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Bernardi’s Antiques sells fine French and other Europeon Bronze and Marble.
We carry many Fine Antique Clocks, Marble Busts, Bronze Figures, Candelabras, Chandeliers, Lighting, etc…
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A Russian or Eastern European bronze figural cigar box with a figure of a Russian Cossack laying on the lid with his rifle in his hand. The tree stump is hinged and opens to reveal a place for matches. Unmarked, circa 1880.
A stunning French clock by maker Samuel Marti & Cie. Having white marble base with gilt bronze figures & decorations adorning the clock.
Bearing the Samuel Marti mark and the Medal of Honour mark.
France, circa 1900
A magnificent 18 carat Gold ladies compact by Italian firm FOSANO – in original case – weighing 250 grams total.
Diamond clasp. Blue Guilloche enamel.
Marked .750 (European 18 carat gold), and Fosano Turino.
A Cold Painted Austrian Bronze Tobacco Box – Arab Man Sitting on Carpet
Franz X. Bergman (1861-1935) circa 1900
A fabulous early original cold painted bronze by Franz Xavier Bergman, one of the masters of cold painted bronze sculptures representing Arab scenes. The bronze is of an Arab man sitting on a carpet draped over a decorative box lined with wood made to hold tobacco. The figure and persian carpet are mostly orange, green, red and silver. The detail and quality is very high. This piece dates circa 1890-1900 and is signed on the back of the figure – B in urn.
Marked: B in urn – Franz X. Bergman foundry mark.
Measures: 6 1/4 inches wide x 3 3/4 inches deep x 6 inches high.
Excellent Condition: No damage or repairs. Bright colours – minimal paint wear. Missing a long pipe.
A French clock with porcelain panels and columns. Having hand painted scenes on the porcelain. Chimes on the half hour and the hour. circa 1880.
measures: 22 inches high.
An Austrian / German claret jug in hand blown cranberry glass with pewter mounted decoration with masked faces and a decorative figural handle.
Measures: 12 inches high.
This 3 piece clock set consists of a Marble pillar clock with 6 pillars decorated with gilt bronze decoration and a enamel face. A figure of Cupid sits on top of the domed clock with bow drawn. The base is decorated with a bronze arrow. The pendulum is open and decorated as a wreath. Two side candelabras complete the set. Clock marked with “Medal of Honour” stamp on the interior.
France, circa 1870.
Clock Measures: 17 1/4 inches high
Candelabras Measure” 19 3/4 inches high
A small bronze Art Deco figure of woman on a green marble base. The subject is a woman used by Bruno Zach in many of his works. The figure is signed Zach on the back of the bronze base just below the feet.
A handsome French clock in gilt bronze and champlevé enamel decoration.
Face and base in white onyx – the face also having gilt bronze Roman numerals.
Measures 14 1/4 inches high
Signed in the back of the works CHles Mt. 27641
A beautiful gilt bronze clock by French clock makers Japy Freres. Clock is highly gilt with pink porcelain panels and columns – very rich indeed. Clock in perfect working order and chimes on the half hour and the hour with an eight day movement.
This exquisite and whimsical tropical paradise is a creation of the internationally celebrated Anglo-Italian jeweller, Andrew Grima.
The island consists of three coconut palms with 18-karat gold fruit and foliage weighing approximately 2.5 oz total, atop three the banded shell trunks. The trees are mounted to an island of raw lemon quartz, floating in a sea of polished banded agate. Grima was born in Italy, and immigrated to England as a child.
He served in WWII, and, after his discharge, went to work for his father-in-law who was a jewellery manufacturer. Grima assummed the business in 1951, and opened his own shop on Jermyn Street in London in 1966. That same year, he received both a Royal Warrant, and the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Elegant Design, the only one ever awarded to a jeweller. He received eleven de Beers Awards for Excellence in Design.
His famous clientele included the British Royal Family, Hollywood stars, and Jacqueline Onassis. He retired to Switzerland, and continued to take private commissions until his death in 2007, at age 86. Grima was inspired by natural forms, and justifiably famous for his method of direct casting from natural objects.
This is an exceptionally fine example of the skill and artistry of the great master jeweller, and a highly desirable object of great beauty. The sculpture is stamped on a narrow, applied, rectangular, gold plaque in block capital letters, “Grima”, followed by an impressed “0.750” for 18kt gold, an impressed “A.G. Ltd” mark for Grima’s firm, and assayed for 18 kt, London, 1972 (pictured).
Each palm grouping is also stamped the same listed above. If you’ve ever considered buying an island, this is one well worth having.
A pair of handsome dark brown patina’d bronze vases. Each having a bird decoration in relief on the front a back of each vase. 2 dragon head handles also decorate the vase.
