Below is a list of antiques & collectibles that are available at the Antique & Collectible Exchange.


Decorative Arts / Alabaster / Marble or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Alabaster / Marble
Greek Olympic Discus Thrower Porcelain Statue ( Item # 35291 )

Very artistic Porcelain Olympic Greek Discus Thrower.   The lower base is glazed porcelain with male figures and rams heads on four corners, while the male discuss thrower is white bisque porcelain.  The tree trunk in the rear is also glazed porcelain.   Highly creative with this combination of two art forms.
This statue is in excellent condition with just a couple minor nicks on the base that are hardly noticeable.  Unfortunately we cannot decipher the signature on this piece.
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Decorative Arts / Alabaster/Marble or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Alabaster/Marble
Alabaster 19th Century Young Child Reading Statue ( Item # 28133 )
Classic Alabaster "Young Child Reading" in the Italian Style. 
This is nicely carved statue with lot's of detail.  Appraised for $575 and we are selling here for $395.
Appraiser Comments:
"This appears to be a Classical Italian School sculpture from the third quarter of the 19th century, to early 20th century. I believe as well that this piece was executed in alabaster, which is somewhat difficult to carve.
Replacement Cost:: $575.
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Decorative Arts / Art Deco or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Art Deco
Art Deco Stained Glass Bounce Lamp & Lady Figure Marble ( Item # 39548 )
Very unusual Art Deco Bounce Lamp with Gold Trimmed Girl/Lady Figure on a Marble Base. 
This lamp presently has a small red bulb in it and it really illuminates the colors in the stained glass which are red, green and white. A very small crack in one panel on one side that I photographed for you to view.  The other three panels are perfect and I would simply turn the shade to the back or side, although to be honest I didn't even notice it until photographing. 
We believe this to have been made in France in the 1920's.  Bronze-like base of lamp has some etching in the brass but again hardly noticeable.  Girls appears to be a type of tin mold with heavy accents on gold/bronze on her arms, head and neck as well as patterns on her dress. 
The lady figure is 8 inches in height and six inches wide.  The lamp is 4 inches square and 6 inches in height.  The marble is 11.75 inches long and 3.75 inches wide. 
I suspect this art deco lamp and lady would retail normally for a lot more than I am asking as it is that unusual, however, I bought it right and therefore selling it at a very reasonable price .
Cord has been updated with inline switch.  Lamp is in very good to excellent condition.
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Decorative Arts / Art Nouveau or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau Long Flowing Hair Lady Sculpture Alva ( Item # 39513 )
Truly fascinating is this Art Nouveau Young Lady with Long Flowing Hair Reproduction Sculpture by Alva Museum Replica's.
The material appears to be a cast stone with enamel green coating on an Italian Marble base.  Very nice depth to the lines. 
Alva Museum Replica's made many similar statues and pieces back in the 1950's and 1960's, and one has survived in excellent condition. 
The profile and flowing hair give a very profound and almost spiritual look -- a show stopper wherever you place it in your home or office.
The piece measures 16 inches in height, 9 inches deep, and six inches wide.  The sculptor alone is 11 1/2 inches, 9 inches deep and 6 inches deep.  The marble base is 4 1/2 inches tall, and 3 1/2 inches square.  This piece weighs a heavy 15 pounds.  Alva label on the bottom.
If by chance you know the original sculpture of this piece I would be very appreciative of that information.
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Decorative Arts / Brass or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Brass
Ganesha Brass Copper Dancing 6 Arm Figure ( Item # 35991 )
Very heavy and highly decorated Brass Ganesh or Ganesha with copper highlights throughout.  Also could be some bronze added to this piece.
This figure is dancing and has six arms with various symbolic accessories.
This figure is 9 1/2 inches in height, 5 inches wide, 3 inches deep and weighs just under 6 pounds.
The Lord of Success
The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as the panchayatana puja.
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Decorative Arts / Bronze or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Bronze
Agathon Leonard Reclining Lady Bronze Art Nouveau ( Item # 25723 )
Agathon Leonard Reclining Lady Bronze Art Nouveau Statue on Marble Base
This is as good as it gets in bronze figures.  The statue is precise in every detail with exquisite impressions throughout. 
The statue is unnamed, however, some have gone through auction in the East for upwards of $1900 this year.   With the factory marking it would probably sell from $12,000 and $20,000 and be of museum quality. 
A. LEONARD is inscribed on base.
Figure is 11 1/2" Length, 3 3/4" wide, 10" height.  Base is 13" length, 4 1/2" wide, 1" height -- Marble base. Total weight is 10 pounds.
More photo's will be provided upon request.  Talc was used to highlight signature on base.  Sorry price is firm and it goes home if it doesn't sell in a reasonable period of time on the web site.  
Léonard Agathon van Weydevelt, a Belgian by birth who moved to France early in his career, initially studied
under Delaplanche. A regular exhibitor across France, Léonard was made a chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur
in 1900. Amongst his works are a number of stylish studies of dancers, such as La Cothurne, modeled in a
distinctive fin-de-siècle manner and usually rendered in gilt. They were cast in bronze by the Susse foundry.
His bas-relief of St. Cecilia is in the Abbeville Museum and a bust called The Plunderer of Shipwrecks is in
the Nantes Museum.

