The Waddesdon Bequest: The Collection of Jewels, Plate, & Other Works of Art, Bequeathed to the British Museum

The Trustees, 1899 - 48 páginas

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Página i - Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild.
Página 37 - German, 16th century. 199. Large finger ring of gold, enamelled and set with jewels. The bezel is in the form of a clasped book, with a skull, toads, snakes, etc., on the top.
Página 12 - ... has around it figures of the Almighty, the Virgin, and St. John the Baptist. This is framed within a group of the Apostles, all in enamel. Beneath is the inscription:— Ista est una ppina corone Domini nostri ihesu xpisti.
Página 1 - These four medallions were found in a tomb near Amisos, the modern Samsun, in the province of Trebizond. 3. Door-knocker of bronze having in the centre a standing figure of Neptune between two sea-horses, the tails supporting a shield of arms, the fleurs-de-lis of France, differenced by a bend.
Página 40 - Honi soit qui mal y pense The motto of the Order of the Garter, "Shame to him who thinks evil of it," as pronounced by Edward the Third in 1348 when rebuking the mirth of some noblemen over a lady's fallen garter (p. 70). No. 75 Diva This Italian word ("the divine one") was applied to celebrated singers (eg, la diva Patti); by 1870, in France and elsewhere, the...
Página 37 - German, 16th century. 197. Finger ring of gold, enamelled. A broad band of plain and twisted wire; at one part two pairs of hands, each clasping a heart, and between, a heart set with a crystal and fixed to the ring by a padlock.

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