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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Drouot Bronze ‘Patrie’*
Ancient edition bronze sculpture by Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) which won him a Hors-Concours at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.
Titled ‘Patrie’ (Homeland) and inscribed ‘Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum’ which translates to ‘If you Desire Peace, Prepare for War’.
The subject is a semi-naked gladiator, proudly standing with one hand on hip whilst holding the grip of his sword with the other. He’s wearing a fur loincloth which is just about held in place by a loose fitting belt, and on his helmet sits a fierce looking phoenix or dragon. One of his open-sandalled feet rests on his shield below.
Beautifully detailed and in good condition with just some loss to the patination here and there simply due to age.
With the foundry seal of Vrai Bronze B.D. Paris, the height is 64 cm.