Unique Cast Bronze of Vintage Design, Made in Germany.
This is most interesting item and very nicely made - the detailing is very fine. It is not signed but has an impressed mark which reads “Germany” on the back on one hand.
It is reminiscent of early 20th century German Expressionist sculptures or similar religious works by Eric Gill. The figure is heavy and the bronze has a lovely dark patina which comes with age, probably dating from the 1950s or 60s on stylistic evidence.
Stylised Vintage Cast Bronze Plaques Mounted on Oak Batons: The Stations of the Cross by R. Gourdan
This is an interested set of 12 separate bronze plaques - executed in an expressionistic style and representing the Stations of the Cross - they form a complete series.
Each plaque is mounted on a vintage oak baton in the shape of a cross for hanging for display.
One plaque is inscribed with the name of the maker: R. Gourdan and others have his initials. Not much is known about the artist - but it seems that he specialised in producing these stylised cast bronze Ecclesiastical figures and sculptures.
Stations of the Cross refers to a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain a series of imagery typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs (such as these) or paintings.
This set comprises of 12 plaques and all items are in lovely condition - the modelling is slightly reminiscent of the religious relief work carried out by Eric Gill. Obviously the artist of these lovely plaques must have been looking at Gill’s work for inspiration and it has influences his style.
£900 for the twelve plaques (each relief = £75)
Unique RARE Art Deco Bronze Deer - Desk Top Sculpture / Paperweight c. 1929
Signed on the base: Iris Cooke
The artist was best known for these little bronze sculptures or paperweights, which she specialised in.
Cooke only worked for a few years at the end of the 1920s and exhibited during that time.
In excellent condition: £295
Rare Viennese bronze and ivory sculptural figure of a lady by Peter Tereszczuk, (1875 - 1963)
Tereszczuk was born in Wybudow / Galicia - which was at the end of the 18th century, past of the Austrian Hungarian Empire. He moved to Vienna where he studied at the Arts and Crafts School from 1893 to 1899.
This lovely sculpture was made about 1920 and is beautifully modelled and signed to the base (as shown above)
Interesting Old Ceramic Sculpture of Pan - or a Faun Playing a Pan Pipe.
A Nice Large Model, probably 1940s in origin. Height: 14 1/2 inches
(posting available on this item only to the UK due to the weight of this figure)
Very unusual and decorative figurine:
Rare Large Soviet Cast Aluminium Figurine of Lenin.
Height: 14 inches (35 cm)
Perfect Condition & nicely modelled :
Lovely Cast Bronze Jugendstil / Art Nouveau Dancing or Exercising Nude Lady Car Mascot mounted for display on a Black Slate Plinth, circa 1910.
Signed on base of the sculpture: Reni Palmier.
The figurine was probably intended as a decorative car mascot - other examples seem to have the addition of hoops and marching batons, some use the same female model prototype but with snakes entwined along the whole length of her arms.
My bronze is in excellent condition with no damages.
Large Cast Bronze Sculpture of the Bust of a Man, with Windswept Hair.
Nicely Modelled and Decorative Piece.
Signed by the artist :
1993 African Zimbabwe Shona Hardstone Sculpture by Taso
This piece of stylish African sculpture was on display at the Out of African Exhibition at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1993.
It is signed on the back Tosa - and has an old paper label still attached to the base.
Height: 7 inches :
African Zimbabwe Shona Hardstone Sculpture
Unsigned, but with the same provenance as my first piece (above); possible also by Taso.
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Faust Lang (1887 - 1983)
Rare & Beautifully Carved Miniature Figure of a Horse
With incised signature on the base
Faust Lang was born in Oberammergau in Southern Germany. He emigrated to England in 1934; settling in Cornwall – initially staying at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay and in 1949 he moved to St Ives. Here, he purchased the Fauna Studio which became a base for his artistic work.
Lang exhibited widely both nationally and internationally submitting work to the Royal Academy in 1946/47 and numerous other galleries such as the Russell Coates Art Gallery in Bournemouth and The Medici Gallery, Old Bond Street, London.
His sculptural style reflected his South German background and he excelled in figurative subjects both human and animal. His style was very expressive but with great attention to detail, outlining every muscle, sinew and hair in order to give a feeling of life and movement.
He also produced a series of beautiful figurines for Wade Ceramics before World War II – like his original wooden carvings, these are now highly sought after.
The beautiful sculpture is a finely carved miniature sculpture of a racehorse - it is in lovely condition and signed on the base by the artist.