Antique & Design

 

 

Sculpture: statues, artworks, carvings, figurines...

 

 

Title  Pair antique French Louis XVI rouge marble pedestals with ornate gilt bronze ormolu mounts 19th century


Description

Pair antique French Louis XVI rouge marble pedestals with ornate gilt bronze ormolu mounts 19th century

The square tops .

Of monumental size and solidity, these heavy solid marble pedestal plinths are polished all round so they can stand in the centre of a room.

 

The rouge marble tops with moulded edges over a turned marble capital adorned with egg and dart ormolu mount and gilt bronze ring. Raised on a substantial turned .

 

 

French mid 19th century in the French Louis XVI 18th century manner.


Overall Dimensions

Height 120 cm

Width 29 cm

Depth 29cm

 

 


Price  AUD $12,500 the pair

 

 

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Title  Pair Grand antique Italian baroque giltwood urn shaped lamps profusely carved in silvered leaf wood


Description

Pair Grand antique Italian baroque giltwood urn shaped lamps profusely carved in silvered leaf wood.

The large size of these antique urns or vases indicates they were used for silk flowers or wrought iron candelabra tops. They have recently been electrified and have hand stitched parchement shades adorned with gilt bullion fringe cords.

The shaped shades are open to the back and the urns are carved in solid wood and have been burnished with silver leaf front and sides. The backs are left plain as this surface would have been left facing the wall hence unseen.

Complete with vintage shades that may easily be changed to suit your needs.

These Roman vase shaped candle holders ( torchere) have recently been electrified with  black cord and inline switch with Australian plugs.

 

Italian Baroque late 1800's in the 17th century manner

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 105 cm

Width 49 cm

Depth 29 cm


carved urns only :

Height 57 cm

Width 49 cm

Depth 29 cm

 


Price AUD $3875  the Pair

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Title   French 19th century Dieppe ivory Christ crucifix on carved gilt cross in giltwood frame Napoleon III


Description

French 19th century Dieppe ivory Christ crucifix on carved gilt cross in giltwood frame Napoleon III.

 

The sculpted figure of Christ in carved Dieppe ivory is origin and is in very good condition for its age. This carved sculpture figure is mounted on a water gilt cross in matt and burnished gold and is fitted to a silk backing. The  original 19th century frame in carved and gilded wood in the Louis XVI manner of 1780.

 

Original condition and complete the backing of the panel with applied vintage wall paper to prevent humidity ingress from those ancient french stone walls upon which this may have been hung.

 

 

French Napoleon III circa 1850


Height 48cm

Width 32cm

Depth 3cm

Weight 800grams

 

CITES requirements for export may apply.


Price AUD $1795

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Title  Pair antique Italian baroque figural lamps profusely carved in walnut with gold leaf watergilt patina


Description

Pair antique Italian baroque figural lamps in profusely carved walnut with gold leaf watergilt decoration.

 

The pair of statues of noble ladies dressed in gilded Roman Baroque costumes each holding aloft a carved torch (torchere) in silver leaf.

These Roman lady statues would originally have been used as candle holders ( torchere) holding aloft a wax candle and have recently been electrified with cloth cord and inline switch.

Complete with pleated shades and on original silver leaf carved bases with superb quality patina.

 

Italian Baroque early 1900's in the 17th century manner

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 97 cm

Width 33 cm

Depth 33 cm


carved figures only

Height 75 cm

Width 23 cm

Depth 18 cm

 


Price AUD $4850

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Title    Large antique carved wooden Tang style horse with traces of polychrome decoration on wooden base


Description

Large antique carved wooden Tang style horse with traces of polychrome decoration on wooden base.

Well carved Chinese horse statue in equestrian pose.

 

Very good condition but no maker's markings or signatures which is not unusual for Chinese sculptural objects of the Tang style. 

 

China early 1900's


Dimensions

Height 53cm

Length 60cm

Depth 20 cm

Weight  5 kg

 


Price   AUD $885

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Title   Antique sculpture Boy and Girl statue MUSIQUE signed Cherc  Adam and Eve in terracotta by Goldscheider


Description

Antique sculpture Boy and Girl statue entitled MUSIQUE.

Signed by Cherc  representing Adam and Eve in terracotta with Goldscheider stamp, Vienna Austria circa 1910.

This antique statue is signed Cherc, a pseudonym signature for Hans Schoerk sculptor of the composition.

 

In good original condition this fired terracotta sculpture figure with original painted finish including original highlights and shading.

The boy with an antique writing tablet under his arm and original string and pencil. The girl with a large folio entitled Musique. She secretly shares an apple with the naughty boy, an alegory for Adam and Eve, arts and science.

 

Stamped Goldscheider and incised signature Cherc to base all in original perfect condition.

 

Goldscheider ( 1885-1960)

 

Imperial Austrian circa 1910

 

Dimensions

Height 50cm
Width 32 cm

Depth 16cm

 

Weight 4.6 kg



Price AUD $1950

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Title    Large terracotta statue sculpture Girl with buckets signed Perigot  and by Goldscheider original 1895


Description

Large antique terracotta statue Girl with buckets signed Perigot  and by Goldscheider original circa 1895 in the Art Nouveau manner and period.

In good original condition this fired terracotta sculpture figure with original painted finish including gilding highlights and shading.

 

Stamped and incised signature to base.

It is most unusual to find such a big sized Goldscheider original antique terracotta in perfect condition.

The well sculpted figure of a lady with twin buckets and large urn in hand as symbol of abundance and prosperity.

 

Friedrich Goldscheider ( 1845-1897) sculpted in terracotta by Perigot who carved and painted ceramic statue for Goldscheider in the late 19th century.

