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1916/18: A charming Art Deco period GILT-BRONZE figure of a naked girl dancing. She dances, her right arm flung backwards and balanced on one leg as she smiles broadly, clearly enjoying herself. Signed by the artist: R. Varnier to the integral bronze base, together with the foundry and measuring 11.25 ins (28.5cms) high including the rouge antico marble base. *Rene VARNIER was a French sculptural artist working during the Art deco period. He made statues and car mascots in spelter; bronze and ivory. c.1925

ArtDeco, bronze, naked, object

£895

1909/18: RICHTER-ELSNER: a large and most impressive Art Nouveau BRONZE SCULPTURE of a naked maiden, ascending steps and carrying an amphora on her shoulder, presumably having filled it with water. This stunning bronze retains its warm colour and fine patina, and measures 31ins (78.5cms) high making this a most imposing Work of Art. Signed by the artist and the foundry. * This bronze is typical of the German sculptor Fritz RICHTER-ELSNER (1884-1970) who was artistic director of the famous Oskar Gladenback Hofbildgieserei in Berlin from 1905-1916. In the 1920's he moved on to more monumental sculpture c.1910

bronze, nude, object, sculpture

£2450

1904/18: Serge YOURIEVITCH: an attractive BRONZE SCULPTURE of a ballerina which is entitled: "La Danseuse Nattova". The naked dancer is depicted 'en pointe' with her right arm raised, whilst it is titled and signed within the integral base. 15ins (38cms) high. *Natasha NATTOVA was a renown avant garde Russian ballerina who successfully took up cabaret and burlesque in London Paris & New York. Serge YOURIEVITCH who was born in 1880 into a leading Russian family, fell under the spell of Rodin, who encouraged him to become a sculptor. He left Russia for the West during the revolution in 1918 and found great fame for his work. c.1915

ballerina, bronze, naked, object

£975

1896/18: ISADORE BONHEUR: a charming BRONZE SCULPTURE group of two Merino 1875sheep (a ram and a ewe) close to each other and standing in a pasture. Finely modelled and beautifully detailed, this excellent animalier group is signed within the integral bronze base. 12ins (30.5cms) wide. *Isadore Jules Bonheur (France, 1827-1901) was a highly distinguised "animalier" bronze sculptor who in his early years worked closely with his equally famous sister, Rosa. c.1875

animalier, Bonheur, bronze, object

£895

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

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

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

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