A stunning French clock by maker Samuel Marti & Cie. Having white marble base with gilt bronze figures & decorations adorning the clock.
Bearing the Samuel Marti mark and the Medal of Honour mark.
France, circa 1900
This 3 piece clock set consists of a Marble pillar clock with 6 pillars decorated with gilt bronze decoration and a enamel face. A figure of Cupid sits on top of the domed clock with bow drawn. The base is decorated with a bronze arrow. The pendulum is open and decorated as a wreath. Two side candelabras complete the set. Clock marked with “Medal of Honour” stamp on the interior.
France, circa 1870.
Clock Measures: 17 1/4 inches high
Candelabras Measure” 19 3/4 inches high
A Cold Painted Austrian Bronze Tobacco Box – Arab Man Sitting on Carpet
Franz X. Bergman (1861-1935) circa 1900
A fabulous early original cold painted bronze by Franz Xavier Bergman, one of the masters of cold painted bronze sculptures representing Arab scenes. The bronze is of an Arab man sitting on a carpet draped over a decorative box lined with wood made to hold tobacco. The figure and persian carpet are mostly orange, green, red and silver. The detail and quality is very high. This piece dates circa 1890-1900 and is signed on the back of the figure – B in urn.
Marked: B in urn – Franz X. Bergman foundry mark.
Measures: 6 1/4 inches wide x 3 3/4 inches deep x 6 inches high.
Excellent Condition: No damage or repairs. Bright colours – minimal paint wear. Missing a long pipe.
A handsome bronze sculpture of a figure of an athlete.
Signed by George Gori.
Georges Gori born in Paris at the turn of the century, he studied under Injalbert and exhibited his works at the Salon des Artistes from 1929 and won a bronze medal in 1931.
This is a charming figure of a young Art Deco dancer, with bobbed hair, en pointe shoes in ballet slippers with ribbons. Her upraised arms hold a large ostrich plume dancer’s fan behind her head. She wears a short, ruffled dress with ruffled cap sleeves. Her fashionable deco jewellery includes: drop earrings, a long strand of beads with a diamond-shaped pendant drop, a set of bracelets, and a pinkie ring.
Many figures in this style, with this quality of detail were made by the famous deco sculptor Bruno Zach, and likely, this young lady is one of his designs.
The attractive and well-modelled gilt bronze figure rests on a small, hexagonal pedestal base, fixed to a trapezoidal red and black granite pedestal base.
Measures: With granite base: 15 1/2″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D.