Imperial Austrian circa 1895

 

Dimensions

Height 68cm

Depth 33cm
Width 45 cm

 

Weight 12 kg



Price AUD $2895

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Title    Large Art Nouveau porcelain statue of a maiden by Bernard Bloch  1900 in the Goldscheider manner


Description

Large antique Imperial Austrian Art Nouveau porcelain statue by Bernard Bloch of a maiden with lily pad tray 1900 in the Goldscheider manner.

The quality, size and finish of this statue is extremely high and competes with the fabulous Goldscheider factory figurines.

This lady with gilt flowing robe holds aloft a lily pad tray.

Well sculpted and in excellent condition of its age and attributed to the sculptor Theodore Scoop.

Signed impressed mark BB signature and numbered 7548 under base with signature black glaze.

Large statues of this era in original condition are quite rare.


Imperial Austrian 1900

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 65cm

width 30 cm

Depth 28cm

Weight 4.6 kg

 


Price AUD $1395

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Title Rare large Antique Royal Dux sculpture statue of Diana the huntress in white porcelain and gold details


Description

Rare large antique Royal Dux sculpture statue of Diana the huntress in white porcelain and gold details.

This fine Artemis sculpture dates from around 1860 -1918 and is in superb condition.

It bears the original pink clay mark with the letter E for Eichler.

Royal Dux porcelain factory was established by Eduard Eichler in Duchov Bohemia in 1860.

in excellent condition, this size fo porcelain figure is quite rare.

Imperial Austrian Empire 1860-1918.

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 67cm

Length 32cm

Depth 21cm

weight 5.9 kg

 


Price  AUD $1750

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Title Neoclassical bust of Caesar hand beaten and engraved copper

Dimensions

Height 12cm

width 10.5 cm

Description

Well sculpted copper plate plaque of an Ancient Roman Emperor bust wearing traditional dress swags with shoulder clasp. Possibly of Hadrian.

Signed lower right , Mid Century European origin.


European , circa 1950

Price AUD $75

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Title Beautiful Antique Gladenbeck sculpture bronze statue mounted on sienna marble plinth with bronze detail.


Dimensions

Height 19cm

Length 6cm

Depth 5cm

Description

Bust of an ancient antique Greek possibly Aristotle or Euripides mounted on a square sienna marble plinth with lower bronze molding and mable platform.

This antique bust is signed to back by the famous Berlin foundry of H Gladenbeck and son. This fine sculpture dates from around 1890 -1910 and is in superb condition.

 


Price  AUD $2600

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Title  Impressive large Victorian display wall charger eletrotype silver plate with ornate sculpted figures 1880's

 


Description

Impressive large Victorian display wall charger eletrotype silver plate with ornate sculpted figures, English circa 1880's

 

In very good original condition this gorgeous quality wall plate or charger in silver plated depicts various neoclassical themes in the French Louis XVI manner.

A similar example is displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum London and is by Elkington.

English 1880


Overall Dimensions

Height 45cm
Width 45cm

Depth 4cm

 

Weight : 4.3kg 

 


Price AUD $3250

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Title    Vintage white porcelain figure group by Rorstrand with mythical satyr and nymph by Harald Salomon 1943


Description

Swedish vintage white porcelain figure group by Rorstrand of mythical satyr and nymph by Harald Salomon 1943

 

Harald Salomon (1900-1999) worked for Rorstrand between 1943-1945. He sculpted the famous Chin de Blanc figures in the Art Deco and Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic in white glazed porcelain.

This figure group with a seated nude nymph listening to the faun playing pan pipes that is perhaps an allegory of the times...

The elegant white porcelain is in perfect condition.

 

Swedish 1943


Dimensions

Height 27cm

Width 23 cm

Depth 12 cm

Weight  1400 grams

 


Price   AUD $595

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Title  Heavy Victorian display wall plate of eletrotype silver plate sculpted angels VERITAS maker Elkington

 


Description

Heavy Victorian display wall plate of eletrotype silver plate sculpted angels VERITAS maker Elkington

 

In very good original condition this gorgeous quality wall plate or charger in silver plated depicts various neoclassical themes in the French Louis XVI manner.

A similar example is displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum London.

English 1880


Overall Dimensions

Height 27cm
Width 27cm

Depth 3cm

 

Weight : 0.700kg 

 


Price AUD $1295

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Title  Antique French sculpture of a Moor in terracotta with highly detailed costume complete with mustache 1890

 
Description

Antique French sculpture of a Moor in terracotta with highly detailed costume complete with mustache.

Late 19th century French statue of an Orientalist bust of a moor or an Egyptian Nubian man.

Beautifully sculpted complete with ornate Fez and turban.

Original hand painted finish.

Perfect size for the mantlepiece or desk top.

 

French Orientalist late 1890

 

Overall Dimensions:

Height: 33

Width 20 cm

Depth 12 cm

Weight 1.6 kg


Price  AUD $ 695

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Title  Pair tall silver gilt Empire period pricket candlesticks carved details matt and burnished silvered wood 1810


Description

Rare Pair of tall silver gilt French Empire period pricket candlesticks with carved details matt and burnished silvered wood.

With original wrought iron candle pricket top, these gorgeous candelsticks are made of fruitwood with turned and carved details. The surface is smoothed with gesso and then silver leaf is applied and partially burnished to a fine smooth surface.

Raised on fluted pedestals with carved lion feet.  The front of each pedestal with fluted details and the back with an inscribed panel, illegible.

Minor losses to some silver edges consistent with age and use.

 

 

French Empire circa 1810

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 68 cm plus iron pricket

Width 16 cm

Depth 16 cm

 


Price AUD $2875 pair

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Title    Monumental white porcelain neoclassical floor vase 18th century with ormolu mount possibly KPM


Description

Extremely rare antique white porcelain neoclassical floor vase  of monumental size possibly KPM  Berlin, late 18th century with gilt bronze ormolu mount.

 

The huge egg shaped body with tall neck opening is gadrooned with Laurel leaf swags all hand formed.

