15th Century: Portrait

 

Portrait of a young lady of fashion
c.1460 by Paolo Uccello

16th Century: Portrait

Portrait of Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach by Hans von Kulmbach, 1511

17th Century: Flinderhaube

This is from a SCA researcher, who did a rather spectacular bit of research into those amazing gold German cauls you see often. Sometimes they look like beads, but sometimes they don’t, and here is a bit of info on what they are!

I will just send you there since it’s not entirely beads, even though a decorative thing with a hole technically qualifies, but it is late to post period so – off you go!

Flinderhaube – project documentation

15th Century: Portrait

Wedding portrait from Jakob Fugger the rich and his wife Sibylla Artzt by Thomas Burgkmair

12th Century: Roger II Coronation Mantle

Mantle of Roger II of Sicily (detail) made in 1133, Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna

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15th Century: Portrait after 1451

GERTNER, PETER (Nuremberg circa 1495/1500 – after 1541)
Susanne, electoress of the Pfalz as Salome.
Oil on panel. 48 x 37 cm.

15th Century: Portrait 1460

Portrait of a Lady in Red, probably 1460-70, Italian, Florentine. National Gallery, London.

15th Century: Portrait 1530

Lucas Cranach (and his workshop) | Portrait of a Young Woman, 1530

15th Century: Portrait 1515

(c) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

 

Lucas Cranach the Elder(1472–1553), Portrait of an unknown lady (formerly called ‘Sybille of cleves, wife of John Frederick of Saxony’), 1515.

15th Century: Portrait

UNKNOWN 
from the”Medieval European Jewelry” by Ronald Lightbowen.
Victoria & Albert Musuem, London
Thanks to Roxelana for this one.

15th Century: Portrait

UNKNOWN
from the”Medieval European Jewelry” by Ronald Lightbowen.
Victoria & Albert Musuem, London

15th Century: Portrait

Portrait of a Woman wearing the Order of the Swan

Anonymous master active at the court of Ansbach (?) c 1490, Thyssen-Bornemisza CollectionSource: the book Early German Painting 1350-1550

15th Century: Portrait

Petrus Christus – Portrait of a Young Woman [c.1470]

16th Century: Portrait

Portrait of a woman, possibly by Conrad Faber von Kreuznach, early 16th century

16th Century: Portrait

HEUSLER, ANTON (ATTRIBUTED TO) (Circa 1500 – 1562)

16th Century: Portrait

Portrait of Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg by Hans Krell, ca. 1537 (PD-art/old), Jagdschloss Grunewald; most probably portrayed in her wedding dress with monogram S of her father Sigismund I of Poland on sleeves

16th Century: Portrait

Portrait of a Woman | Bartholomew Bruyn (the Elder) (Art) | Image Index of Art & Architecture

https://www.bildindex.de/document/obj05011068?part=0&medium=koeln_2579017

16th Century: Portrait

Portrait of Sibylla Kessel, detail (ca. 1540-1545)
Bartholomäus Bruyn (the Elder)

16th Century: Geweihter Hut (Hat)

Geweihter Hut

CULTURE
Italian

DATING
1567

MANUFACTURER / IN
Flaminio de Gatto, (Seidensticker) (around 1565 – 1570)

MATERIAL / TECHNOLOGY
Hat: black velvet, gold-plated edging, real pearls, sword: silver, gilded, wood, gold cloth

16th Century: Portrait

Élisabeth de Valois, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565

Queen consort of Spain
Tenure: 22 June 1559 – 3 October 1568
Born: 2 April 1545 Palace of Fontainebleau
Died: 3 October 1568 (aged 23) Royal Palace of Aranjuez

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org

14th Century: Painting

Hours of Bertrando dei Rossi Visconti, Bibliotheque Nationale, MS lat 757 f380, Lombardy, 1385.

