Collection Thyssen Bornemisza Electa International

Necklace with pendant Enamelled gold with embedded pearls. Obviously, the South German, approx. 1600 Mark GK not identified. Length: 41.2 cm Height keychain: 2.9 cm This necklace depicts Juno with her peacock, and Jupiter with his eagle.

Necklace with pendant
Enamelled gold with embedded
pearls.
Obviously, the South German,
approx. 1600 Mark GK
not identified.
Length: 41.2 cm Height
keychain: 2.9 cm
This necklace depicts Juno
with her peacock, and Jupiter with
his eagle.

Collection Thyssen Bornemisza Electa International

Hans Heinrich Thys&en-Bornemisza
When the Soviet authorities suggested an exchange between the Treasures of the Hermitage and art objects from the Villa Favorita I was both surprised and honoured.
After two visits, accompanied by Simon de Purr, the curator of my collection, and Anna Somers Cocks of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the choice was made, both of pieces that would travel from the Hermitage to Lugano, and of those to be sent from Lugano to Leningrad and Moscow.

About 160 pieces of goldsmith’s work, many from the Treasures of the Czars, are being exchanged for an equivalent number of works from the collection built up by my father and myself, this was the burden of the agreement I signed with Piotr Demichev, the USSR’s Minister of Culture.
I hope the public, who will be able to enjoy the Treasures of the Hermitage here in Lugano for almost five months, and visitors who admire the objects from my collection in Leningrad and Moscow, will feel a common bond of sympathy in their love of the beautiful things which the culture of our two lands has created.

Acknowledgements
This exhibition offers the public the opportunity to see gold and silver treasures from the collection of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen- Bornemisza.
As part of a cultural exchange an equal amount of gold and silver treasures from the Hermitage Museum are being exhibited in Lugano from June 3rd to November 2nd, 1986. Apart from some gold boxes that were exhibited at Sotheby’s in New York in October 1984, the works in this exhibition have never yet been on public view. Whereas the Baron’s collection of Old Master paintings is housed in the gallery that his father built next to the Villa Favorita in Lugano-С a St agno la where it can be visited by the public, the collection of gold and silver items is spread over the private rooms of the Villa Favorita and of the Baron’s country estate in England, Davlesford House. We would like to express here our gratitude to Mr. P. N. Demitschev, Minister of Culture of the USSR and to Mr. E. V. Zaitsev, first Vice-Minister of Culture.
It is thanks to their initiative that this exhibition could be realised.
M. von GrUningen, Mr. E. Pircher and J.-F. Kammer at the Swiss Embassy in Moscow.
We are particularly grateful to Mrs. Anna Somers Cocks from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, who has helped with the selection and has written the present catalogue.
Mrs. Hannelore Midler from the Stddtische Kunstsammlungen in Augsburg also provided every help.
As during the first cultural exchanges made between Soviet Museums aird the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in 1983, Mrs. Krystina Bscher- Gmurzynska’s assistance has been most valuable.
Mr. Massimo Vitta Zelman, Director of Electa Editrice in Milan and his competent collaborators Mrs. Gabriel la Borsano, Mr. Angela Mombelli, Mr. Marcello Francone and Mrs. Gail Swerling spared no effort in trying to produce this catalogue on time.
Mr. Daniel Slier worked very hard to meet the tight deadlines for the translation of the catalogue.
Last but not least I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my collaborators who did their utmost so that this exhibition could be realised Mrs. Gertrude Borghero, Mr. Emil Bosshard, Mrs. Lucia Cassol, Mrs. Carola Jokisch and Miss Maria de Peverelli.

Cup, shape of coconut Set in gold plated silver. German. Nuremberg, approx. 1550. Manufacturer: Wolf Brussel, master 1534, died after 1571 Height: 29.1 cm, diameter foot pegs 10.2 cm This Cup is decorated with carved figures: the drunk Noah, Moses knocks water from the rock, and Jesus with the Samaritan woman - themes associated with thirst and is particularly suitable for a drinking vessel.

Cup, shape of coconut
Set in gold plated
silver.
German. Nuremberg, approx. 1550.
Manufacturer: Wolf Brussel, master 1534,
died after 1571
Height: 29.1 cm, diameter
foot pegs 10.2 cm
This Cup is decorated with carved figures: the drunk Noah, Moses knocks
water from the rock, and Jesus with the Samaritan woman – themes associated with thirst and is particularly suitable for a drinking vessel.

