Bronze is one of the oldest materials used by humans, with evidence of early bronze dating to around 5000 BC. Over its extensive history, bronze has been desired for its durability, malleability and luxurious reddish-brown colour. These characteristics have made bronze a popular material for a number of uses, particularly for sculpture; the Ancient Greeks used cast bronze for everything from votive figurines to monumental works, such as the colossal Artemison Bronze statue of Zeus (c.460 BC). During the 20th century, Swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacometti, found fame through his bronze sculptures of humans with surreal proportions. In addition to artistic purposes, bronze has also been long-associated with the military; for thousands of years, bronze has been used worldwide to produce medals of achievement, armour and weapons. Bronze medals from the Second World War are highly-sought after on the collectors' market, and can sell for thousands at auction.
A finely modelled Ordos civilisation cast bronze large belt plaque in the shape of a horse, depicted facing right, with long tail and brides on. Anatomical features are here emphasised by incised lines. A beautiful olive green patination covers the surface.
A very decorative and original French ” Le grand Tour” Gilded Patinated Bronze Mantel Clock / Pendule. Very fine cast bronze and chased ornaments. Still with the original patinated bronze and gilded ormolu (bronze d’ore)
A quality French gilded bronze 8 light antique Mazarin chandelier, the decoratively clad acanthus leaf square gauge scrolling arms with circular sectional bobeche drip pans, issuing from an ornate leaf central column with three decorative ribbon clad female heads, having the original ceiling rose with super original patination, lovely quality and very well cast. Fully rewired and PAT tested. All our chandeliers come with bulbs and ceiling fixings. Dimensions: H: 25″/64cm W: 28″/71cm Excluding Ch
An Italian pair of gilded bronze and crystal triple arm antique wall lights, the leaf scrolling arms with leaf bobeche drip pans and bulbous candle sconces, issuing from a foliated cartouche leaf backplate and decorated overall with crystal faceted pendants, well cast and nice form. Fully rewired and PAT tested. All our wall lights come with aged brass screws for fixing and spare bulbs. Dimensions: H: 15″/38cm W: 14″/36cm D: 8″/20cm Circa: Early 20th Century Product Ref: OKA03147
A French set of four gilded bronze twin branch antique wall lights, the barley twisted scrolling arms with circular bobeche drip pans, issuing from a tapering back plate with urn swaged finial, good original patination and great proportions. Fully rewired and PAT tested. All our wall lights come with aged brass screws for fixing and spare bulbs. Dimensions: H: 17″/43cm W: 10″/25cm D: 4.5″/12cm Circa: Early 20th Century Product Ref: OKA02211
A finely modelled Ordos civilisation cast bronze large belt plaque in the shape of a stag, depicted while running with its legs underneath its body. The animal’s head is crowned with multiple branched antlers. Anatomical features are here rendered in a naturalistic manner. A beautiful olive green patination covers the surface.
A Mahogany ormolu-mounted Empire style display cabinet mounted with finely chased ormolu casts showing on the top ribbon tight swags of drapery, on the side flower heads with stylized foliage, on the bottom a lozenge framed mask, lotus leave cast banding and other leave cast banding of high quality. The cabinet rests on square tapering legs in gilt bronze sabots. The interior is newly lined in antique wall paper and fitted with two new glass shelves.
The pair of figures, one male and one female, are cast in patinated bronze, and are styled as Egyptian figures in the Empire style of Napoleon I. The sculptures are set upon square-form gilt bronze plinths, themselves mounted onto striking green malachite bases.
A Chinese archaic footed bronze lidded Xu vessel, A Chinese archaic footed bronze lidded Xu vessel possibly Western Zhou dynasty, of rectangular form with rounded borders and ribbed body, mounted with dragon mask twin handles either side, with indistinct character marks to inner lid and underside, 15 cm high x 27 cm wide x 15 cm deep
These stylish black marble stands (or pedestals) were designed in France in the 1920s, when the Art Deco style was all the rage. In a reaction against the linear, sinuous character of the Art Nouveau, the Art Deco was largely characterised by fragmented, geometric forms. The style was inspired by ancient art – including Egyptian and Aztec – as well as modern architecture, and designs for ships, trains and cars.
