Renaissance Revival odds and ends. Arriving around 1860 the Renaissance Revival trend arrived with a bang around 1860 in a number of places. Never really gone it comes back every once in a while but not as often as the Egyptian. Public (free) series post for August 11, 2019.


Pendant modeling a veil festooned nymph riding on a  dolphin, therefore evoking Love's triumph in antiquity. ca. 1870. Enamel with ruby and diamond raised collets and three drop shaped pearls on a chain set with ruby, pearl and enamel surmount of foliate design. Maker not known. Image  ©  Christies 2019. Fair use license. via 

Three piece suite. Two armchairs with the smaller for the lady of the house and a conforming footstool that opens for storage.  ca. 1875. American. Walnut. Renaissance Revival in style with Classical and Japonaise elements. Possibly made by Pottier and Stymus, New York. Image courtesy of Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design, Essex, Massachusetts. Image  © 2019 DECASO INC.  Fair use license. via 

Scent bottle. ca. 1840-1860. Austro-Hungarian. French import mark modeling a swan in an oval. Enamel with hippocampus figures on the shoulders and neck as well as being repeated beneath the central figure. Motif of a phoenix on one side and Saint George and the Dragon on the other. Maker not known. Image   ©
1994-2019 Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry, Albuquerque. Fair use license. via 

 Small frame. mid-late 19th c. Renaissance Revival in style. Painted porcelain plaque with mounted agate stones. maker not known. Image  © 1995-2019 eBay Inc.  Fair use license. via 

Brooch/Pendant. ca. 1875. Italian. Renaissance Revival in style. Gold with a central ruby cameo, diamond an pearl.  Augusto Castellani, goldsmith (1829-1914). Many thanks to my good friend Christian De Bor who sent me the link. In the public domain. via and

 Side table. Early 20th c. Italian. Renaissance in style. Walnut. Dolphin carved base, removable ceramic tile top and supports in the motif of full figures of putti or cherubs. Maker not known. Image  © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via 


Bowl Majolica centerpiece bowl with mythological figures. 19th-early 20th c. Italian. Renaissance Revival in style.  Egisto Fantechi ceramicist (died in 1933). Image   © 1995-2019 eBay Inc.  Fair use license. via 


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