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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





19thC bronze and champleve enamel table box, from collection of BELINDA GENTLE.
19th century likely Continental bronze and champleve enamel table box purchased at the sale at Belinda Gentle's home after her death in 2005. She was an internationally famous antique dealer and author of the main texts 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 new 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 personal collection in her home in 2005 when she died. See also the gilt eagle on stand for another listing from her collection purchased at that sale.
It is a large and strikingly lovely table box with aesthetic scrolled designs in enamel to the four panels on the hinged top and above each leg.
Size-6.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep by 3.5 inches high.
In very good original condition, with a wonderful patina to the bronze, this would be an beautiful decorative accessory, or most useful on a desk or dressing table.
Ref: 4304
Price: £395





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 new 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





Circa 1810 Regency period elegant and stylish pair of Rococo gilt ormolu candlesticks.
Circa 1810 Regency period lovely pair of Rococo ormolu gilt candlesticks with beautiful cast design of flowers and acanthus leaves, and having detachable sconces.
A lovely and functional pair that may once possibly have been used as lamps, and could do so again if desired, as wire could run through the centre hole on the inside under the candle and out under the base, without any alterations being necessary. So it would be completely invisible on the outside. Can be arranged to be wired for you, if required.
These are heavy, at over 2.2 kilos together.
Size-10.25 inches tall by 5 inches wide.
A really lovely pair to use as candlesticks or potential lamp bases, with very attractive patina, and beautiful quality. They are in very good condition, and will be striking statement pieces for any table.
Ref: 5684
This item has been sold





19th century very unusual cast gilt metal trefoil mirror plateau stand.
19th century very unusual cast gilt metal trefoil mirror plateau or stand of generous proportions.
The beautifully crafted stand has an engraved top edge, a beaded bottom edge, and stands on three cast shell embellished feet. At each join of the three curves is also an applied cast figure of Bacchus, the god of wine.
This is a wonderful stand to hold decanters as shown (decanters sold separately), or to showcase any centrepiece, candlesticks, epergne or bowl.
It is a heavy piece, with a wood back, and contains the original glass.
Size-14.5 inches at widest point, by 3 inches high.
Weight-2.7 kilos.
In very good condition with just some very attractive light wear to the gilding.
An elegant and unique piece, sure to have pride of place in your home, on sideboard or dining table.
Ref: 5344
This item has been sold





19thC cast bronze plate with Baccanalian design.
19th century lovely cast bronze plate with Baccanalian design of nude putti, grape bunches and vines. Wonderful patination, colour and size make this a very unusual plate. Would look wonderful to serve grapes on, or to use just as a great decorative piece.
Size-10 3/8 inches diameter.
In excellent condition.
Ref: 4313
This item has been sold





19th century Austrian cold painted bronze model of a golden pheasant on an oval naturalistic base.
19th century Austrian cold painted bronze golden pheasant on an oval naturalistic base.
Lovely realistic model, and beautifully painted.
Impressed marks and numbers under tail feathers.
Size-6.75 inches long by 4.25 inches high.
Very good quality and condition.
Ref: 5285
This item has been sold





19th century lovely gilded cast brass pair of candlesticks in the Gothic style.
19th century lovely pair of gilded cast brass candlesticks in the Gothic style and possibly of ecclesiastical origin, with integral drip pan, knopped and fluted column, and 8 petalled base.
Heavy and very decorative, this pair has generous proportions and a beautiful patina.
Size-10.75 inches high by 5 inches diameter.
Both decorative and functional to use on mantel desk or tabletop in any room.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5734
This item has been sold





19thC gilt metal and cut glass epergne
19th century gilt metal substantial weight stand on paw feet holding very heavy cut glass epergne.
Scalloped glass top edge surmounts step cuts leading to cut bulbous section followed by reservoir.
7.5 inches high.
In very good condition with a chip/slice to only one of the 12 scallops on the inner side.
Lovely to display or for flowers.
Ref: 5084
This item has been sold





Wonderful solid bass stick stand made from an antique fire extinguisher.
Antique solid brass stick stand or waste basket with twin handles, made from a fire extinguisher.
A very functional and interesting piece to use and display.
Size-18.5 inches high, by 7.25 inches diameter, or 9 inches wide with handles.
Weight-approx. 5.35 kilos.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5861
This item has been sold



 
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