Taticum sanitatis, Italian c. 1390-1400, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

13th Century: Cap of Alfonso X

birrete alfonso X imagen_envia

13th Century: Alb

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Künstler: Palermo, Königliche Hofwerkstätten
Palermo, 1181 mit späteren Ergänzungen

Textil; liturgisches Gewand; Krönungsornat

Textil; Seide, Golddrahtstickerei, Perlen, Smaragde, Saphire, Amethyst, Spinell, Granat, Opal, Brettchengewebe

Translation: Silk, goldwork embroidery, pearls, Emerald, Sapphire, Amethyst, Spinel, Granat, woven strap (inkle?)

H. 154 cm, B. 127 cm

Inschrift:
“+OPERATV(M) FELICI VRBE PANORMI XV. ANNO D(OMI)NI W(ILLELMI) D(E)I GR(ATIA) REGIS SICILIE DVCAT(VS) APVLIE ET PRINCIPAT(VS) CAP(VE) FILII REGIS W(ILLELMI) INDICTIO(N)E XIIII.”; arabische Tulut-Schrift (Übersetzung s. Kat. Schatzkammer 1987)

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Weltliche Schatzkammer

 

Alb of William II of Sicily (1153-1189).

The precious silk gown was used at the coronations of the kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. There are Latin and Arabic inscriptions on the edge of the broad hem at the bottom. These tell us that the robe was created in Palermo under King William II in the year 1181. In 1194 the alb, along with the coronation robe (and the blue chasuble) was inherited by the Hohenstaufen dynasty and thus passed to the empire as part of the treasure of the Norman kings. Unlike the liturgical alb, the Alb was originally a royal outer garment.

Of particular importance, however, is the fact that on the Alb the embroidery on the cuffs executed in 1181 has been repaired, but the embroidery on the breast has been covered with younger embroidery executed around 1220.

The bottom border shows two motifs made in gold – pairs of confronted lions on white ground and pairs of confronted griffins on a purple ground fabric. Along the upper and lower border run a Latin and Arabic inscriptions indicating it was made for William II in the Royal Workshop of Sicily.

Materials included silk, gold wire embroidery, pearls, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, spinells, garnets, opals, 154 cm long, 127 cm wide at the hem.

(Source: medieval.webcon.net.au via thegentlemanscloset.tumblr.com)

13th Century: Shoes of the Holy Roman Emperor

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1220, Shoes of the Holy Roman Emperor
Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna Sicily, beginning of the 13th century

Altered in Nuremberg between 1612 and 1619 Calf with red silk and gold edging; precious stones and pearls;L 25.5 cm and 26 cm each .¾

Like the gloves, these shoes were presumably made before 1220 for the Emperor Friedrich II.

13th Century: Cap and Belt of Fernando de la Certa

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Cap belonging to Ferdinanado de la Certa, died aged 20 , 1211 or 1275, Spanish
Color pictures courtesy of Marianne Perdomo

“In 1942, in the monastery of Santa Maria de los Regalis Huelgas (Burgos, Isapniya), served as a place of coronation and burial place of Spanish kings from the time of its founder, Alfonso VIII, was the tomb of Fernando de la Cerda, the eldest son of Alfonso X of Castile. Inside the tomb stone was placed the body 19-year-old Infanta in a luxurious, richly embroidered silk dress. Mastery of work, wealth and beauty, and not inferior to the waist, the waist is on the Infanta. This belt, unlike other clothing, jewelry heraldic symbols of Castile and Leon, had the marks of the royal houses of England, France and Navarre; presumably on the buckle emblem of Champagne. On the belt, there are also nine other heraldic symbols, not known in the thirteenth century Castile. Where does this thing and whose work he did not know until now, but there is debate about the three versions of its origin: Spanish, French or English.

