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This study, after the antique is mid 19th century.
The Crouching Venus has been excavated on numerous different Roman sites, in Italy and in France. There are slightly differing versions. But one thing that never changes is the fact that the study captures Venus at he bath, startled, and she very often is depicted with her arm slightly raised to cover her breasts.
She has been an inspiration to sculptures and artists for centuries.
There are, among others, examples in The Louvre Paris, The Uffizi in Florence and The British Museum has an example.
She is Hellenistic in style and has influenced so many artists such as Rubens who painted an 'Allegory' 1612-13, after he saw The Lely Venus then in The Gonzaga collection at mantua.
This example bears its foundry seal.
Bronze. Beautiful Chocolate Patina.
Continental Possibly Italian 1860.
Beautiful Chocolate Brown Patina.
The Instruments being played by the artist on the right is known as an Askaulus combining the greek words aulos and askos, which is similar to a bagpipe. It was known in Italy around the second century BC and was said to humm or buzz, like a wasp.
£2450 The Pair
Eugenio Pattarino 50cm high £1250
He started in his artistic as a sculptor by making interesting marble artworks. In the late 1930s he launched a ceramic workshop with his son Ranieri, called "C.A.P.E.F." (Professor Eugenio Pattarino Artistic Ceramics), located at the address Via Squarcialupi 2 in Florence. Here he made pottery, majolica artworks and utilitarian objects in modern, traditional and the antique style. During the post-war years, the workshop was joined by a wide selection of great potters from all over Italy.
Eugenio Pattarino retired as a ceramist in 1966 and died in Florence in 1971 "
Sean Rice was comissioned many times by The Church. He has work, in many public institutions.
He has commissioned work in The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King where he sculpted, The Stations Of The Cross.
I presume this large Bronze sculptor is Abraham and The Sacrificial RAM and may have been a sculpture he was working on just before his death.
It is solid bronze and is approximately 56cm high.
Sean Rice understood the human figure and its anatamony and so was able to stretch every sinew in this interpretation.
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
Herbert Tyson Smith Bronze Merman signed in the bronze. SOLD
Lorenzl Figurine 41cm high.
This sculpture is often referred to as Arabesque SOLD
A Bronze Sculpture signed Clodion. 30cm high No Longer Available
Plaster Study 43cm high SOLD
Modernist Polished Bronze signed in the bronze Mougrit 132 of 500 18cm high. No longer Available
Arthur Dooley Centurion 74cm high SOLD
Bronze Bookends of a pair of Tigers on African red Marble base
Quality casting £
Pair of stylised bookends of prancing foals
Pierrot Vide poche Bronze on a onyx base 12cm high SOLD
Bronze Lizard Perched on a Shell. Probably Vienna and late 19th Century. It has green gemstone eyes and the casting is so realistic it nearly bit me. 27cm long SOLD
Panther Art Deco French, Spelter on marble base, 1930's 40cm long by 15cm high Excellent Condition SOLD
Diana The Huntress
Lejan Craquelle Glazed SOLD
Bull Sculpture 9cm high Bronzed Spelter
Pr of bronze vases 21cm high. On bronze square bases.
I cant quite work out if these are Japanese or French Art Deco as the design is so deco but the feel is of Japanese bronze. Either way, they are beautiful and SOLD
Art Deco Bookends of Panthers
Spelter 1930's SOLD
Bronze signed 19cm high £SOLD
Bronze in the style of Le Faguays 48cm high SOLD
Delperier signed Bronze plaque SOLD
A spelter group of a pair of playful Billy Goats on a black marble base. Exellent condition.
French 1930's . SOLD
Plaster Panther base 26inches long SOLD
Billy Goat Bookends 1930's Bronzed Spelter 22cm maximum height SOLD
Polished Bronze 21cm high signed Pat Rowland in the bronze
Stylised bird gold lustred ceramic SOLD
Bronzed metal stylised cat 17cm high
Signed Franjou SOLD
Bronzed Spelter Strident Panther 65cm long SOLD
Though made on the 1930's has been inspired by Night and Day figures that flank each side of the tomb that was sculpted by Michaelangelo SOLD
Taylor Earnshaw a local Liverpool sculptor. Cast in AluminiumSOLD
Barbedienne Bronze SOLD
Art Deco Bronzed spelter Stag on a very unusual Marble and Belgium Slate base 26cm 22cm high Continental SOLD
Grecian statues after the antique RESERVED
Lost Wax sculpture signed in the bronze Gucia RESERVED
Marble Bust 44cm high SOLD
Carved Granite Sculpture 46cm high SOLD
Carved wooden sculpture signed L. Houseaux SOLD
Horses Head Plaster with a bronze patination
Lejan Terracotta SOLD
Spelter on Marble and Onyx base SOLD
Art Deco spelter figurine 46cm high SOLD
ODYV Sculptural clock and garnitures SOLD
ODYV Polar Bear with clock SOLD
White glazed earthenware 20cm high SOLD
Arthur Dooley Bull SOLD Marked AD94
An amazing quality carved wood study of a Bison. The patina is so amazing it looks Bronze SOLD
Grecian bust on marble socle. SOLD
Sylvestre Bronze signed with the Suisse Frere Foundry Mark.
41cm long by 16cm high SOLD
Bronze Hanging Plaque of A Stylised Tigers Head.
Borsoi on Marble and Onyx base SOLD
Europa and the Bull 31cm high SOLD
Stalking Panther Ceramic Signed Jean SOLD see ceramic section
Pair of bookends SOLD
Silvered Study of a Panther 11.5cm high
Spelter Study 23cm high by 61cm long
French 1930's SOLD
Signed Fayral 28cm high SOLD
Terracotta figurine 33cm high SOLD
Sculptures French 1930's SOLD
50cm long No Longer available
Rochard Tern Cresting A Wave Frnch 1930's SOLD
I think this may in fact be a Storm Petrol which lives all year round at sea
Art Deco Spelter Figurine 52cm Tall SOLD
Bronzed Panther 54cm long by 21cm high
An Amazing Stylized Horses Head
Spelter Diana 34cm High
French 1930's SOLD
Mouse by Frecourt. A playful sculpture of silvered spelter on a marble base. The cheese is marble. 10cm high. £SOLD
Spelter Figurine 1930's SOLD
Spelter Art Deco Stylised Panther
35cm long by 16cm high
A Spelter Study by Chiparus SOLD