Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Giovanni Battista Piranesi at Dorotheum’s auction

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778)Veduta della Facciata di dietro della Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore 1749, etching on laid paper, signed Giov. Battista Piranesi Dimension: 40,2 x 61,2 cm Giovanni Battista Piranesi  (1720 – 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etching of Rome. He was already famous in its time, also thanks to the “Grand Tour”. During the…

Neoclassical Table Clock at Dorotheum’s auction

A Neoclassical Table Clock with Perpetual Calendar from Vienna is for sale at Dorotheum’s online auction. “Joseph Kirling in Wien”, circular, spring balancer weekly rewind with external ratcheting mechanism, lever escapement, to reverse, pendulum, second, week-day, date, month year/leap year display, 24-hour dial, Viennese 4/4 hourly strike on bells integrated into the base, to reverse,…