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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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  • Italian Commemorative European (.800) Silver Medallion Coin in Original Leather Box – 4.75 inch diameter

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    Italian Commemorative European (.800) Silver Medallion Coin in Original Leather Box – 4.75 inch diameter

    Here is a wonderful Italian commemorative European silver (.800) coin in its original blue leather box, with a blue silk interior.

    The box is 4 3/4 inches square and is stamped “Lorioli Fratelli, Milano – Roma” on the interior. Please note that there is some wear to the leather exterior.

    The coin is marked “Universitas Studiipaduani” around the rim of the front. It has a depiction of  what looks like Mary with a wheat sheaf and wheel, and Jesus with a bible. Both characters are surrounded by stars and with the Roman numerals “MCCXXII” underneath them, along with the artist’s name “Luigi Strazzabosco” on the side.

    On the reverse of the coin is the Latin inscription “Anno Inevnte Vicesimo A Conivncta Amicitia Stvdium Patavinvm Vniversitati Californianae Memoriae Cavea”, along with “V – KAL – NOV – A – D – MCMLXXXII” and the numbers 800 and 485.

    The coin measures 3 1/8 inches in diameter and is in very good condition.
    Weight 189 grams

     

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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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  • 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, 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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  • 19th Century Folk Art Walking Stick/Cane With Hand-Carved Dog Head, Parrot and Snake

    19th Century Folk Art Walking Stick/Cane With Hand-Carved Dog Head, Parrot and Snake

    19th Century Folk Art Walking Stick/Cane with Hand-Carved Dog head, Parrot and Snake

    This intriguing walking stick is hand carved in the tradition of folk art based in practical utility. The head of the dog fits well in hand and is smooth to the touch, The parrot with green wings sits perched on a tree limb of an oak with green leaves and an acorn, a snake winds its body up the centre of the walking stick, a metal tip protects the bottom. This makes a great addition to a stroll, walk or hike.

    Measures: 34 inches in length.

    Excellent condition: A hole with a grommet is visible and at one point may have had a leather band threaded through for a wrist tether.

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  • Carl Kauba – Austrian, Vienna Heavy Bronze Orientalist Figural Lamp with Marble Base, Signed (T. Curts)

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    Carl Kauba – Austrian, Vienna Heavy Bronze Orientalist Figural Lamp with Marble Base, Signed (T. Curts)

    Here is a Viennese bronze and white marble Orientalist figural multi-branch lamp with a patterned bronze and green slag glass shade.

    The Bronze lamp signed ‘T. Curts’ is an alias used by Vienna bronze artist Carl Kauba (1865-1922).

    It is electrified and in good working order.  The lamp is approximately 20 inches tall.

    Carl Kauba was born on August 13, 1865. He began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with professor Laufenberg, Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz and in 1886  he spent 2 years in Paris . His western polychrome bronze subjects are highly sought after, although it is highly debatable that he ever visited America. His sculptures appear to have been copied from period photos. (Certain anomalies such as shod horses ridden by American Indians would suggest this.)
    Carl Kauba is also noted for his “Naughties”- a collection of mechanical push button sculptures. The rarest and most collectible being the present ” Metamorphosis”
    Kauba also worked under the name of T.Curts, and Karl Thenn — quite possibly for copyright reasons in Vienna, as he worked for more than one foundry. Thus it is quite normal to find identical sculptures with any of these signatures.

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  • Gilt Bronze and Hand-Painted, Enamelled Portrait Dresser Box with Hinged Lid and Velvet Lining

    Gilt Bronze and Hand-Painted, Enamelled Portrait Dresser Box with Hinged Lid and Velvet Lining

    A lovely gilt bronze dresser box with a hinged lid and velvet lining. The top of the box shows a hand-painted, enamelled portrait profile of an Art Nouveau woman with a multi-colour bonnet.

    The box measures 4 1/4 inches wide, 3 1/2 inches long and 1 3/4 inches tall.

    It is in very good condition with minor age wear.

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  • Italian Wood Page Turner with Fine Marquetry

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    Italian Wood Page Turner with Fine Marquetry

    Italian Wood Page Turner with Fine Marquetry

    Here is n unusual Italian wooden page turner with multi-coloured marquetry on the flat front over a dark brown stain, the other side shows the natural colour and grain of the wood with a slightly rounded form.

    Page Turner Measures: 14 inches long x 1 3/4 inches widest at the top.

    Condition: Good, with a slight blemish to the top front edge.

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  • French Champleve Enamel Chatelaine / Brooch, c.1880

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    French Champleve Enamel Chatelaine / Brooch, c.1880

    Here is an exquisite French champleve blue, red, and white enamel chatelaine / brooch, circa 1880.

    It has very colourful enamel and gilt metal, accented with blue cabochons.

    The chatelaine has 5 dangling sections, containing a pencil, hinged box with gilt interior, perfume bottle, mirror with sliding cover, and small notebook with sliding cover.

    The pin back has been added / soldered later and has a hinged closure.

    The chatelaine measures 8 1/2 inches in length and 4 inches wide.

    The chatelaine is in very good condition.

     

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  • French White Marble Sphere Clock with Gilt Bronze Cherub & Fairy Supports c.1900

    French White Marble Sphere Clock with Gilt Bronze Cherub & Fairy Supports c.1900

    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.

    Excellent condition and in working order.

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    Belgian Painted Stained Glass Panel – Asian Woman & Child, Artist: M. Van Coppenolle (1912-2004)

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    Belgian Painted Stained Glass Panel – Asian Woman & Child, Artist: M. Van Coppenolle (1912-2004)

    A wonderful stained glass panel of an Asian woman and child, painted and signed in the lower right corner by the Belgian artist, Marta Van Coppenolle (b. 1912 – d. 2004)

    The centre section has a gray background and the figures are done in shades of black and brown with white accents.

    There are some Asian characters in the upper left corner of the panel.   It hangs by a chain attached at both top corners.

    The outside border of panel is done in different colors of glass.

    The panel measures 13 1/2 inches tall x 10 inches wide and is in excellent condition.

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  • Cloth and Black Lace Tortoiseshell Ladies’ Fan Under Glass in Shadowbox Frame.

    Cloth and Black Lace Tortoiseshell Ladies’ Fan Under Glass in Shadowbox Frame.

    Here is a lovely ladies’ fan in cloth and trimmed with black lace, depicting market scenes. The tortoiseshell fan is lavishly decorated with gold designs and has a metal holder. The fan is protected under glass in a wooden shadowbox frame.

    The frame measures 19 inches wide X 17 inches tall and the fan itself is approximately 13 inches wide X 9 1/2 inches tall and is in excellent condition.

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  • German Inlaid Wood Tray, Bierhouse Scene, Original Label

    German Inlaid Wood Tray, Bierhouse Scene, Original Label

    A lovely tray with inlaid wood of various colours, showing the original label “Made in Germany” on the back. The tray depicts a drinking scene at a bierhouse and shows figures enjoying themselves with music and drinks.

    The tray is 20 inches wide (including the handles) X 14 inches tall and is in good condition.

    Please note that the lightness is glare from the window and is not on the tray itself.

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