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1859/18: HENRI FUGERE: an unusual and quite large cast BRONZE DISH by this famous French sculptor. Of the Art Nouveau period, it depicts a naked young woman reclining in a field whilst holding flowers in her left hand. The two handles show distinct influences of the Art Nouveau movement, and it is signed by the artist, lower right. 16.5ins (42cms) wide. *Henri Fugere (French 1872-1944) was a statuary artist, born in St. Mande, a city to the North of Paris. He studied in Paris with Barrias and Cavalier amongst others, and was influential in the Art Deco movement for 'chryselephantine' figures (usually a bronze body with ivory face, hands and feet) made famous by Chiparus, Preiss and others. c.1895

bronze, French, object, sculpture

£485

1847/18: An interesting Art Deco BRONZE FIGURE of an African warrior very much in the style of Hagenauer. He stands on one leg holding a shield in his left hand and brandishing a long spear in the other. Signed to the base: "RR" and Austria. Somehow rather charming.... *The signature "BackwardR/ForwardR" has been for many years been accredited to Rena Rosenthal. However it is now thought this signature refers to work by Richard Rohac (1906-1956), Austrian designer and master metal craftsman. c.1930

ArtDeco, bronze, object

£295

1839/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a charming French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young nymph, with long hair and scantily dressed, walking down a rocky path holding a conch shell to her ear. It is signed to the integral bronze base, it is also complete with its original rouge antico marble plinth. 13ins (33cms) high. *EUGENE MARIOTON was a Paris born French sculptor who worked mainly in bronze. He was born in 1857, one of three brothers who were all artists (though not sculptors) and he died in 1933. c.1885

bronze, Girl, Marioton, object

£895

1834/18: AUGUSTE MOREAU: an attractive late 19th century French BRONZE FIGURE of a young girl walking barefoot through the countryside carrying a sprig of flowers in her left hand and a basket of fruit over her arm. Signed 'Aug Moreau' within the integral bronze base and also labelled with an applied plaque for the foundry: "Duval, Bronzier, PARIS". 16ins high. *August Francoise MOREAU (1834-1917) was a famous French sculptor, one of a family dynasty who were all sculptors. The Father, Jean-Baptiste, had three sons: August, Maturin and Hippolyte-Francois. c.1870

bronze, Girl, Moreau, object

£1100

1826/18: An interesting and quite large pair of Oriental BRONZE VASES in good condition. Possibly Japanese (?) or maybe Burmese, each is of tapering hexagonal form, with side handles cast as stylised elephants heads. To the back and front of both vases are large panels of cloisonne (inlay of coloured enamels) and the bases are cast with an as yet unresearched 'signature'.12ins 30.5cms) high. Priced for the pair... c.1800

bronze, object, Oriental, vase

£450

1795/18: A good quality and quite large late 19th century Austrian "Vienna" BRONZE RACEHORSE in good original condition. Unsigned, the original cold-painted finish is in fine condition with only very minor paint chipping here-and-there, whilst the casting is excellent with fine detailing. 9.5ins long; 8ins high. (24 x 20.5cms) c.1880

Austrian, bronze, object, Vienna

£480

1711/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a large and most impressive gilt BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Victory". Measuring 24ins (63cms) high overall she is depicted as a winged young woman, dancing with arms outstretched. She wears a stylised helmet and flowing dress and is mounted on an integral gilt bronze base. Good original gilding and fine patina. Signed: "Eug Marioton" and with stamp for the foundry: E. Colins et Cie, Paris. 24ins (63cms) high * Eugene MARIOTON (1854-1933) enjoyed a long and very successful career as a sculptor specialising in large impressive heroic figures. c.1890

bronze, French, Marioton, object

£2350

1709/18: Hand MULLERr: a fine bronze figural group of a huntsman and his dog. He stands, wearing boots; his "Plus Twos" and a jaunty Alpine hat, holding his shotgun, whilst his retriever is poised at his feet. Signed to the integral base: H. Muller. 17ins (43cms) high. * Hans MULLER was born in Vienna in 1873 and became well known, particularly for his portraits and busts. However he also produced a few animals, mainly hunting dogs. He died in 1937. c.1900

Austrian, bronze, Hunting, object

£1750

1690/18: BERGMANN: a good large and well cast "Vienna" BRONZE HORSE in excellent condition and retaining virtually all of its original paintwork. Complete with its full set of reins, saddle and pair of stirrups, this 'Hunter' stands alert and ready for action! The Bergmann trademark ("B" in an urn) is stamped underneath; the number 3125 and the word "Geschutzt" (Copyright). 9ins wide; 7.5ins high. * Franz Xaver Bergman (born 1861) was the owner of the most famous foundry in Vienna which produced finely cast and beautifully painted bronze figures, especially animals. Noted for the realism in the finished product, created by multiple applications of "dust" paint, the recipe for which is now lost. The foundry finally closed in 1930 due to the Depression. c.1890

bronze, coldpainted, object, Vienna

£1950

1687/18: A very pretty mid/late 19th century Japanese BRONZE VASE of the Meiji period. Of slender and elegant shape, it features a splendid cockerel perched on a prunus branch with copper, silver and gold inlay of the finest quality. Engraved signature to the body. 7.25ins (18.5cms) high. c.1865

bronze, Japanese, object, vase

£495

1599/17: Van Der Straeten: a charming Art Nouveau period BRONZE BUST of compact size, depicting a young lady who smiles broadly, her hair tied up with a scarf. She wears her dress in a 'decolletage' style ~ the popular fashion of the day. Mounted on a shaped onyx base and signed both by the artist and the foundry. 8ins high; 4.5ins wide; 3.5ins deep. (20 x 11.5 x 9cms) *Georges Van Der Straeten was born in Ghent in 1856 and died in 1941. He moved to Paris in 1885 and represents the Belle Epoque period (1871-1914), becoming famous for his busts of young women. This one he called "Felicia". c.1890

ArtNouveau, bronze, object, woman

£295

1597/17: INJALBERT: a charming small late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE. Mounted on a shaped onyx base, this pretty bronze is gilded and depicts a laughing girl as she looks happily to her left at something that has caught her eye. Signed by the artist and also with the foundry( Siot of Paris). 5ins high; 3.5ins wide; 3ins high (12.7 x 9 x 7.5cms). *Jean Antoine INJALBERT was a much decorated French sculptor. Born in 1845, the son of a stonemason, he was awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1900 and Commander in 1910. He died in 1933 having been Chief Instructor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts for many years. c.1890

bronze, French, Girl, object

£395

1576/17: An amusing (and rare) late 19th century Austrian cold-painted BRONZE ELEPHANT in good original condition. He is portrayed with his trunk raised playfully and is complete with his original polished ivory tusks and original paintwork. Apparently unmarked but clearly a genuine Vienna cold-painted bronze. 6.5ins long; 4.25ins high; 2.5ins deep (16.5 x 10.8 x 6.5cms) c.1880

Austrian, bronze, elephant, object

£785

1525/17: An impressive and large set of FOUR early 20th century Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURES, representing the four Seasons. Apparently unsigned, but probably Italian and perhaps in the style of Palozzi, these striking bronzes have a charm and presence of their own. Each measures 24ins (61cms) high and can presumably be displayed either outside or indoors. Priced for the set of four. c.1920

bronze, Italian, object, sculpture

£4950