Antiquing In Malta – The De Vallette Helmet And Other Finds By Robert Attard And Romina Azzopardi

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This books tells the stories of Maltese treasures lost and found. The first chapter explores the history of the de Valette Helmet previously in the prestigious Odescalchi Collection. The rest of the book opens the doors of secretive collections describing important privately owned antiques, from rare Romano-Maltese coins and ancient artefacts to unpublished portraits of Knights and from exceptional portraits to precious pieces of Maltese silver and Maltese furniture

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The authors try to bridge the gap between antique collecting and academic research by publishing artefacts of immense historical significance and some of the finest Maltese antiques in private collections; the oldest known portraits of Grandmasters L’ Isle Adam and Verdala, majestic Maiolica and ceramics, important manuscripts, unpublished Maltese views and works of art attributed to Old Masters. The book brings to light a rare account of the French invasion of Malta, a curious manuscript documenting Grandmaster de Rohan’s admission of a French Countess to the Order of Malta, the world’s second largest collection of ship portraits by Camilleri and many other treasures that are behind closed doors. Hardcover. Published by Midsea Books Ltd 2015