He produced a number of medallions, statuettes and pottery in the Art Nouveau style. Like many sculptors he
worked in more than one medium, producing works  marble, quartz, bronze and the ivory. He is best known in
particular for his figurine the Play of the Scarf (1897), exhibited the World Fair of Paris in 1900.
Lost Wax Casting Process
The "Lost Wax" is the most precise metal casting technique in existence, ensuring accurate reproductions of the original sculpture and exquisite detail. All bronze pieces are cast from a wax model regardless of the original material the model was sculpted in usually in clay or wax. "Lost wax" casting method was founded thousands of years ago. Even though, modern methods and materials have improved the technique. It is still an extremely labor intensive and expensive process.
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Angelo Bronze Art Deco Lady Dancer Statue ( Item # 34552 )
Exquisite Bronze Casting of Art Deco Dancing Lady and signed Angelo.   The detail on this casting is unbelieveable.  Look at the photo's closely and you will see evidence of this early casting.
This figure measurers 16 1/2" tall, 12" wide and 4" deep.  The figure weighs just under 9 pounds.
We did some research on Angelo and found different artists but couldn't pin down one particular one.  If you are familiar with this artist please email me what information you have.
This casting is on a marble base.  One of the more striking bronze statues I have had the pleasure to carry.
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Blind Justice Boy & Girl Bronze Cherub Statue ( Item # 29002 )
Nicely done with fine detail is this Blind Justice Bronze Oxidized Boy Cherub and kneeling Girl rather large statue. 
Combination of bronze and green patina on this statue as well as black.  Round marble black base.
Using the lost wax method. This is a beautiful statute and weighs a very heavy 19 pounds.
A tall 19 inches in height, including marble base and 9 inches in diameter at the base.
Note the detail on the girls fingers. 
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Bronze Copper Girl Praying Statue ( Item # 32515 )
Vintage Copper Coated Bronze or Iron Figure of Young Girl Statue Praying.  This piece is heavy, but hollow with a tin bottom.
We believe this figure to be late 1800's and or early 1900's at the latest and it could even be older.
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Bronze Figure of Bentin Goddess of Art Love Fertility ( Item # 23479 )
 
Equisite large and heavy Bronze figure of Lady Musician in the Kuan Lin style. 
Most likely the figure of "Bentin" (Japanese), Goddess of Art (Music), Love and Fertility.  
Extreme details on every portion of this bronze down to the little needle cross lines on the front of the gown.  A master bronze caster obviously did this and the mold must have been very new to have this detail. 
This figure appears to be a lady musciian playing a pipa. The mark read ts'ai fang shan in Wade Giles and cai fan shan in Pinyin. This bronze figure was recently appraised to retail for $750.
This figure weighs 15 pounds and is 16 1/2 inches in height, 9 inches wide and 6 inches in depth at the widest point.  
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Bronze Girl on Tree Stump Clara ( Item # 36802 )
Rather hard to find "Girl on A Tree Stump" in a bronze and bronze green on a black marble base.  Signed Clara on the rear. 
Bronze color is actually a shade or two darker than what the photo shows as the bronze had some reflection that caused the photo's to be lighter than actual.  This piece has a nice medium patina. 
The girl has one hand wrapped around a branch and the other hand with fingers out stretched.  A  drape over her waist and bare feet extended downward.  This sculpture sits on a marble base that is 4 1/2 inches in diameter. 
This piece measures 11 1/2 inches in height, 6 1/2 inches in width.  It weighs a little over 5 pounds.  
This bronze is in excellent condition.
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Bronze Greek Sitting Male Sculpture ( Item # 36712 )
Outstanding depth and detail on this Bronze Greek Sitting Male with Copper Highlights.  Note the position of the legs and the crossed arm with the left arm supporting.   I don't know who the original artist was but he was very talented. Piece sits on a bronze like stage platform.
This sculpture weighs 15 pounds and measures 15 inches in height, 8 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches deep. 
The sculpture is in excellent condition.
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Bronze Indian Warrior Eagle Figure ( Item # 26365 )
Exquisite Bronze Indian Warrior with Eagle headdress and Eagle Wings. 
Our estimate is that this bronze was cast in the late 1800's using the lost wax technique.   The Warrior is mounted on a black marble base and total weight is 4 pounds and 7 ounces.  Letters imbedded on the rock, below the warrior appear to be "wiel" or something very simliar.  We believe this to be a foundry mark, but aren't certain.
The detail in this is superb in the wings, the head and headdress and throughout the piece including the small sword on his belt. 
These types of sculptures were an attractive subject to the Italians and the French who were becoming attractive to the Native American Indian and naturalistic subjects related to the Indian as well as animals in the late 1800's.  
Lost Wax Casting Process
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Bronze Large Sitting Manjushri Statue with Jewels ( Item # 35762 )
Most intricate Large Bronze Sitting Manjushri  Hindu God decorated with jewels and stones I have every had the privilege to carry. 
The detail on this piece is almost undescribable so I will leave it mainly to the photo's.  However, note the jewels: a green clear one on belly, clear stone on hand, green turqoise type on lower head dress and orange jewels on upper headdress.  Dragon at its feet and interesting sharp weapon type on lower sandal of extended left foot. 
This large bronze weighs 30 pounds and measures 22 inches in height, 16 inches wide and 18 inches deep in the leaning back position.
Appraised recently for $500 and selling here for $395. 
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Bronze Lion on Oak Base ( Item # 38172 )
Very nice Bronze Lion on an oak base.  Clear cut features and nice patina on this lion with very attractive oak base.
Lion measures 10 inches in length, 4 1/2 inches in height and 3 inches deep.  The oak base is 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 9".
This piece weighs almost eight (8) pounds and we would ship Fed Ex Ground considering the weight.
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Bronze Male Lion Sitting Sculpture on Marble ( Item # 39763 )
Great detail in this Bronze Male Lion Sitting Sculpture on a marble base.   Copper highlights on the bronze. 
See close up photo of the Lion Head to realize the detail on this very nice piece. 
This sculpture measures 11 inches in height, 9 inches in length and 5 inches wide.  The marble base is 9" x 5 inches. 
This sculpture weighs a heavy 12 pounds.
Scuplture is in excellent condition.  No signature.
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Bronze Quan Yin Vintage Figure ( Item # 35697 )
Vintage Quan Yin Bronze Statue.  This figure has great detail and surely came from an early pour from the molds.  Note the detail on the head dress, shoulder drape, raised right hand, lowered left hand and pedestal base.  Much more detail than the recent imports from China and in fact we could not find a likeness copy of recent vintage. 
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Kwan Yin
For centuries, Kwan Yin has epitomized the great ideal of Mahayana Buddhism in her role as "bodhisattva (Chinese "p'u-sa)--literally "a being of Bodhi, or enlightenment," who is destined to become a Buddha but has foregone the bliss of Nirvana with a vow to save all children of God.
Quan Yin carries the Goddess and Divine Mother aspect of Buddhism. The same Goddess and Divine energy carried by the Virgin Mary in Christianity. In the Egyptian mysteries it is carried by Isis. In Hinduism it is carried by Shakti, wife of Vishnu, by Parvarti, wife of Shiva, by Radha, wife of Krishna, and by Sita, wife of Rama.
Quan Yin are embodiments of compassion.
Quan Yin's name is a translation of the Sanskrit name of her chief progenitor which is Avalokitesvara, also known as Avalokita. In its proper form it is Kuanshih Yin, which means "She who harkens to the cries of the world."

