Tazza Farnese / Allegory of the Nile

Riddick collection No. 02 – An in-depth discussion of bronze casts reproducing the celebrated Tazza Farnese, linked to a modern facture in the Chiurazzi foundry of Naples and an unidentified foundry probably in Florence.

Gemma Augustea

Riddick collection No. 03 – A unique, modern bronze cast of the famed Gemma Augustea.

Head of a Satyr

Riddick collection No. 07 – Summary of a rare plaquette reproducing the head of a satyr, being a freehand copy after an antique or contemporaneous carved gem.


Riddick collection No. 17 – Summary of a rarely discussed plaquette of Asclepius, reproducing an antique gem probably belonging to the Medici in Florence.

A Remarkable Florentine Pax

An exceptional pax featuring a Madonna and Child group here attributed to Maso di Bartolomeo after a design by Luca della Robbia. A discussion on the early typology for architecturally inspired pax frames is also explored.