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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 beautiful, small gilt bronze ewer shaped clock with a figural cherub playing aa violin on one side and a playful lion climbing up the other side. The clock features an 8 day spring movement which allows easy placement anywhere (no pendulum). The face is a white enamel with colourful garlands and black numerals.
The base is heavy in a green onyx which is a nice contrast to the gilt body.
A handsome brass French clock retailed through Bristol Goldsmiths Alliance from Bristol, England circa 1885.
Marked on face : Bristol Goldsmiths All. ce. – Paris.
Works stamped with circle “Medal D’argent” mark.
Bristol Goldsmiths formed in the early 1880s – watch and clock makers, diamond merchants, jewellers, goldsmiths & silversmiths and retailers in Bristol England.
Coil gong chime that rings on the hour and half hour.
Measures: 14 1/2 inches high x 9 1/4 inches wide
A superb Art glass opalescent Art Deco clock by Leon Hatot. Hatot was a clockmaker making early electric clocks.
Trading under the name “ATO” from 1923, electric clocks were produced in Besançon in a partially rebuilt factory in the rue de la Rotonde. They were an immediate unprecedented success in the market place. At the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1925, Léon Hatot won a Grand Prix for a whole range of electric clocks, housed in marble, chrome, marquetry and fine wood cases, even in some instances in cases of moulded glass from the famous R.Lalique factories .
This clock in particular is quite a rare shape. The electric works have been replaced by a modern battery operated works.
Measures: 14 1/4 inches wide x 8 1/2 inches high
Marked in the mold: L. Hatot (on back left) & “Made in France” on back Right. the Company name “ATO” appears on the front face of the clock.
A molded and carved composite marble shield titled “The Milton Shield” originally by Morel Ladeuil decorated with scenes from Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’. It features representations of the Archangel Raphael, Adam and Eve the ‘war in heaven’. The outer borders depict further scenes from Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.
The original Milton Shield, designed by Leonard Morel-Ladeuil (French 1820-1888) and made by Elkington & Co. (Birmingham, UK) in silver and iron, was made for the 1867 Paris exhibition and took three years to produce. It was awarded the gold medal for the artist and was bought by The Victoria and Albert Museum where it remains on exhibition.
Signed Morel-Ladeuil 1866 bottom left and Elkington & Co. bottom right.
Measures: 35 inches high x 24 inches wide
A handsome large bronze figure of ‘Mercury’ the Ancient Roman Olympian god, who was the messenger of the Gods. He was frequently portrayed with wings on his cap and heels to signify his swiftness. The lower part of the statue’s base is decorated with images of cherubs playing flutes. The upper section of the base transforms into a head that is blowing wind onto Mercury’s foot. The head personifies one of the “winds”. The statue has several distinct features; in Mercury’s right hand he holds what appears to be a vial and in the left he holds his attribute, the caduceus, now a symbol of modern medicine.
The original design is by Giambologna, (Flemish, 1529-1608), created around 1564.4. Giambologna designed this statue as part of a fountain for the Medici in the Villa Medici in Rome. The head represented below symbolized the figure being “exhaled, purified, unburdened.”
Measures: 35 inches high.
A whimsical white marble sphere shaped clock with a cherub and a fairy supporting the sphere. The gilt bronze is in nice contrast to the white marble background. Gilt numbered clock face, figures and bowls with garland decorate the clock. The movement is an 8 day platform balance movement.
France, circa 1900
Measures just over 16 inches high.
A handsome casket shaped glove box in burled walnut with decorative brass mounts and a red fabric interior.
English circa 1880.
Measures: 11 inches long x 4 3/4 inches deep x 3 3/4 inches high.
French Crystal Liqueur Tantalus Set in a Mahogany Boulle box with Inlaid Brass and Mother of Pearl
This is a remarkable tantalus set consisting of 4 crystal decanters with original stoppers and 16 crystal glasses with square bases housed in a stunning rosewood box. The footed box is made of rosewood and is decorated in French Boulle with inlaid brass leaves and vines enhanced with mother of pearl grape clusters and flowers, it has a handled insert that holds the crystal decanters and glasses that life out.
Attributed to the French maker: Baccarat (I found very similar ones online)
Box Measures: 12 1/2 inches wide x 9 3/4 inches deep x 10 3/8 inches high
Decanters Measure: 8 1/4 inches x 2 3/4 inches square at the base.
Glasses Measure: 2 3/4 inches high.
Excellent Condition: 2 glasses have minuscule flea bites on corner of bases and 1 glass has a tiny flat shell off side of base. 1 decanter has a minuscule flea bite.
A heavy large pair of Louis Philippe period French bronze candelabras. Patina’d brown body with gilt bronze highlights of garlands, face masks, paw feet and gilt bobeches. Each candelabras has 4 arms and centre candle (5 candles total each).
France, circa 1840.
A Victorian period pedestal Tazza with brass filagree base with 3 birds. On top sits a Victorian glass Blue opalescent ruffled rim bowl. Makes a beautiful centerpiece for a table. Glass bowl and brass bottom are two separate pieces. Glass bowl is hand blown and shows a polished pontil on bottom. Brass birds look like they may be Peacocks or Birds of Paradise. Base also looks like it has Persian influence.
Measures: 11 inches high x 10 inches wide.
Excellent condition – No chips, cracks or repairs.
What did they do before Laptop computers? They had lap desks.
This Rosewood English lap desk has a beautiful exterior finish with several inlays of Mother of Pearl decoration. The box opens to lay angled with a black felt and space for inkwells and a pen. Two compartments open to store papers and envelopes.
English circa 1860.
Measures 14 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches deep x 4 1/4 inches high. When desk opens – measures 19 inches long.
Beautiful condition with no damage.
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
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 attributed to 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 sculpture. This figure is the same female model used in many of his works. Signed “Austria” underneath shoe.
A lovely turn of the century French clock in brass with beveled glass sides, front and back. The champlevé enamel decoration brightens the top and makes it very colourful. The finial and side pillars are made of a French jasper ware type porcelain. The pendulum is also decorated in champlevé enamel. The chime rings on the half hour and the hour. The face is white enameled with gilt decoration.
Marked Made in France with circle mark of Japy Freres, a prominent French clock maker from the 19th century up until the early 20th century.
A colourful pink porcelain clock with porcelain panels on the front, face, side pillars and domed top. The porcelain is enamel painted with birds and flowers and the face has white circles with black enamel numerals. The works are stamped by Japy Frerés, a prominent and well known clock maker in Paris in the 19th and early 20th century. The mark and style date this clock circa 1880.
Measures: 15 inches high x 9.5 inches wide
Marked: Japy Frerés co. Medaille d’Honneur.
A small bronze cold painted figure of a Arabian man on a carpet with a cup of coffee in his hands and a coffee pot on a bed of coals. The figure is by Franz Xavier Bergman who’s specialty was in bronze figures in the Orientalist designs usually of Arabians on carpets.
Signed with the Bergman two handle urn mark on bottom.
Austrian, circa 1890-1900.