Grand Tour bronze sculpture of Narcissus after the original found in 1862 at Pompeii. At 1st identified as Narcissus Years later it was identified as Dionysus. Original located in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples . Antique Dealer Los angeles West Hollywood CA Melrose Ave La Cienega
Grand Tour sculpture statue of a nude youthful Dionysus posing nude man .The head bent down wearing a crown of ivy and has a fawn-skin knotted over his left shoulder. Laced leather boots great detail. The figure stands atop a Carved Stone base. A very decorative bronze displays a beautiful patina. The sculpture originates from the late 19th century, a possible souvenir from the grand Tour, a token of the enthusiasm for neo-classical culture of the time. The Grand Tour had the effect, among other things, of bringing the high society of Northern Europe into contact with ancient art and helped spread Palladianism and neoclassicism. They brought souvenirs, bronzes, paintings and objets d'art from their travels. Great Gift idea Holiday season for a house warming , library office entryway console or on a side table or as a center piece decorative
A beautiful 19th century large cast bronze of a boy’s figure balancing . The gorgeous face nose mouth detailed haircut , overall proportions outstanding on a bronze base . . As a sculpture in the middle of a fountain basin or pool , or a basin in the ground. Antiques dealer Los Angeles, West Hollywood CA Melrose Ave La Cienega This piece is very charming. Architectural decorative garden element.
Very nice and detailed work of late 19th century cast bronze garden puttie Riding a Mythical fish on the waves. The figure of the Angelo at play with the sea creature. They could be used around the pool area In the center of a pond or lake or basin or on pedestals. As a centre piece in a garden sitting on a stone base. Beverly hills Antiques dealer Los Angeles, West Hollywood CA.
A Beautiful Pair of 19th Century Faience Of Rouen Depicting Summer and Winter.
This piece, commissioned in the mid to late 19th century, Nicely proportioned and vibrant colors. Other copies are either smaller and/or not in the original vibrant multi-color palette as this pair. A masterpiece of modeling from a series of five enormous faience busts originally commissioned in 1730 from the Rouen manufactory of Nicolas Fouquay. The theme was Apollo overseeing the Four Seasons. The original Apollo is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) with the Four Seasons busts including this original piece of "Winter," are at the Louvre. The sculptures could be mounted inside a niche, on a fireplace, hallway, dining / living room, Library decorating a table, console. antique dealer los angeles, west hollywood , beverly hills
Height 12” Depth and Width BASE: 5 ¾” X 5 ¾” Width: 8” Antique Mounted on Base Sculpture Cast Head Zeus Bust Decorative Bibelot CA LA . Bust inspired by Classic models . head mounted on a black base representing a bearded male character. Inspired by ancient Roman pieces while maintaining the idealization that was an influence of Greek culture on the ancient Roman Imperial portrait decorative accent in any home , on top of a chest-of-drawers or credenza . After the antique figures of busts of Zeus or Poseidon . As a special gift item small object that helps in adding a touch of history as an entertaining finishing touches Holiday season decorative on a bedroom nightstand , or to make it part of the bibelot in a library .
Excellent color and details decorative Sculpture On a Desk as garniture on a mantle fireplace, on a side table or a library , placed on a console or a niche . Antiques dealer Los Angeles, West Hollywood Melrose ave La Cienega Blvd .
Painted black. By the door guarding the house as a decorative element or by the fireplace guarding the fire and adding Charm . Very functional object since it weighs about 11 to 12 lbs it can actually stop a door and not purely decorative . Great conversation piece and it could be a special birthday gift or Christmas gift for someone you love . Antique dealer Los Angeles CA, Melrose ave, la Cienega Blvd. west Hollywood . According to mysticism, when a cat wants to enter your home, it is because it has a mission to fulfill in your life. This mission would be to remove negativity from your environment and protect you from bad spirits. Therefore, in many countries, cats are still worshiped as a kind of spiritual talisman.
