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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The Banjo Player
Fabulous terracotta bust of a straw-hatted black American banjo player, from Friedrich Goldscheider dating from circa 1890-95.
The large size accentuates the wonderfully fine detail to every facet of this figure, with the fabric of his clothes, the straw of his hat and even his moustache and beard appearing so realistic.
He looks to be a real character, smiling and holding his head confidently high as he plays and sings.
Painted in typical carefully chosen Goldscheider colours which were always on the muted side but just colourful enough to have impact.
The wooden banjo is original, the edge of the round body having received a small professional repair at the point where the strings are attached.
Numbered verso 628/15 and with a height of a touch over 69 cm. Signed indistinctly to one side but the artist does not appear to be known and is not recorded in either of the books mentioned below.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 296 – also Pinhas p. 30