Large and very fine Arts & Crafts silver wirework pendant which is all sweeping curves, set with foied faceted pink toumalines. Two little circular mother-of-pearl plaques, one above and one below the large central stone,…
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…
Oil painting on canvas by the French artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963) titled ‘Jeune Femme en Terrasse’. The young woman, who appears in a few of Edzard’s paintings and was perhaps his muse, is seated at…
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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Amazing old plaster statue of a young woman chained to rocks with the sea swirling around her feet and a sea serpent swimming threateningly close by.
This could almost be a scene from an old silent movie where the poor girl has been left to a ghastly fate by a dastardly villain whose advances she has obviously spurned.
Of course, this is complete nonsense as she is, in fact, the artist’s depiction of Andromeda who, according to Greek mythology, was the daughter of the king and queen of Aethiopia. The queen had boasted that Andromeda was more beautiful than the daughters of the sea-god Nereus and her arrogance led to the plight the poor girl now finds herself in. Naturally she is rescued, by the handsome Perseus who marries her and…. at this point we’ll leave it to you to research the story further.
Anyway, a real conversation piece and very nicely modelled and painted. An impressive size too at 70 cm high.