Exquisite 18th century Lead metal Figure of a girl with a Puppy Garden Statue Sculpture animalier exhibit impressive compassion and love . Sculptures were often found in homes in the 18th and 19th centuries where they were thought fashionably imposing and could most often be found in the rose garden orangerie . Antique Statuary , dealer Los Angeles CA West Hollywood La Cienega Melrose
This piece would be perfect in a Landscape Design as a center piece mounted on a pedestal base , in an entrance or foyer , architectural element in a garden against the hedges . mounted as a center piece of a garden fountain basin with cascading water beneath it , referencing Love for animals as freestanding art piece statement . Very decorative for your interior design or garden landscape in a rustic traditional or even modern design . A great gift idea for the holiday season or a house warming . We have many available options of stone base column pedestal and carved wood to create a stand sold separately
Height 28” Width & Depth 14 x 12 Base 8” x 10” weight approx. 20-30 lbs GOLDSCHEIDER Blackamoor Statue POLYCHROME-PAINTED TERRACOTTA BUST OF A Black Boy . Rare and very Handsome black Boy Possibly Nubian Arab North Soudan southern Egypt , Blackamoor standing against a wall barefoot With a stunning Dress and Gold medallion with a Jar on his back , with a very beautiful smile and posture . timeless beauty and quality of this beautifully Crafted Piece of Art .
Goldscheider items are eagerly sought after by collectors and investors all over the world. Antique Statuary , Dealer CA West Hollywood La Cienega Blvd. Melrose Ave . This piece would be perfect addition to your collection. Mounted as a center piece on a pedestal base , in an entrance or foyer on top of a console freestanding art piece statement . Very decorative for your interior design in a traditional or even modern design , in a library an office a living room . A great gift idea for the holiday season for collectors or a house warming . AN AUSTRIAN POLYCHROME-PAINTED TERRACOTTA BUST OF A NUBIAN Boy BY GOLDSCHEIDER VIENNA 19TH CENTURY
The combination of the highest artistic quality, innovation and business acumen resulted in an enormously successful international production lasting well over half a century. Goldscheider succeeded in attracting both the famous, highly acclaimed artists just as the young innovative ones and is rightly regarded nowadays as one of the most remarkable and prolific manufacturers of the 19th and 20th century. Well-known sculptors and ceramists like Walter Bosse, Demètre Chiparus, Benno Geiger, Josef Lorenzl, Ida Meisinger, Michael Powolny, Susi Singer, Arthur Strasser, and many others designed and created most desirable models for Goldscheider throughout the periods of Historicism, Art Nouveau and Art Déco. The „Goldscheidersche Porzellan-Manufactur und Majolica-Fabrik“ (Goldscheider Porcelain Manufacturer and Majolica Factory) was founded in 1885 by Friedrich Goldscheider in Vienna. Within a short period of time Goldscheider earned wide international acclaim together with notable awards and established itself as a leading ceramic company first in Vienna and soon throughout Europe. With international branches opening in Paris, Leipzig Etc. Goldscheider was setting the standards and style for Art Déco creating some of the most beautiful and striking models
A nicely hand carved stone paperweight sculpture of a frog object decorative antique gift animalier As a special gift item object to add a touch of elegance to your desk accessories office table . As an entertaining finishing touches Holiday season decorative. To make it part of the biblot in a library or on top of a mantel (fireplace) fireplace. Antique Dealer Los Angeles CA Beverly Hills West Hollywood Melrose La Cienega Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhodonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction codependency and abuse. It encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. The name rhodonite comes from rhodos, the Greek word for rose, referring to the stone's distinct pink or rose red color. This beautiful rhodonite stones display beautiful black veins or patches within the stone. Rhodonite is a very supportive stone that works with the Heart Chakra to attract love and ground negative energies.
Height: 4.75 in. Width: 4.5 in. Depth: 5 in.
