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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1900 item #1038056 (stock #338)
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This is a original 1865 map of Manhattan done by Egbert Viele. It is titled the Sanitary & Topological map of the city and island of New York.This seems to be quite rare as we could find no print or map dealer's with a copy for sale.We did find a full size reprint edition for $1395.00.This is in quite nice condition for a 1865 folded map.It was printed in two sections and there is some discoloration from the backing tape or paper in the center with a old small tear at the top center now backed w...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1960 item #1068199 (stock #343)
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This is a original gouache illustration by Bill Griffith for the August 1955 issue of Sports Afield.The story was the Saga of the Red Wolf.The art is 11 by 12 1/2+ margins and has been framed in a simple wood frame 17 1/2 by 18 1/2.Picture is in good condition but has some small spots on the right side and a light one near top center.I presume it sat around for a time before being framed.Griffith worked for Sports Afield for a number of years. He did cover art and interior illustrations.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Travel : Posters : Pre 1960 item #1068254 (stock #348)
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This is a large 39 1/2 by 24 1/4 inch travel poster for Air France.I will rate it B+ with one small tear into the bottom edge center about 1/2 inch into the color and a little minor wrinkling on the left top side.I think this is from the early 50's. it says Printed in France 342-c6-af. The printer is P. Chanove courbevoie.We have not seen a copy of this unusual poster before.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1105173 (stock #351)
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This is a wonderful large 26inches tall bronze by the well listed French sculptor Ernest Rancoulet. It is titled Repousser De La Renaissance and it is a figure of a Renaissance armourer at work.This is pictured in Berman's books on bronze sculpture.He also made a small version of this man as a silversmith.Little seems to be known about Rancoulet other than he was from Bordeaux. Almost all listing about him have a incorrect birth date of 1870 but that was the first date that he showed at a French...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1110783 (stock #355)
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This is a nice large size 20 inches tall by 14 inches wide bronze bust of Shakespeare by the listed Austrian sculptor Hans Muller.The bust has a rich dark chocolate patina and is mounted on a pretty red stone base.This would make a great addition to your library!
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1160625 (stock #371)
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This is a great Grand Tour bronze statue titled the Runner.The Greek originals were found in the Roman ruins of Herculaneum.This was produced during the latter part of the 1800's by the Fonderia Aristica Sabatino de Angelis & Fils Napoli Italy.They and Fonderia Chiurazzi were the 2 best of many foundries in Naples at the time.He stands 18 3/4 inches tall and the base is 10 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches.The bronze is in fantastic condition for its age with a nice deep brown patina. My photos show some dark...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal : Pre 1910 item #1172732 (stock #374)
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This is a large and rare charcoal drawing by Arthur Burdett Frost 1851-1928. It is titled Point of Honor. On the margin of the drawing are the words Point of Honor. Godie stood in rapt attention listening to the famous orators his imagination had brought there.I presume this is a story illustration for one of the many articles Frost did during a long and prolific carrier.He did tons of work for Harper's Weekly and was famous for his sporting and hunting images.There are a lot of listings for his...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1178736 (stock #375)
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This is a fine quality Grand Tour bronze of Narcissus done after the antique found in Pompeii in 1862.This one is signed G.Nisini Roma.They were one of the best foundries in Rome.He has a great antique green brown type patina to look as if he had just come out of the ground.This was a popular casting before and around the turn of the century. I found a couple of others listed on the web for more that are not signed and do not have the great patina this bronze has.This bronze has sold at auction ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1910 item #1194198 (stock #382)
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This is a nice original proof etching by the well known artist Joseph Pennell.It is titled Windsor From Eaton.It was sold by the famous print selling firm Frederick Keppel New York. The label states that it was a proof print pulled by the artist in 1903.I found only one other copy of this print that had sold and that was a later state than this one.This is framed in its original gold frame.There is no matt burn or discoloration. It must have spent a good part of its life tucked away.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1203897 (stock #386)
