Elegant gilded bronze French- Empire-design frame. Unusual curving form is mounted with a ribbon-and-floral top. A draped wreath, along with branches with berries, is mounted upon its silk cover. Complementing frame's borders have delicated beaded detail. France circa 1900. Beautifully rebacked in suede. 8 1/4" W., 10 1/4" H.; 3 3/4" W., 5 1/4" 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.
Lovely Art Nouveau bronze in the style of Alphonse Mucha. A maiden draped in a flowing gown sweetly holds a hand to her cheek. The fluid casting patinated in olive and deep golden tones stands upon a mottled green marble base. Inscribed Matin. Stamped Geschutzt in the bronze. Germany, circa 1900. 8 3/4" H.
Hagenauer bronze sculpture of a donkey. The spirited form depicts a donkey kicking its rear legs upward in the Modernist style for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Signed beneath with Hagenauer workshop mark along with Handmade and Made in Austria; circa 1930. 4 5/8" 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
Gilded bronze French Empire-design frame with a ribbon-and-wreath mount upon its top. Borders have foliate detail along with a textured inset with additional mounted foliates. France circa 1900. 5 3/4" W., 7 1/2" H.; 3" W., 3 5/8" H. photo
Naturalistically detailed, cold-painted Vienna bronze setter by Franz Xavier Bergman, Austria (1861-1936). Signed with "B" within double-handled urn, as well as "Geschutzt." Franz operated the famous foundry, creating cold-painted bronzes after the death of his father Franz, who established the workshop in 1880's. Large example measuring 12" long, Austria early 1900's.
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.
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.