A superb early 20th Century cold painted gilt and enamelled bronze figure of a highly attractive dancer in a striking stylised pose wearing a scant Egyptianesque costume, with exceptional detail, highly characteristic of the famous artist. Raised on a marble plinth with frontis plaque, signed D H Chiparus and with Etling foundry mark. Date : 1925 Condition : Excellent Original Condition Height : 73 cm Materials : Bronze and Marble
A quite exceptional frosted glass salver with raised opalescent design of a beautiful mermaid in a swirling watery landscape the three large bubbles around her protrude from the underside to act as feet, signed R Lalique. A rare and highly sought after design, this is one of Rene Lalique's most iconic works. Date : 1925 Condition : Excellent condition Width : 38 cm
A stunning late 19th Century French glass vase of large conical form with exquisite etched and enamelled autumnal landscape design around the full circumference of the vase. This vase captivates qualitiy in its colour and hand finished detail, signed Daum Nancy and with Cross of Lorraine. Date : 1890 Condition : Excellent Original Condition Height : 26 cm
An impressive large late 19th Century French bronze bust of a beautiful classical maiden wearing an attractive and well detailed headband and matching dress with excellent variegated patination and fine detail. Titled to fore, number 5526, signed E.Villanis and with Societe des Bronzes foundry seal. Date : 1880 Condition : Excellent Original Condition Height : 53 cm Materials : Bronze References Emmanuel Villanis by Josje Hortulanus-de Mijk - Page 39
A captivating erotic early 20th century gilt and enamel cold painted bronze figure of a semi clad lady with fencing sword, raised on a shaped Brazillian green onyx base, signed Bruno Zach and stamped Austria. This is a wonderful large example of the artist's work that captures the sensuous nightlife of inter-war Berlin.
A super early 20th Century Austrian bronze figure with hand carved ivory head and hands of an Art Deco lady in eye catching stylised pose, enhanced with beautiful enamelled flowering detail on her costume. Signed Lorenzl and raised on a Brazilian green onyx plinth. Date : 1930 Condition : Excellent Original Condition Height : 20 cm Materials : Bronze and Ivory
A delightful and harmonious early 20th Century hand carved ivory figure of a beautiful naked kneeling nude with exceptional detail and finish, signed F.Preiss and raised on a shaped Brazilian green onyx plinth. Date : 1925 Condition : Excellent condition with slight grey lines on ivory Height : 12 cm Width : 12 cm Materials : Ivory References: Ferdinand Preiss by Alberto Shayo - Page 93 Art Deco Sculpture by Victor Arwas - Page 191 Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley - Page 300
A collection of six small glasses and five large glasses all engraved with HB from Humphrey Bogart’s private collection. These were given to Bill Rowland Hill after the filming of the ‘African Queen’, as a thank you for all his help on publicity. Unusually the letter is signed Bogie, which Humphrey Bogart only did to friends, and the letter is written on 20th Century Fox paper from Pinewood.
The letter reads:
My Dear Bill. Before I leave for home I want to say, one big ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart for all you have done Publicity wise both on the set, and in Africa. In addition thanks for all the other little things you have done that have helped so much. I wanted to send you some Hootch but on second thoughts I want you to have something to put it in. Will you call at that fancy store (Heal’s) on Tottenham Court Street and see a guy called Gaylard. Choose yourself a dozen glasses from the suite I have had made. They have my initials on them which are the same as yours. Once again sport, thanks a million.
Decorated with a mother and child in the garden, the reverse with birds, signed sadaaki, late Meiji period.
(1834 – 1867)
Oil of canvas, signed and dated 1858.
Size: 31 x 76 cm
Oil on canvas, signed.
Size: 32 x 26 inches (82 x 67 cm)
A superb Anglo Indian ivory casket made in Vizagapatam, India, at the end of the 18th century. The casket is decorated to all sides with foliate and floral decoration surrounding rectangular panels featuring various buildings and trees, the buildings would seem to be southern European in style rather than English, indicating this item was made for that market, the interior of the casket has been re-lined some time ago in red velvet and there are indications that originally there were two wooden divisions, all supported on shaped bracket feet decorated with exotic animals.
A rare Centre table, chinese marble inserts to the top and brass inlay C 1860