Such a large single piece of fired porecelain required enormous technical proficiency

 

 This huge neoclassical vase is made in two sections and is joined with a gilt bronze acanthus mount separating the two parts that are bolted firmly together.

The foot of the vase is a classic turned plinth shape.

There are minor surface chips and repairs loctated just under the bronze ring which hides these repairs well.

A similar shaped vase made by KPM may be seen in the Applied Museums in Berlin.

This late 18th century vase may have preceded the traditional blue sceptre signature of KPM.

Whilst this rare example is unsigned it may have been mounted on an another 8 sided pedestal base that would have thus been marked with the KPM signature.

 

KPM was founded by King Frederick the Great in 1763.

 

Prussian ( North Germany) late 18th century in the Louis XVI manner of the period.


Dimensions

Height 76cm

Diameter 44cm

 


 


Price AUD $7850

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Title  French gilt bronze winged angel statue on marble plinth with raised wings in the manner of Hermes


Description

French gilt bronze winged angel statue on marble plinth with raised wings in the manner of Hermes.

The angel or Putto is well carved and cast in bronze. a pair of chiselled raised wings with crossed arms and in a running pose similar to the classic Hermes sculpture.

One foot raised the other on a ball signifying the Earth and resting on a star.

The figure is raised on a turned sienna marble pedestal base.

 

French late 19th century

 

Dimensions

Height 28cm

Diameter 9cm

Weight 900 grams



Price AUD $875

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Title  Large pair Flaxman ewers in the Wedgwood manner with matt black basalt finish in terracotta 62cm high

 Description

 

Large pair sculptural ewers in the Wedgwood manner with matt black basalt finish in fired terracotta with ehight of 62cm.

Modelled after the rare pair of ewers named Sacred to Bacchus and Neptune these giant ewers are sculpted with mermen like figure with scrolling fishtails, their hands firmly grasping the neck of the ewer as though riding a wave.

The grotesque head of a sea monster above a baluster shaped ewer body with reeded and turned socle to square pedestal.

These large ewers are unsigned and undated but have clear reference to the original black basalt urns sculpted for John Flaxman for the Wedgwood factory in 1770.

Age and factory unknown

Overall dimensions

Height 62 cm

Width 32 cm

Depth 23 cm

Weight 8.7 kg each

 

 

 
Price  AUD $6750 the pair

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Title  Well sculpted statue in pure white of St Joseph statue 40 cm tall  numbered 40/373

Description

Well sculpted statue in pure white of St Joseph statue 40 cm tall  numbered 40/373.

 

Joseph holds Christ in one arm and an olive branch, the symbol of peace, in the other.

made of reconsituted carrara white marble and of heavy weight of 400 grams.

 

Italian 20th century.


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Title  Solid marble sculpture of the goddess Ceres in Art Deco pre-raphaelite manner with wheat sheaf 1920's

Description

Antique Italian solid marble sculpture of the ancient Roman goddess Ceres in Art deco pre-raphaelite manner.

 

Ceres is the Roman goddess of agriculture with the power to make bountiful harvests and bear fruitfulness. She is carved from the pure white Cararra marble. The flawless white stone head is combined with a darker brown marble bust to represent the earth that Ceres blesses.

A wheat sheaf sprouts from her bosom symbolising the abundant harvest and prosperity.

A paper label attached under the base is from the previous owner who purchased this statue in Milan and brought it to Australia in 1940.

The label erroneously  attributes the statue as of "Francesca Da Rimoni "  by Prof Quadri.

The marble sculpture is unsigned. The attribution to Francesca Da Rimini may be because of a similarity of her face to a painting of the same name by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres dated 1819.

Italian early 20th century.

Overall dimensions:

Height 30cm

Width 14 cm

Depth 12 cm

Weight 4000 grams


Price AUD $ 2885

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Title Large pair of neoclassical Empire style repousse work brass wall plaques in polished brass circa 1900


Description

Large pair of neoclassical Empire style repousse work brass wall plaques in polished brass circa 1900

 

Of grande propotions these 63 cm diameter classic wall plates are hand shaped from beaten brass.

The large charger shape with classic raised border around the centre with heads of the Minerva and Mars.

 

Sweden early 1900's in the French Empire manner of 1805

 

Dimensions

Height 63cm

Diameter 63cm



Price AUD $1250 the pair

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Title  French Gilt brass or bronze putto cherub with twin flutes in the Roman style on turned marble pedestal

Description

French Gilt brass or bronze putto cherub with twin flutes in the Roman style on turned marble pedestal .

The shaped taper holder or candlestick top with lovely detailed work sits above the chrub's head.

This cupid may be an ancient Pompeiian design as the twin pipes were usually used to placate the Medussa.

Mounted on a lovely white and pink marble dase.

Traces of verdigris and original gilt finish.

French or Italian late 19th century

Overall dimensions:

Height 18cm

Width 8.5 cm

Depth 8.4 cm

Weight 900 grams


Price AUD $ 485

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Title   Beautiful large antique porcelain statue of a lady water bearer holding hand painted incised mark OP


Description

Beautiful large antique porcelain sculpture of a seductive lady, water bearer, with raised skirt revealing a good length of leg and holding a bucket symonlising prosperity and ferility. The statue is under glazed hand painted and has a stamp OP .

 

Hand painted under glaze with gorgeous details and gilt edge gown in very good condition but with an impressed stylised marks or stamp O P and a pattern number impressed underneath the base that read  as "112 50 91"

 

European porcelain of the 19th century did not always have factory labels or markings to them.  The numbers under the base usually refer to the moulding size and type and the individual colouring artist.

In excellent condition with no breaks or repairs.

