Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
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…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
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…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
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…
WMF Flower Dish
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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‘Esclave’ by Vannuèri
Fabulous large size Art Nouveau terracotta bust titled “Esclave”.
Beautifully modelled and cast, this is a bust of very high quality, signed by the artist and sculptor H. Vannuèri, about whom we’ve been unable to find any information.
The subject is a young maiden, captured looking to one side with her head and eyes slightly lowered. She is a striking looking woman and her serious expression accentuates her beauty. The facial features of the model have been so well captured, and with her long tresses falling forward over one shoulder and tumbling down her back, the artist has created a really strong image.
Painted in shades of green with darker detail to the hair and folds of the clothing, this bust is in very good condition with just a few small slightly time-worn areas where the red terracotta shows through the finish.
Dating from around 1900, signed to one side H. Vannuèri and with an applied seal verso stating ‘Décor garanti inaltérable’ and ‘Eté S.C.D.G.’ There appears to have originally been a further seal which is now missing – this was almost certainly confirming details of an awarded medal for the work.
The height is approximately 53 cm and the width around 50 cm.