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

...… January 15th, 2010 When people talk about piano history, they usually say that the piano originated around the year 1700 in Florence, Italy....... Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, a central region of Italy, and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... The practice of the Grand Tour introduced young European nobility to the art and culture of Europe with a focus on France and Italy....... As a result the Grand Tour produced gentleman scientists, authors, antiquaries, and patrons of the arts. The term Grand Tour was introduced by Richard Lassels in his 1670 book  Voyage to Italy....... The new generation of statesmen, scholars, and patrons from all over Europe met in Italy. With the right connections, you might have been invited to the home of a private collector like Sir William Hamilton, British ambassador to Naples from 1764 to 1800... Read More »

Master Painters of La Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
...of Béraud's impeccable skill. And in Italy... While Caillebotte and Béraud brightened the Belle Époque in France, artists around Europe helped spread its spirit abroad....... The portraitist Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931), along with Giuseppe De Nittis (1846-1884) and Vittorio Matteo Corcos (1859-1933), launched this tradition in Italy by depicting scenes of modern life there....... Corcos, who revered noth the Macchiaioli and Boldini (17 years his senior), captured scenes across Italy in his own manner. Those who lived through the Belle Époque had no way of knowing just how beautiful... Read More »
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre Auguste Renoir...Brushstrokes of a Genius ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... During the 1870s, Renoir enjoyed great success as a portraitist and an inspiring trip to Italy in 1881 led him to develop the increasingly singular artistic style with which we are most familiar today... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Stories Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...the same series as his teacher. This particular portrait of the innovative emperor displays the precision and treatment of anatomy synonymous with Rubens’ entire oeuvre. In 1600, Rubens’ pivotal trip to Italy... Read More »

The works of Peter Carl Fabergé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2014
...attended the finest schools in Germany, Italy, France and England. By 1842, his father had established himself as the premier jeweler in St... Read More »

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

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..., legendary jeweler to the Czars of Russia. Faience Richly decorated and colorful pottery produced first in Faenza, Italy and at Rouen, France about 1644... Read More »

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

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.... Renaissance Revival of interest in classical design, beginning in Italy during the 14th century and continuing to spread throughout Europe until the 17th century... Read More »

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

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.... Banding Strip of veneer used as a border for table tops, drawer fronts, etc. Baroque A style of architecture, art and decoration which originated in Italy during the late 16th century and spread throughout Europe... Read More »

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

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.... Its earliest use was ecclesiastical for wine, oil and water. A few medieval examples exist today. In the late 17th century, cruets were used domestically and were made of glass imported from Italy and adorned with silver or silver-plated mounts... Read More »

Collecting Antique Globes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2009
.... Many other fine globes from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries were created in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and the United States, and there are a number of references available... Read More »

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.... This particular portrait of the innovative emperor displays the precision and treatment of anatomy synonymous with Rubens’ entire oeuvre. In 1600, Rubens’ pivotal trip to Italy would change the course... Read More »