French bronze plaque Lachasse by Stella. The scene depicts a bunch of men luring cats to be caught. Measures 13 and one quarter by 10 and one half inches. This is a 19th century recast from a work by Jacques Stella 1596-1657. It was a time when people thought cats were carring the plague, when it really was the rats. The killing of the cats, which were in fact killing the rats, let the plaque mulitply out of control.
Mexican 19th century carved polychrome figure of Saint Francis. This carved and painted santo is in original condition and measures 12 inches high. There is some damage to the ends of the fingers on the left hand.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
South Netherlandish or Flemish carved wood figure of Jesus Christ, late 18th to early 19th c. This antique hand carved sculpture measures 51 inches tall. It sits on a 5 inch tall carved base that is not original to the figure but dates from the same period. The sculpture was originally displayed out of doors. Parts of it have been restored, which is to be expected, given its age and history. This item is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford, CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: http://www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com
Vintage Murano glass covered compote attributed to Barovier, c1940. Pale pink with tiny spatter flecks. Perfect condition. Measures 9.5 inches high x 8.25 inches wide. Wonderful nosegay top with 12 multi-color blossoms. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
This modern sculpture entitled "Two Wolves Laughing at the Moon" was created by "Brian McCarthy" of New London CT. Brian is best known for "figural abstract" welded steel sculptures. He was born June 16, 1945 and began art school at age 6 studying under Thomas Hughes Ingle (Show Whitney Museum 1956) and was later influenced by Harris Rodvogin. he formalized his art education at the Connecticut College in New London 1969 to 1973. Presently his work is in private collections in South Hampton LI, Connecticut College, German Naval Headquarters Eichenforde Germany and several other American and European collections. All works are meant to be displayed outdoors. Three large pieces are on display in "The Sculpture Mile" show in Madison CT. These exhibits are sponsored the Hollycroft Foundation, Ivoryton, CT, and curated by William Bendig, the director and former editor of Art Gallery Magazine. This Modern Sculpture measures 68 inches high by 13 inches wide by 1 inch thick with a base that is 17 by 28 inches.