Magnificent Pair of Meissen Snowball Porcelain Covered Vases, Marked

Item Number: 154MP

Magnificent pair of Meissen covered vases, decorated with snowball porcelain effect, with winged parrot on top of each cover, above branches, leaves, and berries. The entire surface of each vase is decorated with snowball porcelain effect. Different three dimensional colorful birds and leafy branches are set around each vase, the birds seeming to have landed on the vase. The type of vase is described as ‘Schneeballen’ or snow ball vase. They were first made in 1741. Each vase has hundreds of flower, 'snowballs’ which were hand modeled and individually applied. This style was also particularly astonishing given that firing porcelain was incredibly difficult.

Price: $75,000 view item

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Exquisite Pair of Augustus Rex Porcelain Vases, Early 19th Century, Marked

Item Number: 174MP

Pair of early 19th century Augustus Rex black porcelain vases with hand-painted sea-scapes at the top of each, with head of bearded soldier wearing metal plumed helmet on either side of each vase, and floriate design below each on each vase. The larger painted scenes include: 1. men resting, with one figure smoking pipe, handing a paper to another man (since they are reclining, this is probably the agreement of peace) – we can see other men and tents in the encampment in the background. 2. three men on horseback, two of them with swords engaging in battle, third man with flag; two dead soldiers in foreground, one was drummer. Other soldiers can be seen fighting in background. 3. One soldier on horseback with musket, firing on soldier on horseback, killing him, he is leaning back, holding his sword. In background is elaborate battle scene.Wounded soldier on the battlefield in foreground. 4. Generals, seemingly English, from their coats, and three-corner hats, having meeting on field, mapping out strategy, one smoking pipe, one with his trust rifle, another with long spear, flags and drum nearby, readying themselves for battle, tents and soldiers in background.

Price: $17,500 For the Pair view item

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Pair of French 18th Century Bronze Soldiers Signed ‘H. Dumaige’

Item Number: 151MP

Fine 18th Century bronze figures of a military drummer and a soldier loading his musket. Both bronzes are placed on a square shallow plinth base with titled plaques and are signed to the side H. Dumaige The soldier with drum features a plaque that reads, “Avant le Combat, Volontaire de 1792, par D J Maige," signifying the scene before battle. He is captured in motion, seen especially in the lifted heel. The war is set to begin shortly. The soldier with musket features a plaque that reads, “Apres le Combat, Volontaire de 1792, par D J Maige," notating that this is a scene after war. Hist stature is remarkably reflective of what has passed. He stands firm footed with shoulders at attention, yet eyes closed as if having a moment of solitude as the war is over. The juxtaposition and pairing of the two adds immensely to the beauty and craftsmanship of each individual bronze.

Price: $27,500 view item

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Magnificent Large French 19th Century Painting of Napoleon Exiled to Elba

Item Number: 174MP

Magnificent large French 19th century painting of Napoleon being left at His exile, with His men and their supplies. A boy, barefoot, seemingly a native of their place of arrival, is carrying the colors hanging from a sword in scabbard. An older boy in the center is perched on a rock, watching their ship sail away. Napoleon and His men are watching the ship that left them in exile sail away under full sail. One man is forlorn, with his head buried in his folded arms, another has his left arm raised, as if to be throwing up his arm in disgust,  another has both arms raised, one holding his chapeau de gendarme hat, in a gesture of farewell to the ship. One of the others is just sitting, in a pensive pose, as if to be considering their lot.  The obviously oldest man, bald with white mustache, is just resting, weary from the journey, and another sitting, just scratching his forehead, as if to be thinking, “How could this have happened?” On the right side of the painting in the background is a native man wearing a hat. Oil on canvas, in the original gold leaf frame, with Napoleon “N” framed in leaves at each corner, with large carved eagle at center top. About the Artist. The painting is signed by 19th century artist Louis Bauderon, and dated 1866.  The painter was born in Paris in 1809, and studied with the well-known French artist Eugene Delacroix.  Bauderon  exhibited much of his work since 1839, at the ‘Salon de Paris’ . He is most well-known for his portraits and scenes of War. Many of his battle paintings have been collected and preserved by the Museum of Versailles.  Prince Czatoryski of the Polish aristocracy was a well-known collector of Bauderon’s works as well.

