Rare Bronze Art Nouveau Bronze of a young maiden sitting on a banks edge with flowers and holding a bow
The bronze has a superb finish with a perfect lustre on an original red marble base.
Measuring 31 cm I n height with the base.
Pair of Chinese Jade Birds perched on the branch of a tree.
Each bird with a long tale that cascades past the flowers of the tree
One bird with damage to the head feather area where the piece has been glued on and the same bird has a missing piece to a tail feather see images
The other bird perfect with a few flea bits to the base,
Measuring 24 cm in height each
Late Qing to Republic Period
An Edward VII 18ct Gold and Diamond standing miniature picture frame
Maker: Alfred Clark
City: London – 1904
Fully hallmarked as per image with inscription Clark, 55 New Bond Street
The oval frame surmounted with seventy-five pave-set old cut diamonds forming the initials VEA, the frame surrounded with scrolls, enclosing a portrait of a young girl
11cm high, 9,3cm wide, 160g all in
The portrait is of Veronica Evelyn Albu, (1902-1970) daughter of Adelaide Burton and Leopold Albu, and painted when she was two years old. Veronica’s father was the brother of George Albu, a Randlord who, together with his brother Leopold emigrated from Germany and arrived in South Africa in 1876. The brothers moved to the Kimberley diamond fields, accumulated substantial interests, and sold to De Beers. In 1891 Leopold moved to Johannesburg where he and his brother established the General Mining and Finance Corporation which after merging with Federale Mynbou in the 1960s eventually became BHP Billiton. Leopold’s brother George became the First Baronet of Johannesburg in 1912 and owned the Herbert Baker home Northwards in Parktown. He was the Danish Consul General to Johannesburg and was decorated with the Order of Dannebrog
Extremely large Satsuma Vase Decorated with Japanese Warrior Scenes On a dark Blue Ground Showa Period Circa 1940
The top of the vase with a wonderful scolloped skirt
Two gilded dragon handles on either side
Each side of the vase decorated with two warrior in fighting scenes
This piece is not signed however it is defiantly Satsuma and is most defiantly hand potted.
The gilding to the top lip of the vase , to the two handles and the base is worn however it is not distract from the beauty of this vase.
Measuring 60 cm in height 39 cm at widest point
There are a few minor scratches in the blue glaze.
DEMETRE H. CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
‘Friends Forever’ A Patinated and Cold-Painted Bronze Group, circa 1928
on onyx base, edited by Les Neveux de J. Lehmann
40 cm high in original condition Stamped 111
base signed Chiparus and Made in France, the bronze marked Made in France . All pieces original and marked on finger has a slight crack and there is light crazing in the face as can be seen in the images.