Bronze Sculpture Carver Art Stone Granite Statue ( Item # 39072 )
Exquisitely detailed Bronze "Sculpture/Sculptor or "Granite/Stone" cutter Statue in  blacksmith type outfit on a marble base. 
The detail on this statue is remarkable and most likely was a first or second pour from the original mold. 
Note the facial expression the  mustache on the cutter as well as the square iron mallet in one hand and a chisel in the other.
Excellent patina on this 9.50 inch by 4 inch by 4.5 inch statue.  Black marble base with a little white here and there.  Statue weighs 6 pounds.
This statue is in excellent condition and we estimate to be 50 to 60 years old. 
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Bronze Shiva Small Figure ( Item # 35791 )
 
Nice smaller bronze "Shiva" with a dark patina.   Figure is in excellent condition and weighs a little over one pound.  Measures 6 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 3 inches deep.
Shiva Nataraja is known as the Lord or King of the dance and the source of all movement within the cosmos. Shiva performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for Lord Vishnu to start the process of creation. Nataraja was first represented in a beautiful series of South Indian bronzes dating from the tenth and twelfth centuries A.D. In these images, Nataraja dances in a circle of flames. He has his right foot supported by a crouching figure (a demon or dwarf) and his left foot elegantly raised. A cobra uncoils from his lower right forearm, and the crescent moon and a skull are on his crest.
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Bronze Silverish Bathing Lady Art Nouveau Style Nude Statue ( Item # 35285 )
Absolutely stunning is this Silverish Bronze Semi Nude Bathing Lady Statue with the shroud or towel over half her torso and front leg.  Shroud is in silver bronze and the balance of her is bronze includng upper torso, head and arms and legs. 
This large statue measures 26 1/2 inches tall, 10 inches at the lower shroud base and 8 inches at the shoulder.  The depth is 5 inches and the piece weighs 17 pounds.  Silverish color is the result of more nickel or silver oxide.
This beautiful piece was purchased from City of Paris in San Francisco in 1972 for $1200 -- thirty seven years ago and was recently appraised for $1600.
No signatures or other identifcation marks, but we're reasonably sure it was sculpted and cast in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Note:  There are some full bronze statues of this type available but not with the combined silver/bronze and bronze. 
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Bronze Tiger Signed Meiji Style Statue ( Item # 34886 )
We believe this to be a Japanse Meiji period reproduction Bronze Tiger Statue which is signed on the inner leg with a crown and what appears to be an "8" with two downward legs and one upward straight arm. 
This bronze is most likely 50 to 80 years old, but we can't be positive of that.
This is a large tiger measuring 21 inches long, 9 inches high and 6 inches wide at the head.  The tiger weighs 14 pounds. 
This bronze tiger is in excellent condition except for three slight blemishes on the left rear leg which are not that evident unless examined closely.
Older Meiji bronze tigers sell for thousands of dollars and we have seen one that is almost identical to this one selling for $10000, although it is larger.
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Dantes Bronze Bust of Dante Alighieri ( Item # 33376 )
Nice European early 1900's  Bronze bust of Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. 
This  bust is in excellent condition. 
The base of this bust had old felt covering which we removed, but still couldn't find any dates or markings.  The bust weighs 5 pounds and measures 9 inches wide, 7 1/2 inches high and 4 inches deep.  Excellent detail and old great patina. 
Normally these busts sell for much higher prices that have this detail, but we are pricing this at a very reasonable $595.
See below for more information on Dante Alighieri from Wikipedia.
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Ganesh on Rat Bronze Statue ( Item # 43830 )
Ganesh on a Rat Bronze Statue
Ganesh is the remover of obstacles, he is frequently seen with a mouse or a rat, some times dancing with it, sometimes he is dancing on it and often he is just sitting on it , having conquered it. The rat eats crops so it is important for ganesh to have conquered the rat and removed the obstacle to a good harvest.  For a somewhat newer Indian work this piece is quite well done and very detailed.
This statue is in excellent condition and measures 9 inches in height 7 1/4 width and 4 inches deep.
The weight is 8 pounds.

