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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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  • Mid 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany & Brass Tall Pendulum Clock – Vincenti & Cie. Circa 1855

    Mid 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany & Brass Tall Pendulum Clock – Vincenti & Cie. Circa 1855

    A tall mahogany case clock with panels of brass and patina’d bronze classical figures on the front.  The dome covered face opens to reveal a skeletal open brass works with a silvered face with black Roman numerals.  The sides have 2 lion faces with rings and the top has a winged cherub finial.

    The back opens to reveal the works and inner body – with a long pendulum.  The works are marked “Vincenti & Cie” with the Medaille d’Argent circle mark with the date 1855.

    Clock measures:

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  • A Large French Louis XV Style Ormolu & Porcelain Panels Mantel Clock – 22 inches high. Samuel Marti – circa 1860

    A Large French Louis XV Style Ormolu & Porcelain Panels Mantel Clock – 22 inches high. Samuel Marti – circa 1860

    An impressive 22 inch tall Ormolu mantel clock with porcelain panels in Sevres blue.  The clock works are marked by Samuel Marti with the Bronze medal mark that was in use circa 1860.  The height gives this clock a presence and the panels soften the heavy gilt work.

    Marked on works:  S. Marti & Cie – Medaille de Bronze. (dates circa 1860).

    Measures:  22 inches tall x

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  • Fantastic 19th Century Viennese Enamel, Gilt Bronze & Ebonized Wood Box.

    Fantastic 19th Century Viennese Enamel, Gilt Bronze & Ebonized Wood Box.

    Here is a gorgeous 19th century Viennese gilt bronze, and ebonized wood jewelry box with richly decorated panels of children playing various musical instruments and cherub figurines on the front edges. The box has a hinged lid and a lock and key and is decorated with small accents of floral bronze decorations around the box.  There are 9 separate panels in total.

    It is 12 1/2 inches long x 4 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches in height.

    One corner of the lid is slightly warped upwards so doesn’t fit snugly against the box.  See the photo for details.
    Otherwise the box is in excellent condition and would be a very beautiful addition to anyone’s home.

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  • Georgian Period Tortoise Shell, Ivory, & Silver Inlaid Tea Caddy – circa 1820

    Georgian Period Tortoise Shell, Ivory, & Silver Inlaid Tea Caddy – circa 1820

    A wonderful Early 19th Century, circa 1820, tea caddy in tortoiseshell and decorated with ivory and silver. The tea caddy sits on 4 ball feet with a ball finial and a hinged lid. There is a oval plate for engraving on the front of the tea caddy but it is not currently monogrammed.  Opening the box reveals two interior tortoise shell lids.

    The ivory is on the interior rims of the box, in the key hole on the front of the tea caddy and on the handles of the removable lids of the two interior tea compartments.

    The box measures approximately 7 inches tall from the tip of the finial to the ball feet. It is 6 inches long x 3 3/4 inches wide. The lid has curved edges.

    There is some ivory missing from the interior rims on the corners & some cracking of the tortoise shell on the back of the caddy – but, overall, the tea caddy is in very good condition.

     

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  • Pair of Elaborately Decorated Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Tazzas

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    Pair of Elaborately Decorated Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Tazzas

    A gorgeous pair of elaborately decorated Austrian or French gilt bronze and cut crystal tazzas. The heavy cut crystal tops are removable from the bases and are decorated with various patterns on the crystal.

    Total height is 8 1/2 inches tall.
    The gilt bronze base measures 7 inches tall and is 5 1/2 inches wide at the bottom.
    The crystal top measure 9 3/4 inches in diameter.

    Both are in Excellent condition.

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  • Large, Heavy French Gilt Bronze & Triple Shell-Shaped Crystal Centrepiece – signed “Deposé”

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    Large, Heavy French Gilt Bronze & Triple Shell-Shaped Crystal Centrepiece – signed “Deposé”

    A gorgeous heavy gilt bronze and signed shell-shaped crystal centrepiece with a pineapple finial.

    There are 3 shell-shaped sections in crystal and, on the underside of one, each is etched “déposé”.

    Each crystal section measures 10 1/2 inches long x 8 inches wide. The centrepiece itself measures 17 1/2 inches tall from the base to the tip of the finial.

    The centrepiece is in excellent condition.

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  • Very Large Ormolu Five-Footed Mirrored Display Plateau – 20 Inches Diameter

    Very Large Ormolu Five-Footed Mirrored Display Plateau – 20 Inches Diameter

    Here is a very large, beautiful ormolu mirrored display plateau with 5 feet supporting the plateau. The ormolu has a fabulous scroll design and the prongs on its rim hold the mirrored top securely in place.

    The plateau measures 20 inches in diameter.

    Please note that there is a small area of discolouration on the mirror but, overall, the plateau is in very good condition and the ormolu shines wonderfully.

     

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  • c. 1970 – Large Bronze Bust of Canadian Olympian Marksman, Roy Cole by Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).

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    c. 1970 – Large Bronze Bust of Canadian Olympian Marksman, Roy Cole by Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).

    A wonderful large bronze bust of the Canadian Olympian Sports Shooter, Roy Cole, circa 1970s.  Mr. Cole, who lived from 1912 to 1999, participated in the trap event at the 1952 summer olympics.

    The Canadian artist is Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).

    (Wikipedia). Born in Hamilton, Ontario, on November 7, 1913, Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook was the great-great-granddaughter of the Hon. John Willson, the first speaker for the House in Upper Canada. Holbrook studied at the Hamilton Art School (1928–31), Ontario College of Art (1932-35), Royal College of Art in London, England (1936) and at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1948).  She studied under such artists as Hortense Gordon, John S. Gordon, John Sloan, Gustav Hahn, Emanuel Hahn, Rowley Murphy, and Carl Milles.

