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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Goddess of the Stars*
Fabulous and very large Art Nouveau bronze, probably of the goddess Asteria (“of the stars”) by the celebrated French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Germain (1845-1910). The photographs unfortunately just don’t do justice to this really lovely sculpture.
Depicting the partially draped beauty resting against a star and pointing upwards towards the heavens. The detail in the casting is superb and this is one of the most impressive bronzes we’ve been fortunate enough to come across.
Signed to the base, Germain JB and with minted founders seal ‘Bronze Garanti au titre deposeé L.V’. There are also impressed numbers which appear to be a circled 7 followed by 193.
The height to the subject’s outstretched finger is virtually 91 cm and the greatest width is around 41 cm. Absolutely stunning.