaped brackets with 
paneled frieze and four carved and voluted wings with cylin- 
drical jjedestal and carved lions' paw feet. 

{Ill list ratal) 



690 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Walnut Table 

Circular top of walnut on tripod pedestal formed of wrought- 
iron scrolls with curving flattened feet. 

Height, 2 feet 8 iiielies; (lidmrter. '2 feet 1 inch. 
(lUiist rated) 




691 — SiXTEKNTii Cfa'tury Liguriax AValxut Cabinet 

Rectangular sliape. The nioUleil top is liint)e(l to open and 
with tlie frieze, carved with acanthus leaves, is supj^orted 
by pilasters with molded caj^itals and paneled shafts carved 
with scrolled, voluted and rosetted ])atternin^s, and the body, 
arranged as a cupboard with two hinged doors, and the sides. 
arranged as shallow cuj^boards, are paneled and carved with 
oval leaf medallions having floral rosettes at the angles and 
turned wooden knobs in the centers. On molded and fluted 
base and plinth carved with false shaped apron and rectangular 
panels of voluted leaf ornamentations, and arranged as three 
drawers. 



Hcighl. .'} feet ;3 iiichc.t; zcidth, 3 fret 10 iiichr.i: clrpfli. 1 foot 91 ^ iiirhcs. 




692 — SiXTKEXTH Cextuky Umhhiax Walxut Cabixet 

Rectangular shape, with molded top and frieze fitted with 
drawei-, the front carved with voluted pahnettes flanked by 
acantluis-leaf car\'ed console brackets which serve as drawei- 
fronts and are supported on pilasters whose fronts are carved 
with imbrications and which have acanthus-leaf carved consoles 
serving as drawer fronts in place of capitals. The body ar- 
ranged as a cupboard, with two hinged doors whose fronts are 
paneled and surrounded by borders carved with zigzag orna- 
mentation. On molded base, with plain plinth and ball feet. 

Height, '1 feet 3 hiclics; icHltli, -i feet -i inchtH; depth, 1 foot 5 inches. 



G9.3 — Eakly Si^vKXTKFA'TH Cextury Fi.orextixe Wai.xut 
Cabinet 
Rectangular shape, with incurxed angles. ^Molded cornice and 
plain frieze, supported by two pilasters with tapering paneled 
shafts and Composite capitals, arranged as a cupboard with two 
hinged doors having shaped paneled fronts. On molded base 
with cushion feet. 

Height. ;3 /Vc/ Si/o inches: -cidfh. -i fccf 8I4 inches: depth. 2 feet 
11 inches. 

(lllnsfnifeiJ) 



094 — Sixteenth Centuky P'lorentine Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape, with molded and carved cornice and paneled 
frieze, carved in the center with scrolled escutcheon, supported 
by winged caryatids terminating in tapering shafts and claw 
feet on carved pedestals. Fitted with eleven draAvers, with pan- 
eled fronts and turned knobs and with two roimd-arched and 
recessed comj)ai-tnicnts su2)ported by detached Doric columns. 
Molded and carved l)ase. 

Height, .'50 inches: -,ci(Jt]i. 40 inches; depth. 18 inches. 

(lUnsf rated) 



695 — Sixteenth Centuky Florentine Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape, with molded, fluted cornice and frieze, en- 
riched by circular medallions sejjarated by console brackets, sup- 
])orted by two pilasters with tapering carved shafts and molded 
capitals. Arranged as cupboard, with hinged jjaneled doors 
having turned knobs. JNIolded and carved base, shaped and 
scroll carved apron and paw feet. 

Height, 4 feet 6 inclus; -ccidtli, 4 feet 8 iiiclu'n; depth, 2 feet 3 inches. 
{lUii.strdted) 



696 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shajje, with molded toj) and frieze enriched with 
circular medallions separated by triglyphs and gutt;t' and fitted 
with two drawers. Supported at each side by console brackets 
with carved fronts and arranged as a cupboard with two hinged 
and molded paneled doors flanked by vertical molded panels. 
INIolded and broken base. 

Height, .'36 inehcs; length, 48 inches. 

{Ulast rated) 





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697 — Sixteenth Cextuky Tuscax Walxut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape. ^Molded top, with frieze fitted w itli two 
drawers with molded paneled fronts and turned wooden knobs. 
Tlie body is arranged as a cupl)oard with two hinged doors with 
sunken paneled fronts and diamond-shaped medallions formed 
by raised moldings. These doors are separated and flanked 
by columnar pilasters with fluted cajjitals and tapering and 
vase-shaped shafts carved with imbrications, flutings and gad- 
roonings. Plain broken plinth, molded base and shaped cross 
block feet. The sides arc paneled to conform with the front. 

Hiighf, 3 feet .'5 iinlu-s: uidlh, .'3 feet 2 inches: depth. 1 foot (! inehex. 




698 — Sixteenth Century North ItxVLian Waexvt Cabinet 

Rectangular shape. IMolded and carved cornice and plain frieze 
carved with a bearded mask and rosettes supported by seven 
caryatids: four of queens, with drapery and voluted termina- 
tions ; three of Tritons, with twisted fishtail terminations. Ar- 
ranged as a cupboard, with hinged panel doors having in the 
centers bronze masks supporting swinging looped handles of 
bronze. Molded base. 



Heighi, 3 feet 9 inches; rcitltli. 4 feet 71 o inches; depth, 1 foot Ql/o 
inches. 




699 — Fifteenth Cexti'ky Itaijax Walxtt Caxopiei) Catteiira 
High paneled back, witli molded cornice and plain frieze sup- 
ported by two shaped brackets. The arms are shaped and 
\-oluted, the seat formed as a box with hinged lid and paneled 
front and sides, and the base molded. 

ll(i(jlif, 7 fcft 7 inclir.i. 




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700 — Sixteenth Centuuy French AN^vlnut Thkone Chaik 

High hack, witli molded cornice and carved frieze supported 
hy two jMlasters having paneled shafts and Composite Corin- 
thian capitals, enclosing a paneled center carved with acanthus- 
leaf rinceaux springing from a vase with flowers, tahlets, a 
cheruh and masks. Curved, molded and voluted arms on 
carved paneled supports. Seat formed as a hox. with twin 
jjaneled front cai'\ed with linen folds. 



Height, (i feet .5 inehe: 
■i inchefi. 



length, 1 foot 9 iiiehes; icidth, .3 feet 



Signor Bai'dini liais ahvays attaclicd particular ini})ortaiU'e to this 
chair as an admirable example of the French Renaissance. It came 
from the collection of M. Carrand, Director of the Lyons Museum, who 
bequeathed a large ])ortion of his collection to the Bargcllo Museum, 
Florence. 




701 — 'J'avo SiXTEEXTii Century Flokextixe Wai,xut Akmchaiks 
Straight back with fluted and astragalled side supports and 
acanthus-leaf carved finials and two horizontal splats carved 
with voluted scrolhngs and pointed leaves. Flat curving voluted 
arms on square supports with acanthus-leaf brackets, wooden 
seat with pierced apron carved in voluted scrolls, straight square 
legs and side rails, shaped back rail and deep front rail pierced 
and carved in scrolls and a center diamond-shaped medallion. 

