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…
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…
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…
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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Arts & Crafts Brass Framed Picture “Life”*
Lovely old Arts & Crafts brass framed and glazed picture of a sailing sloop and its crew battling against the wind and sea on a blustery day, with a small flock of seagulls following their progress.
The man for’ard is standing rather precariously on deck hauling on one of the sheets while the other two crew members are steering and controlling the boat as it runs before the wind. How the hats they’re wearing are still on their heads is really quite remarkable.
Titled “Life” in the hammered brass frame, the picture looks to be a lithographic print but we can’t be absolutely sure. There is no sign of a signature although one might well be hidden by the frame which we’ve not removed.
A pair of writhing sea fish are repoussé worked at each bottom corner with two more on the top rail, either side of a colourful enamelled cabochon placed in the centre.
The distinctively contoured frame is a good size at 71.5 cm high overall by 99 cm wide, with the image measuring approximately 51.5 X 79.5 cm.