    She was a lecturer in Sculpture at Dundas Valley School of Art from 1965 to 1969,at the Burlington Cultural Centre from 1990-1993 and at McMaster University, Faculty of Arts in Hamilton, Ontario from 1995-1999. Holbrook’s portrait sculptures are represented in over 50 public collections worldwide.

     

    The bust measures  21 3/4 inches tall and has a 6 3/4 inch square marble base.

    Both the bust and base are in excellent condition.

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  • Small Inuit Carved Walrus Ivory Figurine of a Sitting Inuit Man

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    Small Inuit Carved Walrus Ivory Figurine of a Sitting Inuit Man

    A wonderful Inuit carved figurine of a seated Inuit man, carved from Walrus ivory. The man has a raised right hand and the figurine shows lot of detail on his face, hair and robes.

    The figurine measures 2 inches tall X 1 3/4 inches wide at the base.

    inscribed on the bottom:   N2.4.8p.50k

    It is in excellent condition.

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  • Large Statue in Bronze of “The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” Standing upon an Inscribed Mottled Alabaster Base

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    Large Statue in Bronze of “The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” Standing upon an Inscribed Mottled Alabaster Base

    A wonderful large statue in bronze of a Marcus Aurelius seated on his horse. The statue is on an etched and inscribed mottled white alabaster base.  The title “The Equestrian State of Marcus Aurelius” is an ancient Roman Equestrian statue on the Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy. The original is on display in the Capitoline Museums, with the one now standing in the open air of the Piazza del Campidoglio.

    The bronze is of excellent quality.  Unsigned.

    The statue and base measure 24 inches tall x 13 inches wide from side to side.  Please note that there are two repairs on one edge of the base but, the statue is in excellent condition.  Please see photos for repairs to base.

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  • Bruno Zach (Vienna, 1891-1945), Austrian Bronze of Young Woman with Cigarette in Hand – on Marble Stand, c. 1930’s

    Bruno Zach (Vienna, 1891-1945), Austrian Bronze of Young Woman with Cigarette in Hand – on Marble Stand, c. 1930’s

    A beautiful model of a woman from the Art Deco period.  The woman stands with a hand on one hip and the other holding a cigarette – she is in Art Deco dress and stands on a green mottled marble base with black slate.  The bronze is by Bruno Zach – Austrian artist (1891-1945) who was controversial in his art throughout the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period frequently depicting women as dominatrixes, and in provocative poses along with traditional genre.

    Bruno Zach used the same model in many of his sculptures.  This figure is the same female model used in many of his works.

    This bronze is stamped “Austria” underneath shoe.

    A couple of other examples of this particular bronze sculpture are displayed in the final 2 photos.

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  • Pair of Gilt Bronze Rectangular Holders with Lion Paw Feet & Mottled White Marble Interior

    Pair of Gilt Bronze Rectangular Holders with Lion Paw Feet & Mottled White Marble Interior

    Here is a lovely pair of bronze rectangular plateaus with large lion paw feet and pierced edging. The inside of each plateau is set with a heavy mottled white marble.

    Each plateau measures 12 3/8 inches long x 5 1/2 inches wide x 3 1/4 inches tall.

    Both are in very good condition.

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  • 18ct Gold English / Irish Pocket Watch – R. Neill & Sons, Belfast – dated 1839

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    18ct Gold English / Irish Pocket Watch – R. Neill & Sons, Belfast – dated 1839

    A very nice English 18 carat gold open face pocket watch by Irish clock maker R. Neill & Sons, Belfast.  The two tone gold face hand is chased with yellow gold Roman numerals.  The gold back cover opens to reveal a secondary gold cover with key wind hole and hole for time adjustment.  Opening the front crystal allows access to the works behind the face covering.  Marked on the works “R. Neill & Sons, Belfast  3332”.

    Black steel hands and seconds hand.

    English hallmarks for 18ct Gold – dating it for London, 1839.

    Good working condition.

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  • 18th Century Inlaid Mahogany Knife / Cutlery Box with Satinwood Inlay.

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    18th Century Inlaid Mahogany Knife / Cutlery Box with Satinwood Inlay.

    A handsome 18th century mahogany knife box with a slant front hinged lid with shell inlay and serpentine front.  The interior reveals spaces for several knives of varying sizes. There is a lock on the front of the box but no key.

    On the top of the box is an inlaid shell decoration in satinwood and inlay on the perimeters of the corners and lid.

    The box measures 15 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches wide and is in good condition for it’s age.

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  • An Early 19th Century French Empire Boulle Portico Clock.

    An Early 19th Century French Empire Boulle Portico Clock.

    A beautiful portico clock that features Boulle work inlay (brass, mother of pearl & tortoise shell) along with 4 twist carved columns with bronze mountings.  The face is white enamel and the pendulum is also brass.  The pendulum features a ‘beat adjustment’ handle which allows for easy balance adjustment of the pendulum.

    French Empire period – early 19th Century.

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    Excellent Condition. Minor lifting of tortoise shell inlay.

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    Beautiful Austrian Empire Style Gilt Bronze, Lion Paw Footed, Rectangular Centrepiece with Glass Interior

    Beautiful Austrian Empire Style Gilt Bronze, Lion Paw Footed, Rectangular Centrepiece with Glass Interior

    A gorgeous Empire style gilt bronze and glass rectangular raised centrepiece / holder with 4 lion paw feet. The gilt bronze has laurel leaf swag decoration, elaborate designs on the legs and centre cross piece and a gold “beading” edging on the rim.  Unsigned but most likely Austrian, early 20th century.

    The centrepiece measures 14 inches long x 9 inches wide x 12 1/2 inches tall and is in excellent condition.

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