This unique pedestal is crafted from a combination of glazed and unglazed porcelain, mounted elegantly with gilt bronze. The unglazed porcelain – known as biscuit (or bisque) porcelain – is white in colour and has a matte finish, contrasting beautifully with the shiny glazed porcelain, which has a dark blue ground, in the Sevres style. The pedestal was created by the ceramics firm Samson, Edmé et Cie, one of the most important French porcelain makers of the 19th Century, renowned for their works
A large Bronze Age bronze palstave axe head featuring a square butt, leaf-shaped flanges with shoulder ridge on each side below stop and with a sloping ledge stop. The blade is splayed with a worn cutting edge. The bronze is smooth and covered by a beautiful dark olive-green patina.
James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby (1702-36), bronze Penny, 1733, Stanley family crest of eagle over child in wicker basket, above the cap of maintenance with frosted interior, date below, legend with pellet stops, SANS CHANGER, rev. triskeles, I D and value 1 in each gap between legs, legend surrounding, QVOCVNQVE . GESSERIS . STABIT., weight 9.58g (Q.15; KM 5a; S.7408). Toned practically extremely fine and very pleasing, rare.
Wunderschöne ungetragene und nagelneue Nethuns Lava LB113 im Full-Set mit Box und Papieren 24 Monate Nethuns Hersteller Garantie ab Kaufdatum Individuelle und persönliche Beratung zu diesem Modell erhalten Sie auch in unserem Geschäft. Wir bieten auch die Möglichkeit eines Tauschgeschäfts nach Begutachtung unserer Uhren-Spezialisten Auf Occasion-Uhren gewähren wir 12 Monate Garantie! Alle Uhren werden von unserem Uhrmacher mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung auf Funktionalität geprüft Wir würden u
A large French gilded cast bronze four light antique hall lantern, the four ornate scrolling light fittings with leaf bobeche drip pans, surrounded by four sectional convex glass panels and held within an ornately cast scrolling framework with side reeded panels, decorative embellishments and open top scrolling canopy, having the original chain and ceiling rose, excellent original patination and a good large size. Fully rewired and PAT tested. Circa: Early 20th Century Dimensions: H: 29″/74cm W:
As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large Meiji period 1868-1912 bronze vase depicting comical scenes of Oni’s being chased by the word Shoki , the scene after a famous painting, this exquisitely patinated multi coloured heavy Bronze vase depicts a pair of Oni’s in high relief and apparently being chased by Shoki, on this occasion depicted as two large onlaid characters SHO-KI, the vase also bears the artist name “Ukka Hoitsu” ( Art name Sakae Hoitsu )
An unusual type Luristan ceremonial bronze macehead. Of tubular shape, the upper half is ornately decorated with three panels, separated by borders decorated with cross-hatch patterned notches. Each panel contains X-shaped patterns in relief. A band of lightly etched chevron patterning below the panels. Supplied with a wood stand (height with stand 29.3 cms).
An Ancient Roman bronze cast amulet of fist and phallus type, featuring a manus fica to the left and phallus to the right. In the centre, a realistic representation of phallus and testicles. Suspension loop at the top and back surface unworked. The manus fica, “fig hand”, was an obscene hand gesture that was thought to represent female genitalia. Romans associated the fig with female fertility and eroticism; the fruit was sacred to Bacchus. Whether made as an apotropaic gesture, worn as an amule
The small well-cast dark patinated bronze portrait busts of Greek philosophers, after the antique, each on circular turned socles, surviving from the early part of the nineteenth century and the Grand Tour period.
Known as a ‘surtout de table’, this item is designed to serve as a centrepiece which runs along the centre of a formal dining table. They are often topped by candelabra, vases, or serving dishes. These items were in vogue in Europe in the late 18th and 19th Century, and today they can be viewed in major country house displays, such as at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England.
After Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866 - 1938) a bronze figural group of a horse and rider, After Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866 - 1938) a bronze figural group of a horse and rider the figure modelled with his arm raised in the air, whilst his horse bucks beneath him, 40 cm x 28 cm
PAIR OF HANDSOME RESTAURATION PERIOD MEDICI URNS A pair of patinated bronze Medici urns with gadrooned bases and mask handles in the form of satyrs. The urns mounted on a sienna marble plinth with patinated bronze mounts. France c. 1825. The marble bases with old cracks and repairs, see photographs.
Large French gilded cast bronze four light antique hall lantern, the four ornate scrolling light fittings with circular bobeche drip pans, surrounded by four sectional convex glass panels and held within an ornately cast scrolling framework with side reeded panels and open decorative scrolling canopy, having the original chain and ceiling rose, lovely original patination and a good large scale. Fully rewired and PAT tested. Dimensions: H: 29″/74cm W: 15″/38cm Excluding Chain & Rose Circa: Early
French large pair of gilded cast bronze four light antique hall lanterns, the four scrolling light fittings surrounded by four sectional circular convex glass panels and held within a decorative imbricated leaf scrolling framework with barley twisted side sections, acorn finials and open top scrolling canopy with flame terminal, having the original chain and ceiling rose, nice quality patination and great large size. The colour of the two lanterns are slightly different as one lantern was in a v
A huge finely patinated Middle Bronze Age heavy cast palstave axe. The axe features flanged wings on both sides with the blade tapering towards an expanding, slightly convex cutting edge. The bronze is smooth and covered by a beautiful dark olive-green patina.
A Dutch set of 4 Bronze triple arm antique wall sconces, the scrolling arms with leaf cast bobeche drip pans and bulbous candle sconces, issuing from a elongated baluster knopped backplate with hearldic lion and coat of arms for Amsterdam, nice original faded oxidised patination. All our wall lights come with aged brass screws for fixing. For Candle use only. Dimensions: H: 17″/43cm W: 15″/38cm D: 9″/23cm Circa: Late 19th Century Product Ref: OKA03067
A fine twelve light ormolu and cut glass chandelier, with a top part divided into long naturalistic leaves ending in hanging cut glass pendants and profusely decorated branches on the lower part, basket shaped.
A French gilded cast bronze and crystal 9 light birdcage form antique chandelier, the reeded scrolling arms with glass bobeche drip pans and reeded candle sconces, issuing from a foliated cage form interior with a single inverted light fitting and large central faceted spike with wirework canopy, decorated overall with French slab cut glass crystal faceted pendants and having the original chain and ceiling rose, lovely original faded patination and good proportions. Fully rewired and PAT tested.
Sporting: A Bronze Model of a Grouse after Pierre-Jules Mêne, a bronze model of an adult Grouse with right foot raised, 23cm high Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Natural History & Taxidermy, Lot Description:, Sporting: A Bronze Model of a Grouse after Pierre-Jules Mêne, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, Natural History & Taxidermy
This monumental clock set is composed of a central clock and a pair of flanking candelabra, the clock with large central ormolu dial inset with enamel plaques for the Roman numerals and inscribed ‘H. Jondet / 147. Rue du Faubg St Martin Paris’, the movement signed ‘H&F / Paris’, within a detailed ormolu case surmounted by an urn and decorated at the lower section with winged female busts, a central mythical beast’s head and set on four paw feet, the pair of flanking seven branch candelabra with
This magnificent set of four antique candelabra come as a pair of pairs: one slightly larger pair and one smaller pair. They date from roughly 1805, during the period of the Napoleonic Empire in France, known for its distinctive design style. Each candelabrum has four curved ormolu lights in the form of torches, which are shown being held by full length winged angel figures in patinated bronze. The figures are shown standing on ormolu globes which rest on triangular ormolu plinths. The plinths f