A terra-cotta group of the imperial children Tsarevitj Alexander Nicolajevitj (1818-1881), (later Tsar Alexander II of Russia) and his sister Maria Nicolajevna (1819-1876) by Eric Gustaf Göthe (1779-1838), signed and dated Göthe f. S Petersburg 1822. . Provenance: Eric Gustaf Göthe, Stockholm within the family to present day.
A rare pair of French gilt-bronze and verse eglomisé candlesticks. Early 19th century. Litt. Marie-France Dupuy-Baylet: Les Bronzes Du Mobilier National 1800-1870, Dijon 2010, page 88f compare candelabra from the same maker in the Élyséepalace, Paris
An Empire mantel clock, the dial signed FEUCHERE & FOSSEY FTS DE BRONZES (Pierre François Feuchère, 1737-1823, Jules Fossey, 1806-1858) und HEDOUIN HORLER (active Rue de Montmorency, 1812), France circa 1825.
A very rare pair of directoire à L’Amérique or à l’Indien ormolu and patinated bronze candelabra after a design ca.1799 by Jean-Simon Deverberie (1764-1824). An Identical pair is in the Museum François Duesberg. The bronze figures with enameled eyes and feathered headdresses represent America. Another similar model but without the headdress represents Africa and the models where used on candelabras and clocks.
A Japanese bronze figure of a fisherman Standing in a relaxed stance, head tilted up and to the left, gazing to the distance, cigarette raised to the mouth in the right hand, the left grasping a tall thin fishing rod, wearing a conical kasa atop the head, robes layered in folds and loosely tied around the waist, and wearing sandals with leg guards strapped up to below the knee, bearing a basket and a sack slung over the right shoulder and a further bag around the waist, and signed. Period: Early
A pair of Chinese famille rose ‘bat and shou’ vases With globular body and tall cylindrical flaring neck, decorated in famille rose enamels with a colourful design of bats in flight amidst multicoloured lingzhi clouds and trailing peach tree sprigs, above and below a band of shou characters, a band of lappets encircle the foot, a band of floral scrolls with gilt shou characters around the shoulder, and a band of ruyi-heads around the mouth rim, the bases with a square apocryphal seal mark of Qia
A 19th century Italian bronze bust study of Seneca , after the antique , known as the “Pseudo Seneca”. Arresting bronze study known as the “Psuedo Seneca” , after the Roman 1st century BCE original , having been excavated at ill-fated Herculaneum from the site of the Villa of the Papyri in 1754. The Papyrus Villa belonged to Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus , father-in-law of Julius Caesar , and was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 . Originally thought to depict Seneca the Younger