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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Bronze study “David avant le Combat” by the noted French artist and sculptor Antonin Mercié (1845-1916).
This is the larger of the two versions of this statue depicting the biblical young David ready and waiting for his contest with the giant Philistine warrior Goliath to begin. He clutches a stone in his right hand while his sling rests at his feet.
Patinated in a rich dark brown, this fine sculpture dates from the 1890’s although it was first displayed in France in 1876. Also shown at the Exposition Universelle of 1878.
An old edition, signed by the artist and marked with the founder F. Barbedienne, Paris. Approximately 80 cm high.
Lit: Berman Vol. 4 page 904.