Antique Metal Art Photos

Over history, metal was used to create artistic objects for various purposes.

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Worked gold plate recovered from Spanish shipwreck in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Early Spanish plate, fork & spoon in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Egyptian or Roman porphyry vase mounted to form Eagle from St. Denis at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Bronze statuette of Jason fighting Dragon from Augsburg, Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Worked gold plate recovered from Spanish shipwreck in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Early Spanish plate, fork & spoon in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Egyptian or Roman porphyry vase mounted to form Eagle (before 1147) from St. Denis at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Bronze statuette of Jason fighting Dragon (end of 16th C) from Augsburg, Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
William P. Hardeman's flask at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Roman or Byzantine silver box with sleeping Eros at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Ostrogothic pair of eagle gold brooches with garnet inlay at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Byzantine gold girdle with coins from Cyprus at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
William P. Hardeman's flask (c mid 1850s) (lent: private collection) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Roman or Byzantine silver box with sleeping Eros (300-400) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Ostrogothic pair of eagle gold brooches with garnet inlay (c500) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Byzantine gold girdle with coins (c583) from Cyprus at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Byzantine silver plate with scenes from life of David from Constantinople found in Cyprus at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Bejeweled binding box for manuscript with crucifixion & symbols of evangelists from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Reliquary arm from Liège? & casket from Limoges at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Reliquary for arm of Charlemagne from Liege at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Byzantine silver plate with scenes from life of David (629-30) from Constantinople found in Cyprus at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Bejeweled binding box for manuscript with crucifixion & symbols of evangelists (1st half 11th C) from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Reliquary arm (c1150-1200) from Liège? & casket (c1200-20) from Limoges at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Reliquary for arm of Charlemagne (c1165-70) from Liege at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Arm Reliquary for St. Luke from Naples at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Rock crystal ewer with gold & silver mountings from France at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Gold & silver ship reliquary of Ste. Ursula by Raymond Guyonnet in Tau Palace. Reims, France.German cup in shape of shoe at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Arm Reliquary for St. Luke (1336-8) from Naples at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Rock crystal ewer (15th C) with gold & silver mountings (15th or 16th C) from France at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Gold & silver ship reliquary of Ste. Ursula (c1500) by Raymond Guyonnet in Tau Palace. Reims, France.German cup in shape of shoe (late 16th C) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Cup in form of wild sow by Kleebühler from Augsburg, Germany at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Platter set with cameos from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Butcher's guild cup in form of bull by Heinrich Frantz Gorich from Lünenburg, Germany at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Religious medal carried by Spanish colonist at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Cup in form of wild sow (c1600) by Kleebühler from Augsburg, Germany at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Platter set with cameos (mid 17th C) from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Butcher's guild cup in form of bull (c1700) by Heinrich Frantz Gorich from Lünenburg, Germany at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Religious medal (c1740) carried by Spanish colonist (lent: Houston Museum of Natural Science) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Lock plate made in Mexico City at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Snuff box taken from Santa Anna after his capture at San Jacinto at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Mexican shako insignia of lancer in Santa Anna's army at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Mexican army cross belt plate from Battalion defeated at San Jacinto at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Lock plate made in Mexico City (c1750-1800) (New Mexico History Museum) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Snuff box (c1820s-30s) taken from Santa Anna after his capture at San Jacinto (lent: San Jacinto Museum of History) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Mexican shako insignia of lancer in Santa Anna's army (c1830s) (lent: private collection) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Mexican army cross belt plate (c1830s) from Battalion defeated at San Jacinto (lent: TX Parks & Wildlife) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
U.S. militia officer's belt plate & Mexican staff officer's belt plate at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Texas Ranger dog tag of Rev. Robert Franklin Bunting who served in Civil War at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.

U.S. militia officer's belt plate (c1835) & Mexican staff officer's belt plate (c1846) (lent: Texas Museum of Military History) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Texas Ranger dog tag (c1861) of Rev. Robert Franklin Bunting who served in Civil War at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.


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