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Pill Box 1869 Eloi Pernet

Pill Box, .950 Sterling Silver by Eloi Pernet

$349.00

 

Wine Taster, French Silver by Christofle

$149.00

Letter Opener by Marcel Renard

Letter Opener by Max Le Verrier, Art Deco Bronze

$89.00

 

Ladle Christofle

Ladle Large Christofle

$99.00


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'Jardiniere' Centerpiece Antique French Baccarat Crystal & Bronze

Etat irréprochable, proche du neuf.

Centre de Table, Antique extraordinary Jardiniere Centerpiece with exceptionally heavy and thick Baccarat Crystal insert resting on a solid Bronze stand with 4 circular pedastil feet. No chips, no cracks, no repairs for an Antique more than 100 years young.

The Baccarat acid etched Bowl is in itself, a work of art. Note the Quality of the engraving, the thickness of the Crystal and the all over design.

Use is for Fruit, for Flowers or just use your imgaination.

Weighs approximately 875 grams.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

CLICK on the Photos on any page on my Site for a larger Photo.

PRICE $389.00

MORTAR & PESTLE, 'Mortier & Pilon', Handmade in French Bronze, by

Maître Max Le Verrier (1891-1973)

Exquisite Antique French BRONZE MORTAR & PESTLE Signed, Max Le Verrier, XIXth Century

Solid French BRONZE Mortar Pot with its Pestle known as a Mortier & Pilon.

Use it in the Kitchen, or anywhere, as Decoration on any Table, in an office, as a Paper Weight or on a Dining Room Table for Decoration with Candy or Chocoates inside and as a Conversation piece.

This Sculpture in Bronze looks wonderful from all sides with its high relief Decoration, see Photos and for more Details.

The overall Detail is Extraordinary and classic.

Use it in the Kitchen as a practical Mortar & Pestel when cooking, breaking Nuts etc.

CONDITION, QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP are outstanding.

PRICE on Request

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Historical Dish, Papervweight, Vide Poche, in French Bronze, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 1492 Santa Maria, Paris France

Rare Antique French BRONZE Sculpture,Signed, Max Le Verrier, Sculptor, Engraver-XIXth Century Paris France

Maître Max Le Verrier (1891-1973)

Multifunctional & decorative as a Paperweight, Dish or Sculpture with Historical significance.

Max Le Verrier was born on the 29th of January, 1891 in Neuilly sur Seine, Francer. His father was a Parisian goldsmith & Jeweler

on the famous Boulevard Malseherbes, Paris.

Offered is a solid French BRONZE SCULPTURE in the form of a DISH depicting the historical voyage in 1492 of Christopher Columbus in the Santa Maria.

Large & Heavy model, and not common. This is my only example.

Use it anywhere, as Decoration on any Table, in an office, as a Paper Weight or Frame & Hang it for Decoration, for your loose change, keys, paperclips etc..

This Sculpture makes a wonderful Conversation piece.

This Sculpture in Bronze looks wonderful from all sides with its high relief Decoration, see Photos and for more Details.

The overall Detail is Extraordinary and classic.

Dimensions: 14, cm, quite heavy and substantial, Weighing about 460, grams

This original work of art is not a re-strike.

CONDITION, QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP are simply outstanding.

PRICE on Request

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Flowers or Wine Bottle Holder, Roman CHARIOT 1930 created by Max Le Verrier

Maître Max Le Verrier (1891-1973)

- crafted in Bronze as a Sculpture, an incomparable Unique Work of Art

Ooffer for Sale is my extraordinary and rare Art Deco Antique WINE BOTTLE HOLDER, truly a Work of Art, hand forged in solid Bronze with brownish patina and from world famous French Sculptor, Max Le Verrier. Unsurpassed in Quality, Workmanship and Detail and impossible to completely describe. I have only seen 2 such examples in more than 30 years of collecting. Look closely at the larger Photo to see some of the Details, e.g. the knobnails on the Wheels to stop it from moving, the decorative coninuous design on the side of the Wheels, every cm of Bronze is Engraved, or Decorated in raised Relief. The HANDLE in itself is a work of art in Bronze with the Head of a Ram.

