Austrian cold painted bronze fox hunting group with horse, mounted rider, and 3 hounds. Measures overall 3" long x 1.5" wide x 2.75" high.
Alvis Turner bronze sculpture of a standing nude woman, 20th century. Excellent condition with deep brown patina. Measures 30 inches tall. Alvis Turner was born in upstate New York on Skaneateles Lake. She spent her teen years on the North Shore of Boston at Crane's Beach. She lived on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., then in Vermont on Lake Bomoseen. She now lives in a small village on the coast of Maine. She received an MFA from the American University in Washington, DC. under Professor Mark Oxman, with a focus on figurative sculpture. In her own words: "My visual artistic lineage derives in ancient Egyptian and the Greek archaic (Nike) sculptures. Later, in spite of studies in Asian, African, and Buddhist/Hindu art, I remained prominently influenced by western artists- sculptors Michelangelo, Rodin, Maillol, Manzu, Marini and Moore....The beings are part animal and part angel. Some dance, and some fly. Yet each one is bound to earth with reluctance. In this created pantheon, I envision Buddhist Bodhisattvas, Greek Nikes, and arc angels- all existing in liminal 'spaces of being'. The sculptures may stand as manifestations of dreams, visual poems, or fleeting realities."
Auguste Moreau bronze cherub sculpture titled Amour Sifflant circa 1900. Measures 27 inches tall, excellent condition. Bio from Ask Art and mirgallery.com: Auguste Moreau (1834-1917) was born in Paris, the youngest son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau. He studied with his father and also under Aimé Millet, Augustin Drumont and Jean Thomas. Each of the three Moreau brothers - Hippolyte, Marthurin and Auguste - have become renowned for the quality and the beauty of their figurative sculpture. In 1861, Auguste made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily young maidens or allegorical and genre scenes incorporating cupids and young children. His style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau family. His compositions encapsulate a feeling of innocence while incorporating an air of mischievous game.
Qing Dynasty bronze foo dog / foo lion with ball under foot, open mouth and large ears. Circa 1800. Measures 4 and 3/8 inches high, 5 inches long and 3 inches deep. Original rich brown patina. No repairs or breaks.
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 OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com