Pair of French Bisque and Porcelain Neoclassical Statues, Artemis and Demeter
This is a finely detailed and vividly painted pair of 19th C French columnar bisque porcelain figures mounted to round, inset pedestal bases, banded with gilt.
The neo-classical figures are representations of two goddesses of classical antiquity: Artemis, goddess of the hunt, with her animal skin wrap, bow and quiver of arrows and Demeter, goddess of harvest, holding a gilded scythe and two sheaves of wheat.
Late 19th Century French Sevres-Style Porcelain Trinket Box with Gilt Bronze
his is a fine cobalt blue porcelain trinket box with hinged cover and ormolu mounts. The domed lid features a large cartouche: A figural study of lovers in a pastoral setting.
The painting is richly framed with raised, foliate, and gadroon gilt. The base is embellished with five decorative panels, with a centre figural study, pastoral studies on either end, and gilded panels on either side of the centre and on the back.
The box rests on a inset porcelain foot. The bottom has both an underglaze, Meissen type mark and a hand-painted Sevres-type mark, used by Bourdois & Bloch, in Paris, in the late 19th century.
19th Century French Sevres Signed & Hand-Painted Porcelain & Bronze 42 inch Urn
We offer a lidded urn of elongated baluster form, with gilded bronze mounts and sinuous neoclassical figural and foliate handles.
The urn is exquisitely painted with a young woman and Eros communing in a wooded lakeside landscape.
The painting is signed “Dapoigny”. It is also quite large measuring 41 inches from bottom to top of lid.
The lid, neck, and round pedestal base are cobalt blue porcelain, with parcel gilt scrollwork panels. The urn is mounted to a conforming socle and shaped gilt bronze base. The body slides onto the base and ratates easily to show the front or back while the base stays stationary.