A nicely hand carved Hardstone paperweight sculpture frog object decorative antique gift, sitting on a carved wood base As a special gift item object to add a touch of elegance to your desk office table, entrance table or console to bring . As an entertaining finishing touches Holiday season decorative. To make it part of the bibelot in a library or on top of a mantel (fireplace) fireplace. Antique Dealer Los Angeles CA Beverly Hills West Hollywood Melrose attract and protect wealth, and guards against bad luck. The scarab is also a symbol of rebirth, Regeneration and transformation. Frogs have been a symbol of prosperity, wealth, friendship and abundance in many cultures and a symbol of fertility in others. For the Romans, the frog was a mascot believed to bring good luck to one's home. Probably Malachite . The malachite is a stone of good fortune and prosperity / abundance. Malachite is a protection stone. Symbolizing the lush and verdant hues of nature in full bloom, green is more than just the color of money. The color of personal growth of the spirit.
Height: 25" Total H: 36" to tail Base Depth and Width: 33" X 14" Large Carved Stone figures of Hunting Dogs Garden Antique Statues Animal lovers .Beautiful Large Pair Of Chateau De Chasse Hand Carved Stone Dogs mounted on top and attached to a Reinforced Base and Wrists . Metal Tail . Lifesize In the Style of the Hunting Dogs at Chateau De Raray “La Belle et la Bête” Jean Cocteau. Done by a Compagnon Artisan who worked on historic Relais de Chateaux in the Loire and Dordogne France . The phantasmagorical exterior of the Beast's castle Raray in Cocteau's LA BELLE ET LA BETE were filmed in the gardens of Chateau in Oise. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TRAILER 1945 JEAN COCTEAU . This magnificent pair would be the perfect prize for animal lovers , installed on top of pedestals pillars bases or mounted in a garden entrance , next to a portal entryway . They would be the signature piece and an outstanding focal point of your home. To add warmth character and charm , in a winery , traditional , old world , even in a modern design. Antique dealer Los Angeles Garden Antiques Carved stone Melrose Ave La Cienega Blvd . This beautiful pair very versatile, for you interior next to a fireplace in an entrance , or at the bottom of your staircase . in an exterior vegetable garden, having these dogs would add the touch of Fun you are looking for. Repairs to reinforce the wrists and metal rods on the inside of the stone base to make it stronger. Minor Losses as seen in detailed pictures and Patina that changes over the seasons. Including pictures of how they might look installed in your home.
The history of Raray dates back to the 13th century with the
BOUTEILLER family as its first owner. Robert de CRESSONNART, Bishop of
Senlis , Arnoult d'AUDENAME, the GHISTELLES and the LIGNY will succeed one another
in 1464. These will keep the land throughout the 15th century. Around
1600, the land was sold to Nicolas de Lancy, adviser to the King , general
treasurer of the war ordinance, Chambellan of the Duke of Orleans. It is
he who is the builder of the current castle as well as the two hunting hedges
which will make the fame and honor of the castle.
Raray's land was erected as a marquisate by Louis XIV in 1654. Madame de SEVIGNE stayed there because she was the LANCY's cousin. Approx 300 lbs each
Large Pair Patinated Life size Bronze Statues Sculpture of Regal Big Cats Lions . Exceptional detailed high quality Large pair of Patinated bronze statues of Seated lions , outstanding workmanship with fine attention to details and rich manes. Guardian lions guarded the entrance to pyramid-age sanctuaries as the most powerful predator . The lion was a symbol of royalty from early ages . Mounted at the entrance on top of Stone pedestals or on each side of a doorway gate entryway portal , or on top of the staircase . In European decorative art symbolizes courage nobility royalty strength stateliness and valor Historically the lion has been regarded as the " king of beasts ". We find many statuaries of Lions in the Chateau Castles around Europe . Antique Dealer Los Angeles West Hollywood La Cienega Melrose Ave . To decorate your garden and enrich your landscape design , this pair will add a touch of Elegance and a unique feel to your décor . powerful Lions with strong bodies and forelegs . Detailed coats muscles & shaggy manes Symbolizing Prosperity Success and Guardianship . One of the most widely recognized animal symbols in human culture , extensively depicted in sculptures and paintings , on national flags and in contemporary films and literature . Lions are frequently depicted on coats of arms , like on the coat of arms of Finland either as a device on shields or as supporters , The heraldic lion is particularly common in British arms . It is traditionally depicted in a great variety of attitudes . Place them in an interior or mount them on top of your gates posts , this incredible life size pair of statues Big Cats will be the focal wherever they are placed, with a stone pedestal or stone base and even standing directly on the ground. See attached edited picture of the Regal lions on top of a portal pillars . For Animal lovers and Regal big cats , this pair is waiting to be part of your home collection of magnificent Art . Approx. 130 lbs. Each Mid 20th Century . For Leo Zodiac sign people represented by the lion and spirited fire signs the kings and queens of the celestial jungle Vivacious and passionate spotlight lovers natural leaders , this fearless pair is the perfect representation of your personality that could be mounted in your home.
