A 19th century Italian bronze bust study of Seneca , after the antique , known as the “Pseudo Seneca”. Arresting bronze study known as the “Psuedo Seneca” , after the Roman 1st century BCE original , having been excavated at ill-fated Herculaneum from the site of the Villa of the Papyri in 1754. The Papyrus Villa belonged to Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus , father-in-law of Julius Caesar , and was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 . Originally thought to depict Seneca the Younger
Two Chinese figures in sculptured and painted clay. 19th century. Some older restorations and worn off paint. One of the figures have been holding something in his hand which is now missing. The other figure is missing it´s hands.
A Japanese bronze figure of a fisherman Standing in a relaxed stance, head tilted up and to the left, gazing to the distance, cigarette raised to the mouth in the right hand, the left grasping a tall thin fishing rod, wearing a conical kasa atop the head, robes layered in folds and loosely tied around the waist, and wearing sandals with leg guards strapped up to below the knee, bearing a basket and a sack slung over the right shoulder and a further bag around the waist, and signed. Period: Early
A Japanese iron writing box with a gilt inside. 18/19th century. The lid probably with the figure of Jurojin, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. He is the God of longevity. Jurojin is identified as the personification of the Southern Polar Star.
A pair of Chinese famille rose ‘bat and shou’ vases With globular body and tall cylindrical flaring neck, decorated in famille rose enamels with a colourful design of bats in flight amidst multicoloured lingzhi clouds and trailing peach tree sprigs, above and below a band of shou characters, a band of lappets encircle the foot, a band of floral scrolls with gilt shou characters around the shoulder, and a band of ruyi-heads around the mouth rim, the bases with a square apocryphal seal mark of Qia
A very rare pair of directoire à L’Amérique or à l’Indien ormolu and patinated bronze candelabra after a design ca.1799 by Jean-Simon Deverberie (1764-1824). An Identical pair is in the Museum François Duesberg. The bronze figures with enameled eyes and feathered headdresses represent America. Another similar model but without the headdress represents Africa and the models where used on candelabras and clocks.
A gilt-bronze-mounted Sèvres vase, dated 1871 painted with two large shaped panels of flower sprays on a matt platinum ground, edged in gilt frames with enamelled jewelling, reserved on a blue ground highlighted with dark blue foliate work, with two Bacchus head mounts at the shoulder, and a square foot with chamfered corners, the foot section inscribed in puce Maison Jacquel/ Paul Blot fleur/ rue de la Paix 75, each section with S.71. mark in green, incised CR 707,