 
 

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Girl with Shell Bronze Scuplture by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux ( Item # 33378 )
This is a 20th century bronze "Girl with Shell" SCULPTURE, after Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, depicting a girl crouching while playing with a shell.
The original sculpture was created after the success of Carpeaux's "Fisherboy".  Early examples, are always also stamped with a foundry mark, but this only has the imprint of J.Carpeaux in script.
This is a well executed Bronze piece weighing 17 pounds and measuring 11.5 inches in height, 6 inches deep and 5 inches wide.  The marble base is 4 inches in height and 6 inches in diameter making the total height as 15.5 inches. This piece was appraised for $1000.
 
 
 
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux moved to Paris in 1838 and studied at the Petite Ecole before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts ten years later. There he studied with the Romantic sculptor, Francois Rude. In 1854, Carpeaux won the Prix de Rome and traveled to Italy to study ancient sculpture and also the work of Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists. In 1860, he introduced his sculpture Ugolino, which emphasized extreme emotional and physical states in contrast to the calmness of classical sculpture. With this piece, his reputation as the foremost sculptor of his time was founded. Carpeaux returned to Paris in 1862 and began creating portrait busts for famous clients, such as Napoleon and his court. His work had a strong affect on the young Auguste Rodin. Carpeaux also was a painter.
 
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Hindu God Saraswati Sitar or Shiva Bronze Metal Statue ( Item # 43831 )
 A Khmer style Angkor period, bayon style 12century bronze figurine. Items similar to this have been sold at auction for $300.
The same type of bronze has been offered as "Shiva" in another auction. This bronze figure of a "five-headed ten-armed deity, probably Sadasiva Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat style, 12th Century, standing, with a number of his hands holding lotus stems.  The sampot pleated at the front and back. We feel this is a rather later version in the khmer style with an artificial patina.
This figure is on a solid walnut round base which is 5 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches in height. The figure by itself is 14 inches tall.
The statue is in excellent condition but the base is a little rough.  Weight is 5 pounds.
 
 
 
 
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Houdon Jean-Antoine Top Hat Bow Tie Bronze After ( Item # 35258 )
Rather large and heavy black bronze statue (bust) After Jean-Antoine Houdon, French (1741-1828).  This bronze weighs 18 pounds and measures 15 inches high, 9 inches wide and 6 inches deep. 
The Top Hat and Bow Tie are very prominient in this well detailed black bronze.  Houdon is well known for his scupltures of Voltaire, Diana Goddess of the Hunt, George Washington, Lafayette and paintings of Ben Franklin who he met when Frankling was ambassador to France.  Many of Houdon's original pieces are in Museums throughout the world.
This bronze was most likely done in the 1950's, but could even be earlier in the 1900's.   The detail is excellent and this piece is a great copy of the original which of course would sell in the thousands of dollars.  Also, further down is a link to a short bio of Jean-Antoine Houton.
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Life of Budda Bronze Statue ( Item # 43829 )
Life of Budda Bronze Statue. 
This buddha statue shows the varada mudra ("favourable mudra") gesture, it is used whenever a blessing is being offered. It is a gesture of charity to fulfil all wishes. The gesture of generosity is made with the palm and all of the extended fingers held outwards and downwards. It represents ‘open-handed’ generosity as charity or the granting of wishes. He holds an alms bowl or patra in his other hand.
This statue is in excellent condition has great depth and very intricate with the many symbols on the front and back.
10 inches in height, 7 1/2" wide and 5 inches deep.
Weight is 6 pounds.

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Mark Hopkins Bronze Sculpture Broken Treaty COA Ltd Ed ( Item # 40593 )
Without a doubt the most exquisite and outstanding bronze sculpture I have ever viewed or had the privilege to offer is this Mark Hopkins "Broken Treaty" Solid Bronze Sculpture #215 of 450. 
Note the detail on the faces and the flowing robes.  Mark does great sculpting but I really think he outdid himself on "Broken Treaty".   
First released in October, 1993 and sold out by May, 1995.  This piece is a large 18 inches wide, 13 inches in height and 7 inches deep.  It weighs 34 pounds. 
This piece has sold at auction for as high as $4600. 
Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mark Hopkins.  Below is more information on Mark and further down is a link to his website.
Here are a few notable private collectors of Mark Hopkins Bronze Sculptures:
Private Collectors
Barbara Mandrell, Country Music Entertainer
Bart Starr, Former Football Great
Bill Clinton, Former U.S. President
Bob Hope Estate, Actor/Entertainer
Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director
Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Dale Murphy, Former Baseball Great
Dana L Shires, Gatorade Inventor
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Country Music Entertainers
George and Barbara Bush, Former U.S. President and First Lady
Maya Angelou, Author
Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas
Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator
Randy Travis, Country Music Entertainer
Ron Howard, Actor/Director
Ted Turner, Entertainment Entrepreneur
Zell Miller, Former Governor of Georgia, PLUS A WHO'S WHO OF CORPORATIONS

