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.
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.
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.
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. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com.