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Gilt Bronze

Metalwork, Gilt Bronze

Works of Art (30)

Amor Caritas, 1880–98; this cast, 1918, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American), Bronze, gilt (19.124)
Architect's table, ca. 1780–95, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, mahogany, walnut, pine, and cherry, veneered with mahogany; gilt bronze, brass, iron, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Inv. no. 1952-160-1) (L.2009.19)
Belt buckle and ornamental plaques, Tang dynasty (618–906), 7th century, China, Gilt bronze inlaid with glass and pearls, silk backing (2008.299a–i)
Bodhisattva Padmapani, Transitional period, 10th–11th century, Nepal, Copper alloy with gilding and semiprecious stones (1982.220.2)
Buddha Vairocana (Dari), Tang dynasty, early 8th century, China, Gilt leaded bronze, lost-wax cast (43.24.3)
Buddha, probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni), Sixteen Kingdoms period, late 4th–early 5th century, China, Gilt bronze, piece-mold cast (1974.268.8a–c)
Commode, ca. 1775–79, with later alterations, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, and cherry, veneered with hornbeam (partially stained), tulipwood, walnut, holly and maple (both partially stained), boxwood, mahogany, and other woods; red brocatelle marble; gilt bronze, iron, steel, and brass (1982.60.81)
Dancing Bacchante, early 18th century, Robert Le Lorrain (French), Bronze, mounted on base of ebony and gilt bronze (1973.263)
Desk (secrétaire), ca. 1804–15, French, Amboyna on pine with gilt-bronze mounts (23.147.1)
Falcon, 1200–1220, South Italian, Gilded Bronze (47.101.60)
Harlequin table, ca. 1760–65, Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711–1793), Oak, pine, walnut, rosewood, and mahogany, veneered with rosewood, tulipwood (stained), pearwood (stained); ivory, mother-of-pearl; gilt bronze, brass, and iron (L.2013.15.2)
Helmet (Spangenhelm), 6th century, Ostrogothic, Bronze-gilt, iron (42.50.1)
Holy-water stoup with relief of Saint Mary of Egypt, Giovanni Giardini (Italian), Gilt bronze, lapis lazuli, and silver (1995.110)
Inkwell, ca. 1900, Maker: Pierre-Adriene Dalpayrat (French) Glazed earthenware, gilt bronze (1999.398.3)
Longcase clock, ca. 1774–75, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), and other woods; mother-of-pearl; gilt bronze and brass (1975.101)
Monstrance Clock or Mirror Clock, ca. 1570, Made in Nuremberg, Germany, Case of gilt bronze; dial of gilt brass; movement of steel (17.190.639)
Pair of candelabra, ca. 1810–15, Pierre-Philippe Thomire (French), Bronze-gilt (26.256.2,.3)
Pair of five-light candelabra, 1774, Luigi Valadier (Italian), Rome, Italy, Porphyry and gilt bronze (1994.14.1,.2)
Pensive Bodhisattva, Three Kingdoms period, mid-7th century, Korea, Gilt bronze (2003.222)
Portraits of an Elderly Woman and an Elderly Man, 1775–80, Roentgen Manufactory, Partially stained marquetry in maple, hornbeam, beech, boxwood, and other woods, frame in mahogany, picture backing in cherry; gilt bronze, brass, and iron (L.2013.15.3a–b)
Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony, 1606, Hilt by Israel Schuech (Dresden); Blade by Juan Martinez (Toledo, Spain), German (Dresden), Steel, bronze-gilt with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls (1970.77)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1776–79, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, and partially gold-lacquered brass (41.82)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1780, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, cherry, tulipwood, and mahogany (later drawers), veneered with maple, hornbeam (both partially stained), tulipwood, burl wood (stained), mahogany, holly, walnut, and other woods; gilt bronze, brass, steel, and iron; marble; partially tooled and gilded leather (58.75.55)
Seated Amitayus, 17th–18th century, Mongolia, Gilt bronze (1992.193.1)
Spinario (Boy Pulling a Thorn from His Foot), probably modeled by 1496, cast ca. 1501, Antico (Pier Jacopo Bonacolsi) (Italian), Bronze, partially gilt and silvered (2012.157)
Table, 1653–60, Attributed to Pierre Gole (Dutch, active in France), Tortoiseshell, ivory, ebony, and other woods on oak and fruitwood; gilt-bronze (1986.38.1)
Vase, 1819, Pierre Philippe Thomire (French), Malachite, gilt-bronze, and bronze (44.152a,b)
Victory, 1892–1903; this cast, 1914 or after (by 1916), Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American), Bronze, gilt (17.90.1)
Washstand (athénienne or lavabo), 1804–14, Design attributed to Charles Percier (French); mounts attributed to Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French), Yew wood, gilt bronze (26.256.1)
Zaō Gongen, Heian period, 11th century, Japan, Gilt bronze (1975.268.155)