Category: italy

The Barolo Chapel: A deconsecrated church reim…

The Barolo Chapel: A deconsecrated church reimagined by Sol Lewitt and  David Tremlett, originally constructed in 1914 and updated in 1999.

Margherita of Savoy, Queen of Italy.

Margherita of Savoy, Queen of Italy.

Italian Sword and Helmet of a Senior Cavalry O…

Italian Sword and Helmet of a Senior Cavalry Officer, Late 19th Century

Kingdom of Italy, Sabre adapted in 1873, with wide, slightly curved, single-and false-edged blade, with a small fuller that doubles in the last third, first part engraved with Savoy eagle, trophies and floral motifs on a dark ground, tang marked ‘DITTA SARDI E. E FIGLIO TORINO’; iron hilt with guard with bands, long cap, checkered at the base and smooth, ebony grip. Nickel-plated scabbard with two suspension rings. Complete with clutches and sword-knot.The helmet with smooth, iron skull, brass crest, carved with floral motifs in bass-relief on the sides, a lion’s head in the front part, a crowned monogram ‘U’ at he medallions base; black fur (small parts missing) with iron cross in the center, brass border, leather chin-strap covered with scales decorated in bass-relief, a cockade on the left side. Internal part in leather and cloth. length 98 cm.

Mid-century chicken bowls made by Baldelli,Ita…

Mid-century chicken bowls made by Baldelli,Italy.

victoriansword: Italian fencing sabres, gaunt…

victoriansword:

Italian fencing sabres, gauntlets, and masks, circa 1900.

Italian Military Sabres (After 1871) – Innov…

Italian Military Sabres (After 1871) – Innovation of Design

From Belluno to Agadez

From Belluno to Agadez: undefined

The 1833 Model Sword ‘Albertina’

The 1833 Model Sword ‘Albertina’: undefined

Notation knives, with one side featuring an en…

Notation knives, with one side featuring an engraved benediction to be sung before a meal and the reverse with a grace to be sung after eating, artist unknown, c. 16th century. Fitzwilliam Museum Collection, Cambridge.

(Via ThisIsColossal)

peashooter85: Italian saber with red coral hil…

peashooter85:

Italian saber with red coral hilt, circa 1560.

from The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna