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A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold ink that not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details which might otherwise be missed.
1,2. Sword sheath, front and back - 3. One of the rings from an oliphant (Medieval musical instrument) - 4. Fragment of an agate vase - 5,6,7,9,12. Fragments from a golden cup - 8,10,14. Borders of a clasp or pin - 11. Ring - 13. Sword sheath detail from the house of Austria - 15. Cameo setting from an ebony chest - 16,17. Fragments of the ebony chest that was once part of the royal treasure belonging to the Kings of Poland, since owned by House Czartoryski - 18. Base of tripod vase - 19 to 26. Beautiful handles from goblets and vases - 27, 28. Feet of goblets - 29,30,31. Diverse fragments.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.
Keywords specific to this image: historical, decorative elements, nude, woman, lion, dragon, claw foot, floral, intricate, ornate, fish, enamel