In 1988, a promising young artist named Mark Hopkins started a foundry with a unique idea – he wanted to produce inexpensive bronze sculpture, and make it accessible to ordinary people. Today, his foundry is one of the most unusual in the world, enjoying spectacular success, and shipping thousands of Mark Hopkins’ works all over the globe.
With such limited resources, it is possible to understand the artist and gallery rationale behind very limited editions and high prices. However, the fact is that few artists can cast their own bronze and even fewer foundries are equipped to produce fine art bronze in sufficient quantities to satisfy the demand of a vigorous market. Mark Hopkins Sculpture has made it possible.
Mark Hopkins is a master technician of the ancient lost wax process. Through his knowledge and skill, and the contributions of many talented craftsmen, his facility has developed highly efficient proprietary casting techniques, while staying true to the ancient lost wax process. These innovative methods have allowed them to create hot cast bronze for a fraction of the cost most people expect. They have given Mark the freedom to work more creatively, so that beautiful, original bronze sculpture can be enjoyed by many, rather than a privileged few.
Mark Hopkins’ Sculptures are known the world over for their beautifully natural and flowing motion. While his work portrays a spontaneous moment in the life of its subject, it also portrays the deep inner “spirit” of the human or animal being portrayed. He often focuses exclusively of faces and hands, in order to express the very heart of the emotion or experience. And even in the very ordinary moments in the daily life of the subject, Mark manages to convey both nobility and majesty.

Remington Trooper of the Plains Bronze Statue on Marble ( Item # 33379 )
Exquisite detail on this Remington "Trooper of the Plains" Statue from a casting we estimate done in the 1950's or 1960's.  Much better detail than later castings I have seen. 
This statue weighs six pounds and is 10 1/2 inches in length, 9 1/2 inches height, and 3 1/2 inches side.  The marble base is 8 inches long and 4 1/4 inches wide.
Detail and patina is excellent on this statue. 
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Villanis Flower Girl Bronze Art Nouveau Scultpture ( Item # 33384 )
This alluring Art Nouveau "Flower Girl" Bronze Sculpture by Emmanuele Villanis, French, on a marble base.
We believe this to be from the 1920's and bronze although is has a very unsual patina. with deep gold coloring and green coated stem.
This sculpture weighs four (4) pounds and measures 7 inches in height, 5 inches wide and 4 inches deep.   The round marble base is 1 1/4 inches in height and 4. 1/8" in diameter.  Therefore the total height is 8 1/4 inches.  The brass plate reads "FLOWER GIRL, By Villanis".
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Vintage Bronze Arab Boy Candelabra Pair ( Item # 36084 )
Vintage Pair of Bronze Arab (Arabian) Boy Candelabra's from about 1920.   Excellent casting on this pair and a deep patina of bronze and dark green. 
Very striking pair which measures 30 inches in height at the top of the candelabra and 22 inches at the height of the boys.  They are 8 inches in diameter and each weighs 19 pounds. 
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Vintage Hanuman Hindu Brass Statue ( Item # 43060 )


 

Highly collectible Vintage Hindu God Lord Hanuman Brass Statue.
Brass with hand painting in deep red that in some areas has rubbed off, which only adds to its value and sign of its age. 
This statue has character!
Almost all or similar statues on the web are new and/or much newer.   Seldom to you see one with this age.
Measures 14 inches in height, 4 inches wide and 3 inches deep on the stature.  Base is 5 3/4 inches by 5 3/4.  Weighs 8 pounds.
Hanuman known also as Anjaneya, is one of the most important personalities in the epic, the Ramayana.  He is a vanara who aided Lord Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, in rescuing His Consort, Sita, from the Rakshasa king Ravana.  The monkey general, Hanuman is shown standing with his hands together in respect in adoration of Rama.  Hanuman is renown for his faithful and steadfast service to Rama as told in the Ramayana epic in which Hanuman played an active part.
Hanuman Known also as Anjaneya(Kannada),Maruti, Pavanputra, Anjaniputra, Bajrang Bali and Hanumat.

Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami was the main deity of Sri Raghavendra Swami. The place where he meditated on this five-faced form of Hanuman is now known as Panchamukhi, wherein a temple for him has been built. There is also a shrine for Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. A 40 feet (12 m) tall monolithic green granite murti of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has been installed in Thiruvallur, also in Tamil Nadu. This place was known as Rudravanam in olden times when many saints and seers had blessed this place with their presence.The Panchamukha Hanuman Ashram itself was established by a saint called Venkatesa Battar.

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Decorative Arts / Chalkware or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Chalkware
Bossons Chalkware Nine Faces ( Item # 34624 )
Nice group of nine (9) Bossons faces for your collection.  Most pieces are in very good condition, but one has a chip on collar and some paint flecks.  Others also have the paint flecks that can be retouched rather easily if you are so inclined. 
Seven of the pieces appear to be in very good condition.  No returns on these pieces.
 

Bossons Chef Chalkware Wall Hanging Figure ( Item # 38657 )
Bossons Chalkware "The Chef" Wall Hanging. 
In very good condition with just a little scuffing on top of white hal which should clean up easily. 
Made in England in 1969.
 

Legends The Beefeater Chalkware Wall Hanging Figure ( Item # 38659 )
"The Beefeater" Chalkware Wall Hanging  Figure (or Palace Guard) from Legends Products, England.
Overall, in very good condition with just a couple of knicks here and there that could easily be corrected with a little matching artist oil. 
Made in 1982.
 