The Wheels and the Chariot are built to scale, the Chariot rolls and reminds one of Ben Hur's Chariot. Design & Construction were 'Brilliant'. The Wheels turn and the Chariot is built to scale. Designed to be used on a Table possibly for Decoration, or, instead of a Bottle place a Pot of Flowers as a Centerpiece, or, just use your imagination as it is very versatile.

Created by Max le Verrier in his own Foundry and his Great Grandson in PARIS wrote to me confirming its Authenticity, Uniqueness and its RARITY!

DIMENSIONS: 22,0cm Long x 11,0cm Wide x 11,0cm High and Weighs approx. 1.2 Kilos. This verssatile Flower Pot Holder, or Wine Bottle Holder is both Decorative and Practical as well as a Table Conversation Piece.

Decorative and Fully functional.

Condition, Workmanship, Design, Construction & Quality are Simply Outstanding,

I have a short Biography on Max Le Verrier on my Daily Blog page.

PRICE on Request

BookEnds Art Deco a pair by Max Le Verrier, Circa 1930 Signed

Maître Max Le Verrier (1891-1973)

Extraordinary and rare pair of handmade Bookends by the world famous French Sculptor, 'Max LeVerrier' from his Paris Atelier.

Freaturing 2 elegantlsy seated Ladies reading a book with each sculpture mounted on a period marble base. All in original and wonderful conditon with no losses either to either Figure or to each Marble Base.

Difficult to properly explain the rarity of such a pair of Sculptures, considering they are about 100 years old and, still in such excellent condition which is a testament to the care and attention paid by previous owners.

Both Practical as Bookends on a shelf or on a piece of Furniture, and quite Decorative.

The Sculptor, Max LeVerrier is well known to me as I have collected his wide variety of Art Work for nearly 30 years.

I have other examples of his work both listed on my Site and in my Collection, not yet listed.

Dimensions: please click on Photo.

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Wine Bottle Holder, CHARIOT 1930 created by Max Le Verrier a Bronze as a Sculpture

Maître Max Le Verrier (1891-1973)

Art Deco and an incomparable Unique Work of Art

I decided to offer for Sale my extraordinary and rare Art Deco Antique WINE BOTTLE HOLDER/Cradle, truly a Work of Art, hand forged in solid Bronze with green patina and Dorée (gold gilt) from world famous French Sculptor, Max LeVerrier. Unsurpassed in Quality, Workmanship and Detail and impossible to completely describe. I have only seen 2 such examples in more than 30 years of collecting. Look closely at the larger Photo to see some of the Details, e.g. the knobnails on the Wheels to stop it from moving, the Lion Heads on the side of the Wheels, every cm of Bronze is Engraved, or Decorated in raised Relief. The HANDLE in itself is a work of art in Bronze. Wheels come apart & they Turn, Chariot rolls and reminds one of Ben Hur's Chariot. Design & Construction were 'Brilliant'. The Handle & the Cradle holding the Bottle comes apart from the Body of the Chariot so that you can Serve the Wine by lifting the Bottle from the Base. Created by Max le Verrier in his own Foundry and his Great Grandson in PARIS wrote to me confirming its Authenticity, Uniqueness and its RARITY!

DIMENSIONS: 24,0cm Long x 19,0cm Tall x 14,0cm Wide and Weighs approx. 2.5 Kilos. This Wine Bottle Holder is both Decorative and Practical as well as a Table Conversation Piece. By comnparison, there is a Silver Plated Wine Carriage, Atkins Brothers for Sale @ $6,500. and I don't think it compares to this item.

Condition, Workmanship, Design, Construction & Quality are Simply Outstanding,

I have a short Biography on Max LeVerrier on my Daily Blog page.

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MATCH Box Holder & Striker in Cloisonné Enamel on Bronze - Zündholzbehälter - Porte Allumettes

Match Box Holder & Striker, a unique one-of-a-kind  examples, Antique and in outstandingly beautiful and colorful Cloisonné Enamel on Bronze with exquisite decoration.
The 'Match Stiker' portion is on the inside of the Top.
'A Match for You' is highlighted on the Top in Enamel with the clever use of a white Match perfectly detailed to replace the word, 'Match'

Dimensions: about 3.25" long at base x 2" wide at base x 1.5" high.

Top of the box has inscription: "A Match for You"
When have You seen another? I know that I haven't.
A practical and most decorative conversation piece, put it on a Table or, in the Kitchen & use the Matches to Light your Candles.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY ARE EXCELLENT.

