During the 18th century China exported to Europe luxury objects as porcelain, lacquer, silk, silver, furniture, and other artwork for European aristocrats and the upper-class...
Dimensions: 36 cm x 29.4 cm (14 1/8 in x 11 1/2 in).
Condition: Worn out and is missing some parts of the gesso and paint. Nice old very dark patina. The icon is in the original condition with no repairs or restorations.
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The icon is applied with two very rare gold gilt copper square Icons, finely embossed and chased, most likely from the 16th-17th century, or older...
A chandelier (polycandelon) is a Byzantine hanging lighting fixture with several lights to illuminate large areas such as churches. The cross is a frequent decoration for these chandeliers...
MEASUREMENTS: Cross dimensions: Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in). Width: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in)...
REFERENCES: Many of similar Mother of Pearl Icons are in the collection of the Russian Museums published in the catalogue of the famous The State Hermitage Museum “CHRISTIAN IN THE HOLY LAND – The Art Of Melchites And Other Denominations Of Orthodox Church” Saint Petersburg 1998...
CONDITION: good except for a small chip near the base.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 2 ½ inches.
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MEASUREMENTS: Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in)...