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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Art Deco pair of silvered bronze sphinx book-ends by Charles dating from around 1925.
Depicting the full face of the sphinx complete with ornate headdress, these are extremely eye-catching. The silvered finish contrasts beautifully with the portoro marble on which the figures are mounted.
They typically reflect the popularity of Egyptian Revival influences in the decorative arts movement which began in the nineteenth century and was still very much in evidence throughout the 1920’s. We’ve not come across these particular models before and consider them to be quite a find.
Charles, who was born in Paris in the late 1800’s, was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Français. Both are signed and measure 14.5 cm high.