Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1304606
In order to protect her son Eros from the zealous infatuation of Psyche, goddess of love Aphrodite placed a curse on the over-ardent nymph: if the boy ever beheld her she would turn into a butterfly. So their meetings were only in the dark of night. But of course the girl soon tired of not seeing her beloved and sneaked in one night with an oil lamp. An errant drop of hot oil from the lamp awoke the young god and away fluttered Psyche...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1837 VR item #1163515
After years of standing in for his sick father, years of impatience and excess, HRH the Prince Regent finally succeeded to the throne with the death of his father, "Mad" King George III, in 1820. This splendid little likeness in gleaming rich ormolu, based on the official -- and quite flattering -- full-length coronation portrait by Sir Thomas Laurence (1821.) With outstanding detail, considering that its full size with plinth is only 3-14 inches! The condition is also remarkable.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #160890 (stock #294AAA)
A charming little table ornament of a bronze shepherdess with her beribboned hoe on a fire-gilt stand, which is in turn mounted on a white marble circular base, a Romantic emblem of the bucolic life. It is all original, the little figure even retaining her gold-metal sash, and dates from around 1775, French or Continental. On her base, she stands a little over three inches tall, the marble being about 5/8 inch thick.