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This is a nice large 24 inch bronze of Dianna the Huntress after the original by Houdon.This casting would date circa 1875/1900.She is in nice condition with a good chocolate brown patina.A classic bronze statue.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1241087 (stock #393)
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This is a original bronze casting of Francois Rude's well known bronze figure Le Petit Pecheur Napolitian.This was cast by the Barbedienne foundry in France and could be as early as the 1850's. Rude was the first living artist that the foundry worked with starting in 1843.Barbedienne cast this figure in 3 sizes. This one is 10 1/2 by 9 1/2 the mid size.In good original finish with some normal age related rubbings to he patina.This figure has sold in this size for between $3000.00 to $5000.00 at ...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1241093 (stock #394)
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This is a nice original bronze casting by the well known French artist P.J.Mene.It features a Pointer and a Setter chasing a Quail.Size is about 16 1/2 by 8 deep and 8 tall. It is pictured in the book Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century by Kjellberg. Mene was a prolific artist who had his own foundry for a time. He also used the Susse French foundry.This has a lovely chocolate brown patina in excellent condition with a bit of minor wear on the dogs backs as you would expect on a genuine old bronze...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1241880 (stock #395)
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This is a wonderful large 21 by 16 by 8 1/2 inch lifetime bronze cast of a pair of German Shepard dogs by the well listed French Artist Charles Paillet 1871-1937.Dogs were one of his specialties.Signed in the front left corner Ch. Paillet Medaille D'Or.In very nice condition with no dings or scratchs. The original stone base does have a few chips and wear on the corners. The measurements do not include the base.If you like German Shepard dogs this would be a great piece to add to your collection...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1270733 (stock #403)
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This is a original 1907 bronze plaque of Leo (Lyov)Tolstoi the famous Russian author by John Flanagan.It is about 7 by 5 inches and is in a oak frame that was done in 1952.The bronze plaque is in excellent condition.Flanagan worked for a time in the studio of August St.Gaudens.He did several large outdoor figures and designed the United States quarter in the 20's along with other plaques. He lived from 1865 to 1952.A great piece to put up in your library.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1278347 (stock #406)
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This is a Large 24 inch tall original bronze statue of David after the marble by Gian Bernini 1598-1680. This seems to be quite a scarce statue in bronze. We could find no auction records for this figure and could only find a Couple pictured that did not have the eagle at the base. We believe this was done in the 1800'S in Naples (Napoli) by the Fonderia Sommer or Chiurazzi. This bronze is in excellent condition and has a great patina. The only flaw we could see is a thin line at the front of t...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #1291699 (stock #413)
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This is a unusual high quality bronze figure of a nude woman floating in the air and supported by her dropped robe.For the quality we are amazed that it is not signed.I am sure it is Continental and probably German or Austrian.We pulled the original stone base off and from the underneath are sure this is circa 1910-30.She has a lovely dark brown patina with no damages. She is 13 inches tall with the stone base and 8 inches wide.There is a bouquet of flowers in her hair.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Tempera : Pre 1920 item #1304364 (stock #412)
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This is a nice recently framed pair of Gouache paintings of the Italian coastline by the listed Italian artist Maria Gianni.The Gianni family painted around the turn of the century into the 30's and are known for their well detailed and brightly colored paintings.They were bought by tourists on their Grand Tours. These are a left and right pair probably bought at the same time. They have been recently framed in a black moulding with a cream color matt. The paintings are 7 by 16 inches and the ou...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1317644 (stock #416)
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This is a very interesting bronze clock retailed by Tiffany and Co.The bronze artist was P. Ponsard who is well listed.It is signed on the rear and also has a set in seal that says A.G.Bronze Paris.Height is 18 inches and 9inches wide on the original stone base.The bronze is in good condition with no damages but seems to have been gilt when new which has been worn off in most places.The F. Pelissier French movement is like a watch there is no pendulum or bell.It seems to run fine for days at a t...