702 — SixTEEXTH Cextuky Fi.okextixe Wai.xut Armchair 

Rectangular back, with gilded acanthus-leaf carved finials. 
Flat molded arms on curved acanthus-leaf carved supports, 
straight sfjuai-e legs and deep front i-ail carved with an oval 
escutcheon charged with a coat-of-arms. and with acanthus-leaf 
scrolls and volutes, liack and seat covered with crimson velvet, 
bordered and paneled with broad gold galloon and finished with 
silken fringe. 




703 — Seventeenth Century Tuscan Walnut Armchair 

Rectangular back, with .s{|uare side supports, acanthus-leaf 
carved finials and large horizontal quatrefoil-shaped splat 
carved with scrolled egg-shaped escutcheons and acanthus-leaf 
scrollings, straight flat molded arms on turned baluster-shaped 
supports, square and tiu'ned legs with shaped and carved front 
rails. Seat covered with Hungarian jjoint embroidery finished 
with silken frinae. 



704 — Sevkntj:enth Century Florentine Walnut Arm and Side 
Chair 
Sloping rectangular backs with gilded acanthus-leaf carved 
finials, the armchair with straight flat voluted arms and square 
supports. Straight square legs, with deep front rails pierced 
and carved with fleurs-de-lis, and square lower front, side and 
back rails. Seats and backs in original leather, secured with 
large and small rosetted brass-headed nails. The backs are 
gold-tooled, witli s(|uare scrolled escutcheons charged with coats- 
of-arms, supported by ])iii1i surmoimted l)v helmets and sur- 
rounded by scrolled and rosetted borders. 

(lUu St rated) 



70.J — Sixteenth Cextuky Florextixe Waexut Armchair 

Square back, w ith scjiiare side supports and gilded, carved and 
gilt finials, tlat molded arms on turned baluster-shaped sup- 
ports, square legs on square base rails and scjuai-e back rail. 
Back and seat covered with leather, gold tooled, as to the back, 
with armorial shield and scrolled borders, and as to the apron, 
with bands of scrollings. Secured by round brass-headed nails 
and finished with silken fringe. 

{IIh<.sfratal) 

700 — Pair of Sixteexth Cextury Fi.orextixe Walxut Akm- 

CHAIRS 

Straight backs, with square side supports and finials carved 
as honeysuckles and gilded. Flat molded arms on turned bal- 
uster-shaped supports, square legs and base rails. Backs and 
seats covered with contemporary leather, gold tooled, as to the 
backs, with scrolled shields charged with coats-of-arnis sur- 
mounted by helmets and with palmette-shaped ornamentations, 
and as to the aprons, with bands of flcurons. Secured by double 
rows of round brass-headed nails and finished witli silken 
fringes. 

707 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs 
Straight rectangular backs ; one with tin-ned ball finials, straight 
sjiirally turned arms on spirally turned supports, spirally 
tui-ned legs, front and side rails and stretchers. Backs and 
seats in original leather, secured with large and small rosctted 
brass-headed nails, the seats finished with leather fringe, the 
backs repousse with oval escutcheons charged with coats-of-arms 
and rtanked by acanthus-leaf scrolls and stars. 

{Illustrated) 

708 — Sevexteexth Cextury North Italiax Walxut Armchair 
Straight back, ^ith gilded acanthus-leaf carved finials. Flat 
curved, \'oluted ai-ms on square supports, square legs with vo- 
luted feet, deep i^ierced and scroll carved front rails and square 
side rails. Seat and back in original leather, secured with large 
and small star-headed brass nails and finished with silk fringe. 
The back repousse in a design of a central cartouche surrounded 
bv acanthus-leaf sci'oUino's. 



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709 — Sixteenth Century Flokentine Walnut Armchair 

Straight back Mitli square side sujjports and finials carved as 
crowned eagles. Flat molded and voluted arms on square 
carved baluster-shaped sujiports, square legs, side and back 
rails and deej) front rail carved with oval escutcheons and vo- 
luted scrolls. Back and seat covered with contemporary leather, 
gold tooled, as to the backs with scrolled shields charged with 
coats-of-arms surmounted by helmets and surrounded by a bor- 
der of scrollings, and as to the aprons with bands of fieiu'ons. 
Leather secured by double rows of round bi-ass-headed nails 
and finished with silken fringes. 

710 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- 
chairs . / 
Straight rectangular backs, spirally turned arms, supports, legs, '^- ' 
front and side rails and stretchers. Backs and seats in original 
leather secured with brass-headed nails. 

711 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Florentine Wai,nut Arm- , ^ 
chairs J 

Similar to the preceding. 



712 — Pair of Seventeenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- ^^ 

CHAIRS ^ 

Similar to the preceding. 




713 — Sixteenth Century Fi.okextink Walnut Armchair 

Straight hack, witli square side supports and finials carved as 
Gothic leaves. Straight flat molded arms on turned baluster- 
shaped supports; turned legs and scjuare base rails with paw 
terminations. Back and seat covered with contemporary 
leather, gold tooled, as to the back with a diamond-shaped me- 
dallion surrounded by a border of scrollings, and as to the 
apron with a band of scrollings, secm-ed by large roinid-headed 
brass nails and finished witli knotted silken fringe. 



714 — Pahj of Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Ak^m- 

C HAIRS 

Straight backs, with carved and gilt acanthus-leaf Hnials. Flat 
molded arms on turned baluster supports; straight legs and 
cross braces. Seats and backs in contemporary leather secured 
with brass-headed nails and finished with silk fringe. Backs 
tooled in gold with central scrolled armorial shields and pal- 
mette-shaped ornaments in the angles. 



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71.) — Pair oe Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Arm- -, b 

CHAIRS 

Similar to the preceding. 



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71() — Pair of Fifteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chairs 

Straight sciuare backs and seats, turned legs, side rails and { 
stretchers. Seats and backs in original leather, secured with \ 
round-headed brass nails, finished with silk fringe. 

717 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Fi.oRENriNE Walnut Chairs 
Straight square backs and seats, tui'ued legs, side rails and 
stretchers. Seats and backs in original leather, secured with 
brass-headed nails and finished with silk fringe. Backs tooled 
in gold with a sci'olk'd ai'iUDrial escutcheon and lloi'al boi'ders. 

(lllnsfrafal) 

718 — Pair of Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut AR:\r- 
chairs 
Square back, with square side supports and gilded, carved acan- 
thus-leaf finials, flat molded arms on turned baluster-shaped 
sujjports. stjuare legs on square base rails with paw terminations 
and shaped back rails. Backs and seats covered with leather, 
gold tooled, as to the backs, with ([uatrefoil medallions siu'- 
rounded by paneled borders, and as to the aprons, with dia- 
mond-shaped medallions, secured by double rows of round 
brass-headed nails and finished with silken fringe. 