Chain, keychain shape birds Gold-plated silver. Dutch. Second half of the sixteenth century Without annotation. The height of the bird: 9 cm Width of 19.8 cm Chain length: 140 cm

Chain, keychain shape
birds
Gold-plated silver.
Dutch. Second
half of the sixteenth century
Without annotation.
The height of the bird: 9 cm
Width of 19.8 cm
Chain length: 140 cm

Collection Thyssen Bornemisza Electa International

Cup, double, long
leg
Gold plated silver
German. Augsburg, approx. 1565
year. Mark of the manufacturer not
identified: cross
top the letter W with a line
crossing the top,
the shape of the shield.
Height: 45 cm leg diameter:
11.4 cm

The Cup on a long stalk Quartz, set in silver. Dutch, Antwerp (?), approx. 1560-70. Without annotation. Height: 25 cm Diameter of pegs: 9.9 cm

The Cup on a long stalk
Quartz, set in silver.
Dutch, Antwerp (?),
approx. 1560-70. Without annotation.
Height: 25 cm
Diameter of pegs: 9.9 cm

"Tazza" (vase, shallow, on a high leg) Gold plated silver English. London, 1579-80 G. Mark of the manufacturer - hand holding the hammer between letters N and C, may be Hugh Cook. Height: 12.6 cm Bowl diameter: 15.3 cm

“Tazza” (vase, shallow,
on a high leg)
Gold plated silver
English. London, 1579-80 G.
Mark of the manufacturer – hand
holding the hammer between
letters N and C, may be
Hugh Cook.
Height: 12.6 cm
Bowl diameter: 15.3 cm

Mug, beer, high Gold-plated silver. German. The Area Of The Baltic Sea (Lübeck?), approximately 1580 year. Without the mark of the manufacturer. Height: 49 cm bottom Diameter: 16 cm

Mug, beer, high
Gold-plated silver.
German. The Area Of The Baltic Sea
(Lübeck?), approximately 1580
year. Without the mark of the manufacturer.
Height: 49 cm bottom Diameter:
16 cm

Cup, endowment Silver. German. Nuremberg, approx. 1596. Manufacturer: Martin Reilein (Martin Rehlein) (master since 1566, died in 1613) Height: 55.7 cm legs: 14.6 cm

Cup, endowment
Silver.
German. Nuremberg, approx.
1596. Manufacturer: Martin
Reilein (Martin Rehlein) (master
since 1566, died in 1613)
Height: 55.7 cm
legs: 14.6 cm

Cup, shell, form of a Swan Shell Nautilus set in gold plated silver. German. Nuremberg, the beginning of the seventeenth century. Manufacturer: Ierg Ruehl (Jorg Ruel) (master since 1598.measures 1625). Height: 33 cm Base; 16.3 12.4 cm

Cup, shell,
form of a Swan
Shell Nautilus set
in gold plated silver.
German. Nuremberg, the beginning
of the seventeenth century.
Manufacturer: Ierg Ruehl (Jorg
Ruel) (master since 1598.measures
1625).
Height: 33 cm Base; 16.3
12.4 cm

Device decanters Carved glass and silver. English. London, 1719-1720 G. Manufacturer: William I. Lukin (William L Lukin) (master 1699, died after 1755). Height: 21.4 cm Box: 17.6 17.6 cm

Device decanters
Carved glass and silver.
English. London, 1719-1720 G.
Manufacturer: William I. Lukin
(William L Lukin) (master
1699, died after 1755).
Height: 21.4 cm Box:
17.6 17.6 cm

Glass, enamel Silver, enamel copper sleeve with decoration the Golden relief in the enamel. German. Augsburg, approx. 1730 Manufacturer: Elias Adam (Adam Elias) (master from 1703 and died in 1745). Height: 21.6 cm base: 9.5 cm.

Glass, enamel
Silver, enamel
copper sleeve with decoration
the Golden relief in the enamel.
German. Augsburg,
approx. 1730 Manufacturer:
Elias Adam (Adam Elias) (master
from 1703 and died in 1745).
Height: 21.6 cm
base: 9.5 cm.

The device of the four candlesticks Silver. English. London, 1734-35 G. Manufacturer: Paul de Lemeri (Paul de Lamerie) (master since 1713, died 1751). Height: 18.8 cm Base: 12 12 sm

The device of the four
candlesticks
Silver.
English. London, 1734-35 G.
Manufacturer: Paul de Lemeri
(Paul de Lamerie) (master
since 1713, died 1751).
Height: 18.8 cm Base: 12
12 sm

Two mugs of beer Silver. English. London, 1754-55. Manufactured By: Phillips Garden (Phillips Garden) (master since 1738, died after 1773). Engraved with the heraldry of sir Henry Hicks (Sir Henry Hicks) from the castle Beverston in Gloucester the Shire (Bererstone, Gloucestershire). Height: 35 cm Diameter of base: 13.5 cm

Two mugs of beer
Silver.
English. London, 1754-55.
Manufactured By: Phillips Garden
(Phillips Garden) (master
since 1738, died after 1773).
Engraved with the heraldry of sir
Henry Hicks (Sir Henry Hicks)
from the castle Beverston in Gloucester
the Shire (Bererstone, Gloucestershire).
Height: 35 cm Diameter of base:
13.5 cm