 

European late 19th century


Dimensions

 

Height 54cm

Length 18cm

Width 18cm

 

Weight  2200 grams

 


Price AUD $ 775

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Title  Alabaster and marble sculpture of a Lady in lace collar attributed to Antonio Natali 1850-1918

  

  

Description

Solid white marble and alabaster carving of a Lady in lace collar and period costume attributed to Antonio Natali 1850-1918

 

The sculpture depicts a mistress in period 18th century costume. She stands contrapposto with one hand on her hip the other holding a length of ribbon. She wears a delftly carved dress with a french hat and wide lace collar. The long skirt is tied with bibbons and reveals her alluring stocking clad legs.

 


Italian, Belle Epoque 1880


Overall Dimensions

Height 62 cm

Length 19 cm

Depth 19 cm

Weight 12 kg.


Price  AUD $6850


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Title  French late 19th century statue of a lady Rebecca at the well in hand painted terracotta signed Le Guluche

  

  

Description

Original French late 19th century statue of a lady with amphora an alegory of " Rebecca at the Well" in hand painted terracotta signed Le Guluche.

 

Master sculptor Joseph Le Guluche 1849-1915.  Signed by the artist and various factory stamps from L'Isle-Adam and model number 449.

Joseph Le Guluche was a French sculptor. He mainly produced popular subjects for the decorative pottery manufactures of Villenauxe-la-Grande (Aube) and L'Isle-Adam (Val-d'Oise). The collaboration of Joseph Le Guluche with the Mauger families and especially with Alphonse Hanne marks the golden age of these factories. His work is divided into several main categories: the subjects of the seaside, the rural subjects, the feminine allegories of Art Nouveau inspiration, the Orientalist subjects. 


French circa 1890


Overall Dimensions

Height 54 cm

Length 19 cm

Depth 19 cm

Weight 4.6 kg.


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Title    Antique terracotta Tang style horse with traces of polychrome decoration and on wooden stand


Description

Antique terracotta Tang style horse with traces of polychrome decoration and on wooden stand .

Well sculpted standing equestrian pose. In good condition without breaks or repairs and of unusually large size.

 

Very good condition but no maker's markings or stamps which is not unusual  Chinese sculptural objects of the Tang Dynasty. 

 

China , Age unknown


Dimensions

Length 48cm

Height 38cm

Width 15cm

 

Weight  5500 grams

 


Price   SOLD

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Title  Original sculpted statue of a seated Amazon resting on a lion skin signed by Arturo Comelli 1900-1975

  

  

Description

Original sculpted statue of a seated Amazon resting on a lion skin signed by Arturo Comelli 1900-1975.

 

The well sculpted pose of the athletic lady with contemplative but focused visage looking into the distance. Her Amazonian hair style in the neoclassical manner ( think Wonderwoman) .

She sits upon a lion's skin aluding to the neoclassical pose of a Shinx.

 

The artists is Arturo Comelli who was born in Nimis Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He studied as a monumental mason and emigrated to Australia in 1926 from North Eastern Italy.

Comelli wanted his sculptures to be seen and to that end he experimented with many mediums.  This statue is most likely a composit of marble dust and cement  and holds the sculptures incision marks perfectly just like terracotta. Overall hand painted bronzed finish befitting the warrior nude.

 

The State Library of South Australia currently holds a bust of Donald Bradman also by Comelli.

Signed  to base

A Comelli '63


Australian 1963


Overall Dimensions

Height 45 cm

Length 45 cm

Depth 23 cm

 


Price  AUD $3850


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Title  Heavy butler's serving tray with ornate handles antique neoclassical frieze with makers mark to back

 


Description

Heavy Danish butler's serving tray with ornate handles antique neoclassical style with makers mark to back .

Excquisite quality cast electrotype frieze with Ancient Greek figures of the gods from the Parthenon.

The back of the silvered copper tray with cast mark:

Budtz Muller & Co

This early photographer became noted for his fabulous work and became the Royal court photographer to the Danish Court.  His company was also very interested in neoclassical Danish design  most notable works including by the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and the Glyptotek in Copenhagen.

 

Danish circa 1870

 

 

 


Overall Dimensions

Height 2cm
Width 57cm

Depth 45cm

 

Weight : 2.7kg 

 


Price AUD $ 1895

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Title  Majestic sculptureof a standing lion attributed to Armand Fagotto glazed finish terracotta circa 1910

  

  

Description

Original heavy majestic sculptureof a standing lion attributed to Armand Fagotto with original rare glazed finish in terracotta circa 1910

 

Armand Fagotto lived and worked mainly in France during the late 19th century and the early 20th century. His sculptures are very recognizable and he has a talent for powerfully sculpting predator animals on rocks. He lets the strength of the animals come to the fore through the use of precise yet flowing lines.

This hand sculpted terracotta although unsigned and may have been a test piece for particular fired glaze colours and how they perform visually on the sculpture. A number of well documented sculptures signed by Fagotto show the same flowing majesty .


French circa 1910


Overall Dimensions

Height 33 cm

Length 43 cm

Depth 19 cm

Weight 5 kg.


Price  AUD $1485


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Title  Big vintage steel letters with patina finish. Each can be mounted individually and has a rustic finish

 

Description

Big vintage steel letters with patina finish. Each can be mounted individually and has a rustic finish. Steel shaped letters in original condition mid-century.

 

Mid century in the 20th century manner.

 

Letter Dimensions

Y

Height 31cm

Width 32 cm

Depth 5cm

E

Height 31cm

Width 31 cm

Depth 5cm

S

Height 31cm

Width 27 cm

Depth 5cm

 

Combined weight 3.1kg

Price  AUD $240 set of three

 


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Title    Large signed terracotta GOLDSCHEIDER sculpture Lady statue original gold leaf signed Petri Austria 1902


Description

A rare and unusually large statue by  of Rebecca at the well from the Viennese factory of GOLDSCHEIDER and signed by the artist scuptor painter Otto Petri..

In perfect original condition this fired terracotta figure with original painted finish including gilding highlights and shading.

 

Stamped and signed to base.

It is most unusual to find such a big sized terracotta in perfect condition.

