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ANIMALS


Circa 1865 rare bronze model entitled Sparrow on Branch marked F.(Ferdinand) Pautrot, well known French sculptor.
Circa 1865 sand cast bronze beautifully modelled figure of a sparrow with wings outstretched, with head turned to the side and clinging to a branch while chirping or calling. With very sharp details to the feathers, the beak, feet and tongue, and the plants and branch on the base, this is a very naturalistic and realistic portrayal.
Ferdinand Pautrot 1832-1874, was born in Poitiers, France, and exhibited at the Salon in Paris. This very talented sculptor was known for his accurate and very detailed portrayals of birds, dogs and other animals. Of his fine small bird models, this one is a rare one to find.
During his lifetime, he was considered by many to be the finest sculptor of birds. His favourite bird subjects were the song birds of France.
He is mentioned in many of the bronze reference books such as "The Animaliers," "Les Animaliers," "Animals in Bronze," "A Concise History of Bronzes," and "Bronzes of the 19th Century."
The figure retains its original rich brown patina with copper and gold tones, and the oblong naturalistic base is marked F. Pautrot.
Size-7.75 inches long by 6 inches high by 5.5 inches deep.
Weight-approximately 4 lbs. without shipping materials.
A realistic, tactile, and superbly detailed bronze in very good condition.
A lovely piece for the collector of birds or animal bronzes, as well as a wonderful decorative accent for any room.
Ref: 5768
Price: £995





Superb cast solid silver model of a spaniel dog by the famous maker A. E. Jones.
English hallmarked cast solid silver model of a spaniel dog by famed maker A. E. Jones.
This is beautifully and realistically modelled, with excellent detail, and is hallmarked Birmingham 1966, and cast in a heavy solid sterling silver.
A. E. Jones, is a very well known and collectable maker of the Arts and Crafts period.
He was born in 1878 and died in 1954. He came from a family of silversmiths. He trained at the Birmingham Central School of Arts, and became known as a developer and innovator . He was a Guildsman at the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft where he was influenced and inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement. He went out on his own in 1902, and quickly became successful and attracted other talented artists and craftsmen to his workshop, all inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. His silver was hand made, often also incorporating Ruskin pottery in the designs. In 1958 after his father's death, his son Kenneth Crisp Jones,(also trained at the Central School of Art Birmingham) took over the family business, continuing the firms great innovation in design and expression developed in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Size-4 inches long (nose to tail) by 3 inches high by 1.25 inches deep.
Weight-220 grams.
This is a wonderful animal model, with heavy weight, by a renowned maker. It is perfect for a spaniel owner, or the collector of animal models. It would look great on any desk or table as well.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5964
Price: £495





19thC gilt cast brass eagle from the personal collection of BELINDA GENTLE.
Mid 19th century gilt cast brass eagle and wood stand, from the personal collection of Belinda Gentle, internationally renowned antiques dealer and an acknowledged expert on antique metalwork. Her husband Rupert, was the author of Domestic Metalwork, the authoritative book on the subject, which she updated and revised after his death.
The Belinda Gentle metalware gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is named after her. She was a lifetime student and dealer in antique brass and associated metalwork.
This was purchased from her home in 2005 after she died.
The eagle with original gilding, is very realistically cast, with spread wings, turned head, and open claws. It comes with a black painted wood stand, which bears the label underneath from the sale of her effects.
Size 6.75 inches across wings, by about 5 inches high in stand. It weighs 760 grams.
In very good condition, this is a truly lovely piece from the private collection of an international expert on the subject.
Ref: 4303
Price: £275





Sheffield 1932 solid silver Scottie dog spoon engraved with The Scottish Terrier Club Scotland design.
Sheffield 1932 English hallmarked solid silver heavy teaspoon engraved with The Scottish Terrier Club Scotland insignia, and an engraved realistically modelled Scottie head. The club was founded in 1888.
The maker is Alexander Scott of Glasgow.
This very collectable spoon was likely given as a prize at shows.
Size-5 1/8 inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide bowl.
Weight-25 grams.
A well made and very collectable spoon for the collector of antique dog memorabilia, the Scottish Terrier owner, or the novelty silver collector.
In very good condition.
Please also see several other dog spoon listings from a collection of dog related silver, as well as a cast dog figural model.
Ref: 6109
Price: £42





Sheffield 1925/26 set of 3 solid silver spoons with The Wire Fox Terrier Association insignia.
Sheffield 1925/26 English hallmarked solid silver set of 3 large heavy teaspoons with beautifully shaped stems and the insignia of The Wire Fox Terrier Association, having a realistic head of a wire fox terrier standing proud on the finial. The organisation was founded in 1913, and these spoons were awarded to winners at shows.
The maker is Cooper Brothers and Sons.
Size-5 5/8 inches long by 1.25 inches wide bowl.
Weight-75 grams total.
A set of well made and very collectable spoons for the collector of antique dog memorabilia, the wire fox terrier owner, or the novelty silver collector.
In very good condition.
Please also see several other dog spoon listings from a collection of dog related silver, as well as a cast dog figural model.
Ref: 6108
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