Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern letter, or paper rack. The two-section holder depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1009. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 23. 2 1/2" D., 9 1/2" W., 6 1/2" H.
Modernist form patinated bronze giraffe made in Austria for Rena Rosenthal. The beautiful, fluidly stylized giraffe rises above a curving, loop base. Rosenthal had a shop in New York where she retailed examples expressly designed for the shop by workshops including Hagenauer in Austria. Signed beneath, circa 1940's. 8 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
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.
Detailed cast bronze figure of a German Shepherd. Patinated bronze with partial gilding. France, circa 1900. 6/14" L., 2 1/2" H.
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.
A running hound in detailed relief forms the handle of the bronze letter opener. Artist signed. Made in France circa 1920's. 11 3/4" L.
Finely cast, gilded eagle letter opener and wax seal. Nice, crisp detail to feathers and eagles' heads on front as well as back. Artist signed upon the seal. Fitted in original silk- and- woolen-lined box. France circa 1900. 9" L. opener, 3 3/4" H. seal
Sweet! Art Deco figure of a young girl in a jester costume. She holds three puppies in her arms as she gazes at them. Beautifully patinated in silver and golden tones. She stands upon a variegated mocha-brown and white base with stylized monogram. France circa 1925. 2 3/8" W., 6 3/4" H.
Fine cast bronze sculpture by P. Ludwig Kowalczewski (Mieltschin 1865-1910 Berlin). A maiden holds a hand to her ear as she upholds her billowing dress. The sculptor was active 1890-1910. Golden brown patina. Germany circa 1900. Signed upon the base edge. 11 3/4" H.
Pair of gilded bronze candlesticks with three facing silvered swans mounted upon the tri-form base. Central detailed foliate-and-berry columns lead to foliate candlecups with their complementing, detachable bobeches. The candlesticks float upon notched bun feet. France circa 1890. 7 1/8" H., 4 1/4" W.
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.
Hagenauer bronze woman golfer. Wonderful, stylized Modernist interpretation for which the workshop is so well-known. Made in Austria, circa 1930. 3 3/8" H.
Detailed cast Vienna bronze dog of the retriever breed. The fur is cold-painted in realistic golden, tan and brown tones. Wonderful expression! Vienna circa 1900. 1" W., 3 1/8" H., 4 1/2" L.
Detailed cast bronze sculpture by P. Ludwig Kowalczewski (Mieltschin 1865-1910 Berlin) of a maiden presenting a branch laden with florals. She walks upon a naturalistic base. Brown patina bronze upon a mottled green marble, round plinth. The sculptor was active 1890-1910. Germany circa 1900. Signed upon the base. 11 3/4" H.
Bronze titled "Semeur" by the well-known sculptor Dominique Alonzo (French, active 1910-30). The finely detailed figure depicts a man upholding his apron as he sows seeds. The prolific artist created romanticized peasant figures prior to his later Art Deco subjects. A student of Falguiere, Alonzo's works were often exhibited in the Paris salons. Bears mark for the Marcel Guillemard Foundry, also quite well-regarded. Signed upon the naturalistic bronze base. France circa 1910. 12" 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.