This is a large 30 inch tall 70 lb. statue by the well listed French artist Paul Romain Chevre 1867-191. This exact bronze was the one shown at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. It was purchased by the original owner at the Fair. It is listed in the Fair books under the French art section.We are the third person to own it since shown at the fair.The bronze is in excellent condition with some wear spots to the Lacquer here and there as it is 120 years old...
Originally conceived as part of a figural group for a larger commission, Charity depicts the doting love of a mother for her two children. Paul Dubois ( 1829 - 1905 ) originally exhibited it at the Salon of 1877. The famed Barbedienne foundry reproduced smaller versions for interior decoration. This particular version is 18", signed Paul Dubois, and stamped with the Foundry mark.
Condition is very good with slight wear of patina to high points such as knee and nose...
This highly detailed and finely sculpted totem form bronze features the famous Wise Monkeys - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. It stands on a plinth with stacking monkeys, the highest of which is holding a basket which we believe is an incense burner. There are no markings, occasional small and minor blemishes, and a pack of clay in the underside which the previous owner may have used for ballast though it seems not to require any...
Measuring 10 1/2" high, this charming bronze depicts a man and woman, the man carrying a child on his shoulders. In elongated and stylized form, it appears to be of mid century style, and has a very rich and lustrous patina. Unsigned,it was probably mounted on a pedestal, which may have held the sculptor's name or monogram.
CONSTANTIN CRISTESCO (French, 1872-1928). "Deux chevaux sautant la barrière",
Bronze with mid brown patina - Signed «Cristesco» Stamped «Susse Fes Edts Paris»
Height: 14 1/2 in. x 13.75 in.
Three small 20th century Thai bronze Buddha amulets. (1.25" [3 cm])
Cathy Gropper, born in Cleveland Ohio, received an M.A. at Columbia in NYC, where she studied with Larry Rivers, Elaine de Kooning, and Milton Resnick. She later taught at Columbia, and is known for both painting and sculpture. This bronze face measures 5 1/2" high, is fairly heavy (four pounds and about three ounces), and has two screw holes in the base where it was likely mounted to a base. It is signed with her name and the initials CRF in a small cartouche...
Prosper Lecourtier (French, 1855-1924)
A French artist specializing in Animalier sculpture, Lecourtier studied with Frémiet and Coutan in Paris and exhibited at the Salons. While exhibiting in 1879, 1880 and 1902 he won second, third, and first place medals respectively. In addition, his work at the 1900 Exposition Universelle was awarded a bronze medal...
Overall on original marble base 21" high. Circa 1901. Note plaque on front see image and with foundry mark.Biography from askart.com: Alfred Boucher known for his sculptures was born in Bouy-sur-Ovin near Nogent-on-Seing, France on September 23, 1850. His parents worked for Marius Ramus and the sculptor took an interest in the young Boucher.
Boucher taught for many years and one of his pupils was Camille Claudile who later created a bust of Boucher...
This is a lovely original bronze bust of a woman by the well listed Belgian artist Georges Van Der Straeten 1856-1941.It is 16 inches tall and is in a dark brown chocolate patina with no problems. It has a set in seal of the Society Des Bronzes of paris and is numbered 2488 P.This is a somewhat less common model than most of his works
16th century style Thai bronze Buddha head. (12" [30 cm])
Stabding bronze Buddha on lotus base. (22" [56 cm])
Standing lacquered bronze figure of Ganesh on wooden pedestal. (4.75" [12 cm] with stand, 3.75" [10 cm] without stand).
Two small bronze figures of Krishna the Butter Thief, a popular portrayal of the young Krishna. (1.75" [4 cm])
Two popular bronze figures of krishna the butter thief, paint on the 19th century piece is showing wear appropriate to its age. (2.75" [7 cm], 2.25" [6 cm])
This delightful chryselephantine gilt bronze sculpture by Demetre Chiparus (1888-1950), modeled as a young concubine dressed in clinging robe and set upon an onyx stone base with bronze frame, was originally titled "Favourite." It also became known as “Odalisque” and an early or original owner of the piece added the nameplate to the front of the onyx. Including the base the piece measures 18 in tall and 6 in wide (46 by 15 cm). Excluding the base the piece measures 15.5 by 6 in (39 by 15 cm)...
"Rattlesnake", bronze sculpture, approximate height with marble base 9 1/4". In good condition.
Impressive French cast bronze image of Napoleon wearing a hat, long coat and boots, carrying a sword, with "A. C. Harron A2372" to the base and a stamp reading "Bronze Garanti Au Titre L.V. Deposee." Approx. 20 by 7 inches, 50.7 by 17.9 cm, no condition issues noted.