Terracotta, original gilt-wood and lacquered frame
48,5 x 35 cm - 85 x 60 cm with frame
Dated, upper margin of the terracotta 14 September 1681
Oil on lapis lazuli, 8,25 x 6,35 cm
Central Italy, mid 17th century
ALBERTO E ALESSANDRA DI CASTRO, Lapis Lazuli, Florence, 2013
MEDICEA GALLERIA DEI LAVORIGRAND DUCAL SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE WORKSHOPS Ebony casket with semi-precious stone panels in relief, amethyst and gilded bronze
trimming and olive wood interior
26 (h) x 38,5 x 46 cm
Florence, end 17th century
Under the supervision of Giovan Battista Foggini (Florence, 1652 – 1725)
Bears an old inventory number on the bottom 1444 and a second Russian inventory number inside: 2566.
Two ink stamps with characters in the Cyrillic alphabet can be seen on the olive wood lining inside.
These stamps suggest that this precious item may come from an important Russian collection.
Temptation of Christ
Oil on alabaster mounted on slate, tondo, 29 cm (diam.)
French School, 17th century
Pair of spiral-twist columns
White marble with serpentino or verde Prato marble inserts
87 (h) x 29 (diam) cm; 86,35 (h) x 29 (diam) cm
Central Italy, 14th century