{lUustrafed) 

719 — Set of Two Fifteenth Centl^ry Florentine Walnut 
Chairs 
Straight backs, with car\ed gilt shell-shaped finials. square 
scrolled cross legs with voluted feet jjivoted as though to fold, 
and with tiu-ned front and back rails. Seats and backs in 
original leather fastened with round-headed brass nails and 
finished with silk fringe. 

(Illiistratc(l) 

7'20 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Florentine Walni't Chairs 
wSimilar to the iJreceding. 

721 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Florentine Walnut Chairs 

Similar to the pi'cceding. 

722 — Pair of Fifteenth Century Florentine Walni't Chairs 
Similar to the preceding. 



CUSHIONS AND TAPESTRIES OF THE SIXTEENTH 
AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES 

72.) — Pair of Sixtkkxtii Ckxtuuy Fi.okkxtixe E:\im{on)ERED 
Sii.K Cusiiioxs 
Rectangular shape. Covered witli hlue silk. eiul)roi<lered in 
gold with a diajjered patterning of i-aised torsades surrounded 
by interlacements and scrollings. 

Height, I.') inches; width, IHl/^ inches. 
(Ill list rata!) 

726 — SiXTEEXTH Cextury Fi.orextixe Embroidered Cushiox 
Covered with red silk. Embroidered in colored silks, as to the 
center, with a scrolled armorial shield charged with a coat-of- 
arms mantled with foliage and surmounted by a helmet. This 
is surrounded by four large palmette-shaped figures of scroll- 
ings and flowers starting from conventional vases at the angles. 
Finished with silk tassels. 

Height, 14 inches; width, 191/i; inches. 

(Illustrated) 

727 — Sixteexth Cextury Florextixe Embroidered Silk 
C us II I ox 
Rectangular shape. Co\'ered with red silk, embroidered in col- 
ored silks and gold with a scrolled pear-shaped escutcheon 
charged with a coat-of-arms and surrounded by scrolled ribbons. 
At the angles are voluted and floral palmettes, and the border 
is of vases, scrolled acanthus leaves and flowers. 

Height, 1 4 inches; width, 19 inches. 

(IlUistrnted) 




728 — Pair of Sixtkenth Century Florentine Cushions 

Covered witli red .satin embroidered, in colored silks, as to the 
center, witli figures of Justice carrying her scales and a female 
Bacchante jjourino- out a libation of wine from a vase. At the 
angles are palmettc-shaped figures of scrollings and flowers. 
Border of scrollings and vases. Finished with silk tassels. 

Height, \f>\'-2 inches; xcidfh, 20V-> inches. 




729 — Pair of Sixteenth Cextuky Flokkxtink Emhkoideked 
Sn.K Cushions 
Rectangular shape. Covered with red silk, embroidered in gold 
and colored silks with oval medallions occvipied by figures 
of Minerva with spear and shield and Diana with a bow, en- 
closed by a border of medallions and acanthus leaves and sur- 
rounded by scrolled ribbons. At the angles are scrolled pal- 
mettes, and the borders are of acanthus-leaf scroUings sym- 
metrically diapered. Finished with tassels. 

Height, 15 inchc-t; xciclth, 191^4; inches. 



730 — Sixteenth Century Flokentixe Ki\ii!K()ii)euei) Silk 
Cushion 
Rectangular shape. Covered with red satin, embroidered in 
gold and colored silks with a scrolled escutcheon charged with 
a coat-of-arms and with voluted and floral pahnettes at the 
angles and with a border of acanthus-leaf scrollings and flowers. 

Height. 21 Inches; xcidth, 15 inches. 

(lUust rated) 

731 — Sixteenth Cexti'hy Feokextine Embkoideued Cushion 

Covered with red silk embroidered in colored silks, as to the 
center with a two-headed eagle sin-niounted by a crown and 
displaying a shield charged with a coat-of-arms. In the angles 
are heraldic eagles. Surrovmded by a border of scrollings and 
flowers. Finished with silk tassels. 

Height, 20',^ inches; width. 151/^ inches. 

{Illustrated) 

732 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Tapestry Cover 

Rectangular shape. Woven to simulate an Asia IMinor rug, 
with a field of quatrefoil-shaped interlacements, inner and outer 
guarils of s(iuare quatrefoiled rosettes, main border with a dia- 
jjered pattei-n of looped interlacements and leaves, and outer 
border of looped tassels. 

Length. 11 feet 5 inches; u-idth. (5 feet 10 inches. 

(Ulust rated) 






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733 — Skventeenth Cextuky Heraldic Tapestky Paxel 

Rectangular shajje. The center w()\en with a central s(|uare 
panel, occupied by a .scrolled and shaped shield charged with 
a coat-of-arnis, and surrounded by an arabesque patterning 
of scrolled acanthus leaves and cornucopia' filled with fruits and 
leaves. The border is of meander pattern of acanthus-leaf 
scrollings separated by fluted vases. The whole patterned in 
light colors on dark grounds. 

Height, 8 fcrt !) inches; icidth, t) feet i iiiehcs. 
(Illustrated) 



734. — Seventeenth Cextuky Italian Heraldic Tapestry Panel 
Rectangular shape. The center woven with a central square 
panel, occupied by a scrolled and shaped shield charged with 
a coat-of-arms. and surmounted by an arabesfjue patterning of 
scrolled acanthus leaves and cornucopia* filled with fruits and 
leaves. The border is also of meander pattern of acantlius-leaf 
scrollings separated by fluted vases. The whole patterned in 
light colors on dark grounds. 

Height. 8 feet 9 inches; icidth, 9 feet -i inches. 




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\o. 73.'} — Seventeenth C'kntukv IIekaedic Tai'estkv Paxei. 



735 — Seventeenth Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry Panel 
Rectangular shape. The center woven in a "verdure" design 
of large scrolled, pointed and serrated leaves in ^•arying shades 
of green on a dark ground and intertwined with anemone, iris 
and (jther flowers, buds and leaves, and with birds. The border 
is a broad band of flowers and fruits, woven in their natural 
colors, and leaves on a light ground. 

Heic/lif, 11 firt li inclufi; uichh, 9 ftrt 1 inch. 
(lUiistrati'tl) 



736 — Seventeenth Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry Panel 
Rectangidar shape. The center woven in a "verdure" design 
of large scrolled, j)<)inted and serrated lea\'es in varying shades 
of green on a dark ground and intertwined with anemone, iris 
and other flowers, buds and leaves, and with birds. The border 
is a bi'oad band of flowers and fruits, woven in their natural 
colors, and leaves on a light groimd. 



Hdyht, 10 feet 8 iiu-lu:s: icidtli. 11 /V(7 2 inclun. 




