2008 Spring Select Auction


258. Two bronzed classical draped lady statues, 58"h, each holding a torch aloft, one carrying cattails, one carrying wheat shocks, each with matching wreaths in their hair, both in dramatic wind blown gowns with fancy belts. French foundry wafer marks, wheat girl has tag reading La terre, Par lequien (sculpt), cattail girl tag reads L'eau, Par lequien (sculpt), wonderful bronze patina, bases have nice details with rocks and water, fancy belts, base diameter 14". Condition: repair to forearm of wheat girl, and lower tip of cattail girl's torch is cracked. 10,000-15,000
247. Italian 19th century finely carved marble bust of bare-breasted beautiful young woman, Hellenistic style, nicely curled tresses of hair tied into a bun with long trailing strands, on posted marble base, 29"h x 21"w x 13"d, one 2" x 4" chip to base, excellent condition. 4,000-6,000
248. Two Italian bronze equestrian statues: A fully armed Roman centurion with raised sword, and draped woman drooped as if injured under her raised shield, both atop rearing stallions. Heavy plinth bases marked Sommer Napoli. 21"h x 21"w x 9"d. Condition: female has abrasion to her hip and her horse's haunches, repaired tail. 1,000-2,000
280. Bronze statue of roaring lion by Jean Bernard Descomps, France, 1872-1948, dark brown patina with green highlights, signed in mold, underside double marked MADE IN FRANCE, 12"h x 21"w x 5"d, excellent condition. 1,800-2,200
290. Statue of Eros/Cupid, the young god is seated upon a column holding a torch, a bow and quiver of arrows lay at his feet, stepped base with EROS name plate, otherwise unmarked, 22.5"h, nice bronzed finish, excellent condition. 750-1,000
279. French bronze statue of Napoleonic soldier presenting arms, model by Emmanuel Fremiet (France, 1824-1910), carrying full gear including fur hat with eagle emblem, signed E Fremiet, bolted to base, 11.5"h, excellent condition. 500-1,000
281. Pair of carved white marble Foo Lions poised with open mouths, dramatic curly manes and fancy, tasseled collars atop bases decorated with carved vines. These are not antique, they are recent. They are also beautifully carved and quite nice. 22"h x 13"d x 9"w, excellent condition. 350-550
285. Austrian bronze arab-tent lamp, classic tall form with seated arab and coffee on bed of coals to interior, crescent finial over domed roof with four clover leaf windows in alternating red and yellow glass, base impressed MADE IN AUSTRIA, back impressed GESCHUTZT, 13.75"h x 8"w x 6.5"d. Condition: appears to be in original paint, showing some wear; finial bent; missing shield and weapons that hang on left side of door; missing tassels from right of door; seam between floor rug and right wall is loose. 5,000-7,000
286. Austrian style arab figural lamp, cold metal in original paint, man seated on tiled floor surrounded by weapons and backed by a hanging rug, hanging domed light fixture with six glass panels in red, green and blue, back impressed Germany. Repaired splits to light fixture, sword missing handle, spear partially detached, some visible solder, rewired. 14"h x 7"w x 5"d. 800-1,200
259. Dramatic bronze andirons, classic andiron form surrounded by animals and people including grotesque dolphins, seated boy with dog, winged cherubs, horned sheep, nude dancers, and large winged cherub to top, 32"h. 2,000-3,000
460. German figural cold metal lamp in bronzed patina, shirtless schoolboy with backpack and books, leaves around socket with porcelain fitting and vintage blossom-form bulb, 18"h, base marked GERMANY, excellent condition. 200-400