Rare pair of antique French bronze fawns. This irresistibly charming pair was brought back from France over twenty five years ago and dates from the 19th century. The life size figures are of equal quality to those of French sculptors Bayre, Mene, Fratin, Moigniez, Clodion and the Bonheurs. They are not signed as far as we can see, nor can we find a foundry mark. These are exquisite works of art by a master sculptor and are beautifully cast. Excellent original condition with beautiful brown patina. Each fawn measures 26 inches from ear to floor, 24 inches from nose to back foot, and 7 inches wide. 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.
Israeli artist Oded Halahmy mid century modern bronze sculpture titled "Forthright." It measures 8.5 inches high and wide by 4 inches deep. Oded Halahmy began painting and sculpting at age 13 in Iraq, where he was born. His family settled in Israel in 1951 where he continued his craft. His father was a goldsmith and supported Oded's talent. Oded's love for bronze comes from watching his father create objects from gold and silver. His work is on display at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 137 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012. Please see "The Common Ground/The Sculpture of Oded Halahmy" by Donald Kuspit and Sundaram Tagore, or visit http://www.odedhalahmy.com/history.shtml for more information on the artist.
Wilhelm Kray oil on canvas painting, Venus Aphrodite. The canvas measures 62.5 inches high by 44.5 inches wide, and the frame measures 73.5 inches high by 55.5 inches wide. Wilhelm Kray was a French schooled German painter of portraits, landscapes, and historical and genre scenes. He was born in Berlin in 1828 and died in Munich in 1889. Kray started out as a silversmith, but ended up studying painting in Paris. After touring Italy and Austria, he settled in Bavaria and became a professor. His work hangs in the Museum of Cologne and the Museum of Gratz. This very painting "Venus Aphrodite" is listed in E. Benezit as having been sold on March 7, 1911 for 8500 francs. This exquisite, museum quality painting is in excellent condition and is mounted in an impressive carved wood gold leaf frame with nameplate.
Walnut carved nude female torso by sculptor Norman Legassie (Old Lyme, CT) circa 1991. Norman Legassie's work is in a number of important collections. His last commission was for the bust of the late Senator from Connecticut, Thomas Dodd Sr. The sculpture measures 19" tall. The base measures 4 inches by 5 inches. 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