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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Rivière Fisherman with Harpoon
Rare and extremely impressive Art Deco bronze harpoon fisherman from the French artist and sculptor Maurice Guiraud-Rivière (1881-1947).
This high quality sculpture was made for the house of Etling in Paris, which specialised in the finest Art Deco bronzes commissioned from the premier sculptors of the day. Furthermore, they were known to have only taken the earliest castings in order to ensure that the crispness of detail was at its finest.
The athletic looking fisherman is crouched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the water and is poised to launch his harpoon at precisely the right moment. The stealth and concentration of a true hunter is etched on his face and in his posture, which has been so well captured by the artist.
Dating from around 1925 and with a pleasing greeny-brown patina, this very fine piece is signed Guiraud Rivière and also marked Etling Paris.
Approximately 54 cm long and 57 cm high to the end of the harpoon.