16th century Italian Renaissance carved wood panel showing the profile of a bearded man wearing a soft hat. The panel measures 19 inches high by 9 and one quarter inches wide.
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.
Pelican Verdite stone sclupture titled "Pellican Lovers" by Contemporary Zimbabwe artist Clifford Guwu. This hand carved sculpture measures 12 and one half inches high. Signed Taken from http://www.imbagallery.com/artists.shtml "Zimbabwe has the distinction of having the largest community of stone sculptors in the world today (on a per capita basis). Thousands of artists labor by hand creating an incredible variety of sculptures from the vast array of stone present in much of Zimbabwe. While greatly de-centralized, Shona artists are united in their love of sculpture and their medium. They tend to work in private studios or in small groups and collectives. With no formal school for stone sculpture, many artists apprentice or assist more established artists...The earliest known examples of Shona stone sculpture date back 1000 years (6ft. soapstone birds found at the Great Zimbabwe ruins near Masvingo). Reborn in the 1950's and 60's as a contemporary art form by a few creative artists and their western influenced sponsors and supporters, the Shona sculpture movement has blossomed into one of the most productive, inventive, and successful art movements anywhere in the world."
African carved hardwood head sculpture from colonial era Ganda c1950. It was collected by an academic when he lived and worked there. To be quite exact, it is a Kiganda head made by a Muganda from Biganda in Uganda. It measures 9 and one half inches high, and retains its original surface. TThis 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
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.