\o. T.'i/) — Sevextkexth Cextuuy Flemish ^ erdure Tapestry Paxel 



737 — Sixteenth Century Italian Tapestry Panel 

Rectangular shaj^e. Woven with episodes of the Siege of Troy. 
In the center are the figures of Paris, in classical armor, and 
Helen in a loose robe and wearing a close-fitting cap. On either 
side are the ti-unks of trees, that on the left being an apple tree 
with a small animal below jJi'cparing to climb it and a scrolled 
escutcheon charged witli a coat-of-arms above, while that on the 
right is an oak tree with a jjarrot perched on one of the branches. 
On the left is Diomedes with the captured Palladium, and on 
the right Achilles seizing Polj^xena. On the extreme right is 
a city gate. In the distance a landscape with figures and a 
castle. The architecture and costumes, with the exception of 
that of Paris, are Italian of the sixteenth century. Surrounded 
by a l)order of a laurel-leaf garland and clusters of fruits, fiow- 
ers and leaves. 

Height, 5 feet 7 ' /^ iiiehe.s; icidtJi, l.'J feet 9 inches. 




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FURNITURE OF THE FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH 
AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES 

7.*}8 — Sixteenth Century Florentine AVai,nut Cabinet 

Rectan<>ular shape, with molded and dentelled coniiee< paneled 
frieze fitted with dra\\'er, arranged as cuphoard with hinged 
paneled door, having in the center an applied carving of a 
scrolled and voluted lion mask. The sides have scrolled and 
voluted round-arched niches occupied with carved figures of 
bearded men, manacled and wearing Phrygian caps, on brackets. 
INIolded base. 

Height, 4 ffct \ width. 1 foot 10 inches. 

{lUuxtruted) 



739 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape, with molded top carved with two bands of 
flutings. The frieze fitted with two drawers, separated and 
flanked by carved voluted lions' masks and with sunken paneled 
fronts carved with voluted strapwork scrollings. The lower 
part is arranged as a cupboard with two hinged sunken paneled 
doors separated and flanked by narrow \ertical panels carved 
with floral rosettes. The jilinth is carved with circular fluted 
rosettes and the base is molded and fluted. On double fluted 
block feet separated by voluted carved fan-like ornamentations. 
Swinging scrolled and looped handles of bronze. 

Height, 4 feet '2 inrhes: icidth, .'5 feet 4 iiielies; depth. 1 foot 'ii inches. 
(lU list rated) 



740 — Fifteenth Century Xokth Italian Carved, Painted and 
Gilded Wood Overmantel 
Rectangular shape. Of molded and carved wood painted in 
gold on a blue ground and divided, horizontally, into sections 
bj^ molded cornices and friezes enriched with carved acanthus- 
leaf scrollings, and vertically, into three divisions by four Ionic 
pilasters with shafts and jjcdestals paneled and carved with 
candelabra and acanthus-leaf scrolls. In the middle section 
these divisions form niches with round-arched tops, shell pedi- 
ments and spandrels carved with scrollings. 

Height, 47 inches; zcidtli, .y.i inches. 
(Illust rated) 



7-11 — Sixteenth Centi-ry Erescian Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shaj^e, with molded and carved cornice and frieze, 
fitted with two drawers with jjaneled and carved fronts sepa- 
rated and flanked by acanthus-leaf carved console brackets, 
which also form drawer fronts, and supjiorted by three jjilasters 
with paneled and carved fronts. Arranged as a cupboard with 
hinged doors, the fronts with roimd-arched panels enriched by 
radiating and horizontal flutings. On molded and carved base 
and paw feet. 

Height, i feet 2 inclies; lengtli. 4 feet 1 inch; depth, 1 foot 9 incites. 
{Ilhist rated) 



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742 — Sixteenth Century Venetian Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular sliaped, witli molded fornicr and i'rieze flanked by 
dies carved with tleur.s-de-lis, siippoi-ted by pilasters carved with 
female caryatids, pendants of fruits and leaves and tassels. Ar- 
ranged as a ciijjboard with hinged doors, each having two broken / 
and three plain molded panels, with carved masks in center v^ 
panels. jNIolded base and shaped bracket feet. '^ 

Helyht, 4 feet 8 IncheK; icidfh, 3 feet 5 inches: depth, \ foot 
G inches. 

(Illustrated) 



743 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape, with niolded and carved top. ^Vpron divided 
by three carved console lirackets and fitted with two panel- 
fronted drawers. The lower ])ortion divided into two portions 
by bearded and female caryatids, with flower and leaf pendants, 
having between two sunken paneled hinged doors with turned 
wooden knobs, molded and gadrooned base and paw feet. 

Height, 4 feet 2 inches: i^'idth. 5 feet: depth. 2 feet 1 inch. 
(Illustrated) 



744 FOUKTEENTH CeNTUKY FLORENTINE InLAID WaLNUT INIaDIA 

OR Bread Chest 
Rectangular shape, with hinged lid having a molded front. The 
body of the chest is divided vertically into three parts, the center 
of which is enriched hy sunk and raised molded panels sur- 
rounded by bands of geometrical inlay. This is flanked by 
squares with diagonal bands of inlaid fleurons. These side sec- 
tions are shaped below so as to form a cuspcd arch with carved 
rosettes at the points. 

Height, ."J feet: rcidtli. 5 feet: depth, 2 feet. 

Si^nor Hardini considers this as a vi_rv intc rostiiiir pirce on account, 
not only of its rarity, hut of its c\cc])ti(inal state of ]ircscrvation and 
ricli jiatina. 

(lUii.itrafccl) 



745 — Fourteenth Century Sienese Pastigeia Decorated Cas- 

SONE 

Kectangidar shape, with domed, hinged and molded lid deco- 
rated with painted panels of interlacements. The front is sur- 
roimded, in pastiglia work, with a band of eight-jxtinted star- 
shaped sunken medallions enclosing conventional foliage sprays ; 
within the border, on a ground decorated in relief with scrolled 
sprays of pointed leaves, is a central round and cusped 
arclied panel, the arch supported on spirally fluted pilasters, 
enclosing a heraldic figure of a statant lion on a ground seme 
with floral sprays. This is flanked by two quatrefoil-shaped me- 
dallions enclosing shields charged with coats-of-arms. On base 
shaped Avith a series of cusped pointed arches. The sides are 
decorated with quatrefoil medallions, on grounds of scrolled 
sprays of pointed leaves, and enclosing figures of animals. 

Heiijht. :j feet 5 inehex: length. 5 feet 5'^ ;•;/(■/(. .v; zcidth. 2 feet 
11 o inehes. 

(Illustrated) 



rj.G — FuuRTEEXTH Cextuky Flouextixe Irox-bouxu Paixted 

COFl-ER 

Rectangular .sliape, witli liiu^cd lid having side braces. The 
front and sides are decorated in colored gesso with a raised 
diapering of large Heurs-de-lis enriched with stalks of trefoil 
blossoms, and with two heart-shaped escutcheons surmounted by 
bishops' mitres. Above and below are bands of diamond-shaped 
patternings in raised gesso. Vertically banded with seven strajjs 
of wrought ii-on shaped with recurrent heart-shaped bosses. 
Shaped apron painted with masks. 

Hfi;/hi, 1 foot 11 '^ inclux: length, -i feet 7 inches. 

This c-oilcr fuiiR' from the Hospital of Santa Maria Xuo\a, 
Florence. 

{lllitstnited) 




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747 — Early Fourteenth Century Paduax Painted Cassone 
Boat-shaped, with arched hinged cover and side braces. The 
entire cassone is covered witli painted leather and the body 
is strapped with two bands of wrought iron. The front is 
painted in a design of a central circular medallion with red 
ground, sin-rounded by green, with a banded laurel-leaf wreath 
which encloses a shaped armorial shield. The ground is divided 
into twelve squares of alternate conventional wave ])attern 
diaperings in red and white and A-shai)ed figures entwined with 
white looped ribbonings on blue ground. On molded cross- 
i)race feet. 

Height, 1() inches; length, i feet 9 iiichex: depth, 17 inches. 

Tlii.s cassone is considered to be one of the earliest in existence. 
Consideration being had as to its age, its state of preservation is re- 
markable. 

{lUitstratcd) 



748 — Fifteenth Century Fi.okkntine Cahvkd Walnut Cassone 
Rectangular shape, with molded and carved hinged lid. Front 
with one long panel surrounded by a ribbon-bound band of 
fruits and leaves Hanked by nude male caryatids. IMolded base 
and carved and molded l)racket feet. 

Height. 1 foot 11 inches; length, 5 feet S inches; icidth. 2 feet 1 inch. 
{Illustrated ) 



747 — Early Fourteenth Century Paduan Painted Cassone 

Boat-shaped, with arched hinged cover and side braces. The 
entire cassone is covered with painted leatlier and the body 
is strapped with two bands of wronght iron. The front is 
painted in a design of a central circular medallion with red 
ground, surrounded by green, with a banded laurel-leaf wreath 
which encloses a shaped armorial shield. The ground is divided 
into twelve stjuares of alternate con\'entional wave pattern 
diaperings in red and white and A-shaped figures entwined with 
white looped ribbonings on blue ground. On molded cross- 
brace feet. 

Heicjht, Ki inches: Iciif/tli. 1 fn-t !) iiiclus; depth, 17 inches. 

This cassone is considered to be one of the earliest in existence. 
Consideration being had as to its age, its state of preservation is re- 
markable. 

[Illustrated) 



748 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Carved ^VALNUT Cassone 
Rectangular shape, with molded and carved hinged lid. Front 
with one long panel surrounded by a ribbon-bound band of 
fruits and leaves Hanked by nude male caryatids. jNIolded base 
and carved and molded bracket feet. 

Height, 1 foot n inclics; length, 5 feet « inches: -width, 2 feet \ inch, 
[llliistrdtcd) 





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749 — Sixteenth Century Paduax Carved AValxut Cassone 
Rectangular shape, with molded, domed and hinged lid and 
frieze carved in low relief with a hand of guilloche patterning. 
The front is decorated with a panel carved in low relief with a 
voluted shield charged with a coat-of-arms, flanked hy scroll- 
ings of oak leaves and acorns, vine leaves and hunches of grapes 
and surrounded hy a horder of trefoil meander patterning. At 
the angles are female caryatid figures. Incurved hase carved 
with astragalled flutings and carved paw feet. 

Height, '1 feci (i iiuhc-i: length, <5 feet ll-_. inches: xcidfh, 2 feet 
3 inches. 

(Illustrated) 



750 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Carved Walnut Cassone 
Rectangular shape, with carved and molded hinged lid. Tiie 
front is divided hy rosette and acanthus-leaf carved horders into 
three jnniels; the center carved witii a scrolled armorial es- 
cutcheon surmounted hy a cherul) and the side ones with stand- 
ing figures of winged puiii. Gadrooned hase i'orming a drawer 
front at one end and paw feet. 

Height. 2 feet; length, ,5 feet G inclies; depth, 1 foot K) inches. 
{Ulust rated) 







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7.51 — Sixteenth Century Feorentine Carved and CtIeded Wal- 
nut Cassone 
Sarcoijhagus-shajjed, with molded and domed hinged hd carved 
with jilaited strapwork. Frieze carved with fliitings and orna- 
mented astragals and lower part of hody carved, hetween bands 
of head and reel and twisted ribbon pattern, with scrolled oval 
escutcheon charged with a carved coat-of-arms and supported 
l)y winged youthful sphinxes terminating in scrolled acanthus 
leaves and flowers upheld by two standing figures of piitti. At 
the angles are acanthus leaves and voluted scroUings terminat- 
ijig in female heads. On carved jiaw feet. Carving heightened 
by gilding. 

Hii(/]it. '2 feet 1 inch; length, 5 feet SV-t inclus: width. 1 foot 9 inches. 
(lUustratecl) 



-SiXTEEXTH Ckxtuky Fi.okextixe Ixlaid Wai.xut Cassoxe 
Kectaii^ular shape, witli molded, domed and carved liiiiyed lid, 
inlaid in light and darker colored woods with oval and octagonal 
medallions. The front is divided into three panels inlaid in 
light-colored woods, the center with a scrolled armorial es- 
cutcheon charged with the Florentine lilies, those on either side 
with arabesque serollings of winged dragons, putti. lions, birds 
and serollings. Carved and molded base and large ])aw feet. 

Height, "28 iiichc.i; hiigfli, i feet 5 incliex; depth. 2G inchea. 
(lUitstruted) 



7.53 — SiXTEEXTH Cextuky Boi.ogxese Ineah) Walnut Cassoxe 
Rectangular shape, with molded and domed hinged lid inlaid, 
in light-colored woods, with scrolled medallions and interlace- 
ments. Front divided into three panels with raised moldings, 
the center inlaid with an oval escutcheon supported by amorini. 
the side ones with figures of Venus in a triumphal car drawn 
by sheep driven by amorini. At the angles are caryatids formed 
as winged sphinxes, with acanthus-leaf terminations. Molded 
and carved base and paw feet. 

Height. 'I feet 1 ineh; length. 5 feet 8 iiielies; icidth. 1 foot 11 iiiehex. 
(lllnstrated) 



7.54 — Sixteenth Century Boi.ognese Walnut Cassone 

Rectangulai- shape, with molded and fluted top and frieze carved 
with oval and circular medallions separated by voluted console 
brackets, supported by paneled pilasters carved with cherubim 
on voluted console brackets. Arran<'ed as a cupboard with 
hinged paneled doors carved with oval medallions surrounded 
by turned rosettes. JNIolded base and plain plinth, on square 
base rails with carved terminations. 

Hihjht, i ft'ft 2 inches; zeidth, .5 feet o inchts: dt-pth. 1 foot 4 inches. 
{lUust rated) 



755 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape, with molded and dentelled cornice and 
frieze, with two drawers separated and flanked by gryphons' 
masks, supported by three tapering turned and carved baluster- 
shaped pilasters with Ionic capitals. Arranged as cupboard, 
with two pairs of paneled hinged doors. INIolded broken base. 

