Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern calendar frame. The frame, in the larger of two sizes it was made in, depicts signs of the zodiac in relief. Impressed marks upon the back, Tiffany Studios, New York, 1943. An example is pictured in Tiffany Desk Sets, by Holland, page 32. 7 1/8" H., 8 1/8" W.; 3 3/4" H., 4 3/4" W. photo
Sweet, stylized bronze diving terrier from the Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria. The striking Modernist form, for which Hagenauer is so well-known, is mounted upon an oval base. Signed beneath Hagenauer Wien along with workshop mark. Austria circa 1930's. 2" L.
Realistically detailed Vienna cold-painted bronze bulldog. The well-defined body shows crisp texture and muscle tone as well as a defined rib cage, which is painted cream white and brindle. A dark red collar is upon the dog's neck. Stamped Austria along with Franz Bergmann Foundry stamp and mark of Bergmann retailer Karl Fehrman. Early to mid 1900's. 3 7/8" H., 6 1/4" L.
Tiffany Studios patinated bronze Grapevine-pattern letter rack in a double sided form. The reticulated filagree work on the Grapevine pattern reveals variegated Tiffany glass panels in green and white tones. Impressed marks upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1019. Circa 1905. A similar example is illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 88. 2 1/2" D., 5" H., 6 1/2" W.
Fine antique crystal box with a minutely detailed, cast bronze eagle upon its hinged cover. The eagle is complemented by bronze Art Nouveau floral elements along with foliate-trim mountings. The marquise-form crystal box is cut with vertical fluting and a starburst upon its base. France circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 8 5/8" L.
Nice realistic example of a cold-painted Vienna bronze Collie or Sheltie. The detailed casting, with its waves of fur, is painted in golden and deep browns with cream white. Austria, circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 3/4" L.
Hagenauer patinated bronze giraffe family. The two varied-size giraffes are paired upon a curved wooden base to create an extraordinary silhouette. The large giraffes are beautifully stylized in the Modernist form for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Marks beneath: Hagenauer Wien, Made in Austria, Handmade, along with Hagenauer workshop mark. Made in Austria, circa 1940's. 11 3/4" H., 6 7/8" W.
Detailed, cast Vienna bronze French bulldog. The naturalistic fur is cold-painted in tan and brown tones with dark highlights on the muzzle and ears. A studded collar is painted maroon. Nice, realistic expression. Stamped Geschutzt beneath; Austria early 1900's. 4 1/2" H., 4 1/2" L.
A rare-to-find pair of cold-painted Vienna bronze dachshunds. The jointly cast male and female have a chain attached to their collars. Painted in deep browns with realistic tan accents on their coats, collars are blue. Austria circa 1910. 1 5/8" H., 2 5/8" W., 3" L.
Lovely antique French jewel box with kingwood marquetry. The box, with bronze mounts, has a central, hand-painted Sevres, or Vieux Paris porcelain oval medallion upon its top. Interior is fitted with the original tufted rouge silk liner. France circa 1890. 3" H., 5 1/4" W., 8 1/8" L.
Patinated bronze Scottish terrier by French sculptor Claude-Marie Devenet, born in Uchizy, France, in 1851. The detailed figure stands upon a black onyx base, signed upon the top. Devent was known for his dogs and other animal sculptures as well as Art Deco-era automobile mascots; France circa 1925. 4 1/4" L., 4 1/2" H.
Rare gilded Franz Bergmann Vienna bronze rabbit, or hare, photo frame. Standing upright upon its naturalistic base with paws reaching out, the rabbit's face is fashioned as a frame. A disc on the reverse pivots for inserting the photo. Signed beneath with the well-known Bergmann mark. Austria circa 1910. 3 1/2" H.
Finely cast gilded bronze tray with detailed, reticulated foliates in high relief. The stunning Art Nouveau form rests upon four cast feet and is signed M. Migneaux; France circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 8 7/8" L.
Hagenauer patinated brass horse-and-rider bookends in the stylized form for which this Austrian workshop is so well-known. The animated subject, along with a flower, is set upon a scallop-front base. Each stamped "Made in Austria" and pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 13. Made circa 1928. 4 7/8" W., 3 3/8" D., 4 7/8" H.
Extraordinary pair of lively Austrian bronze dogs. One canine stands upon its hind legs as it holds a lariat with its paws. The other standing dog holds a long-stemmed flower. Although lacking some petals, the flower rotates upon its stem. Each of the detailed figures has nuanced patination of the detailed fur. Fine examples for the collector of unusual Austrian bronze animals. Circa 1910. 3 1/4" H., 2 1/8" W. lariat dog; 3 1/8" H., 4 3/8" W. flower dog
Finely cast bronze entitled "Le Travail," by Maurice Joseph Constant, France 1892-1970. The bronze depicts a youthful man with a hammer and anvil along with calipers. The figure is clad in a fur, belted loin cover. Signed upon top of base M. Constant. Original plaque upon the front: Le Travail, Par Mce. Constant (Mention au Salon). Deep golden olive patina; France circa 1910. 7 1/2" H.
Lighthearted bronzes depicting a young girl and boy ice skating, by Franz Iffland (Berlin 1862-1935). The girl, in her fur-trimmed cape, has her hands in a muff; the boy in fur-trimmed cape, holds a cupid-like feathered arrow with bow. Iffland, a member of the Berliner Bildhauerschule, was active 1885-1915. He became most well-known for his sculptures of young children and women. The richly patinated skaters stand upon tall, dark green marble bases. Each signed F. Iffland; Germany circa 1900. 10 1/4"-10 1/2" H. each
Carved wooden bust of an African woman with contrasting, ebonized hair. A patinated brass necklace adorns the neck, and the bust rests upon a round brass base. Fashioned in the Modernist form for which Hagenauer is most well-known. Stamped beneath: Hagenauer Wien, Handmade, with Made in Austria, along with workshop mark; Austria circa 1945-50. 4 1/4" H., 2 3/4" W.