Hand carved butterfly on large polychrome jasper, 157 grams, 68*50*34mm 🦋
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#VillefrancheSurMer is a commune in the #AlpesMaritimes department in the #Provence -#Alpes -sCôteDAzur region on the French #Riviera .
#Église Saint-Michel (Saint Michael's Church) in the heart of old town, was built in the 1750s in the #baroque Italian-style where originally stood a more modest early fourteenth century church. It houses various works of art, notably a large Saint Michael painting above the marble main altar, a recumbent sculpture Christ (18th century) known as the "Christ of the Galleys" and a #polychrome wooden statue of San Rocco. The #organ built by the Grinda Brothers in 1790 is one of the oldest of the County of Nice still in operation. The building was included in the French Historic Sites Registry in 1990.
The Chapelle Saint-Pierre (Saint Peter's #Chapel ) dates from the sixteenth century. Used as a storeroom for local fishermen's nets and equipment for most of the 19th and early part of the 20th century, it was restored in 1957 with Jean Cocteau adding his now-famous murals depicting the life of the saint and of local fishermen. The building was included in the French Historic Sites Registry in 1995.
The old #harbour of la Darse dates back to the 17th century. Built originally for the galleys of the Duke of #Savoy , it is now a marina with dockyard activities for yachts. It is also the site of the #oceanographic observatory Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche of the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris and of the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Buildings and structures surrounding the harbour are also included in the French Historic Sites Registry since 1991.
The #Citadel built in 1557 now houses the Town Hall, a convention centre, three museums and an open-air theatre.
The #RueObscure or “#DarkStreet ” is a passageway under the harbour front houses which dates back to 1260.
The #VillaLéopolda on the hills surrounding was once the residence of King #LeopoldII of Belgium and has been tagged as “the most #expensive house in the world”. #🇫🇷
Just a few examples from our large selection of beautiful Dutch Delft tiles:
1. Dutch Delft polychrome 'Pompadour' tile, c. 1610-40, depicting a quatrefoil containing oranges, daisies, foliage and scrolls, diameter: 5 1/4in., 13.3cm; condition: chips. Provenance: From the Birgit and Bent Wolstrup Collection. Three versions of this tile are illustrated in Pluis, Jan, 'The Dutch Tile', p. 279, pl. A.01.21.01-03. The design for this tiles are thought to take their name from a dress pattern made for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour.
2. Dutch Delft polychrome tile, c. 1610-40, decorated with a star-tulip and quarter rosette pattern, with half-pomegranates and bunches of grapes, diameter: 5 1/4in., 13.3cm; condition: restored. Provenance: From the Birgit and Bent Wolstrup Collection. A similar tile is illustrated in Jan Pluis, 'The Dutch Tile' p. 226, pl. A.01.05.70.
3. Dutch delft blue and white biblical tile, c. 1760, depicting a scene from the Old Testament with two spies sent out to explore Canaan carrying a bunch of grapes from the valley of Eshcol, with ox-head corner motifs, dimensions: 5 1/8in. x 5 1/8in., (13cm x 13cm); condition: corner broken and re-stuck, crack to edge. A Dutch tile c. 1730 with a simialr scene is depicted in Jan Pluis, 'The Dutch Tile: Designs and Names', p. 387, pl. A.03.08.02.
4. Dutch Delft polychrome tile, c. 1620, decorated with a bunch of grapes, with fleur-de-lis corner motifs and rosettes, diameter: 5 1/4in., 13.3cm. condition: chip to edge and restored. Provenance: From the Birgit and Bent Wolstrup Collection. A similar tile is illustrated in Jan Pluis, 'The Dutch Tile' p. 227, pl. A.01.05.76.
Add a #popofcolor to your space with this beautiful Doulton & Co. Urn on offer Saturday, January 27th during our #WinterEstatesAuction : ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lot 8. Doulton & Co. Polychrome Faience "Indian" Urn, late 19th c., marked "Doulton Lambeth", modeled in Hispano‑Moresque style with panels of flowers and foliage interspaced with elephant masks, h. 17 1/2 in., w. 20 1/2 in., d. 20 1/2 in.