Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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‘Appel’ by Charles*
Striking patinated art metal study by C. Charles cast at the Le Verrier foundry circa 1930.
Titled ‘Appel’ (The Call) this is a large and visually exciting Art Deco sculpture depicting an athletic male warrior, clad only in a loincloth, holding the reins of a rearing stallion while calling his comrades to arms.
The artist has so cleverly captured a wonderful pose by both man and horse, the effect made all the more dramatic by the carved and sloping natural stone base with its strong angles.
Plenty for the eye to take in with great definition to the warrior’s rippling muscles, not to mention the stylised and so very Art Deco look of the stallion.
Signed Charles in the cast and measuring approximately 50 cm high. Length is around 56 cm and width 16 cm.
The back of the stone base is inscribed Marco which is probably a pseudonym of Charles.
N.B. A similar piece to this one sold at a London auction towards the end of 2014 for £3750.