Decorative Arts / Composition or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Composition
Egyptian Queen Painted Plaster Bust Statue ( Item # 35768 )
Exotic Composition Painted Plaster Egyptian Queen Bust Statue with many fine features on the face, hair, head dress with chain and dangling earrings.  Medallion necklace.  Robe on her shoulders has very distinctive imprints of various decorations. 
These busts are very rare today.  
These were made in Austria in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Recently retail appraisal was for $1200 and we have it here for $895.  
This is a most unsual poured composition painted plaster.  The hand work after the various molds were poured and combined is very extensive and required a great deal of workmanship.  The piece was then painted with a dark blood red finish that varies from very dark to medium. 
This piece weighs 12 pounds and measures 17 inches in height, 16 inches wide and 9 inches deep.
This piece is in excellent condition although a repair has been made on the lower left side of the base.  You can see that clearly in the photo of the mark and the back of the piece.
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Decorative Arts / Glass Art or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Glass Art
BEAUTIFUL OLD STYLE CUSTARD GLASS TABLE LAMP WITH HANDPAINTE ( Item # 43530 )
 
For today’s auction, we are featuring an old style table lamp (replete with brass fittings) made of lovely mocha colored custard glass.  
This beautiful old lamp showcases a lovely white rose amid lush green leaves and soft brown ferns, all of which is displayed against the lovely mocha colored custard glass. On the rear portion of the lamp a dual stemmed brown fern is seen (perhaps a signature of sorts?).
There are brass fittings on the base, at the midpoint and on the top of the lamp. As with any old brass fixture, signs of age are evident (green metal; some rust).  The lamp itself measures 23” in height while the base measures 5.75” in width. The bulb fixtures at the top of the lamp extend out approximately 4” across. The lamp fixture on the right will need to repaired / replaced if this lamp is to be placed into service as the screw-in portion of where the bulb sits is missing.
The electrical cord is intact and measures 57” in length with no signs of cracks or splits. It does have an old style plug which appears to be useable.
This lovely piece does turn upon its brass base but does not appear that it would topple over. (This notary just expected it NOT to revolve).
An attractive antique that will add a touch of mocha colored beauty to anyone’s home.

Shawn Athari Spirit Post H Contemporary Art Glass Signed ( Item # 40594 )
Shawn Athari is a world renown glass artist working and living in Los Angeles. 
This is without a doubt the most exquisite of glass art pieces I have ever viewed or had the privilege to offer on the web site.   This piece is a marvel in detail, color and brilliant workmanship.  
The pieces is 28 inches in height and 8 inches wide.  It is mounted in a 32.5 inches tall and 15 inches wide plexiglas case.  The art is attached to the cloth/wood base and is ready to be wall mounted with wiring already attached. 
The piece is signed as shown in the photograph and also signed and titled on the backside. 
The following is a description of the process that Shawn employs:  " Once the pattern is made, I cut colored sheet glass and lay out the pieces according to the pattern. Now is the next most creative part. This is when I layer the various handmade glass pieces over the base colors. One of the more unique steps I take is to do glass pouring. I combine various shades of colored glass, some with specific menu ingredients, and combine them in a ceramic crucible and melt to 2300 degrees. At this point I pour the glass and specific and random shapes, as illustrated above. When cooled, these pieces are used asesign elements and/or as “icing on the cake.” I also use propane and a torch to melt glass into desired shapes. These are used as design elements also. Additionally, I make canework similar to making blown glass. I melt strips of glass and then twist them on each other, pulling them to create a cane of two or more colors of glass. These are also used as a top layer of coloring on the glass sculpture.
When all the layers of colored glass are in place, I melt them together in a kiln at temperatures up to 1600 degrees. Afterward I do the detail work with enamel, gold or sandblasting. The last and most challenging step is to slump or shape the piece. To do this, the glass is draped over a mold made by me and returned to the kiln and heated up to 1300 degrees so the glass softens and takes on the shape of the mold. This is a very stressful time since when the glass bends an internal stress is created and sometimes the glass decides to break rather than bend!! When that happens, the glass is beyond repair. Any repair done after this happens results in a sculpture that is less than my best and is destroyed.
There are a few other detail techniques I use in some of my pieces. I mix glass in a powdered form with a painting medium and use an outline brush carefully applying the enamel with a brush to create outlining and detailing on my pieces. This is especially important on my Totem Poles or those sculptures needing accents, but where pieces of glass would be inappropriately heavy. This is similar to how a painter would use shading in their work. I also do some sandblasting on my pieces where I might want a rough texture complementing an adjacent segment that has a high luster.
The piece is titled "Spirit Post #H" 1996.  I interpret it to be of African based design. 


Decorative Arts / Metal or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Metal
Ruth Biblical Metal Statue Field of Boaz ( Item # 32701 )
Very nicely done Metal cast of Biblical Ruth with a bundle of grain from the "Field of Boaz".  This piece is metal with a bronze finish.
The piece weighs almost two pounds and is in excellent condition except for a couple of minor scratches on the rib of her skirt that are hardly noticeable unless examined very closely.
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Decorative Arts / Miscellaneous or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Miscellaneous
Inuit Style Serpentine Gold Miner Sculpture ( Item # 24077 )
A really remarkable Inuit Style semi-abstract Serpentine Gold Miner panning gold. 
Note the double curvatures of the arms and body as well as the gold color of the large flow of gravel from the pan and down into the lower cone. 
It is unfortunate that this is unsigned as it is truly from a skilled artist -- possibly C. Self.  This piece was recently appraised for $600.
Don't hold off too long on this marvelous sculpure as I might change my mind about selling and just take it home ;-).
Although this is serpentine I have put it under the "Jade" sub topic for gallery purposes.
 

