Charming gilt bronze oval tray with crisply cast and detailed birds perched upon it. The resting birds are among leaves and berries. The lovely Art Nouveau tray has cast beetles climbing upon its edge to complete the naturalistic design. Signed Sem Guenardeau along with F. Barbedienne Foundry marks along its side. France circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 9 3/8" L.
Whimsical Hagenauer bronze rabbit sculpture, or seal. Stylized, energetic, Modernist form. A fine example for the collector of the best of this famous workshop's animal forms. Signed "Made in Austria" along with workshop marks circa 1928. Photo of a similar example is pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 1. 2 3/8" H.
Pair of Art Deco dog bookends. The patinated and beautifully detailed hounds are well-cast. They rest upon variegated, polished onyx bases. Made in Austria and retailed by B. Altman in New York circa 1930's. 3 3/4" W., 8 1/8" L. 4 1/2" H.
Nice antique patinated brass door knocker with a detailed profile of William Shakespeare. Below the striker plate is a depiction of Shakespeare's house in relief. England circa 1900. 4 3/8" H.
Handsome pair of Tiffany Studios gilded bronze bookends in the Graduate pattern. The architectural design is signed beneath, "Tiffany Studios, New York, 1807." Circa 1905. A similar pair illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 146.
Nineteenth century Regency-style gilded bronze candlesticks, each with three eagles supporting a candle cup. The holders have a bobeche with beaded detail. Paw-footed eagles rest upon a stepped tri-form base. England, circa 1890. 8 5/8" H., 4" W.
Rectangular gilt bronze Empire design frame accommodates two photos. Borders have fine foliate detail. Moire background is enhanced with ribbon-and-wreath appliques and an undulating bow is mounted upon the top. A loop at the back for wall mounting. France circa 1900. 5" H., 7 3/4" L.; 2 3/8" round each photo
Bronze boy grasping an apple. Sweetly sculpted with a scarf about his neck and wearing a knit cap. Olive-brown patina with a contrasting gold patina upon the face and hand. Signed A. Titze upon the reverse. The artist was active in Vienna from 1900-1920 creating detailed figures of harlequins, animals and children. The bronze stands upon a variegated caramel-tone marble base. 6 1/4" H.
Sweet bronze sculpture of a Dutch boy holding a pipe. Nicely cast with a rich olive-brown patina. Signed "Kek," also known as Keck. Hans Keck sculpted figures of children and was active 1900-'25. Bronze stands upon a black onyx base. Germany circa 1910. 5 3/8" H.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern pen tray. The versatile form tray depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed marks upon the base; Tiffany Studios, New York, 1000. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 29. 10" L., 3 1/4" W.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern letter, or paper rack. The three-section holder depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed marks upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1030. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 22. 12" L., 8 1/4" H., 3 1/4" D.
Gilt bronze frame with scrolling openwork foliate borders. Burnished highlights enhance the elegant design. France circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 6: H.; 3 7/8" W., 5 3/8" H. photo
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.