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 gilt bronze and patina bronze clock with winged figure standing over rocky hill with broken sandal. Much reminiscent of the famous Hermes fixing his sandal sculpture.
Bronze throughout including face.
Mixture of gilt bronze and patinated bronze. French movement with pendulum hung by silk thread. Chime rings on the half hour and the hour.
No visible makers mark – although there is a star mark on movement.
Dates late 19th century, France.
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.
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.
Measures: With granite base: 15 1/2″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D.