Posted on

Antique Bronze Athena

A finely cast and chased mid 19th century, French, Grand Tour bronze bust depicting Athena, Goddess of war. Shown with flowing hair tied at the back, a helmet topped with a wrythen snake, looking straight ahead, the square stepped base cast with a leafy border and supported on a substantial Sienna marble base. Base with nibbles to marble edges.

Height 8 3/4″ (22.2cm)

Width 4″ (10cm)

Depth 4″ (10cm)


Circa 1840

Posted on

Antique Louis XVI Ormolu & Marble Candelabra

A fine pair of bronze, ormolu & marble, mid 19th century French candelabra in the Louis XVI style. The patinated bronze putti seated cross legged on a naturalistic base, each supporting a pair of ormolu candle arms. The circular griotte stepped marble plinth bases with ormolu acanthus and bead cast mounts. Superb original matt & burnished gilding and patination. Discreetly drilled for electricity.

Height 12 3/4” (32.5cm)

Width 6 1/4″ (16cm)

Depth 4 3/8″ (11cm)


Circa 1850

Posted on

Antique Pair of Regency Bronze Candlesticks

A fine pair of early 19th century, George III, patinated bronze candlesticks. Each in the form of a kneeling winged maiden in classical dress, arms raised holding a candle sconce in the form of a swagged urn with an entwined serpent, and retaining the original drip pans. The square stepped plinth bases are weighted with cast iron.

Height 7 1/2″ (19cm)

Width 3 1/4″ (8.2cm)

Depth 3 1/4″ (8.2cm)


Circa 1810

Posted on

Antique Pair of Bronzes Mercury & Ceres After Giambologna Grand Tour styleAntique

‘Mercury & Ceres’ after Giambologna (1529-1608)

A very fine pair of late 19th century continental “Grand Tour” style bronzes after the antique. The figure of Mercury depicted holding a Caduceus in hand, Ceres wrapped in flowing robes, a pair of shears in one hand. Both raised on a blowing Zephyr with turned rouge marble plinths, square black Belgium marble bases and a cast bronze band of Cherubs depicting the Arts. Both in good original condition. Very minor chips to bases.

Height 19 3/4” (50cm)

Square bases 3 3/4” (9.5cm)


Circa 1860

Posted on

Antique French Empire Ormolu & Bronze Urns

A pair of 19th century, French Empire bronze and ormolu mounted urns. The flared

rims above a body with stiff leaf band, flanked by gilt scroll handles, standing on

stepped plinths, the sides mounted with finely cast panels of scrolling leaves, with

square bases. Retaining the original

patination & gilding. Cast ‘MP’ to

plinth mount

Height17″ (43cm)

Width 7″ (18cm)

Depth 4 3/4“ (12cm)


Circa 1820

Posted on

Antique Pair of Regency Candlesticks

A fine pair of Regency Period bronze & ormolu candlesticks. Each with a single candle sconce cast with a leafy border above a shallow bronze urn supported by three monopodia, headed by rams masks with scrolling horns & ending in hoof feet. The circular stepped plinth bases with pinatum finial, a Greek Key band through the centre and finely cast spreading base.

Height 9 1/2″ (24cm)

Width 4 1/4″ (10.5cm)

Depth 4 1/4″ (10.5cm)


Circa 1815

Posted on

Antique Pair of French Directoire Period Candlesticks

A fine pair of French, early 19th century, bronze, ormolu & marble candlesticks. Each in the form of a classically dressed maiden supporting a single candle sconce with original bobeche, and palmette leaf collar. The turned white marble plinths with rope twist border. The sconce discretely drilled as once wired.

Height 11″ (28cm)

Base diameter 3 3/4″ (9.6cm)


Circa 1800

Posted on

Antique Bronze Animalier Bronze Dog by Louis Riche

Louis Riché (1877-1949)
‘Jollet & Cie Paris Anche Mon Colin’ Foundry
An early 20th century sand cast bronze animalier of a German Shepherd dog by Louis Riché. The finely detailed figure lying down on a naturalistic base with rich green/brown/golden patina. Cast by the Jollet & Cie foundry.
In 1906 The Maison Colin4585 changed it’s name to Jollet & Cie, however it also kept it’s original name adding the wording “Ancienne Maison Collin” on all their castings until 1911.
Height 6 1/4” (16cm)

Width 10 1/4” (26cm)

Depth 3 1/8” (8cm)


Circa 1910

Posted on

Antique 19th Century Bronze Figure of Moses

A mid 19th century continental bronze figure after Michelangelo of Moses. Depicted seated with tablets under his right arm, the finely cast and chased bronze with dark brown patination.

