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Bernardi’s Antiques sells fine French and other Europeon Bronze and Marble.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Measures: 

    Excellent Condition. Minor lifting of tortoise shell inlay.

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  • French Empire Patinated Bronze of Winged Woman & Gilt Bronze Elaborate Base – circa 1820

    French Empire Patinated Bronze of Winged Woman & Gilt Bronze Elaborate Base – circa 1820

    A French Empire period (c. 1820) bronze statue of a winged woman figure holding a sphere above her head. The black patinated figure stands on an attached base with a black background, decorated with a vase and a Griffin on each side. Below that is a two tier gilt bronze square base.

    The bronze with base measures 21 3/4 inches in height and is 6 inches wide across the bottom of the base.

    It is in excellent condition with slight patina wear and would be a wonderful addition to any home.

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  • Pair of Bronzed Spelter Lidded Urns on Marble Bases with Rams’ Heads & Flame Finials

    Pair of Bronzed Spelter Lidded Urns on Marble Bases with Rams’ Heads & Flame Finials

    A wonderful pair of bronzed spelter lidded urns on marble bases. The urns have a flame design on the lids and feature rams’ heads around the circumference of the urns. Each urn has 3 legs that rest on a mottled marble two-level footed base.

    The urns are 17 inches tall from the top of the lids to the bottom of the base and measure 5 3/4 inches square at the marble base.

    Each urn is in good condition.

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    Roberts and Dore (R &D Ltd.) Sheffield Embossed Silver-Plated and Etched Crystal Double Biscuit Barrel, 1908-1912

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    Roberts and Dore (R &D Ltd.) Sheffield Embossed Silver-Plated and Etched Crystal Double Biscuit Barrel, 1908-1912

    A gorgeous silver plate and etched crystal double biscuit barrel, made by Tom Rodes Roberts and James William Dore (R & D Ltd) of Sheffield, England, circa 1908-1912. The biscuit barrel lids are embossed with flowers and leaves surrounding a shield.

    There is a piece of chain attached to each hinged lid and either one side or both sides can be opened at once, depending on how the lever below the handle is raised.

    The underside shows the makers’ marks plus the codes for the date and Sheffield , as well as the number “1865”.

    The piece measures 10 1/2 inches tall from the top of the handle to the base and 10 inches wide.

    It is in excellent condition.

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  • Pair of Green Marble Urns with Bronze Rams Head Mounts and Bronze Trim, circa 1900

    Pair of Green Marble Urns with Bronze Rams Head Mounts and Bronze Trim, circa 1900

    A lovely pair of decorative heavily veined green marble urns with bronze rams head mounts to each side and bronze trim, with bronze finials – dates circa 1900.

    Each urn is 13 inches high X 6 inches wide.

    condition:  Please note that the underside of one lid has several small chips to it’s bottom.  Both lids have some repairs of previous chips.

    The bodies of the urns are in very good condition.

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    Pair Large Italian Alabaster and Marble Busts by A. Giannelli – Apollo & Diana

    Pair Large Italian Alabaster and Marble Busts by A. Giannelli – Apollo & Diana

    Here are two lovely white moulded alabaster busts of the classical figures, Apollo and Diana, designed and signed by A. Giannelli.
    Each bust has a grey marble base and beautiful detail in the hair and faces.

    Apollo measures 22 inches tall X 15 inches wide;
    Diana is 21 inches tall X 12 inches wide.

    Both are in excellent condition.

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    19th Century Franz Bergman Austrian Cold-Painted Orientalist Bronze of Carpet Seller.

    19th Century Franz Bergman Austrian Cold-Painted Orientalist Bronze of Carpet Seller.

    A gorgeous Austrian cold-painted bronze sculpture of an Orientalist carpet seller displaying one of his carpets by Franz Bergman (1834-1894).
    The carpet is very colourful and vibrant with the original cold painting.  The figure is of a carpet seller holding his carpet up for display for sale.

    The sculpture measures 7 1/4 inches wide X 7 inches tall X 6 inches long.

    It is signed on the bottom “Geschutzt” with a large letter “B (for Franz Bergman)” in a jug shape and the numbers “3913”.

    The word “Geschutzt” means “legally protected like a patent”.

    There is some slight wear of paint on the face of the carpet seller but, overall, it is in excellent condition for its age – circa 1880.

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  • French Louis Philippe Period Gilt Bronze 6-Branch Candelabra Lamp c. 1850

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    French Louis Philippe Period Gilt Bronze 6-Branch Candelabra Lamp c. 1850

    A beautiful quality French gilt bronze 6-branch candelabra table lamp, in good working order. The candelabra is from the Louis Philippe period – circa 1850.  The lamp has a 3-sided base, wonderfully decorated with oak leaves and acorns. The shaft of the lamp is decorated with grape leaves and clusters of grapes and the lamp is topped with a clear crystal finial.  Originally a candelabra it was converted to a lamp sometime in the early 20th Century.

    The lamp is 34 inches tall including the white shade and measures 7 inches wide on each of the 3 sides of the base.

    The lamp is in excellent condition.

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  • Pair of French Gilt Bronze 6-Branch Louis Philippe Candelabra Putti Table Lamps, c. 1860

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    Pair of French Gilt Bronze 6-Branch Louis Philippe Candelabra Putti Table Lamps, c. 1860

    An exquisite pair of French gilt bronze 6-branch candelabra table lamps (converted to electric from Candelabras), Louis Philippe period, circa 1860. The lamps each have 2 putti at the base: one is holding a tablet and the other is holding a wreath.  The body and base of the lamp are decorated with acanthus and swirls and there are 3 sides to the base of each lamp.  The shades are parchment with gold trim.

    The lamps measure 35 inches tall from the top of the brown shade to the base and each side of the base is 6 inches long.

    Both lamps are in excellent condition.

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  • French Ormolu Figural Putti Clock on Green Onyx Base – 19 1/2 inches Tall

    French Ormolu Figural Putti Clock on Green Onyx Base – 19 1/2 inches Tall

    This is a 19th Century French gilt ormolu clock featuring a Putti / Young child sitting on top of the green onyx clock base with an open atlas, pen in hand and an accompanying World globe on a pedestal.  The enameled face is marked Bugin & Lagny and features a decorative floral swag and is protected under a convex glass cover. It has an 8 day movement.
    Marked:
    Bugin, Lagny on face.

    Measures: 19 1/2 inches high x 13 1/2 inches wide x 7 1/4 inches deep.

    Excellent condition and in good working order.

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  • French, 24 inch High Bronze ‘Triomphe des Arts’ – Statue of a Woman with Lyre – Signed ‘A. Gaudez’.

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    French, 24 inch High Bronze ‘Triomphe des Arts’ – Statue of a Woman with Lyre – Signed ‘A. Gaudez’.

    A classical bronze statue of a woman 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.

    Excellent Condition.

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