A Russian or Eastern European bronze figural cigar box with a figure of a Russian Cossack laying on the lid with his rifle in his hand. The tree stump is hinged and opens to reveal a place for matches. Unmarked, circa 1880.
This is a fine, 8 day, double-wind, pendulum mantle clock, by the well-known French clock manufacturer, Japy Freres.
The clock chimes on the hour and the half hour. It is in good working order, and the key is present.
The Empire case consists of four, high polish, rosewood, neo-classical pillars mounted to a rectangular plinth and crowned with a rectangular lintel. Gilt bronze fittings with foliate ornament and scrollwork are positioned on the top and bottom columnar supports, around the face and on the pendulum.
The white enamel face has Roman numerals to mark the hours, surrounded by a geometric band denoting minutes and black, pierced hour and minute hands.
This is an elegant and graceful timepiece, perfect for any room with neo-classical or Empire touches in the decor.
Marked: On the back of the plate of the clockworks, behind the chime, with an anchor and “Japy Freres” in a circle, surrounding a spray of plumes in the centre (pictured).
Measures: Dimensions: 18 1/2″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 5 1/2″ D.
This lovely young lady in grecian robes, dances barefoot, seemingly lost in a reverie.
The delicate figure is beautifully formed. The fluid lines of the dancer’s pose and robes are wonderfully enhanced by fine gilt applied over the bronze.
The figure stands on a disc-shaped plinth, atop a serpentine marble columnar base.
Jose Dunach (1886-1957) was born in Barcelona, and moved to Paris in 1919. He exhibited in numerous Paris Salons and was well-regarded for his small bronzes of athletes and dancers.
This would be a very pretty addition to a room with Art Nouveau influences in the decor, or a wonderful gift for the dancer in your life.
Marked: Signed by the artist on the plinth (pictured).
Measures: 7 3/4″ H including the marble base. W/O base: 6″