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TRAY or DISH or Vide Poche by "Max Le Verrier" with a Hunting Scene C. 1344

Maître Max Le Verrier (1891-1973)

Large Heavy Bronze Desk Tay,"Triptyque" Dish sculpted by & signed "Max le Verrier" a world renowned French Sculptor. Divided into 3 separate scenes and parts, the overall Detail is quite extraordinary. Dimension: 9,5 cm wide x 26,0 cm Long and weighing a heavy 600 grams approximately. Examples by Max Le Verrier are often sold on eBay but, it is rare to find one of this quality, this size and weight. "CHASSE AU MOYEN AGE" is the Scene.

This can be used for Pens, Pencils, almost anything including Service of Food.

Note the Size of this Tray, it's feet etc. so as not to confuse it iwth the more common, smaller Trays and with no feet..

I have a short Biography on Max LeVerrier on my Daily Blog page.

I have Photos of this Tray after a light polishing, if you ask.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

See eBay item #391514050533 for a small LeVerrier Clip @ US $395.

$195

Antique SEVRES Porcelain Group of Perroquets

Superb French Porcelain Group of the most colorful Perroquets. Handmade, Handpainted and fully Hallmarked. The Group consists of 3 Perroquet Birds perched on Branches of an old colorful Tree with Vines. Dimensions & Photos: See the Larger Photo by clicking on the photo to the left. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, no Chips & no Cracks.

About SEVRES, French Porcelain:

Sèvres Porcelain traces its roots in France to early craftsmen who had small manufacturing operations in such places as Lille, Rouen. St. Cloud, and most notably Chantilly. It is from Chantilly that a cadre of workers migrated to the Chateau de Vincennes near Paris to form a larger porcelain manufactory in 1738. French King Louis XV, perhaps inspired by his rumored relationship with mistress Madame de Pompadour, took an intense interest in porcelain and moved the operation in 1756 to even larger quarters in the Paris suburb of Sevres. Sevres was also conveniently near the Home of Madame de Pompadour and the King's own Palace at Versailles.

SEE more History of Sèvres in my Blog

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POSTAL SCALE & Stamp Box, Napoléon III - My last Postal Scale

RARE 19th Century Desk model of a Postal Scale in complete original and working condition. Click on photo to see workmanship and detail of the black ebony wood base and the decoration of the Bronze Scale. Ebony wood base has compartment to hold stamps and Scale rests on 4 scrolled feet carved out of the base. All of the gradations are intact. Dimensions: 9.5" tall x 7" deep x 5" wide.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional. SEE another I sold on eBay under 'Items Sold' above, or below.

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ART DECO 1930's French FIREPLACE UTENSILS

Fabulous HANDMADE 5pc Art Deco Fireplace Utensil set, Circa 1930's. Condition & Quality excellent with minor normal wear and in original condition with no replating. Dimensions: 11.75" high x 7.5" wide across the back. Includes 4 original utensils. Stoker, Shovel, Pinchers and Brush (hair set in wooden base). Beautiful detail on each utensil. Easily mistaken for a 'Demetre Chiparus' Design. Unsigned, but, very high quality nonetheless.

$425

Gilt Bronze XIXth Century Decorative Curtain, Drape, Towel or CLOTHES Holder

Fabulous Heavy Antique French Gilded Bronze Decorative HOOK used for Curtains, Drapes or Towel or Bathrobe or Coat Hanger. It is Hallmarked with initials "J C + #1042" (see Photos) Decoration overall is in Relief with outstanding Detailing The small Finial is removable and the quality & Detail of the Bronze and the overall design are outstanding. DIMENSIONS are 5.5" Long & Back is 4.75" Long.

From a French Chateau in the Loire Valley, Circa NAPOLÉON III.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

$189

French Silver Desk INK BLOTTER, Napoléon III Circa 1850-1870) or, "Buvard"

PRESSE-PAPIERS EN BRONZE DORÉ SOCLE EN BOIS

Antique French Bronze & heavily plated SILVER INK BLOTTER. or 'Buvard' is Decorated on each side with mystical faces, and lots of wonderful well detailed scrollwork. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. Dimensions: 5" long and about 3" wide. Comes apart in several pieces for cleaning and changing the Blotters.

Use it also as a Paperweight.

