The art of perfumery began to be cultivated in Italy early in the 16th century. France has been associated with the cultivation of sweet-smelling flowers from early times.
Enamel dish. Allegory of Spring. Youths and maidens in antique costume dancing to the music of a viol, a lyre and a panpipe.
This dish is a repetition in pottery of a famous work in pewter by the goldsmith François Briot.
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Renaissance 16th Century. Frescoes and Arabesques of Raphael. Loggie of The Vatican. By Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
Garment of a German magistrate and knight at the beginning of the 16th century.
The history of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the most ancient edifices in Paris.
Memorials of the Tower of London. The Execution of Anne Boleyn.
Costume silhouettes of the sixteenth century changed rapidly with the introduction of the corset, the basquine, the hoop skirt, or vertugale.
One of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation.
Enameled Jewels with rubies, emeralds, pearls of the 16th century. Hippocamp, Sea-horse with with rubies and emeralds. Death’s Head in white enamel, on gold.