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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Absolutely stunning and very rare model of a Negro gentleman entertainer playing the banjo. He has a great face and is dressed in quite some style – what a character he must have been. The detail is quite amazing, from his clothes and shoes right down to the chair and the stage on which he sits.
We’ve only ever seen one other example of this particular sculpture, in an upmarket Paris antique shop, with an asking price of 5000 euros !
We believe this figure to have been originally sculpted by the Italian artist Pietro Calvi and it was suggested (by the Paris antique shop owner) that this model might have been produced by the Maresch or Bloch workshops. The only marks under the base are the numbers 16 and 2057.
In lovely overall condition with an old repair to the end of the banjo.
Almost certainly late 19th C. and with a height of 36 cm.