Bronze figure of Eugene O'Neill as a child. We are honored to have been chosen by Mr Legassie to sell this bronze in a limited edition. The figure measures 12 inches high by 16 inches long by 8 inches wide. The entire sculpture measures 18.5 inches high by 18.5 inches long by 11 inches wide, including the mahogany base. Artist's Biography: Norman Legassie began his sculpture career at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and was awarded scholarships for study for three consecutive years. He was a faculty member there from 1983 to 1988, teaching portrait and figure sculpture.This sculptor's principle works include the portrait bust of Senator Thomas Dodd, which stands in the entry of the Thomas J. Dodd Archives & Research Center of Judaic Studies and Oral History, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Mr. Legassie's seven-foot bronze figure of an American construction worker, completed in 1993, is a memorial to the victims of the 1987 L'Ambiance Plaza building collapse in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In addition, his portrait bust of George W. Crawford, 33rd Sovereign Grand Commander, is on view at the Prince Hall Freemasonry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Other principle works include a larger version of this bronze figure of the American playwright Eugene O'Neill as a child, located at City Pier, New London, CT, with smaller versions installed at the Beinecke Library, Yale University, and in Shelykovo, Soviet Union, at the country estate of the 19th-century Russian dramatist, Alexander Ostrovsky. Mr. Legassie's portrait bust of Susanne K. Langer, American philosopher and author, can be found at the Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, CT, while other portraits and sculptures are in public, private, and corporate collections.
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.
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.
African Ibo tribe maiden ceremony mask. This early vintage African mask measures 21.75 inches high by 8.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep. Mounted the stand, the mask is 25 inches high. In the north central region of Iboland, "maiden masks" were carved for the "The Fame Of Maidens' annual festival. Here is a description from a Sotheby's NY sale of African and Oceanic Art on 11/19/99, in which lot 130, a similar mask, had been sold with an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000: "The ideal beauty of a girl has both physical and moral dimensions. Physically she should be tall and lithe, with an upright posture and stately carriage...Ideally she will have fine facial features, a thin straight nose and a small mouth and her hair will be elaborately and delicately dressed in the preferred crested style...These ideals link too with the beauty of nature and valued...medicines...Her moral qualities will include purity, obedience, good character and generosity." (Cole and Aniakor 1982:121). Condition is excellent with the proper amount of wear showing from ceremonial use. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply.