Spectacular paired Napoleon III, Egyptian Revival cold painted and gilt bronze sculptures of royal figures by Emile Louis Picault, signed "Picault" in the casting.They are an Egyptian High priest and a scribe. The High Priest is Hierogrammate. The scribe is Pastophore On original marble plinths, all implements intact. France c. 1875. Each of this rare bronze figures of Pharaohs or Kings measures 29.75 inches high and is in excellent condition.
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.
Mexican 19th century carved polychrome figure of Saint Francis. This carved and painted santo is in original condition and measures 12 inches high. There is some damage to the ends of the fingers on the left hand.
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 OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Modern steel sculpture entitled "Two Wolves Laughing at the Moon", created by artist Brian McCarthy of New London, CT. Brian is best known for his 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 Connecticut College, New London, 1969 to 1973. Presently his work is in private collections in South Hampton LI, Connecticut College, German Naval Headquarters in 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. The sculpture measures 68 inches high by 13 inches wide by 1 inch thick with an integral base that is 17 by 28 inches.