It is quite likely that this was made as an exhibition piece . The well sculpted figure of a lady at a well with two urns .

Friedrich Goldscheider ( 1845-1897) sculpted by Otto Petri (1860-1942) painted ceramic statue circa 1902

Austrian circa 1902

 

Dimensions

Height 63cm

Depth 42cm
Width 34 cm

 

Weight 14 kg

 

 



Price AUD $7850

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Title Antique French terracotta sculpture of The Lovers Wedding hand sculpted and stamped U&C

  

  

Description

Antique French terracotta sculpture of The Lovers Wedding hand sculpted and stamped U&C with date stamp .

This late 19th century statue is would most likely have been painted and gilt with gold leaf highlights like the Goldscheider figures.

All terracotta statues are all hand made and cannot be mass produced. It takes the same amount of time and effort as a bronze sculpture.

The company stamp is impressed into the terracotta under  the base.

At some time this sculpture has been stripped of its original hand painted finish back to terracotta. it has been delicately drilled to the base so as to allow it to be made into a lamp  but the terracotta remains intact without breaks or chips.

 

 

This statue is finished all round to stand in the centre of table as a table top ornament 

 

weight at 2.5 kg 


French circa 1895


Overall Dimensions

Height 40 cm

Length 27 cm

Depth 20 cm

Weight 2.5 kg.


Price  AUD $985


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Title Antique French Art Nouveau nude maiden sitting on a rock  on a black marble base circa 1895 after Ledieu

  

  

Description

A French Art Nouveau bronze figure of a maiden, in the manner of Mme Signoret Ledieu, depicting a nude maiden with flowers in her hair peering over a rock beside a stream possibly enchanted with her own reflection almost like a Narcissus. The bronze figure of the lady sits on an associated black marble base.

 

This statue finished all round to stand in the centre of table as a desk top ornament or paperweight.

 


French circa 1895
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Title  Antique bronze sculpture of a seated Roman soldier after Michel Ange Pollet 1814-1870  on a marble base

 

Description

Fine bronze sculpture of a seated Ancient Roman soldier after Michel Ange Pollet 1814-1870  on a marble base. The well sculpted symbol of ancient Roman authority in the form of a Roman general in full armour. This bronze statue howeveer speaks to the more civilized benevolence of the Roman Empire. The soldier is seated with a scroll in his hands.

No helmet or sword by his side however the scroll indicating law and order in the form of Pax Romana .

Mounted on a rouge marble plinth this statue after the antique is similar to one sculpted by reknowned sculptor Michel Ange Pollet an Italian sculptor born in Palermo 1814 .

 

This Grand Tour statue is finished all round to stand in the centre of table as a desk top ornament or paperweight.

 
French circa 1845


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Title  Antique  Italian 18th century crucifix carved gilt polychrome wood 


Description

Antique  Italian 18th century crucifix carved and polychrome gilt wood

The original carved figure of Christ in painted fruitwood is of early to mid 18th century origin and is in very good condition for its age.  The black painted wooden cross the sculpture is mounted on is modern handmade in order to display this statue correctly.

A similar crucifix was sold by Drouot Paris for 2100 Euro : 18th March 2016

 

Original painted finish of the 18th century to the Christ figure.

  

Italian 18th century

 

More images available


Height 51cm

Width 27cm

Depth 10cm

Christ sculpture dimensions only ;

H27cm

W 22cm

D 7cm


Price AUD 1755

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Title  French Empire or Regency heavy solid bronze recumbent lion statue finished all round

Description

French Empire or Regency heavy solid bronze recumbent lion sculpture. The Lion of Lucerne resting on a plinth mounted to an Empire pedestal with dark patinated panels and Empire highlighted design. This statue finished all round to stand in the centre of table as a desk top ornament or paperweight.

 Very heavy weight at 4.5 kg ideal as a bookend.

19th century French or English

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Title    Antique birch Treen needlecases. One in the form of a lighthouse the other as a mushroom


Description

Often referred to treen the making or small ornate wooden objects for household use, these two collectable needle cases or trinket boxes are made from solid birch. One is in the shape of a lighthouse complete with enhanced lense. The turned top unscrews from its tapering base to reveal a hollowed out needle case inside.

The second is in the shape of a mushroom, the top ideal as support for embroidery. The handle is engraved with a leafy branch and the words "Himmelbjerget" or Sky Mountain. It is one of the highest geological peaks in Denmark and has been a tourist destination for centuries. The top of the mushroom can be pulled off the base to reveal a needle case hollowed out inside.

 

Lighthouse Dimensions

Height 8cm

Width 2.5 cm

 

Mushroom Dimensions

Height 11cm

Width 6 cm

 

Weight combined about 100 grams

 

 

Scandinavian late 19th century


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Title    Antique English Regency period bronze statue of Shakespeare dated 1822


Description

Antique cgilt ormolu and bronze statue of William Shakespeare.

Cast and produced in commemoration and dated April 23rd 1822 by George Dudley .

The mercurial gold gilt statue of an Elizabethan man leaning on a tree with a stag at his feet awaiting to be entertsined.

Mounted on monumental plinth in patinated bronze with an ornate laurel leaf plaque announcing:

"Each Rolling Year Exalys his Palmy Fame!

Recording Angels venerate his name!"

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Good condition and complete.

 

Enlish Regency period 1822


Height 17cm

Width 9cm

Depth 6cm

Weight  1100 grams


Price AUD $2795

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Title  Antique  French 18th century crucifix carved ivory  on velvet with gilt carved wooden frame with Provenance


Description

Antique  French 18th century crucifix carved ivory  on velvet with gilt wood cross and mounted in carved wooden frame.

The original carved figure of Christ in Ivory is of early to mid 18th century origin and is in very good condition for its age. This is mounted on a water gilt matt and burnished cross fitted to a rouge velvet backing. The  original 18th century frame in carved and gilded wood of the Regence period 1715-1723 France.

