Antique Pair of Bronze & Ivory Dutch Figures by Joseph D’Aste


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Joseph D’Aste, Italian (active 1905-1935)

A pair of gilt bronze & ivory figures of a Dutch boy and girl dressed in traditional costumes, standing with their hands in pockets. Both supported by turned onyx socles, signed ‘D’Aste to each base. Numbered ’54’ to the boys clog.

Born in Naples he worked as a portrait and figure sculptor in the early part of the 20th century.

Height 9 ¼” (23.5cm)

Width 3 ½” (8.9cm)

Depth 3 ½” (8.9cm)


Circa 1910

This pair of figures has been registered for sale with DEFRA in accordance with The Ivory Act 2018 which comes into force on 6th June 2022, as ‘items made before 3 March 1947 with less than 10% ivory by volume’. Certificate numbers JQRV7V5R & 5HGEU8YJ