Japanese carved and painted wood wall panel, mid 20th century. The design depicts a kimono hung on an airing rack against a background of tatami mats. Measures 50" wide x 60 " high x 1 inch deep. Excellent condition. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Japanese Edo period hand carved bone on black lacquer panel c1840-1860 The two white fighting cocks are masterfully carved, as seen in their finely delineated feathers and crinkled red combs. Their eyes are mother of pearl. The panel measures 14.25 wide x 24 inches high and .75 inches thick. Unsigned. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Louis W.(Ludvik) Durchanek wood sculpture of a pensive man, circa 1950. The sculptor was born in Vienna 1902, and came to the United States in 1927. He began painting when young, but turned to sculpture around 1950, working mostly in welded metal. He sculpted figures, most of which satirized social, political, and religious institutions. The figure measures 20 inches high, 10 inches wide and 9 inches deep. It was carved by the artist from a single piece of American chestnut. His choice of chestnut is what gives this sculpture its magnificent color and definition. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Rene Paul Marquet bronze of two wolfhounds c1939. Measures 13 inches long (to the tip of one dogs nose) by 10.5 inches high. Excellent patina and condition. RenÚ Paul Marquet was French born 1875 in Port Louis and studied painting and sculpture under Emmanuel Fontaine and Jean Falguiere. He exhibited figures at the Salon des Artistes Franšais and gained an honourable mention in 1909.
F. Barbedienne bronze desk top double inkwell c1880. b Saint-Martin-de-Fresnay, Calvados, 10 Jan 1810; d Paris, 21 March 1892. Excellent casting detail. Measures 10 inches high to top of head, 2 inches to top of the base,7 inches deep and 16.5 inches wide. (Signed on front right. The hand blown cobalt blue glass inserts are original to the piece. The Bust depicts Roman Emperor Lucius Versus, who co-ruled with his father-in-law Emperor Marcus Aurelius, form AD 161 to 169 when he died. By 1850 the firm was also producing a wide range of decorative objects chandeliers, vases and furniture in a variety of revival styles (e.g. Neo-Grec, Gothic and Louis XVI). Between 1850 and 1854 the firm provided furnishings in the Renaissance Revival style for the H?tel de Ville, Paris. From 1851 the firm, by then known as Barbedienne, received numerous medals at the international exhibitions, including medals in three different classes at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London. Barbedienne's work in enamel, which was at the forefront of the revival of enamelwork in France in the 19th century, was shown for the first time at this exhibition (e.g. gilt metal vase with champleve enamel, c. 1862; London, V&A). In 1886 he was awarded the Jean Goujon Gold Medal by the Society de Encouragement pour le Industrie Nationale. The business was carried on by Barbedienne's nephew after his death. To learn more about this famous artist go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Barbedienne