Basis belt size 1920 mm long and 42 mm wide was woven on the plates and decorated with tiny blue and white glass beads. Inner face with black light green silk embroidered with gold thread. Both ends of the belt are attached two silver gilt plate about 150 mm long. To one of them is fastened the buckle and the other serving as the shank, has a trapezoidal shape and tapers somewhat towards the end. Both plates are decorated with pearls and sapphires, each taken four coated with a thin layer of enamel shield with heraldic images. Heraldic shields placed on the shank, rotated by 90 degrees with respect to all the others who are on the belt. This testifies to the manner of wearing this belt, which included hanging Shank – like the image is on the statue of King John Lackland of England (1199 – 1216), which is in Worcester Cathedral. Belt buckle has a trapezoidal shape. Its hinged lid, designed to regulate the length of the belt and clip it at the right place, is one tripartite shield. Cover decorated with pearls, sapphires and one carnelian.
19 silver gilt belt pads divide into 20 equal parts by 75 mm. Each pad is attached on both sides, in the center – the pearl inset. Arched suspension-mount disposed between the first and second plates (counting from the buckle). It is also made of gilded silver and decorated with pearls and sapphires, repeating motif buckle and tang.
20 sections belt decorated with alternating patterns. 10 of them are filled with intricate geometrical ornament in diamond-shaped framework, none of the images are not repeated, although they are very similar – including on a blue and white color scheme. 10 other sections filled constituents heraldic shields, some of which are repeated also on the buckle and the shank. Shields also made ​​in white and blue color, so it is unlikely that they reflect the actual color shown on them emblems. White and blue colors were not a couple inherent Heraldry Europe XIII century. Shields keep embroidered with white beads birds sitting on divided into 8 segments wheels. The remaining space between the wheel and shield busy little blue birds. Attempts to identify the heraldic symbols of those boards still causing heated debate and has not been successful: no consensus on this issue has not been worked out.” — According to the article by Benjamin L. Wild (2011): Emblems and enigmas: Revisiting the ‘sword’ belt of Fernando de la Cerda, Journal of Medieval History, 37:4, 378-396.

 

13th Century: Gloves

Gloves of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II

Early 13th century, before 1220
Vienna, Weltliche Schatzkammer

Circumference of the wrist opening: 24 (25) cm Length from the wrist to the point of the middle finger: 25.5 (27) cm

Red silk. Gold embroidery in couched work. The back of the hand is rechley embroidered with pearls, rubies, sapphires and enamelled plawues (four of the latter have been lost and replaced by others). On the inner side, a single-headed nimbed eagle. The gloves were made in the Royal Workshops of Sicily for the Emperor Frederick II and were worn by him at his coronation in 1220.

Lit.: H. Fillitz, Die Insignien und Kleinodien des Heiligen, Romischen Reiches. Vienna- Munich 1954, p. 59, figs. 31, 32 – P. E. Schramm und F. Mutherich, Denkmale der deutschen Konige und Kaiser, Munich 1962, p. 190, No. 200

Source: Schuette, Marie and Sigrid Muller-Christensen: Pictorial History of Embroidery ; NY: Frederick Praeger, 1964.

Some Images kindly provided by Prof Michael Greenhalgh

13th Century: Cap and Belt of Fernando de la Certa

Cap & belt  belonging to Ferdinanado de la Certa, died aged 20 , 1211 or 1275, Spanish

According to the article by Benjamin L. Wild (2011): Emblems and enigmas: Revisiting the ‘sword’ belt of Fernando de la Cerda, Journal of Medieval History, 37:4, 378-396.

