Stunning antique gilded bronze frame in the Empire style. A cornice with foliate detail supported by twist pillars floats in front of the frame. Turned finials are upon the base as well as top corners. A finely cast ribbon and wreath are mounted on the top. France circa 1900. 6" W., 9 1/4" H.; 3 7/8" W., 5 3/8" H. photo
Gilded bronze French- Empire-design frame with a detailed, cast Napoleonic eagle perched upon its top. Lovely, cascading floral appliques adorn its silk liner. A relief pattern of heart-shape foliates at the frame's borders completes the design. France circa 1890. Beautifully re-backed in suede. 5 1/2" W., 8 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 4 3/4" H. photo
Bronze of a 16th-century gentleman holding two geese. Charming depiction of the well-known bronze sculpture by Hans Peisser, titled "Gaensemaennchenbrunnen" ("The Goose Man's Fountain"). The original sculpture, cast in 1550, is located in the Nuremberg Town Hall square in the old town. The depiction portrays the tale of the geese being carried to market, and as they loudly protested, the gentleman took pity upon them and swiftly returned them to their home. This detailed casting rests upon a variegated green marble base and bears the original retailer's label beneath, G.G. Leykauf. Nuremberg circa 1910. 6 1/4" H.
French Empire-design, gilded bronze photo frame with acanthus-leaf borders. Top is mounted with a ribbon and wreath. Oval opening with its textured gilding can be removed to convert frame into a rectangular form. France circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 7 1/4" H.; 3" W., 3 7/8" H. oval photo; 4 3/4" W., 5 1/2" H. rectangle photo
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Finely cast Art Deco archer by Salvatore Melani (Italy, 1902-1934). The romanticized, draped figure has sculpted muscle-tone detail. The kneeling archer holds a bow upon a two-level variegated black-and-white marble base with geometric green onyx insets. Green patinated metal figure is signed upon the reverse. France circa 1930. 8" W., 17 3/4" H., 23 1/2" W.
Beautifully detailed, patinated metal figure of a hurdler by the famous Art- Deco-era sculptor, Demetre Chiparus (born 1886 in Romania, died 1947 in France). The figure with outstretched arms jumps above, as he clears the hurdle beneath. Signed D.H. Chiparus upon the naturalistic ground, with foundry seal upon back edge. The figure rests on a variegated black and white marble base. France circa 1930. 11 1/2" W., 6 3/4" D., 18 1/2" H.
Large Art Deco figure group of Diana the Huntress, by J. Dauvergne. A kneeling Diana holds a spear as two leaping ibex run forward. The figures are upon an elaborate, variegated, cream-and-caramel onyx base with green onyx insets. Geometric marble forms further enhance the bold Art Deco design. Diana, with a patterned drape about her shoulder, is patinated in silver and gold; the ibex in aubergine. Signed upon the base, J. Dauvergne. France circa 1925. 21" H., 33 1/2" L., 7 1/8" D.
Sweet Art Nouveau bronze letter opener. A young boy in detailed relief with his heels upward, contemplates a rabbit among grasses. Open, curved handle. Made in France circa 1900. 8 1/2" L.
Bronze rooster with gilded patina. Well-cast figure of the crowing cockerel stands upon a naturalistic ground. A variegated golden marble round base supports the signed work. France circa 1930. 6 1/2" H.
Gilded bronze letter opener with detailed Art Nouveau florals in relief upon both sides of the opener. Fine functional size and form for use. Artist signed, A. Cladoux. France circa 1900. 5 5/8" L.
Sweet bronze seal depicting a young boy wearing a hat with a scarf about his neck. Germany circa 1910. 3" H.
Lovely bronze hand mirror with reticulated Art Nouveau florals. Detailed cast blossoms and leaves surround an oval-form mirror. France circa 1900. 7 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
Fine cast bronze of a boy holding an early carved flute-like instrument known as a chalumeau. The figure with wavy hair wears a jacket, hat and fur-lined shoes. A basket of fruits rests behind. Signed upon the squared base, Duchoiselle. The sculptor, active in France in the nineteenth century, created a highly regarded pair of bronzes depicting Native American Indians in canoes. France, circa 1880. 24" H., 7" W., 6" D.
Exquisitely cast gilded bronze urn by the famous Barbedienne Foundry in France circa 1900. Detailed relief floral clusters are found upon the top. Additional stylized Art Nouveau flower forms enhance the circumference as well as the sides of the form with its variegated marble base. Signed F. Barbedienne, Paris. 8 3/8" H.
Daring and provocative in her day - the liberated Art Deco era woman smoking in her lounging pajamas. Beautifully detailed bronze with silvered patina. Reminiscent of the decadent bronzes of the era by Bruno Zach. A variegated black marble base supports the figure. France circa 1925. Dimensions: 11" H.
King Charles Spaniel bronze sculpture by the well known Deco era sculptor, Alexander Kelety. Unusual 2 tiered jardiniere form with desirable damascened patina; rests on mottled coral tone marble. Born in Budapest, Kelety studied with Imray Simay in Toulouse. He exhibited at the Paris Salons between the wars. Many examples of Kelety's works are illustrated in "Art Deco and Other Figures", by Brian Catley. Signed and dated 1928. Dimensions: Height 6", Length 8 1/4", Width 3 3/4".
Georges Van Der Straeten born in Belgium 1850. An Art Nouveau Bronze of a woman with hair upswept into a ribbon. Lush brown patina. lovely features capture the remarkable expression and detail this sculptor is known for. Societe Des Bronzes De Paris Foundry Seal, France circa 1890. Onyx base. Dimensions: 7 3/8" H.