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.
Patinated bronze bear made in Austria by Richard Rohac (1906-1956), circa 1950. The sweet and whimsical figure depicts a bear sitting upright while drinking from a bottle. Rohac trained with Hagenaueur prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for his stylized Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/8" H.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Fine Victorian bronze photo frame with an elaborate reticulated surround. The gilded cathedral form has central patinated doors with gilded and engraved strapwork. Doors unlock to reveal a multi-frame that accommodates six photos. An easel back supports the frame. Made in England circa 1880. 8 7/8" W., 10 1/2" H.