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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Art Nouveau Bronze Sculptress by Villanis
A rarely seen original old edition bronze by Emmanuel Villanis (1858-1914) of an Art Nouveau maiden sculpting a bust which lies at her feet. This is an imaginatively stylised portrayal which certainly succeeds to capture the eye.
The young lady is holding a hammer and chisel and her very feminine posture as she is about to strike the chisel is quite wonderful.
With a copper coloured patina and greeny gold detail on the clothing, there are one or two minor marks to the finish but this is not surprising as it dates to circa 1895.
Mounted on a detachable four-legged swivel type base.
Signed E. Villanis on the shoulder of the bust and approximately 74 cm in height.