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.... This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau... Read More »

The Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from News/Events] 01/05/2013
...  Get More Information and Purchase Tickets Ivory Shibayama Elephant Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Earring Suite Italian Micromosaic Table John Atkinson Grimshaw... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
...were eager to acquire examples of Greco-Roman and Italian art for their own collections. When they traveled they carried letters of reference and introduction with them as most of the fine arts and antiquities were housed in private homes....... Visiting French and Italian royalty and British diplomats was a popular way to both network and gain access to important collections of art and antiquities during the Tour....... Artists made their own souvenirs, carrying back sketchbooks of studies after art objects, ancient ruins, and the Italian landscape... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... intaglio A decorative technique in which a design is cut into a hard surface. Intaglio is also the Italian word for carving. Irish Furniture (18th... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... Often used during the Italian Renaissance for decorating tiny caskets, it was much too fragile for use on larger items....... pietre dure An Italian phrase which means "hard stones," pietre dure is often used to describe sculptural or decorative use of hard stones....... putti (pl. for putto) cupids or cherubs commonly used as a decorative motif. Putti A young boy, commonly seen in Italian painting and sculpture.... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Jim Cottrell

.... Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, a central region of Italy, and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive » A Commanding Presence: The Art of William

.... This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » May

...heavy and very secure crate contained an impressive early 17 th century safe. With a robust design, and clever locking mechanism, our newly acquired Italian safe would have provided the....... After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technique was brought to Byzantium, where it was used to grace the interiors of churches. It wasn’t until the Italian Renaissance that we find the first mentions... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » May

...as a painter are apparent in this substantial painting of 20 ¾ x 13 ½ inches. His use of chiaroscuro implies influence from Italian Masters like Caravaggio from the late 16 th century. The diagonal... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » September

...) were begun in earnest with the thermometer developed by Galileo Galilei.  Even though the Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli is credited with inventing the barometer in 1643, this original invention by Galileo did also, in fact, respond to atmospheric pressure just... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » April

.... This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... The word literally means "a thousand flowers" in Italian. Minaudiere First crafted by the legendary firm of Van Cleef and Arpels, the Minaudiere gave fashionable women a convenient, yet sophisticated, way to carry their basic travel necessities... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » From Our Sales Team

.... This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Events

.... A very heavy and very secure crate contained an impressive early 17 th century safe. With a robust design, and clever locking mechanism, our newly acquired Italian safe would have provided the... Read More »