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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Goldscheider Terracotta Bust ‘Les Cerises’
Splendid and large Art Nouveau terracotta bust from Goldscheider by the artist Affortunato Gori.
Titled ‘Les Cerices’, the rather serious looking young maiden is modelled with the modest, almost shy look that the Art Nouveau artists of the time so favoured.
She’s wearing sprigs of fruiting cherry in her hair and on her bodice, and is turning her head partially to one side.
Her gentle face and soft features are so typically Art Nouveau and the fine quality of the casting shows great detail.
An impressive 60 cm in height and signed on one shoulder F. Gori. It is known that Gori signed his work using both the initials A and F on different occasions.
Showing the Goldscheider model number 2393/24/17 verso together with the usual impressed ‘Reproduction reservée’.
It would seem that this bust was presented as a gift to its original owner as there is a metal plaque attached to one side at the base, expressing thanks and showing the year 1904.
In good condition with some expected minor age related wear in places to the finish.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 358