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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‘Retour des Hirondelles’ by Gaudez*
Elegant Art Nouveau bronze by Adrien-Étienne Gaudez (1845-1902) titled ‘Retour des Hirondelles’ which translates as ‘Return of the Swallows’.
Depicting a classic Art Nouveau maiden wearing a diaphanous gown, welcoming the birds at the beginning of Summer.
Standing 82 cm tall and in excellent condition with just a slight bend to the wing-tip of one of the birds at her feet. This is a sculpture that doesn’t appear on the market often, especially in this larger size.
With a title plaque attached to the base noting that the work won a medal (Hors-Concours) for Gaudez at the Paris Exhibition.