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A Russian traveller’s photograph album, malachite front and leather back, both with gilt bronze framing, two locks. On the first page handwritten “Souvenir. Voyage en Russie fait pendant les mois de Mai, Juin et Juillet 1869”. The album contains a total of approx. 160 photographs from a journey started in Russia, where the album was purchased, and continued around Europe ending in Belgium. Included are photographs of Tsar Alexander II and Tsaritsa Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, Tsarevich Alexande
A 19th century Italian bronze bust study of Seneca , after the antique , known as the “Pseudo Seneca”. Arresting bronze study known as the “Psuedo Seneca” , after the Roman 1st century BCE original , having been excavated at ill-fated Herculaneum from the site of the Villa of the Papyri in 1754. The Papyrus Villa belonged to Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus , father-in-law of Julius Caesar , and was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 . Originally thought to depict Seneca the Younger
A terra-cotta group of the imperial children Tsarevitj Alexander Nicolajevitj (1818-1881), (later Tsar Alexander II of Russia) and his sister Maria Nicolajevna (1819-1876) by Eric Gustaf Göthe (1779-1838), signed and dated Göthe f. S Petersburg 1822. . Provenance: Eric Gustaf Göthe, Stockholm within the family to present day.
A gilt-bronze-mounted Sèvres vase, dated 1871 painted with two large shaped panels of flower sprays on a matt platinum ground, edged in gilt frames with enamelled jewelling, reserved on a blue ground highlighted with dark blue foliate work, with two Bacchus head mounts at the shoulder, and a square foot with chamfered corners, the foot section inscribed in puce Maison Jacquel/ Paul Blot fleur/ rue de la Paix 75, each section with S.71. mark in green, incised CR 707,
A large Italian19th century alabaster urn with a profile portrait of Homer. Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the semi-legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of Greek literature.
A Swedish 19th century engraved and gilt steel pocket watch holder. The engraving showing the old Royal castle “Tre kronor” that burned down in 1697 and the present Royal Castle which was built in the 18th century.