The Moses (c. 1513–1515) is a sculpture by the Italian high renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome. Commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb, it depicts the Biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, based on a description in the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible used at that time. Michelangelo’s Moses was unequalled by any modern or ancient work. Seated in a serious attitude, he rests with one arm on the tablets, and with the other he holds his long beard, the hairs, so difficult to render in sculpture.

Height 11 3/4” (30cm)

Width 4 3/8” (11cm)

Depth 4 3/4” (12cm)


Circa 1860

Posted on

Antique Regency Bronze & Ormolu Cassolettes

A good pair of George IV bronze & ormolu cassolettes. The domed tops with pinatum finials, inverting to a gilded candle sconce, above a basket weave border with bronze body and three supports headed by rams masks, hung with chains, ending in hoof feet standing on a stepped circular plinth base. The bases weighted. Retaining the original mercuric gilding.

Height 9 1/4” (23.5cm)

Base diameter 3 7/8” (9.8cm)


Circa 1820

Posted on

Antique French Bronze & Ormolu Chenets

A fine pair of mid 19th century French Chenets of Louis XVI inspiration. The seated figures of children warming themselves by the heat of flaming braziers, the shaped plinths with entwined leafy panels, the children sitting upon swagged material flanked by tassels, standing on toupie feet. Regilded.

Height 30″ (76cm)

Width 22″ (56cm)

Depth 14″ (35.5cm)


Circa 1860

Posted on

Pair of 19th Century Bronze & Ormolu Lamps

An impressive pair of 19th century patinated bronze and ormolu mounted table lamps. The original shade carrier above an openwork collar issuing from three figures of classical maidens depicting the sciences and arts, a stepped triform plinth below hung with garlands on flowers standing on a ‘Vert Maurin’ marble plinth.
Sympathetically converted from oil lamps to electricity. Rewired.

Height 25 1/2″ (65cm) to bayonet

Width 9″ (23cm)

Depth 8″ (20cm)


Circa 1860

Posted on

Antique ‘Grand Tour’ Bronze Mars & Minerva

A Pair of Continental, probably French, patinated bronze & parcel gilt figures of Mars & Minerva from the 19th century. Minerva seated with spear in right hand, shield in left, a rams fleece at her feet and an owl resting upon her head. The seated figure of Mars looking to sinister, wearing a plumed helmet, resting his right hand on a sword with an oval shield his feet. Both with stepped Belgian black marble pedestals with fluted columns to each corner. Lovely original condition. Small flake to front of Mars base.

Height 12 1/2” (31.5cm)

Width 4 3/4” (12cm)

Depth 4” (10cm)


Circa 1870

Posted on

Antique French Ormolu & Bronze Candlesticks

A pair of French ormolu & bronze candlesticks from the first half of the 19th century. The sconces with removable drip pans above a bronzed reeded column headed with a basket of fruit, the bases with water leaf decoration above a circular domed base cast with acanthus leaves. Regilded.

Height 11 1/2” (29cm)

Base diameter 5 1/4” (13.5cm)


Circa 1830

Posted on

Antique French Clock Louis XVI Style after Robert Osmond

Henri Picard (FL. 1831-1884) Mercier Ainé (1863-1867) Raingo Frere Paris

A fine & impressive French gilt & patinated bronze clock in the Louis XVI style after the 18th century form by Robert Osmond. The bronze vase-shaped case in the ‘goût Grec’ manner, flanked by satyr masks with entwined horns, the front and sides hung with swags of garrya, the flared socle on a stepped white marble base. The enamel dial signed ‘Raingo Fres A Paris’, with twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike to bell, the backplate numbered ‘1619’. Stamped ‘H.Picard’ and stencilled ‘Mercier Ainé’.

Height 21″ (53.5cm)

Depth 7″ (17.5cm)

Width 10 1/2″ (26.5cm)

Circa 1865


1856 the company became Mercier Père et fils, in 1863 Mercier fils aîné, and finally in 1867, Mercier Frères.

Posted on

William IV Bronze Ormolu Table Lamp

An impressive William IV bronze and ormolu mounted Oil lamp now covered to electricity. The original green glass reservoir, finely gilded with foliage, above a reeded column with acanthus mounts, standing on a stepped square plinth base and paw feet. Professionally rewired and regilded.

Overall height 35 1/2” (90cm)

Width 7 1/2” (19cm)

Depth 7 1/2” (19cm)


Circa 1835