Mid-century French millefiori vase. Made by Jean Gerbino (1876-1966), Vallauris, France. The vase is formed by small pieces of clay in various shapes, colors and sizes (millefiori technique). Each color is a separate piece of clay that was used to build the vase. Stamped signature to underside. Light wear.
Pair of Italian Murano handblown pink, white, and aventurine vases or centerpieces in ribboned art glass handkerchief/fazzoletto. Made with pink and white Zanfirico with twisting copper aventurine ribbon. Excellent condition.
Pair of vintage Fornasetti porcelain mythology themed dishes. Depicts gilt images of mythological Gods and creatures. Marked "Mitologia, Fornasetti Milano, Made In Italy, Exclusive for (illegible)" on the underside.
Pair of 18th-century to early-19th-century Delft plates. The figure is 'Lange Lijs' or Long Eliza and is based on Chinese porcelain examples. Hand-molded and -painted with a chinoiserie design including a figure, gate, tree and surrounded by a floral and foliate motif. Tin-glazed faience. Orange border. Marked De Porceleyne Bijl (1657-1803). Light fritting.
Parisian café advertisement match striker and keeper. These strikers were given to bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants to advertise and promote the sale of all brands of liquors/liqueurs and other beverage products. No maker's mark other than the advertisement wording on the sides. Matches in photos are not included.
Set of four Piero Fornasetti Roman chariot coasters, circa 1950. The coasters feature a Roman male and female with laurel wreaths riding in a chariot pulled by six horses. Fornasetti studio mark on the underside of each coaster. Some wear to gilt.
A circa 1910 English, large circular heavy domed glass magnifier from a magic lantern. Note: the glass is perfectly clear. It is polished brass and works also as a paperweight, a perfect desk accessory. Probably made by Optimus, but unmarked. It if functional, provides fine magnification and a solid paperweight too.
19th-century Italian original bronze sculpture of Narcissus. Signed "Del Nero S Alloy No. IIII" on the base. The head has hollow eyes and was separately cast and attached with handmade screws. Age wear.
Hermès cigar ashtray with a hand-painted cheetahs, striking cobalt blue border, and gilded details. Bottom is finished with the original suede that has the gilded "HH" stamp. Stamped in gold on the sides with "Made in France" and "Hermès-Paris." Small nick on back of one corner.
Pair of English vases in the British Scenery pattern by Booths, circa 1920. Transferware bucolic scene with sheep in the foreground and a cottage, figure, and trees in the background. Maker's mark on undersides.
Large antique English pearl inlay lap desk.Used for traveling, compartments for pens and paper, interior folds to make a writing surface. Key not included. No maker's mark. Natural wood split bottom, wear to underside & interior.
18th Century Peruvian Santos Icon figure with original metal crown. Purchased in Paris from a Peruvian collection. Crown sits atop head snugly, easily removed. Usual losses to paint, hands missing as is usual. Please see all photos for condition. No maker's mark.
1927 sculpture by Arthur von Frankenberg (1898-1992) for "Frankart." A green patinated spelter figure of a whimsical female nude figure holding a matching mat green ceramic bowl. Signed on the base and dated '27. Age wear.
French Art Deco illuminated metal statue made by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1935) and cast by the LeVerre foundry in the 1920s. The statue, titled "Odalisque" depicts a young woman holding an orange craquelure glass urn by Daum, which is fitted for electricity. The maiden in green patina with brown highlights stands on a stepped “Portoro” marble base and is signed "Fayral." Wired and in working condition; accommodates a standard appliance 7W bulb.
Pair of dancing Thai Kon figurines, each hand-painted in tones of red, black, and brown with gilt accents. Each sits on a rectangular wood base. Red base: 3.5"L x 1.5"W x 5.5"H; brown base: 4"L x 1"W x 5.5"H. Age wear.
Set of three Northern Italian hand-carved wood putti angels mounted on wood bases from the 18th-century with have remnants of original paint. They were probably in a church or cathedral. Wear commensurate with age, loss.
1950s Marianne Starck designed black female bust with glazed white pearls on raw clay for Michael Andersen Studios, Bornholm Denmark. Possibly part of the "Tribal" line of pottery. Marked with the Studio shield and 4012-2 underneath.