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All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #1210648 (stock #387)
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USD $16,500.00
This is a wonderful early bronze figure of Agrippina.This is signed Angelo Derossi Roma.Derossi born 1671 died unexpectedly in 1715.He lived in Rome all his adult life.Not much is known of his life or works. He created statuary for a no. of churchs and did several classical figures for early Grand Tour travelers including Hercules,The Gladiator and this one of Agrippina.Statues of her are quite scarce I could only find reference to a couple on the internet one unsigned and the other by the Zoffo...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Photographs : Pre 1950 item #1213503 (stock #389)
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USD $13,500.00
This is a lovely and scarce original photograph by Albert Steiner 1877-1965 a well know Swiss photographer.He did a summer and winter version of this view in at least 3 sizes. This is the middle size at 9 by 11 3/8ths.it is mounted on a thin paper board that is 18 3/4 by 15 1/2.It is signed and titled on the board in pencil by Steiner and is in excellent condition. Both the summer and winter view have shown up only a few times at auction.This size signed has only sold twice once for $13500.00 in...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1900 item #724569 (stock #270)
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USD $9,795.00
This is a 3 volume 8 vo.set of John Lindley's books called Pomologia Britannica.It was published in London in 1841 by Henry Bohn It was one of the best color plate fruit books ever put out.The hand coloring is of the finest quality and all 152 plates are in perfect condition with no foxing or staining. The set is in its original bindings with raised leather spines. The covers are all intact with no broken boards but the gutta percha spine on vol 2 has let loose.These were not bound with sewn si...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1337561 (stock #418)
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USD $8,250.00
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. This model has sold for up to $12000 on seve...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #814336 (stock #299)
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USD $4,500.00
This is a bronze statue of the Farnese Bull.The original was a 2nd century Bc. bronze that represents the myth of Dirce. A marble copy was done in Rome around 300 Ad. and was discovered in 1545.It was restored and put in the Farnese Palace. Reductions in bronze have been made since the 1600,s but were always pricey. This bronze is 17 1/2 inches tall and 14 and 1/2inches on both sides.This is a 19th century or older copy of this statue.I think this may be an older statue as it has never had a dar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1215196 (stock #390)
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USD $3,250.00
This is a large Chinese Export hand carved wood frame. We would date it 1820's to 1850's. Probably a type of sandalwood the out side is 44 1/2 by 33 inches the inner rabbit is 35 3/4 by 23 5/8th inches. The wood is about 3/4th inches thick. The carving on this is incredible. All 4 sides have different scenes carved in them. The top has 8 figures planting crops. the sides each have groups of 5 in a garden below a temple with another figure in it. The bottom has 6 figures 2 water buffalo, bats and...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1900 item #1263004 (stock #401)
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USD $2,495.00
This is a original hand colored lithographic plate Lophophorus Sclateri from Elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae.This was one of the best bird books ever published and ranks right up there with Audubon.The plate is 19 by 23 3/4 and retains the original stitch marks on one edge and is not laid down.This is one of the more dramatic plates from this book and the colors are still quite strong and rich.We have left it in its early French hand colored mat which has caused some matt burn on the mat e...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1277676 (stock #404)
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USD $2,495.00
This is a rare original 1858 large format engraving of Doctor Kane at the Graves of Sir Franklin's Men.This print was given to subscribers of the New York Albion and could also be bought for the price of $2.00 which was a fair sum in 1858.The image is 23 and 1/2 by 17 3/8+ large margins. We have it matted to 32 by 24.In very good overall condition with some slight foxing and the top margin trimmed to with in 3/8th inches of the image.We could only find 3 copies in museums and one other for sale ...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1284870 (stock #410)
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USD $2,495.00
This is a original lifetime bronze statue of a Pheasant by the very well listed French artist Paul Comolera 1818-1897. His specialty was birds. This 21 inch tall figure has incredible detail and is done in several different patina's.It is all in wonderful original condition. Probably cast at the Susse Freres foundry in Paris.It has the original ink written markings on the underside.Comolera was a pupil of Francois Rude. He exhibited at the Salon for 50 years.We found several versions of this bro...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1700 item #1147151 (stock #366)