Please visit my Writing section for more Ink Blotters.

 

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CHRISTOFLE Silver Cork Saver for Dom Perignon, Paris

An incredibly beautiful, heavy, ingenious and practical way to Save the Cork of that Special Bottle of Champagne which recalls wonderful memories. The workmanship of the Silversmith demonstrates the Quality this famous Parisian Firm of Silversmiths was capable of producing. Handmade, with its Dom Perignon Pouch also comes with the Original Christofle Presentation Box for the Purchaser. What a fantastic Birthday or Anniversary Gift. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional with only minor surface scraches.

PRICE on Request

Sorry, Sold to Lorna, in Australia.

LETTER OPENERS, 'Ouvre-Lettre' or 'Coupe-Papier', 5 Different - Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Silver, Bronze, Ivory, Gilt

Here are 5 of my Letter Openers varying in Material and age. I have a collection of more than 50. Click the Photo to see all 5. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. I do have other models available.

PRICES on Request

Christofle / Collection 'Gallia' - Silver Plate JARDINIERE / CENTERPIECE

Antique plated Silver Jardiniere or Centerpiece with original green glass liner. It was made circa 1930. Came from a French Chateau in the Loire Valley, France. Dimensions: 13.5" Long x 4.5" High. Condition & Quality are very good with minor chips on the top of the glass liner. Created by Christofle at a time when Christofle was not mass producing and their artisans had the time to create a work of Art. The Silver Bowl is marked Gallia which was reserved for the more Avant Garde design range of Christofle and makes it that much more desirable.

$525

MEDAL or Placque commemorating the French Stock Exchange 'La BOURSE'>

Large Bronze Medal sculpted by & signed "René Baudichon" to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the French Stock Exchange, 'La Bours' in 1826. Detail is quite extraordinary. Stamped 'Bronze'. Dimension: 2.75" wide x 2" high. RENÉ BAUDICHON was born in Tours France 1878-1963. First attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tours and went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1897. His teachers were Barrias, Sicard, Vernon. Since 1903 Baudichon exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais. In 1904 he won a third class medal at the Salon de Paris, the Société des Artistes Francais awarded him a silver medal in 1914 and a gold medal in 1921. Museum of Tours. Weight 104 Grams

$255

INKWELL Ormolu Bronze Gilded - Napoléon III

Exquisitely decorated Napoleon III bronze/ormolu gilded with porcelain ink well. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are outstanding. Dimensions, about 6.25" long x 2.5" high. Shell motif, decorated all over.

$395

ART DECO French CARD Tray or 'Vide Poche' i.e. for pocket change

Exquisite Art Deco Card Tray or Vide Poche (change tray) in beautiful French Enamel and Gold metal. There is some cracquelure on the Dancer and her face is Ivory I believe. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. Dimensions: 4.75" wide x 4" high.

$295

STAMP BOX French, Napoléon III Circa 1870

ANTIQUE XIXth Century Hand made Stamp Box in cross-banded wood marquetry and in very good condition with normal usage wear. The Hinges like the Stamp Box were Hand Made and are engraved with decoration. There are 4 compartments for stamps and the inside of the Box has been Lacquered, black. Imagine the amount of labor involved in making a tiny Box like this in Marquetry, a labor of love; France did not have 35hrs/week! Length 6", Width 2 3/8" and Height 1.5"

$275

Fabulous STAMP BOX Sterling Silver, American>

Elegant, decorative, practical Sterling Silver Stamp Box, 2 compartments with 18k Gold Vermeil interior. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. Hallmarked on the bottom: "Sterling + B2163 + 3 unreadable marks" Dimensions: 2 7/8" x 1.5" across the top.

$245

Chinese Cloisonné Covered BOWL, XIXth Century

Large Antique Cloisonné covered bowl in beautifully decorated multi colored enamels. Inlaid in richly hued enamels, decorated with colorful floral patterns against a deep turquoise background. The exposed edges and base are finished in Gilt metal.The cover is decorated with 2 mountainous landscapes with cranes--the 2 scenes are joined by the same floral patterns from the bottom part of the bowl. Sitting majestically on the top of the cover is a solid Bronze 'Fu Dog' Finial, protecting the Bowl and its contents. Condition and Quality are excellent. Enamel is in fine condition, some minor pitting. Dimensions: 8.25" in diameter and 5.5" tall to Fu Dog.

