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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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.