Pair of gilded bronze candlesticks with three facing silvered swans mounted upon the tri-form base. Central detailed foliate-and-berry columns lead to foliate candlecups with their complementing, detachable bobeches. The candlesticks float upon notched bun feet. France circa 1890. 7 1/8" H., 4 1/4" W.
Nineteenth-century bronze figure of Napoleon standing upon a white marble column with a rouge marble, squared base. Finely detailed, gilded bronze mounts adorn the column. A wonderful study of Napoleon. France circa 1880. 7" H.
Elaborately detailed, large bronze letter opener, or page knife, cast with a figure of Venus de Milo as its handle. She stands upon a Corinthian capital, while a head of Medusa is in relief beneath. Foliate designs complete the sculptural opener with designs repeated upon the reverse. France circa 1900. 13 3/4" L.
Finely cast bronze figure of a male in chains. Remarkable attention to muscle tone in the crisp casting. The richly patinated bronze stands upon a black slate base. France circa 1910. 10 5/8" H.
Gilded bronze letter opener with detailed Art Nouveau florals in relief upon both sides of the opener. Fine functional size and form for use. Artist signed, A. Cladoux. France circa 1900. 5 5/8" L.
Sweet bronze seal depicting a young boy wearing a hat with a scarf about his neck. Germany circa 1910. 3" H.
Detailed cast Vienna bronze dog of the retriever breed. The fur is cold-painted in realistic golden, tan and brown tones. Wonderful expression! Vienna circa 1900. 1" W., 3 1/8" H., 4 1/2" L.
Extraordinarily detailed cast Vienna bronze bird. Fine, crisp definition to feathers. Made in Austria circa 1910. 1 3/4" H., 2" L.
Detailed cast bronze sculpture by P. Ludwig Kowalczewski (Mieltschin 1865-1910 Berlin) of a maiden presenting a branch laden with florals. She walks upon a naturalistic base. Brown patina bronze upon a mottled green marble, round plinth. The sculptor was active 1890-1910. Germany circa 1900. Signed upon the base. 11 3/4" H.
Lovely bronze hand mirror with reticulated Art Nouveau florals. Detailed cast blossoms and leaves surround an oval-form mirror. France circa 1900. 7 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern letter or paper rack. The two-section holder depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1009. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 23. 2 1/2" D., 9 1/2" W., 6 1/2" H.
Beautifully cast, gilded Art Nouveau letter opener. Finely detailed reticulated roses and leaves are in high relief upon the elegant sculpted form. Signed Delaunay & Cie Edtrs, along with artist marks. France circa 1900. 10 3/4" L.
Fine cast bronze of a boy holding an early carved flute-like instrument known as a chalumeau. The figure with wavy hair wears a jacket, hat and fur-lined shoes. A basket of fruits rests behind. Signed upon the squared base, Duchoiselle. The sculptor, active in France in the nineteenth century, created a highly regarded pair of bronzes depicting Native American Indians in canoes. France, circa 1880. 24" H., 7" W., 6" D.
Exquisitely cast gilded bronze urn by the famous Barbedienne Foundry in France circa 1900. Detailed relief floral clusters are found upon the top. Additional stylized Art Nouveau flower forms enhance the circumference as well as the sides of the form with its variegated marble base. Signed F. Barbedienne, Paris. 8 3/8" H.
Bronze patinated crossed rifles form the column of the candlesticks. A gilded bronze fur pouch along with gilded straps naturalistically drape about the rifles. A candle cup and bobeche rise above the form, all supported by a polished slate base. Made in France circa 1880. 8 3/4" H.
Fine Victorian bronze photo frame with an elaborate reticulated surround. The gilded cathedral form has central patinated doors with gilded and engraved strapwork. Doors unlock to reveal a multi-frame that accommodates six photos. An easel back supports the frame. Made in England circa 1880. 8 7/8" W., 10 1/2" H.
Gilded bronze paper knife or page letter cutter. A chased foliate mount is upon the top as well as reverse of the curving and knotched form. The top mount is set with two banded agate cabochons. Victorian England circa 1885. Fitted in original silk and velvet lined box. Dimensions: 1 1/2" W, 11 1/4" L.
Georges Van Der Straeten born in Belgium 1850. An Art Nouveau Bronze of a woman with hair upswept into a ribbon. Lush brown patina. lovely features capture the remarkable expression and detail this sculptor is known for. Societe Des Bronzes De Paris Foundry Seal, France circa 1890. Onyx base. Dimensions: 7 3/8" H.