The back of the frame bears the sepia mark of noted Ivory specialist in Paris  C. Ricoux 32 Rue la Boetie  Paris .

A similar crucifix was sold by Drouot Paris for 2100 Euro : 18th March 2016

 

Superb condition and complete.

 

 

French 18th century


Height 43cm

Width 30cm

Depth 4cm

 

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Title    Antique carved ivory and tortoise shell jewell casket Ango Indian 1920's


Description

Antique carved ivory and tortoiseshell jewell casket Ango Indian 1920's.

The dome top with engraved scrimshaw floral design and ornate  pieced medallion. The traditional design or British Regency origin and made in the district known as Vizagapatam in Mardas Presidency of British India.

Each side  of the box with tortoise shell covering with edged mounted and engraved ivory and with ivory clasps help by silver  nails.

the whole raised on carved lions paw feet.

 

 

Superb condition and complete.

 

British India early 1900's


Height 6cm

Width 10cm

Depth 8cm

Weight  150 grams


Price AUD $750 Under offer

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Title Solid bronze statue of an Italian statue of a PRANCING HORSE after the original by da Vinci

Dimensions

Height 35cm

Length 35cm

Depth 11cm


Weight 6kg


Description

REAL BRONZE heavy statue of a proud horse in the mannerr of da Vinci. A very similar example is in the Metropolitan museum of Art and sculpted by Giovanni Bologna called Giabologna 1529-1608. It was cast in Italy 1575-1653 in the workshop of Francesco Susini.

 

This statue available is unmarked , no signature of founrdy stamps. It has a beautiful patina and is a wonderful example of equestrian sculpture.

It has an integral cast bronze plinth base with later felt pad below.

 

19th century solid bronze

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Title   Very Large heavy pair of brass seahorses Venetian 19th century


Description

An impressive sized pair of cast brass sea horses of Italian origin.  Beautifully sculpted and mounted on oval cast plinth and complete with adjustable seahorse reigns ( one is missing) . Most likely Venetian ornaments and superbly chisseled details

 

Italy 19th century or earlier


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Title  Antique Terracotta statue of Mignon by Eugene Aizelin , French 19th century.

Description

Eugene-Antoine Aizelin, French (1821-1902)
A fired terracotta figure of Mignon
cast .
The seated girl with a mandolin at her side, on a bow fronted base inscribed MIGNON, signed EUGENE AIZELIN.

The sculpture or statue was first exhibited at The Salon in Paris in 1880 . This period terracotta is a smaller scale model of the original bronze.


Aizelin began his studies under Dumont at the Ecole des Beaux Art in 1844 and debuted at the Salon in 1852. He exhibited there regularly until 1897 and also at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.

The famous foundry of Barbedienne produced a number of his models including the present example, in the following sizes: 34cm, 40cm, 54cm, 67cm, 80cm.

Related Literature: Les Bronzes du XIXie Siecle, P. Kjellberg, Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, page 37.


French  19th century

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Title Well carved antique Roman bust of Augustus most likely made in coadestone composition

Dimensions

Width 30cm

Height 82cm

Length 30cm

Description

Antique carved bust of Augustus in reconstituted stone, possibly Coadstone but unsigned. Excellent lifelike details and very nice patina. 19th century European and raised on later square turned capital base. The sculpture has a beautiful antique patina .


European  19th century

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Title Rare very large  signed Terracotta GOLDSCHEIDER sculpture Lady statue gold leaf highlights

Dimensions

Height 108 cm

Depth 28cm
Width 38 cm

 


Description

A VERY rare and unusually large statue by Viennese factory of GOLDSCHEIDER late 19th century , in perfect condition, this fired terracotta figure with original paint and gilding.

Stamped and signed to base.

It is most unusual to find such a big sized terracotta in perfect condition.

It is quite likely that this was made as an exhibition piece . The loosely drapped figure of a lady with art nouveau belt is studded with inlayed white opal cabuchons.



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Title  A gilt bronze Romanesque urn of exquisite quality depicting neptune

Dimensions

Height 16 cm

Width 18.5 cm

Depth 11 cm



Description

A very heavy gilded bronze urn in the Ancient Roman manner. Chisselled and decorated with a unique neptune sea faring scene around the body . The handles in forms of Neptune and bacchant Fauns

 

France, Paris circa 1830


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Title Rare Carved signed Terracotta GOLDSCHEIDER Lady statue or Rebecca

Description

A VERY rare and unusually large statue by Viennese factory of GOLDSCHEIDER late 19th century , in perfect condition, this fired terracotta figure with original paint and gilding featuring gold leaf and traslucent paint

Stamped and signed to base.

It is most unusual to find such a big sized terracotta in perfect condition.

It is quite likely that this was made as an exhibition piece . The loosely drapped figure of a lady with art nouveau belt resting her urn whilst waiting for her future husband to be....

Vienna early 1900's

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Title   Well sculpted fired terracotta statue of EVE with snake and apple in the style of Jan Stursa

Description

 

An well sculpted statue of Eve holding aloft an apple whilts the snake appearson her shoulder. The beautiful nude figure with stylised Art Deco hair in the manner of Jan Stursa , considered the formost Chez artist of his short time. 1880-1925

The style is definitely Art Deco .

This Art Deco figure is not signed but may have been intended as a model for a bronze casting.


