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…
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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.