A mere bagatelle for the mantelpiece. 19th century garnitures. Gilt, silver bronze and other fun things.

“Persian” mantel clock garniture with two matching two-light candelabra. The clock with a three and a half inch dial with enamel cartouche numerals, the bell striking movement with Brocot suspension and stamped to the backplate HD. The case supported by metamorphic dragons on a shaped marble plinth with gilt base. ca. 1855. French. Gilt and silvered bronze. Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume, designer. Auguste-Maximillian Delafontaine, maker. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/style-london-furniture-clocks-silver-ceramics/a-gilt-and-silvered-bronze-persian-mantel-clock






Three piece garniture comprised of a central clock and a pair of flanking vases, all veneered in lapis lazuli with gilt bronze mounts. The clock with a central circular drum case holding the movement, fronted by the dial with enamel roundel showing the time in Roman and Arabic numerals. The clock with a hanging pendulum below and with clockworks set within a case flanked by two columns on each side. Two Greek sphinx figures with female heads and the wings of a bird are placed atop the lintel, set in line with the columns and facing outwards. The clock is surmounted by a lidded urn with flowers and fruit. The flanking vases with similar decorations and featuring twin intertwined serpent handles. Neoclassical, made in the late 19th century with the lapis lazuli veneer added later. French. Image © 2022 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/gilt-bronze-and-lapis-lazuli-three-piece-clock-garniture

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Garniture with a central mantel clock and pair of flanking candlesticks. Ormolu with the malachite veneer added later. The mantel clock features a shaped malachite base raised by two ormolu toupie feet and two scrolled acanthus leaf feet. The base supports, via a waisted plinth, the circular white enamel clock dial which is inscribed with Arabic numeral hours indices. The dial is contained within an ormolu bezel and is set within the malachite case. The clock case is flanked by twin malachite and ormolu quiver and arrow elements and is surmounted by a malachite urn-form finial draped with ormolu foliate garlands. The candlesticks are similarly decorated, each raised on a conforming malachite and ormolu base and terminating in a single candleholder. Late 19th c,. Neoclassical French. The enamel dial is signed Ovington Brothers Co. / New York / Made in France for the retailer that originally sold the set. Image © 2022 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/antique-french-malachite-ormolu-three-piece-clock-set

The lives of the ancients seen through a French Neoclassical haze. François-André Vincent, painter. Living from 1746 to 1816, he was the son of the miniaturist François-Elie Vincent. Master of drawings to King Louis XVI.

Alcibiade recevant les leçons de Socrate. 1776. Neoclassical. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of and image source the Musée Fabre, Montpelier. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alcibades_being_taught_by_Socrates,_Fran%C3%A7ois-Andr%C3%A9_Vincent.jpg
Zeuxis Choosing his Models for the Image of Helen from among the Girls of Croton. ca. 1791. Neoclassical. French. Oil on canvas. Image source: Google Arts and Culture. Collections of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-Andr%C3%A9_Vincent_-Zeuxis_Choosing_his_Models_for_the_Image_of_Helen_from_among_the_Girls_of_Croton-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Belisarius. 1776. Neoclassical. French. Collections of the Musée Fabre, Montpelier. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belisarius_by_Francois-Andre_Vincent.jpg
Arria and Paetus. 1784. Neoclassical. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum. In the public domain due to age. Image via https://www.amazon.com/Fran%C3%A7ois-Andr%C3%A9-Vincent-Arria-Paetus-Poster/dp/B01ERV1R68

Neoclassical Revival public (free) post for February 9, 2020 now live. Starting in the 18th century and still coming back over and over. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/33876780

Some 18th century. One you can go online and buy today assuming it isn’t out of stock. Five images, not just this one.

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Cream jug made with bright cut (decorative engraving with a series of short sharp strokes). 1800. Neoclassical. Mid-Georgian in style. Made in Dublin, Ireland. William Doyle, silverworker. Image James Baldwin Antiques © 2020. Fair use license. via http://www.jamesbaldwinantiques.com/stock.php?ProductID=459&ProductName=A+Georgian+Irish+Silver+Cream+Jug+in+the+Neoclassical+Style

Neo Grecian/Neoclassical, topic for our last public (free) post on my patreon.com page for 2019. Starting somewhere near the end of the 18th century and still coming around. Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/32702283

Five images, not just this one. Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check out what is available at the various levels. Thanks! Sarah.

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. Built on the orders of Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm II, it was built on the site of an earlier gate that marked the start of the road to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel. The gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side.1788-1791. Neoclassical. Carl Gotthard Langhans, designer. Photo credit: Drrcs15. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BrandenburgTor_in_early_morning_light.jpg

More Neoclassical ladies, all speaking German. Some more into the Symbolist end of things. Max Nonnenbruch, painter. Living from 1857to 1922, his work is mostly known for its Neoclassical and Symbolist themes. From the Munich School.

