Swords in Art - Joan of Arc
- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: height: 36 cm (14 inches); width: 14 cm (5-1/2 inches); depth: 12 cm (4-3/4 inches)
Bisque porcelain (unglazed, white ceramic ware) statuette of Joan of Arc in armor atop square base and holding removable silver sword. There’s a swan hallmark on sword.
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Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80′s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures. Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring to the sculptor a precious help as well as a constraint. Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of his favorite themes, typical of classical sceneries. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.
Ferdinand von Piloty, Ophelia, 1840-50
Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1873.
Alexandra of Denmark with her eldest daughter„ Louise, Princess Royal.
Wedding Dress, early 1880s
Mme W.E. Thorne, Modes, Daniels and Fisher, Denver, Co.
via The Met
I LOVE the 18th-century flair this has. Phenomenal!
Manuel Domínguez Sanchéz, Sleeping Beauty
Margarita in front of the mirror - Manuel Domínguez Sanchéz, 1866
Sitting or Writing Room, next to Queen Alexandra’s Bedroom, Marlborough House.
Sarah Gadon as Lady Elizabeth Murray in Belle (2014).
Storyville Portrait, c. 1912
- Dated: mid-19th Century
- Culture: Italian
The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the tip and with three deep grooves. The tang is slightly thickened, and almost the entire surface is engraved with floral motifs. It features a brass hilt picturing a skeleton wearing a tunic, while the guard features is a snake in-the-round. Comes together with a velvet-covered wooden sheath with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved leaf patterns.
Errrr….what kind of ceremony?