"Les Amis de Toujours" by Demetre H. Chiparus
Elfenbein, geschnitzt; Bronze, gegossen, kaltbemalt, z. T. vergoldet; Onyx; seitlich auf dem Sockel signiert: "Chiparus", rückseitig am Kleidsaum gemarkt "10" H. 63 cm; B. 65 cm (inkl. Plinthe) Schätzpreis: 40 000 - 70 000 €
Ceramic figures by Michael Powolny
Keramik, rotbrauner Scherben, weiß glasiert; rückseitig gemarkt: geprägte Bildmarken der Vereinigten Wiener und Gmundner Keramik Winter, Frühling: H. 77,5 cm; Sommer, Herbst: H. 76,5 cm Schätzpreis: 50 000 - 100 000 €
Henry VII and Elizabeth I. - puppets
Apassionate bidding war took place over two dolls from the 17th – 18th century representing “Henry VIII” and “Elizabeth I.” This led to a record price of 268.800 € including buyer’s premium (Hammer Price 210.000 €) right at the beginning of the auction thanks to an English bidder. The king and his daughter are thus returning to their home country.
Virgin on the crescent, 1500
Carved from linden wood, this virgin on the crescent was created around 1500 in Germany. Wonderfully preserved, it still shines in its old colouration and gilding. Standing on the crescent of the moon, she holds a pomegranate in her right hand and the baby Jesus in her left.
Beautiful figurine with dogs by Demetre H. Chiparus
Demetre H. Chiparus (1886 - 1947) Les Amis De Toujours The Romanian sculptor and ceramic artist Demetre Haralamb Chiparus is one of the most important artists of Art Deco with his designs of chryselephantine objects. His works, which were mainly created between 1914 and 1933, mostly depict dancers from the Ballets Russes - as a symbol of the modern woman.
A small well with figurines by Minton
Thomas Minton was the founder of the ceramic manufactory, which opened its doors in Stoke-on-Trent around 1793. His son, Herbert Minton (1793-1858) followed him in 1836 in the management of the company.