Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
Tel: +44 (0)7802 872363
Art Nouveau Figural Card Tray
Stylish Art Nouveau sculpture from Bernhard Bloch depicting a barefoot young lady, seated on a naturalistic base and resting on one knee two overlapping lily pads which she is offering forward. The bud of a lily flower lies on the pads which together form the tray on to which visitors of the day would place their calling cards.
Beautifully sculpted, with the girl’s face, upswept hair and her draped clothing all showing the usual care and attention to detail these Bloch terracotta pieces are known for. Even the underside of the lily leaf is carefully detailed to show its natural veining.
Finished in just the right earthy shades of browns, greens and bronzes and in very good condition considering it dates from the late 1800’s.
Numbered 127 and 7546 beneath and with the impressed BB initials. A good size at 65 cm. high.