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Title Deco Solid Black Marble Pharaoh Statue circa 1900

Dimensions

Height 152cm
Width 53cm

Depth 38 cm

Weight in excess of 300kg
Description

Solid carved stone black basalt or marble sculptured figure carved from a single monolithic block. This rare statue of an ancient Egyptian nobleman as a Visier or Paraoh and is life size for the period with very well carved proportions. Extremely heavy as its carved from one solid block of stone and weighs in excess of 300 kg. the arms are carved from the same single block and the support stone near the wrists is still in place, clearly this is a copy of a period ancient sculpture as this was traditional for most stone sculptures prior to freight and delivery to prevent breakages



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Title   Well sculpted silvered metal figure of a semi clad Bacchante 


Description

 

An well sculpted statue of a Bacchante or Maenads , a devote of Bacchus, god of wine. This nubile your lady is loosly drapped and holds a drinking chalice in one hand and a wine ewer in the other. She is athletically in pose and stands, mounted on a marble base. She presents herself as a pre Art Deco goddess.  Both ewer and wine chalice are separately cast to the main statue.

 

French circa 1890

 


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Title  Huge Swedish Architectural Portrait Medallion of Belman by Sergel

Dimensions

Diameter: 67cm

Description A magnificent Gustavian portrait medallion by Sergel , royal sculpture to King Gustav III of Sweden. These medallions were mounted around the public buildings in Stockholm , Sweden. The portrait is of renowned Swedish composer Sergel. It has a steel hook fixed to the back for easy suspension
Circa 1990

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Title Four Seasons in terracotta Signed Danish  wall Plaques
Four Terracotta signed Danish plaques

Dimensions

Diameter 22cm

Depth  2 cm



Description

Complete set of four antique terracotta signed Danish plaques marked: Ibsen, From a design by noted Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. These finely cast sculptures represent the four season and bear makers marks to reverse. ( note plaque has a hairline please see images) more images available
Circa 1880

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Title   Solid Bronze statue of an Heroic ARCHER Gothic Art Deco style

Dimensions

 

Height 75 cm

Width 43 cm
Depth 19cm

Weight 18 kg


Description

An impressive solid bronze statue of a semi clad gothic style herois Archer in the manner of the famous Polish sculptor working in berlin at the turn of the century F. Lepcke.

This gorgeous statue is well poised with outstretched arm holding a longbow and draped stylised cloth arcoss both arms.

mounted on a black marble stepped base , this figure is unsigned but is of great aesthetic value. Large scale statue.

 

 20th century European


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Title  Antique bronze statue of Napoleon on a heavy bronze pedestal

Description

A solid bronze statue of French Emperor Napoleon with trade mark hand in waistcoat and hat. He is standing on a turned circular column resting on a square plinth.

The statue is leaning backwards ...probably from a few too many XO brandy after the loosing to Russian imperial and Prussian forces!

An ideal paperweight for any Empire enthusiast.

Height 10.5cm

Width 4 cm

Depth 4 cm

Weight 250 grams

 


French  19th century

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Title Solid cast gold leaf gilt bust of an Art Nouveau girl entitled MEDITATION , signed and numbered to back

Dimensions

Height 31cm

Length 18cm

Depth 12cm


Weight 4kg


Description

A very heavy cast statue bust of a beautiful Art Nouveau girl.  With a flower in her long trailing hair , she has the countenance of a muse. Scrolling writing across the pedestal entitled MEDITATION, this statue is extremely heavy for its size so possibly cast in stone but with the weight of iron.

 Well finished in gold leaf with hand applied patina, she is signed to the back  possibly by Gross who worked for the GoldScheider company as sculptor. There is also a two number inscription with a germanic 7 and the number 9 . The Art Nouveau period would date from 1890-1910 so it is probably a design or pattern number rather than a year date.

 

 

Geman or Austrian late 19th century  early 20th century

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Title French bust of King Louis XIV beautifully cast in plaster after the original in the Louvre

Dimensions

Height 38cm

Length 27cm

Depth 17cm


Weight 4.4kg


Description

Beautifully sculpted bust of the important French King Louis XIV also known as the Sun King. His influence as the leader of all things fashionable and style in Europe was unsurpassed at the time. The carved rococo details are just superb. Quite heavy too for a plaster casting, it retains its original patina. Unsigned.

 

20th century after the 18th century French original in the Louvre museum, Paris.

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Title   Very Large life size heavy real bronze statue of an majestic stag

Dimensions

 

Height 183 cm

Width 74 cm
Length 155 cm


Description

An impressive life sized real bronze statue of a stag, finely sculpted with a gorgeous verdigris patina.

Very heavy and cast using lost wax technique. Standing on all four legs with chisseled details to realistic fur coat.

 


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Title Rare Carved Bust Of Bacchus of the Napoleon III era
Rare Carved bust of Bacchus Napoleon III

Dimensions

Width 23cm

Height 45cm

Depth 20cm

Description Rare carved bust of Bacchus the wine god. Napoleon III period
Circa 1860

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Title Pair of solid bronze life size stag statues Left and right facing ,

Dimensions

Height 200cm

Length 105cm

Bredth 70cm

Description

REAL BRONZE heavy statues of a pair of stags. These fine sculptures area real bronze pair of sculptures of stately and majestic pair , left and right facing stags on a naturalistic sculpted rocky outcrop in bronze. Lovely verdigris patina, lifelike pose and well executed. A real feature for any stately mannor house. very similar to the one shown in the Bond movie SKYFALL.



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Title Bronze Chinese DRAGON statue on burgundy marble base French 19th century

Dimensions

Height 12cm

Length 14cm

Depth 8cm

Description

Gorgeous bronze Griffin or Dragon statue with stretched wings and firmly footed on a rouge marble base.. Fienly chisseled scales to the body and resting on four well carved paws.

French made for the oriental gentleman collector.
Ideal as a paperweight.
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Title Pair of solid bronze life size stag statues,

Dimensions

Height 200cm

Length 105cm

Bredth 70cm

Description

REAL BRONZE heavy statues of a pair of stags. These fine sculptures area real bronze pair of sculptures of stately and majestic pair , left and right facing stags on a naturalistic sculpted rocky outcrop in bronze. Lovely verdigris patina, lifelike pose and well executed. A real feature for any stately mannor house. very similar to the one shown in the Bond movie SKYFALL.