In 1942, in the monastery of Santa Maria de los Regalis Huelgas (Burgos, Isapniya), served as a place of coronation and burial place of Spanish kings from the time of its founder, Alfonso VIII, was the tomb of Fernando de la Cerda, the eldest son of Alfonso X of Castile. Inside the tomb stone was placed the body 19-year-old Infanta in a luxurious, richly embroidered silk dress. Mastery of work, wealth and beauty, and not inferior to the waist, the waist is on the Infanta. This belt, unlike other clothing, jewelry heraldic symbols of Castile and Leon, had the marks of the royal houses of England, France and Navarre; presumably on the buckle emblem of Champagne. On the belt, there are also nine other heraldic symbols, not known in the thirteenth century Castile. Where does this thing and whose work he did not know until now, but there is debate about the three versions of its origin: Spanish, French or English.
Basis belt size 1920 mm long and 42 mm wide was woven on the plates and decorated with tiny blue and white glass beads. Inner face with black light green silk embroidered with gold thread. Both ends of the belt are attached two silver gilt plate about 150 mm long. To one of them is fastened the buckle and the other serving as the shank, has a trapezoidal shape and tapers somewhat towards the end. Both plates are decorated with pearls and sapphires, each taken four coated with a thin layer of enamel shield with heraldic images. Heraldic shields placed on the shank, rotated by 90 degrees with respect to all the others who are on the belt. This testifies to the manner of wearing this belt, which included hanging Shank – like the image is on the statue of King John Lackland of England (1199 – 1216), which is in Worcester Cathedral. Belt buckle has a trapezoidal shape. Its hinged lid, designed to regulate the length of the belt and clip it at the right place, is one tripartite shield. Cover decorated with pearls, sapphires and one carnelian.

19 silver gilt belt pads divide into 20 equal parts by 75 mm. Each pad is attached on both sides, in the center – the pearl inset. Arched suspension-mount disposed between the first and second plates (counting from the buckle). It is also made of gilded silver and decorated with pearls and sapphires, repeating motif buckle and tang.
20 sections belt decorated with alternating patterns. 10 of them are filled with intricate geometrical ornament in diamond-shaped framework, none of the images are not repeated, although they are very similar – including on a blue and white color scheme. 10 other sections filled constituents heraldic shields, some of which are repeated also on the buckle and the shank. Shields also made ​​in white and blue color, so it is unlikely that they reflect the actual color shown on them emblems. White and blue colors were not a couple inherent Heraldry Europe XIII century. Shields keep embroidered with white beads birds sitting on divided into 8 segments wheels. The remaining space between the wheel and shield busy little blue birds. Attempts to identify the heraldic symbols of those boards still causing heated debate and has not been successful: no consensus on this issue has not been worked out.

Text from “Bead Embroidery” by Joan Edwards”

“In Spain, too, examples of very old beading are not unknown, and a beaded cap was recovered from the tomb of Ferdinanado de la Certa who was buried in Las Huelgas, Burgos in 1275. It is worked in blue glass beads, seed pearls and coral beads on a linen material stretched over a framework of wood and bound around the edges with gold foil. Rampant lions and double headed eagles* cover the cap on a chequered background, and like the head dresses from Mount Carmel the cap may have been considered of some value, or it would not have been used for burial.”

*Grizel’s Note:

 Double headed eagles are also more a later period German charge, not a early period spanish one. Especially since I also have the accompanying armourial surcote. It is covered with the arms as well (not beaded so it was not included here), and they are the more typical 3 Tower-type castles on it.

The author of the above quote must not have seen a good picture of the piece because her sketches are quite awful, I won’t use her drawings on this site as they are quite ugly and more confusing than anything else.

12th Century: Roger II Beaded Mantel Border

Border on mantel for Roger II. 1130.
Die Textilen Kunst, Leonie Wilckens, pg 75.

“Weinroter Samit mit wie <<geritztem>> Muster. Syrien(?), um 1130. Grundgewebe des Kronungsmantels. Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Shatzkammer (XIII, 14)

wenn der laut siener Inshirft 1133/34 in der koniglichen werkstatt in palermo fur Roger II. geschaffene Herrsshermantel, der spatere Kronungsmantel der deutschen Kaiser uhm die jahrhundertmitte die besatze der blauen Tunicalle ind 1181 – ebenfalls dort – der breite untere besatz der spateren kaiserlichen Alba mit Gold und Siede bestickt worden sind, sollte es nicht ganz auszuschlieBen sein daB der als Stickegrund dienende samit – auch der <<geritzt>> gemusterte von Mantel und Tunicella – im Lande selbst gewebt worden ist. Wenn man aber bereits um 1130 in der Lage gewesenware, gemusterte Samite dort herzustellen, dann hatte Roger II”

English coming soon I hope.