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Dutch Girl & Horse
This is a lovely figure, it is French and unsigned, but the quality of this spelter and ivoreen figure is exceptional, and so is the condition. She is 14 inches high and is mounted on a 20 inch Portorro and brown marble base with green ribbed onyx intersections.

Ref: F413 . . . £845

Art Nouveau Spelter Sculpture
Another fine French spelter nouveau piece depicting a young girl at a well. Some original coloured patina is still visible including green vegatation and gold patinated dress and other coloured details to the fish well-head. This all sits on a stepped white striated black marble base. The original purpose of this piece I should imagine was for dried flowers as it has an internal metal lining which isn't waterproof. Condition is good-original, although the base appears to have some gouges at one end of the back. Size: 12 inches high, 8.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches deep.

Ref: F2316 . . . £495

Beautiful Art Nouveau Lady by Julien Causse
A stunning, bronze patinated spelter lady mandolin player by the French sculptor Causse. She stands nearly 2 feet tall on a shaped base of verdigris marble which bears the plaque which reads 'La Musique - Par J. Causse (Beaux-Arts 1900)' - No doubt about the date then! She is also signed in the metal and includes some musical notation enscribed in the stand on which she rests her foot. Please email me for close-ups. She is naked except for a cloth miraculously draped over her thigh and she is holding a mandolin which appears to have its original strings attached. She has a beautiful face (and body), and she is well built in the typical nouveau style, with a large bust, hips etc. and her hair is up in a bun with a delightful wreath in her hair, with some original highlighting to the patina in gold and silver still visible. This piece is stunning and in almost perfect condition with just a few very minor scuffs here and there. I have taken lots of close-up pics, and will be happy to send them on request. A picture of this same figure can be viewed in the Berman book of Bronzes, Vol 4 page 1078, item no 4301. Julien Causse - Born at Bourges, worked 1890 - 1914, studied in Paris under Falguiere and exhibited at The Salon des Artists Francais in the 1890s, obtaining honourable mentions in 1882 and 1900 and a third class medal in 1893. He also took part in the exposition Universelle of 1900 and specialised in small figures.

Ref: F2322 . . . £1,395

Avril par J. Causse
Another stunner from the prolific Causse. She is titled Avril (April) and is a bronzed spelter lady sitting on a crescent moon admiring a rose. The base is a lovely stepped and shaped Sienna red marble socle and bears a plaque showing the title and sculptor. She is also signed in the metal. She still shows signs of the original highlighting in gold and silver in places and is in exceptional condition with no apparent damage or repairs etc, and with just a few minor nibbles to the underside corners of the base. She is 24 inches tall, 9 inches deep and 7 inches wide and stunning! Many more pics available on request.

Ref: F2323 . . . £1250

'Fleur des Vallees' by Moreau
Large spelter organic maiden entitled 'Fleur des Vallees' (flower of the valleys) by Auguste Moreau c.1905. Condition is good. Approx. height 23 inches (58cm)

Ref: fds170 . . . £645

Nouveau bust by Nelson c.1900
Large bronzed spelter bust in very good condition. Signed to lower base 'Aut Nelson'. I believe this to be by Alphonse Henri Nelson (born in Paris 1854), Exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais from 1882 and Paris Exhibition 1889. He was also an artist for Goldscheider. Approx. height 19 inches (49cm)

Ref: FD182 . . . £525

French Nouveau Bust by Angles c.1900
Lovely large plaster French bust entitled 'Les pavots'. A beautiful maiden with flowing hair and foliage. Joaquin Angles was born in Toulouse in the second half of the 19th century, he exhibited at the Salons from 1890 to 1899, winning an honourable mention. Figure bears a plaque to front reading 'Les Pavots' par Angles'. Condition is very good. Approx. height 22 inches (55cm)

Ref: fd191 . . . £525

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