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Title   Very tall heavy real bronze cast pair of Whippet greyhound statues

Dimensions

 

Height 78 cm

Width 24 cm
Depth 21cm


Description

An impressive life sized bronze pair of statues of whippets or greyhounds one facing left the other facing right. they are elegantly seated on a sculpted 8 sided pedestal with carved acanthus and ribbon work, all in solid lost wax technique bronze casting, each weighing in at around 13 kilos per sculpture.

 

 


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Title Pair of solid bronze life size stag statues Left and right facing ,

Dimensions

Height 200cm

Length 105cm

Bredth 70cm

Description

REAL BRONZE heavy statues of a pair of stags. These fine sculptures area real bronze pair of sculptures of stately and majestic pair , left and right facing stags on a naturalistic sculpted rocky outcrop in bronze. Lovely verdigris patina, lifelike pose and well executed. A real feature for any stately mannor house. very similar to the one shown in the Bond movie SKYFALL.



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Title Antique Chinese Solid heavy ebony or rosewood carved wood dragon figure

Dimensions

 

 

Width 22cm

Height 28cm

Depth 10cm

Weight 1.7kg


Description

Antique Chinese dragon statue , beuatifully carved in heavy pallisander rosewood. Superb details in the sculpture and carving and completely original, no damage restoration or repairs.

Lovely wood grain that really needs to be seen to be appreciated. This wood carver really understood the timber he was working with.

China 1890

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Title Carved wood and gilded ANGEL statue

Dimensions
H 21cm

W 12 cm

D 9 cm


Description

An antique carved wood angel figure. Thsi goregous scultpture has been executed in three part; the main body, and the two wings.

a wonderful face and good gold leaf gilt finish and nice original aged patina.


French Circa 1880

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Title Ormolu Bust Of A French Lady
Ormolu bust of a French lady Dimensions Height 19cm Length 10cm Depth 8cm

Description Ormolu bust of a French lady with fine details and signed to rear. !8th century style
Circa 1900

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Title Grand Tour Bronze Dancing Faun
Grand Tour bronze Dancing Faun Dimensions Width 6cm Height 16cm Depth 6cm

Description Grand Tour bronze of the Pompeiian Dancing Faun . Italian fully nude sculpture of the Roman figure as excavated in the House of the Dancing Faun, Pompeii
Circa 1820

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Title Antique Bronze Of Apollo Resting
Grand Tour bronze Dancing Faun Dimensions Width 10cm Height 11cm Depth 6cm

Description Antique Bronze of Apollo resting with fine detailed features fully nude. Pairs of wings on his sandled feet and a lovely patina. 1820's Italian
Circa 1820

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Title Art Deco Gilt Bronze Diana Signed Houdon
Art Deco Gilt bronze Diana signed Houdon Dimensions Width 13cm Height 31cm Depth 21cm

Description Art Deco Gilt bronze Diana signed Houdon . This early 20th century ormolu casting is after the original massive sculpture by Jean Antoine Houdon ( 1741-1828) Who's work is exhibited in the Musee Du Louvre in Paris. The marvelous bronze is mounted on a rouge marble turned base.

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Title Art Deco Berlin Bronze Nude Dancer
rt Deco Berlin bronze nude dancer DimensionsWidth 14cm Height 27cm Depth 8cm

Description Art Deco Berlin bronze nude musician dancer signed by Karl Kowalczewski 1876-1927 Art Deco period sculptor in Berlin. Mounted on fine granite turned base
Circa 1920

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Title Art Deco "Metropolis" Maiden
DimensionsHeight 28cm Length 12cm Depth 7cm

Description Art deco "metropolis" maiden possibly a mirror stand, beautifully sculpted and heavy
Circa 1910

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Title Tall antique French table lamp with glass shade of winged Mercury sculpture or Hermes after Giambologna

 
Description

Tall antique French table lamp with glass flame shade of winged Mercury (Roman) sculpture or Hermes ( Greek)  after the famouse Italian master sculptor Giambologna (1529-1608)

 

This bronzed spelter lamp still retains its original fittings and vintage cloth cost wiring ....so it may be time to rewire it for safety.

The ancient Greek god Hermes also known as the Ancient Roman Mercury, was the god of travellers, translators and interpreters. He served as a messenger for all other gods and ruled over wealth , good fortune and commerce as well as fertility, hence his athletic physique.

This statue is cast in bronzed spelter after an original from the Renaissance sculptor Giambologna for the Villa Medici in Rome.

 

French early 1900


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Title   Antique gilt bronze statue of goddess Hestia or Vesta ( Roman)  holding a oil lamp on white marble base

Description

 

Antique gilt bronze statue of goddess Hestia or Vesta ( Roman)  holding a oil lamp on white marble socle .

After an ancient Roman sculpture of the goddess Vesta also known as hestia in Greece, she represents as a virgin goddess and bestows good luck health and happiness in the home. She holds an ancient oil lamp to signify the flame of well being and good health.

Cast in bronze with mercurial gold gilding over chisseled bronze details, this sculpture may have been one of several surrounding a plinth pedestal or perhaps a furniture mount for a very elaborate piece.

She is mounted on a later turned white marble plinth.

 

French early 1850

 
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Title Well carved heavy antique Roman bust of the Belvedere Apollo in reconsituted stone composition



Description

Well carved heavy antique Roman bust of the Belvedere Apollo in reconsituted stone composition, unsigned.

Excellent lifelike details and very nice aged patina.

19th century European and raised onturned soccle base.

The sculpture has a beautiful antique patina .


European  19th century


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Title Rare Pair Ormolu Cupid Statues
DimensionsHeight 15cm Length 6cm Depth 6cm

Description Rare pair Ormolu cupid statues raised on turned and chased column pedestals. Beautifull jewellry quality details to these fine gilded bronzes priced as a pair.
Circa 1820

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