Keychain Enamelled gold, with embedded with rubies, emeralds, sapphire and pearls. The back (rear plate) - red ironstone. Western European, possibly French. Mid of the sixteenth century. Height: 9.6 cm Width: 5 cm

Keychain
Enamelled gold, with
embedded with rubies, emeralds,
sapphire and pearls.
The back (rear plate)
– red ironstone.
Western European, possibly
French. Mid
of the sixteenth century.
Height: 9.6 cm Width: 5 cm

Head marten Crystal, set in enamelled gold with embedded with rubies. In all probability, the French the product is approx. 1560-70 years. Length; 6.6 cm Diameter of the neck: 3 cm

Head marten
Crystal, set in
enamelled gold with
embedded with rubies.
In all probability, the French
the product is approx. 1560-70 years.
Length; 6.6 cm Diameter of the neck:
3 cm

The keychain shaped rook Enamelled gold, with embedded with rubies, Topaz, emeralds and pearls. French, third quarter of the sixteenth century. The height of it, except ring for hanging and pearls; 6.5 cm

The keychain shaped rook
Enamelled gold, with
embedded with rubies, Topaz,
emeralds and pearls.
French, third quarter
of the sixteenth century.
The height of it, except
ring for hanging and
pearls; 6.5 cm

Keychain Enamelled gold, with embedded with rubies and diamonds, and suspended gem. Apparently South German, approx. 1570-80 years Height: 6.8 cm Width: 5.4 cm

Keychain
Enamelled gold, with
embedded with rubies and
diamonds, and suspended
gem.
Apparently South German,
approx. 1570-80 years
Height: 6.8 cm Width: 5.4 cm

Keychain Carved agate with carved figures mounted in enameled gold. Spanish, approx. 1575. Diameter: 4.8 cm This keychain depicts a wonderful the appearance of St. James Property in battle in 1243.

Keychain
Carved agate with carved
figures mounted
in enameled gold.
Spanish, approx. 1575.
Diameter: 4.8 cm
This keychain depicts a wonderful
the appearance of St. James
Property in battle in 1243.

Necklace Enamelled gold, with embedded with rubies and pearls. English or Scottish, the first quarter of the seventeenth century. Length: 44.2 cm Keychain combines monogram FBI (?) with an anchor symbolizing Hope and backed by the inscription in the Scottish language "Hope feeds me."

Necklace
Enamelled gold, with
embedded with rubies and
pearls.
English or Scottish,
the first quarter of the seventeenth
century.
Length: 44.2 cm
Keychain combines monogram FBI
(?) with an anchor symbolizing
Hope and backed by the inscription
in the Scottish language
“Hope feeds me.”

Snuff Gold inlay mother-of-pearl and shell. Embedded inside enamelled miniature unidentified ladies. French. Paris, July 1744 - October 1750 the Manufacturer - in all probability Pierre-Aime Joubert, master from 1735. Height: 3.7 cm Length: 7.8 cm Thickness; 6 sm

Snuff
Gold inlay
mother-of-pearl and shell.
Embedded inside enamelled
miniature unidentified
ladies.
French. Paris, July 1744 –
October 1750 the Manufacturer
– in all probability
Pierre-Aime
Joubert, master from 1735.
Height: 3.7 cm Length: 7.8 cm
Thickness; 6 sm

Snuff Haematite set in gold, with embedded diamonds. South German (Augsburg?), approx. 1750. Height: 3.1 cm Length: 8.4 cm Thickness: 6.6 cm

Snuff
Haematite set
in gold, with embedded
diamonds.
South German (Augsburg?),
approx. 1750.
Height: 3.1 cm Length: 8.4 cm
Thickness: 6.6 cm

Case Agate set in gold, cover from gilded copper. English. Approx. 1760 Stud replaced by French. Height: 10.3 cm Width: 4.5 cm Thickness: 2 cm Contents: a pair of scissors, two ivory plates, a tool which serves both tweezers and nail file , and a gold hairpin.

Case
Agate set in gold, cover
from gilded copper.
English. Approx. 1760
Stud replaced by French.
Height: 10.3 cm Width: 4.5 cm
Thickness: 2 cm
Contents: a pair of scissors, two ivory plates, a tool which serves both tweezers and nail file , and a gold hairpin.

Cigarette case for cigarettes and matches the Silver-plated inside with different emblems, slogans, etc., and also with embedded sapphire. Russian. Petersburg, circa 1896. Manufacturer: August Wilhelm Holmström for the firm Faberge. Height: 13 cm Width: 8.5 cm К125ѕ Such cigarette cases was considered a Russian male equivalent.

Cigarette case for cigarettes and matches the Silver-plated inside
with different emblems, slogans, etc., and also with embedded sapphire.
Russian. Petersburg, circa 1896. Manufacturer: August Wilhelm Holmström for the firm Faberge.
Height: 13 cm Width: 8.5 cm
К125ѕ
Such cigarette cases was considered a Russian male equivalent.