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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 classical bronze statue of a maiden holding a turtle shell lyre in tribute to ‘Triomphe Des Arts’, (possibly Venus) dedicated to the new arts in the public sphere, inspired by love.
Features two inscribed plaques ‘Triomphe Des Arts Par A Gaudez Hors Concours’, and then a presentation plaque reading ‘Le Comite de la Ste De Secours Mutuels De La Ville De St Die. Ason President Pierre Hirsinger 28 – 7 – 1925’ done in 1925. The figure would be dated earlier than this in the 1880’s.
Signed, ‘A.Gaudez’ for Adrien Etienne Gaudez (1845-1902)
Signed. ‘A.Gaudez’ on bronze. Titled on front with 2 plaques (noted above).
Measures: 24 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches wide.
A spectacular and extremely heavy 3 piece garniture Clock set – with gilt bronze figure of a woman standing on top of heavy red marble bases and matching gilt bronze & marble candelabras.
Gilt bronze statue signed Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912).
Clock face signed ‘Mson Aug. Lemaire. E Lohse Sucr. 121 R. Vieille du Temple, PARIS’.
Clock measures: 25.5 inches high.
Each candelabrum measures 24 inches high.
A ‘Japanese Cloisonné Sato Period Vase’ – in a baluster-shape with rounded shoulder, and wide mouth narrowing down to base. The body is decorated with ‘Cherry Blossoms’ in pink, red, yellow, brown and green over white ground, with silver rims. The Japanese cloisonné is a very fine and smoother than the Chinese cloisonné.
Measures: 9 1/2 inches tall x 5 inches wide.
Excellent Condition. No chips, cracks or repairs.
A ‘Pair of Framed Intaglio Pendants Accredited To James Tassie (1735 -1799) Scottish Gem Engraver’ -in the centre, each intaglio contains a unique engraving of a classical figure. Each intaglio pendant is framed in-between glass, and held together with a gilt wood frame with a hanger feature in the centre.
The back of frame features, “Intaglio Accredited To James Tassie (1735 -1799) – Scottish Gem Engraver – The Lionel Clarke Galleries, Markham. Ontario” written in black ink.
Measures: 5 1/4 inches long x 3 7/8 inches wide. (1/2 inches in diameter intaglio pendant )
Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs.
A ‘Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Orientalist Ottoman Figurine’ – signed Ahann, circa 1900. It features an Arabian warrior kneeling on a prayer rug with weapons of war, possibly telling a story about a warrior and his prayers for peace. Signed.
Signed. Signed ‘Ahann’ (located in the corner of the prayer rug.)
Measures: 9 1/4 inches long x 7 inches wide. (6 inches tall)
A ‘late 19th Century Hand Carved Chinese Wooden Figurine’ – of a wise elder with long earlobes, a topknot and beard, and carries a water jug on his side and stands barefooted on a platform. Lacquered wood and hand-painted in red, black and brown.
Measures: 9 inches x 5 inches wide.
Excellent Condition. No chips or repairs.
A fine vintage ‘Round True ‘Windsor’ Eye Glasses & GF Gold Filled Spectacles’ – marked Windsor, it dates circa 1910. It features a true ‘Windsor’ frame, a golden bridge with a black material used to surround the metal lens casing and wire arms, and a fitted red leather-bound eyewear case.
Marked. Windsor. (mark located on the bridge encasing.)
Measures: 3 1/2 inches wide (front frame/including lens and bridge) x 1 3/8 inches in diameter lens space ( flexible wire side measures about 6 inches on either side)
Excellent Condition. Minor wear from age and use. (There is some oxidizing at seams, with a weld point at the metal material used to surround the lens casing. )
A ‘Pair of Gilt & Patina’d Bronze Vases – Signed ‘F. Barbedienne’, which dates 19th century France. It features two gilt bronze cherub characters trying to support the weight of a vase together in the centre, they rest on a square base with beveled corners. Signed on the base.
Signed. “F. BARBEDIENNE” (F. Barbedienne Foundry, 1810-1892)
Measures: 5 1/2 inches tall x 3 inches wide.
A handsome bronze figure of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s David about to throw the stone at Goliath. The original figure is in the Borghese Museum in Rome as a life size marble sculpture. Signed Bernini on base of bronze.
Measures: 11 inches tall x 5 inches wide (3 1/2 inches deep)
A ‘Pair of Chinese Hardstone Floral Bouquets with Cloissonne Pots’ – dates circa 1950’s. It features a bonsai type tree with multi-coloured flowers/ hand-carved semi precious stones, and a decorative hand-painted ‘cloissnne pot’. No mark.
Measures: 22 inches tall x 14 inches wide (pot measures: 9 inches long x 8 inches wide.)
A handsome Georgian period mahogany banjo shape barometer and thermometer. Features a thermometer with silver mercury, a Damp/Dry dial, a large face barometer, a small round mirror and a balance bubble along with the maker’s name – A. Cattonia – Worcester. Dates circa 1780-1810.
Marked – A. Catatonia – Worcester.
Measures: 38 inches long x 10 inches wide.
Good Condition. Thermometer working – barometer not working. Sold As is condition
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.
A ‘ Art Deco Marble Inkwell With Bronze Dog Figurine’ (possibly a german shepherd dog), with original ink pot inside the bronze ink pot, with marble pen rest base – dates around circa 1930’s. Perfect for the home or office.
Measures: 8 5/8 inches long x 4 3/4 inches wide.
Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. (Gentle wear and age, with a nicely aged patina in the colour of the marble and bronze.)
An early 19th Century French gilt bronze clock from the Romantic period having a figure of a woman sitting on a hill with her arm leaning on the stump of a tree. In one hand she holds a letter in the other a pen, as she sits in thought composing a letter. The clock is fire gilt with a steel face dial with Roman Numerals. The face is marked Dubois Egros au Mans.
Marked: Dubois Egros au Mans on face
Measures: 15 inches tall x 11 inches wide.
Excellent condition and in good working order.
An extravagant bronze repousse hinged box with ornate rural scenes of folklore and villagers, it dates circa 1880 France, during the early days of the ‘French Third Republic’.
It features a unique circular-bodied design with ornate feet, a deep cobalt velvet interior, and a delightful decorative and scenic composition, consisting of a variety of tales surrounding everyday folklore and people at the time, with a charming forest landscape background.
Marked: On the bottom, T & F. Paris.
Measures: 4 1/2 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches wide.
A stunning swiss guilloché enamel and sterling card case, dates early 20th century. It consists a rectangular-bodied shape, a rare guilloché engraving and enamel in a gorgeous burgundy colour, in a heavy sterling silver body with ornate border design, and yellow gold washed interior. The case opens by moving the lid with your thumb forwards which releases the hinged lid to open fully. Great for making sure the lid does not open by mistake.
British Import marks.
Marked: ‘.925′ Sterling Silver. Importer: ‘PHV’ Date Letter: ‘M’ for 1907
Measures: 3 1/8 inches long x 2 1/8 inches wide (1/4 inch thick).
Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. (Minimal surface marks from gentle use and age.)