Price: $75,000 view item

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Pair of French 18th Century Bronze Statues of Satyrs, Signed Clodion

Item Number: 126MP

This magnificent matched pair of bronze figures was created by the well known bronzier Clodion in the late 18th century. The pair is a fantastic reflection of Clodion’s skill and celebration of the Rococo style. Here, we see a pair of satyrs strolling in the woods next to a stump of a tree, smiling joyously at one another. Each holds a bronze d’ore horn with a round end and a musical instrument. On one side we see Pan, the chief of the satyrs, with his flute. On the other side we see a female satyr with a tambourine. In Greek mythology, satyrs were known as wild spirits of nature and were shown as half human and half beast. Looking at the details of the fur, the balance of the figures, and the beauty of the garlands, we see Clodion’s impressive talent on full display. Detailed Dimensions: Stands (included): Height: 29” Width: 12” depth: 11” Male Figure: Height 42” x width 18” x depth 18” Female Figure: Height 41” x width 16” x depth 16” Both Statues at base: 11.5” x 11.5”

Price: $95,000 Discounted from $120,000 view item

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19th Century French Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte, After A Model By Antonio Canova

Item Number: 104MP

19th century French larger-than life scale bust of Napoleon Bonaparte, after a model by Antonio Canova, with a patinated finish. Fascinating detail of Napoleon’s hair combed exactly the way it is depicted in many portraits. The bust is raised by a square base.

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18th Century Aubusson Tapestry signed “De Landrieve” & M R D”Aubusson”

Item Number: 6164

This grand French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry dates back to the 18th century and features an exotic landscape with mythical animals. A long legged bird forages amidst exotic blossoming foliage at the center. Behind it rests a grand hillside with castle flying its standards. Branches of tall flowering trees are spread throughout, behind them a crested flying bird is revealed. The piece is woven in silk and wool with a green trim in the bottom border. The piece is signed "De Landrieve" & M R D"Aubusson"

Price: $95,000 discounted from $125,000 view item

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Bronze “After the Charge” by “Ruille” Circa 1860

Item Number: 6493

French 19th century bronze equestrian statue - "After the Charge" - signed by "Ruille" depicting a proud Hussar bearing the flag, leading the brave charge into battle. The artist did his own castings, making his works very rare and desirable. Circa 1860

Price: $32,500 discounted from $37,500 view item

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Set of Four 19th Century Louis XV Bronze d’Ore Sconces Stamped H D 1885

Item Number: 6810

This magnificent set of four French Louis XV sconces are made of beautiful bronze d’ore and date back to the 19th century. Each sconce is stamped on back, “H D 1885,” and offers beautiful details; note the bronze d’ore drippers edged with beads, candle cups, and circular bobeches of acanthus leaves.  The back-plate features Pan playing his pipes, a symbol of unity and joy. Acanthus leaves drape from Pan’s waist to the scrolling arms, further scrolling elements rest below, adorned with acanthus leaves, ending with double fleurettes on either side. Finally, vines are featured growing from a bow ribbon in the middle, spiraling to acorn finials at the very end. 

Price: $30,000 set of four, discounted from $47,500 view item

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19th Century French St. Louis Crystal Chandelier Signed “St Louis France”

Item Number: 178x

This magnificent Saint Louis crystal six arm chandelier was originally made for candles and is uniquely Signed "St Louis France" on the crystal center. The French antique fixture dates back to the 19th century and features six cut crystal arms, a cut crystal center, crystal bobeches, and a beautiful crystal bowl adorned with crystal drops. The piece is stunning in its shape and quality. Subtle notes of character can be found in the curving crown at top and tulip-shaped finial at bottom.

Price: $95,000 view item

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