$345

DRESDEN 'Pugs' Hand Painted

Pair of DRESDEN Pugs or Dogs, Signed "Dresden" on the bottom of each. This fabulous pair of Vintage Dresden Pugs collared with six (6) gold bells, or, Stafordshire English Bulls, or Boston Terriers. I believe them to be Antique. They appear to have the earmarks of the Boston Terrier. I see these fellows going back to where the Boston Terrier did not have it's tail docked, such as todays Boston Terrier. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent, well marked, stamped and numbered. 8.5" tall

RESERVED, Sale Pending

Chinese Porcelain & French Ormolu Bronze COVERED INCENSE

IMPORTANT Signed CHINESE PORCELAIN & ENAMEL & FRENCH ORMOLU POT, QING Dynasty. What a magnificent CENTERPIECE! Porcelain extremely fine and well decorated with water lillies, flowers, insects, butterflies, etc. Ormolu is French and XIXth Century with 18th Century quality. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY including the Gilding are exceptional. 14.5" tall.

RESERVED, Sale Pending. Sorry, Sold.

MENU Flower Holder &/or MATCH HOLDER, Paris Porcelain

Rare Antique Menu, Flower Pot & Match Holder in fine Paris Porcelain with Gold Leaf gilding. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. 6.25" tall x 4"deep x 4". Designed so that Menu can be written and erased and Flowers placed for decoration. Matches were placed in the small bowl and side could serve as striker.

Sorry, SOLD to MS, in NZ

BOOKENDS, Bronze pair of Humingbirds, C.1920

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RARE 18th Century BORDEAUX style WINE BOTTLE

An extremely fine Hand Blown French Bottle Circa 1700's for WINE or, you can use it for Cognac, Calvados, Armagnac etc. Color is beautiful with tiny Bubbles appearing throughout. Base has an incredibly deep kick-up of about 2". 'Pontil' Clean, round & smooth, NO chips, nicks or cracks except minor defects from origin. Bottom is clean and smooth and the Kick-up is rounded inside and more rounded outside. Fill it with your favorite Vintage Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados or Wine & see the difference it makes on a Table. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering its Age & use. DIMENSIONS 11 1/8" Tall with Base Diameter of about 3.25".

Sorry, SOLD to R.F.

18th Century BURGUNDY WINE BOTTLE, DECANTER, Circa 1725 Simply, Impossible to find!

An extra fine Handblown French Burgundy Wine BOTTLE which I have decided to Sell. Light as a feather, about 155grams. Consider that an average empty wine bottle will weigh about 400-500g. Very tiny Bubbles appear throughout. Base has an incredibly deep kick-up of about 3.25". 'Pontil' rough from being Handblown and then cut, NO chips, nicks or cracks. Color is a light Green/Brown. Bottom is clean and smooth. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it is over 250 years OLD. DIMENSIONS 11.25" Tall with Base Diameter of about 4.75". Very light in weight but wonderful in the Hand. Consider the Price today of a good bottle of Wine. WHEN have you ever seen an 18th Century Burgogne Bottle anything like this one? One sees immediately where the Silversmith and Vigneron created the Ombilic Wine Taster which dates from the same period. This is an Historic Work of Art in Glass!

Sorry, SOLD to R.F.

RARE Dated 1858 'Seal' BOTTLE for Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados or WINE

An extremely fine Hand Blown French Seal Bottle Dated '1858'. For Cognac or Wine this bottle was possibly blown later to hold an 1858 Vintage of Wine, Cognac or Calvados. Color is beautiful with tiny Bubbles appearing throughout. Base has an incredibly deep kick-up of about 3". 'Pontil' Clean, round & smooth, NO chips, nicks or cracks. Color is a Mediteranean Green. Bottom is clean and smooth. Fill it with your favorite Vintage Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados or Wine & see the difference it makes on a Table. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. DIMENSIONS 12.25" Tall with Base Diameter of about 3.25". Compare with item #6157125874.

Sorry, SOLD to a Dr. & Wine Collector

Wine & Wine Decanter LABELS in Sterling Silver

A small assortment of Labels for WINE, ALCOHOL and DECANTERS in Silver. The Whiskey_Rye Label is 'Tiffany' Sterling.

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