Measuring 19" on a wood base 2 3/8" x 9 1/2" x 5 1/2", the sculpture is signed on the leg, "Margoulies 1938". Cast in relief with an open back, the form is beautifully modeled, with a mottled surface and lovely rich patina. From every angle the form is graceful and dynamic. Berta Margoulies was a gifted artist, born in Poland in 1907, and after relocating to Belgium, Holland and the UK, finally immigrated to New York City with her family and studied at Hunter College...
Measuring 12 1/2", and finely cast in bronze, this figure represents a Faun or Satyr, one of the followers of Pan, and the original was discovered in the ruins of Pompeii in 1830. With good detail, and true to the original statue, this one has a dark patina, with verdigris visible around the head primarily, and some wear to the patina on the body. Of nineteenth century original, and most likely a Grand Tour souvenir.
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.
E & M Perez
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...
E & M Perez
This dimunitive bronze horse was sculpted by Fred Kormis, born in Germany in 1897, and moved to England in 1934, where he lived and worked as a sculptor until his death in 1986. He studied art until the first World War, when he spent time in a Russian prisoner of war camp. After the war he resumed his studies and worked as a sculptor of portraits before emigrating to England in 1934, to escape Nazi Germany...