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…
Art Nouveau pendant in 15 ct. gold by Murrle Bennett & Co. circa 1900. An elegant and timeless design with a fluid outline featuring gold wirework fashioned into an entrelac design, framing a splendidly contoured…
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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…
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Royal Dux Snake Charmer
Hand-painted porcelain figure from Royal Dux of a semi nude female snake charmer.
Wearing an ornate headdress and a long scanty skirt, she’s leaning forward towards a cobra writhing on the ground in front of her and mesmerising it with the music she’s playing on a long gilded horn.
The girl’s flesh has a realistic matt finish, contrasting very effectively with all the other details which are finely glazed.
This is a fine example of a sought after figure and is in a rare colourway – one we’ve not seen before.
Set on an oval base detailed with a gold line all round and marked beneath with the Royal Dux pink triangle.
A touch over 23 cm or 9 inches in height.