Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Works of Art, from the Byzantine Period to that of Louis Seize, of that Distinguished Collector Ralph Bernal, Esq., Deceased: Also, of the Beautiful Decorative Furniture and Service of the Mansion, No. 93, Eaton Square

Front Cover

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 300 - with flat steel blade, appropriated originally to some Hebrew rite, the handle of silver partly gilt, and engraved with a sort of rude niello work; on the sides an inscription in old Hebrew characters (" Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.") Moses Askanser, the son of the learned Rabbi Alexander Katz (Cohen)
Page viii - CONDITIONS OF SALE. I. THE highest Bidder to be the Buyer; and if any dispute arise between two or more Bidders, the Lot so in dispute shall be immediately put up again and re-sold. II. No person to advance less than Is.; above Five Pounds,
Page viii - description or authenticity of any Lot. V. To prevent inaccuracy in delivery, and inconvenience in the settlement of the Purchases, no Lot can on any account be removed during the time of Sale; and the remainder of the PurchaseMoney must absolutely be paid on
Page viii - delivery. VI. Upon failure of complying with the above Conditions, the Money deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited ; all Lots uncleared within the time aforesaid shall be re-sold by public or private Sale, and the deficiency (if any) attending such
Page 73 - 897 Don Rodrigo Ponze de Leon, in rich gilt armour, wearing the order of the Golden Fleece, holding a baton in his right hand, his left resting on the hilt of his sword, a plumed helmet by his side—half-length— 50
Page 34 - elegant form, turquoise, painted with oval medallions of a shepherdess with a sheep and a dog, and a girl bathing her feet; bouquets of flowers on the reverse:
Page 334 - 3911 A book-shaped gilt-metal watch, with silver chased ornaments or clasps. This singular article belonged to Bogislaus XIV., Duke of Pomerania, in the time of Gustavus Adolphus. On the dial side there is an engraved inscription of the duke and his titles, with the date 1627, and the engraving of his armorial bearings; on the back
Page 290 - form, scalloped and surrounded by small upright obelisks, each set with a pearl at top : in the centre is a round
Page 334 - like the frontispiece of Eikon Basilike ; at the back of the inner case is the engraving of a man in a gown praying, with our Saviour above, and the legend in a scroll " And what I sai to you, I sai unto all, watch ;" dial, silver circle in gilt metal, and
Page 210 - A large fighting sword, with broad blade tapering to a point, the grip covered with old velvet and cording, with heavy pommel ; the blade is engraved with trophies,

Bibliographic information