Pair of Victorian Enamel Figural Place Holders From Czech. ( Item # 44741 )
These tiny placeholders ? were made in Czechoslovakia and measure about 1-1/4" each. Beautiful enameling on these Victorian figures with matching attire. They are signed on the back tab that enables them to stand up. The enamel is in very good condition. {msg2}

Victorian Forbes Bride's Basket Lavender ( Item # 43068 )
Victorian Forbes Bride's Basket with Lavender and White Ruffled Bowl. 
This is just about as good as it gets in Bride's Bowls with a very rate Lavender Ruffled Bowl.
Mark is "Forbes Silver Co 0148".  It appears to be Quadruple Silver with a nice older patina. 
Bowl has extensive ruffles and measures 11 1/2 inches in diameter and 3 1/2 inches in height.  Basket is 10 1/2 inches high and 12 inches wide. Base of basket at legs is 7 1/2 inches.
Note the nice filigre work on legs of basket and the decoration on the handle. 
We estimate this to be Circa 1890 to 1895.
It appears that these pieces have been together for the duration as they fit together perfectly.
Pieces are in excellent condition with no damage to basket and bowl has no chips, cracks or any kind.
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Decorative Arts / Pewter or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Pewter
German Pewter Carl Spitzweg Chalice Drinking Cup ( Item # 40148 )
Large Pewter Carl Spitzweg 1808-1885 Chalice or drinking cup with great mold engraving on four panels.  Panels are darker gray and the lip and base are lighter pewter color.   
The panels each depict artwork that Carl produced during his career. 
One panel is a  man on ladder in front of a wall of books with a book in each hand one between his legs.  The second pannel is a woman with an umbrella walking down a street in arm with a soldier.  A second soldier is in front of a doorway with raised rifle.  Next to him is anothe man sitting on a stool with a scroll in each hand and a large drum at his feet. 
In one side panel it reads “Maler und zeichner besinlicher motiv aus der guten alten zeit” and this translate to “Painter and draughtsman of besinlicher motives from the good one person time.   On the other side panel it reads “Skurrile figuren ausder liebenswerten welt des biedemier” which translates to “Skurrile figures from loving values the world conventional meier”.  Under the panel of the man on the ladder with books in both hands and between his legs against the backdrop of a solid wall of books it reads “Der Briefbote” which translates to “The Letter Messenger” and on the other panel it reads “Er kommt.” Which translates to “He Comes.”           Carl Spitzweg (February 5, 1808 – September 23, 1885) was a German romanticist painter and peot.  He is considered to be one of the most important artists of the Biedermeier era.
The mark in a circle show "W" below that "mf" and below that "Sinn" with an angel to the right. 
He was born in Unterpfaffenhofen as the second of three sons of Franziska and Simon Spitzweg. His father, a wealthy merchant, had Carl trained as a pharmacist. He attained his qualification while recovering from an illness he also took up painting. Spitzweg was self-taught as an artist, and began by copying the works of Flemish masters. He contributed his first work to satiric magazines. Upon receiving an inheritance in 1833, he was able to dedicate himself to painting.
Later, Spitzweg visited European art centers, studying the works of various artists and refining his technique and style; he visited Prague, Venice, Paris, London and Belgium.  His later paintings and drawings are often humorous genre works.  Many of his paintings depict sharply characterized eccentrics, for example The Bookworm (1850) and The Hypochondriac (c. 1865, in the Neue Pinakothek, Munich. 
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Decorative Arts / Resin or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Resin
Edward Melcarth Heroic or Roma Sculpted Head ( Item # 39504 )
Stunning Edward Melcarth (1914-1973) "Heroic Head" or sometimes referred to as "Roma Head".   Dark Green bronze patina.
This is scuplted resin and a very heavy 12 pounds.  Mounted on a square cast base.  We believe this and the foundry stone type were commisioned and made in very limited quantities.  Normally they sell for $1000 and upwards. 
Incised "Jc" copyright and also "Melcarth 68' ". 
Piece measure 13 inches in height including the base and 6 inches wide as well as 6 inches deep.
This work of art is in excellent condition.
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Vincent Glinksky Awakening Nude Statue ( Item # 32703 )
Awakening Nude cast stone statue by artist Vincent Glinksy (1895-1975).  This statue is in excellent condition and measures 12" x 7".  This piece weighs five pounds.
Foundry or Cast stone is a term used to state that the item is made mostly from hydrocal or hydrostone plaster usually used for casts and for indoor use only.
Below is a link to a site containing Vincent Glinksy Biography.
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Decorative Arts / Soapstone or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Soapstone
Carved Soapstone Peacock Floral Sculpture ( Item # 39507 )
Intricately carved Soapstone Sculpture of Peacocks, floral and leaves on a pedestal.  It appears about 30 carved pieces of soapstone were carved and then assembled on to a solid piece of soapstone backing.  This in turn was inserted into a soapstone pedestal with pieces being added to the front of the pedestal.  Below that is of course the wooden base.
Note the peacock with his head back and feathers billowing out below.  Right below him is another peacock to the right.  Many shades of green, light rose, pinkish and browns. 
This is an exquisite piece of art and I really doubt you will see another like it with this mountain effect.
This piece measures 11 inches tall, by 9 inches wide and 3 inches deep.  The actual carving is 9 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide and 2 inches deep.  The piece weighs five (5) pounds.
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Kwan Yin Soapstone Sculpture Statue with Baby ( Item # 40242 )
Rare Scultped Soapstone "Kwan Yin with Baby"  Statue -- the goddes of fertility.   Nice contrast between the black soapstone base and Kwan Yin (Guan Yin) figure.  Note the detail carving on the left side of the figure (right side when looking at front). 
In her left hand Kwan Yin is holding a baby which looks like a minature Budda.  Actually, I have seen some babies that  resembled a Budda, but of course I didn't mention that to the mother.
We cannot find any chips, cracks or damage to this figure. 
Excellent patina with lighter color and burnish highlights on the figure.
