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A Russian traveller’s photograph album, malachite front and leather back, both with gilt bronze framing, two locks. On the first page handwritten “Souvenir. Voyage en Russie fait pendant les mois de Mai, Juin et Juillet 1869”. The album contains a total of approx. 160 photographs from a journey started in Russia, where the album was purchased, and continued around Europe ending in Belgium. Included are photographs of Tsar Alexander II and Tsaritsa Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, Tsarevich Alexande
A terra-cotta group of the imperial children Tsarevitj Alexander Nicolajevitj (1818-1881), (later Tsar Alexander II of Russia) and his sister Maria Nicolajevna (1819-1876) by Eric Gustaf Göthe (1779-1838), signed and dated Göthe f. S Petersburg 1822. . Provenance: Eric Gustaf Göthe, Stockholm within the family to present day.
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 rare pair of French gilt-bronze and verse eglomisé candlesticks. Early 19th century. Litt. Marie-France Dupuy-Baylet: Les Bronzes Du Mobilier National 1800-1870, Dijon 2010, page 88f compare candelabra from the same maker in the Élyséepalace, Paris
A large Italian19th century alabaster urn with a profile portrait of Homer. Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the semi-legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of Greek literature.
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