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USD $2,250.00
This is a rare original set of 4 large 23 by 26 inches engravings by Etienne[Stepanus]Baudet done in Rome in 1672.Baudet was known for his engravings of master artists of the day and was a member of the Royal Academy. This set is listed on Wikipedia as one of his major works.I could find no examples for sale at present. Christie's sold one plate in 1996 for $1300.00 and it had damages.Plate 1 is in very nice condition. Plate 2 has some water marks in the bottom center that hardly show on the fro...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #1297160 (stock #420)
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USD $2,250.00
This is a interesting large original bronze statue titled L'ABC by A. Capalda a Italian artist.Nothing seems to be known about the artist that we could find! There is supposed to be a listing in Benezit but the spelling is A. Capado.We believe this quality bronze was cast in the 1920's from the style of the work.There is a set in slug in the back from the Cassa bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. They seem to be a retailer as we found several bronzes cast in France with their set in coin.Some sites li...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Pre 1900 item #289560 (stock #154)
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USD $2,195.00
This is a very rare set of Girandole oil lamps from before the Civil War.They have the original Mt. Washington glass oil lamps that the prism holders were cast to fit around the neck.All the metal work is in fine condition.The prisms have some chipping I believe them to be original. The blue and pale white oil lamps have internal cracks in them and are the type of glass that have a rough surface common to this style of glass.I do not have burners for the lamps. In my 35 years in the biz. I have ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1910 item #992405 (stock #324)
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USD $2,195.00
This is a nice original water color by the well listed Italian Artist Fabio Fabbi 1861-1946. Size is 12 by 18 inches and it is in very good condition with no damages.His water colors have sold for as much as $22000.00.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1900 item #1021407 (stock #335)
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USD $2,195.00
This is a large and dramatic 23 by 29 inch oil on canvas military painting by Ernest Crofts 1847-1911 signed and dated 1867. He is well listed and known for his military paintings.He did a lot of scenes of Waterloo. I am not sure if this is from there or not. The flag he is holding should be able to decide that.This painting was cleaned and laid down on another canvas quite awhile ago. There is a small area at the bottom that was touched up at that point as per my photo and the upper left swords...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1126764 (stock #359)
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USD $2,195.00
This is a rare original stipple and line engraving by John Sartain titled General Marion in his Swamp Encampment inviting a British Officer to dinner.This was done in 1840 for the Apollo Association the first art promotion group in the United States.This large 17 by 20 image + large margins print is in very good condition for its age. The paper is evenly lightly toned through out. The only damage is a small push thru the paper by the slaves right arm about 1/4 inch.A rare and desirable print get...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1930 item #1187190 (stock #380)
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USD $2,195.00
This is a original oil painting illustration by William Merritt Berger for a book titled Giles of the Star by Rebecca Rice. It was published by Lothrop Lee and Shepard in Boston in the 20's.It seems to have been a tale of a boy or children that daydreamed up adventures.This painting shows 2 knights in a fight. Size is 21 by 12 1/2+ the original frame.Berger illustrated a number of books. He was born in 1872 and was from New York.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1910 item #1314775 (stock #415)
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USD $2,195.00
This is a very large 14 3/8ths inches tall 4 3/8's wide Loetz vase circa 1900.It is in the Silberiris style and the decor would be Pg 1/844. A lovely gold shading to purple iridescence with large loops of applied glass.This amazing vase is in perfect condition.This type of vase with the applied loops is quite scarce. We could only find a couple of examples.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #633954 (stock #254)
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USD $1,995.00
This is a very rare [one of 2 known] ice cream set with hand painted scenes of imaginary polar exploration.Created around 1870 the scenes are derived from illustrations in Jules Verne novels by Edward Riou. The unmarked dishes are believed to have been made in France and then decorated in this country. The other set like this was featured in a article about Arctic Imagery in the February 2007 issue of the magazine Antiques on page 78. That set has 7 pieces ours has 10.Size is Platter 15 1/4 by 7...