Height, 4 feet li inches: -.cidth. G feet 2 inches; depth, 2 feet 3 inches. 
{Illustrated) 




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75(5 — Sixteenth Century Tiscan Walnut Caiunet 

Rectangular shajje. with molded top broken by three dies with 
carved fronts which divide the frieze into two divisions, eacli 
fitted with a di-awer with molded front. The lower portion is 
divided by two bearded and one female caryatid, with tapering 
carved pedestals, into two divisions, each fitted with a hinged 
door having paneled fronts and centers carved with bearded 
masks. On molded base with plain plinth. 

Height, 4 feet 41/) inches; width, 5 feet TVi; inches; depth, 1 foot 
11 inches. 

{Illustrated) 



757 — Sixteenth Centuky Florentine Walnut Cabinet 

Rectangular shape, with molded cornice and frieze, with two 
drawers ha\'ing paneled fronts, separated and divided by three 
console brackets, supported on three pilasters with tapering 
fluted shafts and voluted capitals. Arranged as a cupboard, 
with two hinged paneled doors. The sides are paneled to cor- 
resj)ond. On molded base, the plinth fitted with two drawers 
having paneled fronts. Swinging loop handles of bronze. 

Height, .5 feet 11 inches; icidth, 6 feet 2 inches; depth, 2 feet 5 inches. 
(Illustrated) 



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758 — Sixteenth Cextukv Florentine Waj.nut Cabinet 

]{ectaii<>'ular .shape, made in two parts. The ujjper inirt, with 
molded corniee and iluted frieze siqjported hy two piUister.s with 
paneled fronts earved witli stems of interlaeing leaves, is fitted 
with six long and four sciiiare drawers of later date with original 
paneled fronts surrounded hy hands of carved guilloehe pattern- 
ing and with turned knobs. The lowei- portion is divided by 
three broad lonie pilasters, with twin shafts paneled and earved 
with guilloehe patterning, into two sections with ])anelcd hinged 
doors. JNIolded base and ball feet. 

Hdyht, (5 fei't i ic'ultlt, ti feet 9 iiiclif.s: depth. 1 foot (5 inchcx. 




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759 — SiXTEEXTii Cextuky Lk;i'kiax Waj.xi't C'ahixkt 

Rectangular shapt", iiiadf in two parts. The upper part, witli 
molded and carved cornice and niodillioned frieze supported on 
thi'ee fluted Ionic pilasters, is arranged as a cupboard with two 
paneled hinged doors surrounded by heavy raised molding 
carved with rosettes, the jjanels carved with flat acanthus-leaf 
scrollings and j)rojecting female heads. The lower part, with 
carved top and frieze carved with gadroonings forming the 
froiats of two drawers, is divided by three fluted Ionic pilasters 
into two parts, with hinged doors matching those above, the 
panels carved with voluted strapwork. On molded and carved 
base and ball feet. 

Height, G feet; -width, -i feet: depth. 1 foot 9 iiiehex. 



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760 — SixTEKXTii Century Fi.orextixk Wai.xit Cahixet 

Rectangular .shape, made in two parts. The U2)per portion, with 
a molded and dentelled cornice and plain frieze supported hy 
two caryatid figures terminating in tapering pedestals and paw 
feet, has been, at a later date, partitioned into eleven drawers, 
with ])aneled fronts and a central compartment with a hinged 
door, the front of which is architecturally treated with a l)roken 
jjediment and molded cornice. The lower portion, with a moldid 
and carved top and modillioned frieze, fitted with a carved 
front drawer supported by two female caryatids with tapering- 
pedestals and flanked by two detached turned l)alustei--shaped 
coluDins, is arranged as a cupboard with hinged door having a 
paneled front with raised molding. Molded base and paw feet. 
Drop looped handles of chased bronze to all drawers and doors. 

Height, (5 feet ; xciilih, ',i feet •} iinhe.s; depth, 1 foot (! inehes. 




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761 — Seventeenth Centi^ky Ligukian Wai.nit Cahinet 

Rectangular shape, made in two parts. The ujjper portion, witti 
broken straight pediment, its finial made in tlie form of a broken 
pedimented ronnd-areh niche, molded cornice, supported by 
two detached columnar pilasters, and frieze with raised center 
panel and divided by modillions, is arranged as a cupboard with 
two molded and raised paneled hinged doors. Tlie lower por- 
tion, with molded top, supported by console brackets and broad 
pilasters with paneled and oval medallion carved fronts, and 
triple paneled frieze car\ed with a cherub, is also arranged as 
a cupboard with two molded and raised paneled hinged doors. 
Molded base, ball feet and paneled sides. 



Height, 7 feet 10 iiichex 
6 inches. 



iciiJth. 3 feet 6 iiiehex: depth. 1 foot 



This piece illustrates most adinirahly the Freiieli influence re- 
ceived, by way of Lyons, by the North Italian furniture makers of the 
seventeenth century. 



762 — Pair of Fifteexth Cextuky L'l(jukntixe ^VAI,xuT Gradixi 
Rectangular shape. The jjair form two incurved sections, one 
superinn)ose(l on tlie other and carved with a diapered pattern- 
ing of phiited stra2)work. In tlie center of the lower section is 
a scrolled o\al escutcheon chargeil with the coat-of-arnis of the 
Arnolfi family of Florence, flanked by medallions carved re- 
spectively with the letters "L" and "E." 

Heigh f, 1 foot -i iiulic.'i; zcidfli. (i fct't iiichis. 

TIk'sl' "(Tradiiii" were usud l)y the Flortiitincs of the Renai^isance 
for tln' display of inajolifas, bronzes and i>lass. 



763 — Sixtf;exth Cextuky Flokextixe \Valxut Cabixet 

Rectangular shaped, with broken molded cornice and fluted 
frieze supported in front by three fluted and astragalled Ionic 
pilasters and with two corresponding pilasters at the sides. 
Arranged as a cupboard, with two hinged paneled doors flanked 
by narrow vertical molded panels. Incurved gadrooned and 
molded base on four carved paw feet. 

Hciylif, i feet 2 irnlif.f; ic-idth, (! feet 10 iiirlirs; depth. 'I feet 7 
inches. 

{llliLst rated) 







No. 763 — Sixteenth Century Flouentixe Walnut ("auinet 



764 — P'ouKTEEXTH Cexti'ky Sienese Pastigeia Coffer 

Kectangular shape, witli molded and domed hinged lid. The 
front has a molded panel decorated in gilded pastiglia with an 
arcading of jjointed and cusped arches supported by spirally 
scrolled pilasters, the four center ones occupied by three women 
in flowing robes, two warriors in a boat, two women and a 
warrior at a city gate, and a woman with drawn sword con- 
fronting a warrior, the two side cmes with .shaped shields sm-- 
mounted l)y helmets, mantled with scrollings and charged with 
coat-of-arms. Above and below are bands of heraldic passant 
lions separated by heart-shaped acanthus leaves, and the panel 
is flanked by vertical panels of scrollings, interrupted in the 
center by heart-sha])cd cartouches. The base is molded. 