"Portret jonge vrouw." 1900. Signed lithographic print.
“Portret jonge vrouw.” 1900. Signed lithographic print. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/22717699-max-nonnenbruch-1857-1922-portret-jonge-vrouw

"The Archer" (detail).
“The Archer” (detail). No exact date. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A3xk7RJFgfc/XVLym5MvM4I/AAAAAAAGdsc/XoFCO0XOLv4tevKmWw0X7IK9SXczjWm6QCLcBGAs/s1600/Max-Nonnenbruch-TuttArt-1.jpg

"Lady At The Swanlake." 1886.
“Lady At The Swanlake.” 1886. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/max-nonnenbruch-lady-at-swanlake-1886-large-german-symbolist-painting/id-f_827103/

History paintings in the Neoclassical style by Scots artist Gavin Hamilton. Living from 1723 to 1798 he mostly painted Greek and Roman subjects. Like all European artists of his time who could remotely afford it, he lived and painted in Rome.

"Priam Pleading with Achilles for the Body of Hector." Engraved in 1775.
“Priam Pleading with Achilles for the Body of Hector.” Engraved in 1775. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hamilton-priam-pleading-with-achilles-for-the-body-of-hector-t00864

"Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus." 1760-63.
“Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus.” 1760-63. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hamilton_Achilles_Patroclus.jpg

"James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra." 1758.
“James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra.” 1758. Oil on canvas. Photo credit © Antonia Reeve. Collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/48550/james-dawkins-and-robert-wood-discovering-ruins-palmyra?search=Gavin%20Hamilton&search_set_offset=30

This week’s public (free) series post now live on my patreon page. Classical/Neoclassical and from times that go back and right into today. Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/31458575. Five images, not just the one. Some interesting items out there in this genre with more turning up all the time.

Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check out what’s available at the various levels which start at only $5. USD/month. Thanks! Sarah.

Necklace and brooches with cameos. ca. 1840.
Necklace and brooches with cameos. ca. 1840. Gold and shell. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-past-is-present-revival-jewelry-exhibition-photos

 

Gilded silver from the same place where Napoleon went shopping. French. Neoclassical. Henri Auguste, gold and silversmith (1759-1816).

Casket with figure of Morpheus. ca. 1793-98. French. Cast, chased, and
Casket with figure of Morpheus. ca. 1793-98. French. Cast, chased, and gilded silver. Jean-Guillaume Moitte, designer. Workshop of Henri Auguste. Image © 2017 Toledo Museum of Art. Fair use license. via http://emuseum.toledomuseum.org/objects/55445/casket-with-figure-of-morpheus?ctx=6215fd7d-a7b1-4785-a03a-bf8181eb4412&idx=4

Ewer. 1798-1809.
Ewer. 1798-1809. Silver-gilt with an ebony handle. One of a number of silver-gilt pieces given to Stephanie de Beauharnais by Napoleon as a wedding gift in 1806.Engraved with a crowned ‘SN’. Marks: Paris 1798-1809 and maker’s mark of Henri Auguste. Struck on base with mark of the Association of Gold and Silversmiths. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. viua https://www.rct.uk/collection/48456/ewer

Ewer. Commissioned by William Beckford ca. 1789.
Beckford Behaguee Ewer. Commissioned by William Beckford ca. 1789. Gold with an ebony double snake shaped handle. Engraved in the pedestal “AUGUSTE ORFEVRE OF THE KING IN PARIS 1790”. Henri Auguste, maker. Photo © Christie’s Image Ltd 2015. Fair use license. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2015/11/04/32883457.html

New public (free) post over on my patreon page. NeoClassical this week from varying sources and times. I don’t think it’ll ever go out. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/29619937

Six images, not just the one and lots of fun. Other things in the subscription only series going on, too. Check it all out if you’d like. Sarah

Demilune console. Early 19th c.
Demilune console. Early 19th c. Austrian. Neoclassical in style with giltwood and faux porphyry. Central supports in the motif of three giltwood eagles with claw and ball feet and impressive plumage. Wall-mounted with a faux porphyry mottled base. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/tables/console-tables/austrian-early-19th-century-neoclassical-style-giltwood-demilune-console/id-f_8090703/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2K3rBRDiARIsAOFSW_6Jv97rHl1kO8sFL–G2dy0IAsybz4JQLRU-aWLBLkbiC7LMj_SZ0YaAsv1EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

18th-century people got up to look like the ancients did. Maybe.Neoclassical. Joseph-Benoit Suvée, Belgian/Flemish artist (ca. 1747-1807).

"Cornelia, madre dei Gracchi." 1795.
“Cornelia, madre dei Gracchi.” 1795. Painting. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joseph-Beno%C3%AEt_Suv%C3%A9e_-_Cornelia,_madre_dei_Gracchi.JPG

"Invention of the Art of Drawing." 1791.
“Invention of the Art of Drawing.” 1791. Collection of the Groeninge Museum, Bruges. In the public domain due to age. via http://rijksmuseumamsterdam.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-originof-painting-in.html

"Birth of the Virgin." ca. 1778. Sketch.
“Birth of the Virgin.” ca. 1778. Sketch. Image © WahooArt.org. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/A2A8FF-Joseph-Benoit-Suv%C3%A9e-Birth-of-the-Virgin-(sketch).

"L'Eté. Troyes." No date.
“L’Eté. Troyes.” No date. In the public domain. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazanto/9506376263