Japan, circa 1890.
This is a really pretty ring, consisting of a double, 18 KT yellow-gold, wire-wrapped pair of flexible bands, topped with 8 brilliant-cut, bead-set diamonds, set in a white-gold, three-dimensional “X”, a symbol for a kiss.
The back of the bands are held together by a solid 18KT yellow-gold, bow-shaped reinforcement.
An appraisal certificate and the velvet lined, leather covered box are included with the ring.
This ring would make a very romantic birthday, or anniversary gift for the love of your life, or a treasured present for a young lady who is graduating, or having a significant birthday.
Marked: Stamped on the interior of the bow:”IR” “750” signifying 18 kt gold. (pictured).
Measures: Total weight: 4.20 grams. Total diamond weight: 0.13 Ring size is 7 1/2. An appraisal certificate is included, stating the retail value at $1.375.00 CAD
This is a charming figure of a young Art Deco dancer, with bobbed hair, en pointe shoes in ballet slippers with ribbons. Her upraised arms hold a large ostrich plume dancer’s fan behind her head. She wears a short, ruffled dress with ruffled cap sleeves. Her fashionable deco jewellery includes: drop earrings, a long strand of beads with a diamond-shaped pendant drop, a set of bracelets, and a pinkie ring.
Many figures in this style, with this quality of detail were made by the famous deco sculptor Bruno Zach, and likely, this young lady is one of his designs.
The attractive and well-modelled gilt bronze figure rests on a small, hexagonal pedestal base, fixed to a trapezoidal red and black granite pedestal base.
attributed to Zach
Measures: With granite base: 15 1/2″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D.
This lovely young lady in grecian robes, dances barefoot, seemingly lost in a reverie.
The delicate figure is beautifully formed. The fluid lines of the dancer’s pose and robes are wonderfully enhanced by fine gilt applied over the bronze.
The figure stands on a disc-shaped plinth, atop a serpentine marble columnar base.
Jose Dunach (1886-1957) was born in Barcelona, and moved to Paris in 1919. He exhibited in numerous Paris Salons and was well-regarded for his small bronzes of athletes and dancers.
This would be a very pretty addition to a room with Art Nouveau influences in the decor, or a wonderful gift for the dancer in your life.
Marked: Signed by the artist on the plinth (pictured).
Measures: 7 3/4″ H including the marble base. W/O base: 6″
This is a fine, 8 day, double-wind, pendulum mantle clock, by the well-known French clock manufacturer, Japy Freres.
The clock chimes on the hour and the half hour. It is in good working order, and the key is present.
The Empire case consists of four, high polish, rosewood, neo-classical pillars mounted to a rectangular plinth and crowned with a rectangular lintel. Gilt bronze fittings with foliate ornament and scrollwork are positioned on the top and bottom columnar supports, around the face and on the pendulum.
The white enamel face has Roman numerals to mark the hours, surrounded by a geometric band denoting minutes and black, pierced hour and minute hands.
This is an elegant and graceful timepiece, perfect for any room with neo-classical or Empire touches in the decor.
Marked: On the back of the plate of the clockworks, behind the chime, with an anchor and “Japy Freres” in a circle, surrounding a spray of plumes in the centre (pictured).
Measures: Dimensions: 18 1/2″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 5 1/2″ D.
A bronze grouping of a man and woman strolling arm in arm. Couple is dressed in period dress.
Bronze is signed “Duchoiselle”
This is a beautiful, round, sterling and enamel compact featuring a deep cobalt blue enamel on silver top, and a machined sterling silver back. The centre of the enamel is surmounted with a sterling military crest consisting of a fouled anchor in a wreath of laurel, framed by albatross wings and surmounted by a crown. This is the regimental crest of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arms.
The interior is fitted with a round, inset mirror in a sterling frame inside the lid, and a removable silk mesh powder screen finished with a cream-coloured velvet band.
The case opens and shuts with a pressure clasp which works perfectly.
This would be a wonderful and unusual gift for a female member of the FAA, or for someone who collects FAA memorabilia. It would also make a gorgeous addition to a collection of compacts!
Marked: Assayed beneath the interior powder screen, on the inside bottom of the case, for sterling, Birmingham, 1955. Raised letters, “JWB” in impressed diamonds; the maker’s mark for John William Barrett, a manufacturing jeweller in Birmingham (pictured).
Measures: Dimensions: 3″ in diameter.
A lovely shaped French clock in a translucent green onyx stone.
Glass front and back which displays the mercury pendulum.
Chimes on the hour and half hour. The face has a glass covering and also shows the a partial skeleton movement in the centre of the face. Bronze feet and trim.
Beautiful condition and very heavy as the onyx is solid.