Height, 2 feet 5\-2 inches; length, 5 feet 11 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



705 — FiFi-EENTH Ckntury Paintei) Fi.orentixk Cassone 

Rectangular shape, with hinged hd having a molded edge, plain 
sunken paneled front, decorated with three painted panels sur- 
rcnnided hy i-aised moldings, borders painted with leaf scrollings, 
quatrefoils and diamond-shaped interlacements and eight raised 
turned rosettes. JSIolded base, with plinth painted with a pat- 
tern of scrollings. Plain wrought-iron lock plate. The three 
painted panels, probably by Dello-Delli (l-J-Oi-UOO), though 
decoratively similar, are unrelated in subject. One is devoted 
to the life of Apollo. On the left tlie god is seen, armed with 
a bow and arrow, destroying the serj^ent Python, while on the 
right lie pursues Daphne, who is changing into a laurel tree. 
In the background he stands conversing with Cupid, who is 
credited with inducing him to seize Daphne. The center panel 
suggests the use of this cassone as a marriage chest, for it sliows 
a young Florentine bridegroom, accompanied ])v his father and 
attendants bearing gifts, approaching a young jjrince who 
stands at the gate of his castle. In the background stands the 
bride. The other panel probal)ly illustrates a contemporarv 
novella; it shows a youth seated at a tal)le under an arched jja- 
vilion with an older man at side. On the left is a maiden pluck- 
ing fruit from a tree; on the right a nude figure bathing in a 
stream of water; in the distance is a female figure. 

Height, 2 fret 2 inches; length, 6 feet ^Y_< inches; rciJth, '2 feet 
3 inches. 

{lUust rated) 



76G — Sixteenth Century I^mbriax Cakved Waenut Cassoxe 
Rectangular shaped, with molded and domed hinged lid carved 
with shallow tiutings. The front is paneled and carved with 
an oval scrolled cartouche in the center, surmounted hy a winged 
mask and sujjported hj' two winged female sphinxes terminating 
in bold acanthus-leaf scrollings interspersed with coiled ser- 
pents and winged dragons. I^ower portion carved, fluted and 
astragalled. Supjiorted on carved paw feet. 

Hiit/]if. 2 feet ii inrlirs: Iciu/tli, .5 feet 9 hiclic.s: icidfli. '2 feet. 
{Illustrated) 



767 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Carved and Ineaid Wal- 
nut Cassone 
Rectan<>ular sluipe, witli domed hinged lid molded and carved 
with imhrieations, and fluted and astragalled frieze, supported 
at the angles hy carved scrolled medallions and wings. The 
front is paneled, bordered with a hand of inlay and a molding, 
and is occujjied by a view of the Florentine square. Piazza Sta. 
Croce. with palaces, executed in intarsiata work. The ends 
are plainly paneled, with the IMonastery device of "O.S" in 
circle with cross. The base is molded and carved with an acan- 
thus-leaf bordering and the plinth is carved with a meander 
pattern of scrolls and pointed leaves. On large ])aw feet. 

Hchjht. .'5 feet 5 inches: length, 7 feet .") indies; zciiltJi. 2 feet 9 inelics. 
(Ilhistr<(te(]) 



7(58 — Fii'TEEXTH Cextury ^"exetiax IxLAiD Walxut Cassoxe 
Rectangular sliape, witli sunk paneled, molded and inlaid hinged 
lid. The front is divided into four square panels- surrounded 
by bands carved with florid Crothic pointed-leaf meanders and 
enclosed by inlaid moldings, l^ordered })y inlaid bands of geo- 
metrical interlacements and sunken panels molded and carved 
with pointed-leaf patternings and occupied alternately by 
banded laurel-leaf wreaths and pointed-leaf carved medallions, 
the centers of which are carved bosses surrounded by curved 
Gothic traceries. 'I'he shaped plinth is carved with bands of 
acanthus leaves and enriched flutings and the base is molded. 

Hchiht. '2 fci-t () inches: Joujth, (i fai 1 inch: icidth, 2 feet 1 inch. 
(lUustrated) 



769 — Fifteenth Cextuky I'lokextine Gii.t Gesso Decorated 
Cassone 
Rectangular shape, with inokled, domed, hinged Hd and frieze 
decorated with gilt gesso work on green ground in a pattern 
of scrolls, Aolutes and trefoils. The front is decorated with a 
panel hordered hy a raised molding and occupied by gilt gesso 
work on a green ground in a pattern of m-n-shapcd vases, acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings and large flowers, with a circidar medallion 
in the center enclosing a shield charged with a coat-of-arms on 
a red ground, the whole flanked by two paneled pilasters with 
acanthus-leaf capitals and shafts decorated in gesso work with 
stems of pointed leaves rising from urn-shaped vases. The 
sides are decorated with panels of gilt gesso Avork on green 
grounds in a pattern of cusped quatrefoil Gothic tracery, and 
the plinth with a band of gesso work in a pattern of scrolls, 
volutes, pointed leaves and vases. INIolded base. 

Height, -2 feet !) inehe.^; length, (i feet 'i'^. iiiehes; -,dilfh. 2 feet 
21/i inche.s. 

iHIuntrated) 



r70 — Sixteenth Cextuky Flokentine Walxut Tai$i,e 

Rectangular top with molded edge and Hiited scalloped apron, 
on bracketed cross braces and shaped molded supports carved 
with bold ^•olutes and acanthus lea^•es, and ending in lions' legs 
and paws. Heavy shaped longitudinal stretcher secured b\' 
keyed tenons. 

Height, 2 ft'ct i) inches: length, 8 feet 11'.. hiclica: icidth, '.i feet 
5 incites. 

{Illustrated) 



771 — Sixteenth Century Central Italian Walnut Table 

Rectangular toi) with moklt'd edge and chamfered cross braces, 
on lyre-sha2)ed vokited supports, on carved bases with large 
paw terminations. Longitudinal shaped stretcher secured by 
keyed tenons and enriched with incised, gilded scrollings. 

(Illustrated) 



772 — Sixteenth Century Perugian Walnut Table 

Rectangular top with molded edge, and fluted and scalloped 
ajji'on on shaped supports carved on one side with volutes, oval 
escutcheons charged with a coat-of-arnis and pointed leaves, 
ending in paw feet and shaped and carved hase rails. Longi- 
tudinal shaped stretcher secured with keyed tenons. 

Height. 2 feet 8 inches; length. 7 feet 2 inches; uiclth, 2 feet 
41/^ inches. 

(Illustrated) 



773 — Sixteenth Century Ferrarese Waenut Table 

Rectangular toiJ with molded and fluted edge, with heavy 
scrolled, voluted and leaf-carved supports on shaped voluted 
and incised base rails. Shaped longitudinal stretcher, secured 
into end supports by keyed tenons. 

Height, 2 feet 9 inches; length, 10 feet 41 ^ inches; icidth, 2 feet 
8V2 inches. 

{Ilhistrated) 



774 — Sixteenth Century Florentine Wai,nut Table 

Rectangular top with deep molded and fluted edge, on molded 
and voluted supports carved with central acanthus leaves and 
with lions' legs and paws. Longitudinal shaped stretcher se- 
cured with kej'ed tenons. 

Height, 2 feet 8 inchct: hiiyth, 10 feet '.i inehe.s: leidth. -I feet 
10 inches. 

(Illustrated) 




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77.5 — SiXTEEXTH Cextuky Rolooxese Wai.xut Tabi-e 

Rectangular top with molded and fluted edge, on bracketed 
cross braces and shajjed molded supports, carved with bold vo- 
lutes and ending in lions' paws. Shaped longitudinal stretcher 
incised with gilded lines and secured by keyed tenons. 

Height, 2 feet 8 inches: length, 11 /Vc/ 21^ inches; ifidtli, 2 feet 
1 11/ 2 inches. 

{Illustrated) 



77G — SixiT.ENTH Cextuky Flokentixe Waexut Table 

Rectangular top with molded edge, on lyre-shaped supports, 
pierced and carved in a design of central fleurs-de-lis, voluted 
scrolls and acanthus leaves on shaped and scrolled base rails. 
Square molded longitudinal stretcher secured with keyed jaws 
to end supports. 

Height, 2 feet 11 inches: length. 8 feet 3 inchca: -.cidth. '2 feet 
n inches. 

(Illustrated) 



777 — Fifteenth Century Florentine Inlaid Walnut Cabinet 
Rectangular shaped, with serpentine front. Molded cornice, 
with frieze inlaid with intarsia work in a band of geometrical 
interlacements. The front and sides divided into sections by 
five vertical molded panels of geometrical interlacements. Ai*- 
ranged as a cupboard, the front, with two hinged doors, having 
paneled fronts bordered with bands of diamond and twisted 
ribbon interlacement, patterned inlay and bronze knobs. The 
sides are paneled to corresi:)ond. JMolded base with inlaid 
plinth. 

Height, 3 feet 9 inches; length, 8 feet 6 inches. 



778 — Fifteenth Centuky Florentine Inlaid Walnut Cassa- 

PANCA 

Rectangular .slia])ed. Straight hack and pedestal arms with flat 
voluted arm-rests. Back paneled with large molded panels 
surrounded by borders of diamond-shaped inlay and narrow 
vertical molded panels of double guilloche pattern inlay. Seat 
formed as a box, with molded hinged lid and paneled front bor- 
dered with band of inlay. Molded base, with inlaid plinth and 
molded platform base, the front and side enriched with inlaid 
band of Greek key pattern. 

Height, 3 feet 8 incites: length, 8 feet 2 inches. 
{Illustrated) 



779 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Cae\'ed and Gilt Wood 
Frame 
Rectangular shajje. ]M()lde(l cornice and frieze, carved, in re- 
lief, witli scrolled acantlius leaves and flowers, supjjorted on two 
lialf-round i)ilasters Avith Composite Corinthian capitals, shafts 
carved with linked acanthus-leaf scrollings, molded bases and 
square pedestals carved with voluted scrolls. Plinth carved, in 
relief, with a half figure holding acanthus-leaf scrollings and 
molded base. Inner molded and scroll-carved frame. Entirely 
gilt. 

Height, 4 feet 9 inchcx; rcidtli, 4 feet 61/{. inches. 
Inside, 32 bi/ 37 inches. 
(lUnstrated) 

780 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Gilded Walnut Four-post 
Bed 
Posts formed as Doric columns, encircled by reeded rings 
lacquered in gold, on a black ground, with spirally disposed vine 
leaves and tendrils, and supported on square pedestals. Above 
is a molded and modillioned cornice supporting vases of flames 
at the angles and with a ceiling divided by molded stiles into 
square and octagonal panels. Below the cornice is a knotted 
silken fringe. The headboard is jjaneled, supported at the sides 
by voluted brackets and carved with an oval scrolled medallion 
enclosing a figure of Sleep shown as a nude nymph reclining 
and holding an orb, with the towers and Duomo of Florence in 
the distance. The medallion is supported by two winged drag- 
ons. Abo\'e is a shajjed cresting carved with an oval scrolled 
medallion flanked by acanthus-leaf scrollings; the side and foot 
rails are molded, bracketed and carved in the center with cheru- 
bim having voluted scrolls in jjlace of wings. On pear-shaped 
feet, carved with imbrications and beads. The paneled ceiling 
is painted with subjects of the "Life of the Virgin." In the 
center is the kneeling Virgin, above Avhose head the two First 
Persons of the Trinity hold a crown, while the Dove of the 
Holy Sjiirit descends. This panel is surrounded by others con- 
taining angels playing musical instruments, while at the four 
corners are octagonal j^anels of Virtues. Beyond these, again, 
are other panels of angels, and at the angles scenes from the 
Life of the Virgin, including the Annunciation, the Visitation 
and the Nativity. 

Height, 1 foot inches; length, 7 feet 9 inches: width, fi feet. 
{lUustrated) 




S500 
No. 779 — Sixteenth Century Tuscan Carved and Gilt Wood P'rame 




No. 780 — Sixteenth C'extikv Tiscan Gii.dki) Walntt FoiK-ro.sT Bed 




No. 780 — Paneled Ceilixc. : Subjects of the "Life of the \'ii!gin" 



781 — Sixteenth Century North Italian Gilded Walnut I^ow 
Post Bed 
The four posts are formed as heavy columns witli spirally fluted 
and acanthus-leaf carved shafts, with capitals carved with 
shields and floral festoons, molded bases and urn-shaped finials 
carved with the figures of piitti holding floral festoons. These 
columns rest on square pedestals with turned medallions and on 
turned pear-shaped feet. The headboard is paneled with an 
oval scrolled medallion enclosing a figure of Sonuius, shown 
as a winged youth holding an orb rejjresenting the sun and 
moon in one hand. Above is a shaped cresting carved in the 
center with an oval escutcheon carved with a floriated cross 
and the initials "D. B." and flanked by conventional dolphins 
with scrolled tails. The side rails are jjlain, with voluted 
brackets. 

Height, fi ffcf; hngfh, 7 feet 4 inches: -cidth, 5 feet 9 inches. 
(Ilhist rated) 



782 — Sixteenth Century Brescian Carved and Gilt Walnut 
LoAv Post Bed 
Tlie posts are of baluster shape, with shafts carved with pointed 
leaves and pear-shaped finials carved with gadroonings, rosettes 
and pineajjples. The headboard is paneled, carved with acan- 
thus-leaf and flowei- scrollings and sui'inoujited by a shaped and 
voluted cresting with an oval medallion carved with a figure 
and by sci'ollings of jjointed leaves and volutes. The end and 
sides are carved with acanthus-leaf rinceaux, the footboard 
being surmounted by a shaped voluted cresting carved with 
scrollings and a medallion charged with a coat-of-arms. 
The legs are straight and carved with large acanthus leaves 
with voluted ends. 

Height, 5 feet; lengtli, 7 feet 2 inches; -width. G feet. 
[Illustrated) 



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