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F Barbedienne bronze desk top double inkwell Lucius Versus c1880
Item# 8685    $2800
F Barbedienne bronze desk top double inkwell Lucius Versus c1880

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

 
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Tiffany Studios Bonze dore Zodiac desk inkwell c1905
Item# 8536    $875
Tiffany Studios Bonze dore Zodiac desk inkwell c1905

Vintage Tiffany Studios Bonze dore Zodiac desk inkwell c1905. Original deep rich patina. Measures 4 x 4.25 x 2 inches. Signed on base

 
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Tiffany Studios Bonze Zoidac desk inkwell c1905
Item# 8534    $875
Tiffany Studios Bonze Zoidac desk inkwell c1905

Tiffany Studios Bonze Zodiac desk inkwell c1905. Original deep rich patina. Measures 4 x 4.25 x 2 inches. Signed on base

 
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Virgina Metal Crafters cast iron horse bookends c1954
Item# 8263    $575
Virgina Metal Crafters cast iron horse bookends c1954

Virgina Metal Crafters "The Stallion" cast iron horse bookends c1954. These beautiful well cast bookends retain their original black painted surface. Each bookend measures 9.5 inches to the top of its ears, 7.75 inches across and 2 inches deep. 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 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: OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com 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.

 
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W K Cowan CO Chicago solid mahogany bookends c1900
Item# 8262    $450
W K Cowan CO Chicago solid mahogany bookends c1900

Pair of W K Cowan CO Chicago solid mahogany bookends c1900. This is a very well made and strong pair of bookends, capable of holding heavy books without the worry of them tipping over. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches wide at their base, 3.5 inches thick at base and 5.5 inches high.The W K Cowan company was in business from 1894 until 1916. William Kennett Cowan (b 10/24/1869); Graduated Chicago Manual Training School 1889; Trained in architecture with Henry Ives Cobb (Chicago Varnish Co. Building, the Columbian Exposition, Newberry Library, Liberty Tower in Manhattan, and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, and other notable places); Cowan designed and supervised all of the plumbing plumbing and "related fixtures" for the Columbian Exposition in 1893 Chicago. 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.

 
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