This piece would be perfect in a Landscape Design as a center piece mounted on a pedestal base, in an entrance or foyer, architectural element in a garden against the hedges. mounted as a center piece of a garden fountain basin with cascading water beneath it, as freestanding art piece statement. Very decorative for your interior design or garden landscape in a rustic traditional or even modern design. A great gift idea for the holiday season or a house warming. We have many available options of stone base column pedestal and carved wood to create a stand and sold separately.
Rare large Pair of early 18th century carved marble terracotta Figures of regal lions, holding an impalement escutcheon A heraldic marshaling denoting a union Continental or Florence. Each of these fine, impressive hand sculpted garden statues animalier exhibit impressive manes and bare their teeth as they sit on their clawed paws. Sculptures of lions were often found in homes in the 18th and 19th centuries, where they were thought fashionably imposing and could most often be found guarding doorways . Antique Hand Carved Statuary , dealer Los Angeles CA West Hollywood La Cienega Melrose ave This chateau pair would be perfect in an interior decor at the bottom of a staircase, or exterior on a stone pedestal or base, to add the touch of regal and old world charm to the space on top of a portal , a grand entrance statement Measures: Height 44 ½”.
Pair 19th C. Hand Carved Stone Statues Sphinx Sculpture Garden Antiques LA CA Exceptional late18th Early 19th Century Hand Carved Stone Statues of Chateau Sphinx Mounted at the entrance on top of Stone pedestals or on each side of a doorway , at the front of a staircase . In European decorative art the sphinx enjoyed a major revival during the Renaissance then later 18th and 19th Century for the Chateau Castles . the depictions are generally associated with architectural structures such as royal tombs or religious temples. To my belief they are sculpted to the likes of Sophie de France and her sister Madame Adelaide duchess of Louvois . Antique Dealer Los Angeles West Hollywood La Cienega Melrose Ave .
A sphinx / sphinxes is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. In Greek tradition, the sphinx has the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird. Unlike the Greek sphinx, which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man , Both were thought of as guardians and often flank the entrances to temples . Freemasonry ,The sphinx image also has been adopted into Masonic architecture. As a Masonic emblem a symbol of mystery and as such often is found as a decoration sculptures . Mounted at the entrance on top of Stone pedestals or on each side of a doorway gate entryway portal , or on top of the staircase . In European decorative art symbolizes courage nobility royalty strength stateliness To decorate your garden and enrich your landscape design , this pair will add a touch of Elegance and a unique feel to your décor . Mounted at the entrance on top of Stone pedestals or on each side of a doorway gate entryway portal , or on top of the staircase .
The levrette or Greyhound dogs were important in the Armoirie armorial of Diane De Poitiers who was the maîtresse-en-titre Of the king of France (chief Mistress or the main mistress of the Monarch)
She always remained the lifelong Mistress of Henry II “throughout all his wives”
He even gave her Chateau D’Anet and the Chenanceau . A very well read and highly educated Woman , smart and loved hunting and trusted with the Crown Jewels of France Had always her 2 “levrettes” Dogs as part of the design and décor . Even when you go to the “Louvre” , you will see the sculpture made of her as a reclining nude with Her Levrettes dogs and a stag. Antique Dealer Los Angeles Melrose Ave La Cienega Blvd . the pieces are materially sumptuous example of Art Deco design.
