Pair of Large Silver Plated 5 Arm Regency Style Candelabras – circa 1910.
A tall pair of large silver plate and crystal four-armed candelabras, with an elevated center candle. The candelabras are decorated in the neoclassical manner, with chased linear and bead decoration, complemented by foliate ornament of acanthus on the cups, arms, columns and bases. Tapered columnar posts, topped with ribbon and laurel swags, support four winding, upturned and crossed arms, topped by cup-shaped foliate candleholders around a matching, elevated, columnar center. Each candleholder has a round bobeche beneath, surrounded by a dozen suspended rondelle and teardrop pendant, faceted crystals.
“Vielles Maisons en Provence” Acrylic on Canvas by Gustave Vidal
An expressive landscape in a post-impressionist style by 20th century French painter, Gustave Vidal, featuring a group of old stone houses perched upon a hill with a solitary figure of a man out for a walk. Titled “Vielles Maisons en Provence” (translates to “Old Houses in Provence”) on back with Gustave Vidal stamp on canvas. Vidal (1895-1966) was born in Avignon and is a well-known contemporary landscape painter who painted Provence. The depth of perspective is enhance by the use of brighter colours in the foreground and muted colours in the shadows and in the distant horizon. Heavily applied palette knife strokes as well as brush work adds additional dimension to the paintings canvas.
Signed: G. Vidal
Canvas Measures: 20 inches high x 16.5 inches wide. Frame Measures: 28 inches high x 23.5 inches wide. Carved, antiqued and gilt wood frame.
German Mettlach Lidded Stein / Tankard by Villeroy & Boch dates 1871-1909
This is an exemplary example of a Mettlach stein by Pillory and Boch. It featured a masterful trellis, grape vine and bird design that wraps around the body to highlight a placard that has what I believe to be a German drinking song. The plaque words, in German, are in black with red accents and are flanked with figures, one male & one female. This stein or tankard has a pottery lid that attaches to the handle with a pewter hinge, the hinge works easily to allow the drinker to open it using one hand.
Marked: Villeroy & Boch, Mettlach, 1370, II, 30 00 and 1/2 L. The mark in green was used from 1874 till 1909.
Measures: 6 inches high at handle x 5 1/2 inches wide including handle.