This figurine measures a large 10 3/4 inches in height, 6 1/2 inches in width and 3 1/2 inches deep.  It weighs a little over 6  pounds. 
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Decorative Arts / Spelter or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Spelter
French Spelter Lady Goat Basket Broken Eggs Statue on Marble ( Item # 36597 )
One of the most unusual Spelter Statues I have ever had the privilege to carry.  The Lady Figure is looking down on the overturned Basket of Broken Eggs that the anrgy Goat has just thrashed with his hoofs.  This triple piece of statuary sits on a large piece of black and white marble. along with four broken eggs and two whole eggs still in the basket.  
The spelter appears to have a bronze coating that has weathered slightly on the lady. On the goat even more so where it was obviously picked up or handled on it's back over the last hundred or so years.  The ladies arms and head as well as neck plate are made of a plastic which is intended to look like ivory.  Her head has three mold lines and a very slight hair line crack.  
There is no signature on this piece, however, I believe it be by a famous artist or sculpture, just by looking at the overall design and intricate detail for the mold.  Notice the ladies left hand holding up a part of her dress in anguish over the broken basket of eggs.  The goat is in a very "striking" pose.  Very original!
We believe this piece to be French origin in the period 1875 to 1890, but it could be a little later.  However, we would stand corrected if someone knows more than we do about this piece.  The plastic like material I think is called "Pakesine" and of a French invention in the 1860's and designed to simulate ivory.  We tested it for bakelite, which wasn't invented until 1909 and it didn't pass the test, which didn't surprise me.  Many artist of this same period were doing pieces in ivory and bronze.
The black and white marble slab measures 16 inches long, 4 1/2 inches deep and 1 1/2 high with a grove in it.  The lady is 10 inches high and the goat is 6 1/2 inches high.  Overall, the statues are in excellent condition except for some weathering on the bronze coating over the splelter.  One very slight chip on the marble on the upper left hand side -- didn't notice it until just now.
I am totally enthralled  by this piece and hope  you like it.  I will have a price in a couple of days.
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Large Spelter Greek Male Torchere Style French Statue ( Item # 36132 )
Rare and hard to find large Spelter Torchere Style Greek Male Statue with headband and cornucopia torch.   Nice grey-green patina on this statue.  Excellent detail on the arms, head and torch. 
This statue weighs 32 pounds and measures 41 inches in height and 12 inches in diameter.  Perfect for the entrance of your foyer or staircase.
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Moreau Signed Spelter Lady & Child Statue ( Item # 35756 )
Exquisitely done "Lady & Child Picking Apples" by Moreau and done in Spelter with a nicely coated two-color finish. 
Child is holding an apple and the ladies basket is full of apples.  Also, we think the lady at one time held an apple in her hand.
This statue was appraised for $800 recently and we are selling here for $495.  
This Moreau is signed but hard to distinguish the first initial although we believe it to be an R, but it could be an H.  There was a family a Moreau's active in France in 19th Century and this undoubtably is one of them. 
The front brass plate reads "PLAISIRS D' AUTOMNE" and below that "Par L. Moreau (Med d'Or)". 
On the rear is the Moreau signature and the factory stamp above that reads "Fabrication France---" and below "Paris Made in France". 
Overall this piece is in excellent condition considering it's age and with the exception of what we believe is the apple missing in her raised hand.  There is a little coating missing on the fingers of the lady but nothing that detracts from the piece.  There is a small round hole in the back of the ladies head, which it not evident when veiwed from the front, and we can only guess that may have been meant for a lamp to be attached at a later date.  No evidence that this every was a lamp. 
This piece weighs 5 pounds and measures 18 inches in height, the base is 6 inches in diameter, the figures themselves 7 inches in width.
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Here is a little more information on the Moreau brothers although there were other Moreau's also active in the 19th Century in France. "L&F Moreau were two brothers who were part of the Moreau dynasty of sculptors from Dijon France in the 19th century.  L&F Moreau were perhaps best known for creating highly ornate clocks and garniture sets in both bronze and spelter. The L stands for Louis Auguste (1855-1919), known for bronzes and metal sculptures. The F stands for Hippolyte Francois (1857-1930), a painter and sculptor.  Both of these men were each well-known artists and today are listed in the various important art guides (Davenports, Who's Who, etc.) and their work commands high prices and they have exceptional auction records -- their bronzes commonly bring upwards of $10,000.
Their L&F Moreau studio was their business partnership which produced spelter copies of both of their bronze sculptures (spelter is a bronze-like Pot metal that is lighter weight than bronze and made primarily from zinc). It's important to note that L&F Moreau also individually produced bronze and spelter pieces and signed them Auguste and Hippolyte ... but those signed with L&F Moreau marks were produced by this partnership studio."

 
 

Ruebens Spelter Statue ( Item # 43061 )
Excellent life-like of the famous Dutch painter Peter Paul Rubens. 
This is done in cast Spelter and most likely from the 1920's although it could be earlier.
Piece measures measures 15 inches in height and 5 1/2 inches wide.  Weighs 6 pounds.
Very distinct detail on this piece and it in excellent condition except for one stress crack on the side of the base and  is only visible from the back side. 
Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altar pieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England.

 
 
 

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Decorative Arts / Wood or the alternate site: Decorative Arts / Wood
Neal DeVore Buckeye Burl Wood Bowl ( Item # 33828 )
Beautiful turned "Buckeye Burl" wood bowl signed by  Neil DeVore.  One of a kind and numbered 2-339.
Edges of bowl are natural and all wood used is found as salvage.
Some of his bowls sell upwards of $300-$400.
This bowl is in excellent condition and absolutely gorgeous.  


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