Dog Bookends in a library, entryway or as Paperweights on an office desk or sculptures for your side tables and console . Art Deco Style very decorative and elegant Bibelot . they work in a Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Décor adding charm to your bookshelf no matter what style you're going for. This stylish set of Classic Greyhounds will be a great addition to shelves collection . Great gift idea for a house warming , wedding , a friend, collectors etc .. wear Scratches and losses due to decades of use, but overall good condition as seen in the pictures. Placed on top of your Mantle fireplace as garniture , this beautiful pair of art pieces will create a focal point , add warmth sophistication and stimulate conversation .
Rare Pair French Retour D'egypt Terracotta Lions Sculptures Statues Los Angeles
Exceptional fine and rare pair of French Retour D'egypt period terracotta lions, circa 1790-1810. The French Egyptian Revival style or the retour d'Egypte refers to style that makes use of the motifs and imagery of ancient Egypt. By the end of the 18th century enthusiasm for ancient Egypt generated by Napoleon's unsuccessful conquest of Egypt and, in Britain, to Admiral Nelson's defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Napoleon took a scientific expedition with him to Egypt and this was the first time a major study of ancient Egypt was done. Publication of the expedition's work, the description de l'Égypte, began in 1809 and came out in a series though 1826 influencing a new way of life in France thru architecture and decorative arts. However, works of art, decorative arts, furniture and, in the field of architecture and garden follies, funerary monuments in the Egyptian style had appeared in scattered European settings from the time of the Renaissance. The Egyptian Revival style came out in a few waves in France before Napoleon during the ancient Régime Egyptian motifs were mixed with the neoclassical-Louis XVI style in architecture, furniture and decorative arts. A big surge hit France around 1798 during Napoleons Egyptian expedition. This was the first major Egyptian Revival period as this was the first time in history that a major study on Egypt was done. French people became fascinated with the ancient Egyptian history, culture, architecture and furniture. Egyptian ornamentation like scarab beetles, sphinxes, winged lions and lotuses details were incorporated into Classical style furniture and decorative arts creating a style known as a hybrid neo-Egyptian. The next wave was during the height of the French Romantic period 1820s-1850s. The Egyptian Revival emerged as a result of the famous archaeological digs of the first half of the 19th century and was primarily used for Tomb memorials, temples, and cemeteries and some decorative arts. This style is distinguished by its adaptation of Egyptian forms and motifs, sphinxes guarding buildings including lotus blossoms, Pharaoh's heads, the winged disk symbol of the sun God, as well as the use of bold bright colors. At the end of the 19th century 1870s-1890s the Egyptian Revival styles were in vogue once more. At the Height of the Victorian period the Egyptian style was even more elaborate than before. Often incorporated with Neo-Greek & Renaissance Revival styles. Victorians were even more fascinated with these rare finds and incorporated their motifs into jewelry, furniture, glass and Art pottery. Heavily ornamented overstuffed furniture made its way into homes, by way of the parlor suite. armchairs with gilt pharaoh's heads and goat feet, elegant sofa's with palmiform columns and lotus blossoms filled the middle class homes of France. Other items were made and reflect the population's desire for the exotic. Clocks and mantel (fireplace) garnitures featuring sphinxes and other Egyptian motifs were popular made in onyx or ivory alabaster trimed in gilt bronze with two matching obelisks that would flank the clock that was crowned with a bronze sphinx. Baccarat manufactured several gilt bronze and crystal items such as jardinieres, desk items, vases and jewel caskets. By the late 19th century Egyptian Revival designs merged with the Art Nouveau style. During the late 18th century and early 19th century Egyptian motifs were applied to a wide variety of Decorative arts objects. Publication of Napoleon's expedition's work, the Description de l'Égypte, began in 1809 and came out in a series though 1826, inspiring everything form sofas with Sphinxes for legs to tea sets painted with the pyramids. It was the popularity of the style that was new. Antique Dealer Los Angeles CA West Hollywood Melrose Ave La Cienega