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All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1210736
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$995.00
Large carved wood polychrome Crucifix Corpus-ca 1800 or earlier-probably Germanic based on hollowed out back to prevent splitting-piece has been repainted-there is hairline on left arm-high quality carving by master-piece is complete and all original-29 inches by 25 inches
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1319974
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $595
Grand Tour Bronze of the Chimera of Arezzo-from Etruscan artifact found buried in Arezzo Italy in the 17thc-is on display in Florence museum-was reproduced in the 1860 using French menseration size reduction-detailed lost bronze casting-fine patina-10 inches wide -4 inches deep-7 inches high-mount on yellow antique marble base--piece will keep your home safe from tigers-it is a lion serpent goat combination of a beast
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1970 item #87445
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
This is a beautiful cast bronze sculpture of an elephant by American sculptor W.Hicksons-it is signed with artists monogram WH-also the foundry-the famous Roman Bronze Works Inc-this number 4 of an edition of 12-this is also indicated on the bronze--casting and modeling are superb-surface is textured to indicate the rough elephants hide-only one ear and three legs-this minimalist art at its best--solid casting-no condition problems-9.5 inches high--heavy with nice patina
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Stone : Pre 2000 item #30027
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1875.00
Hand carved limestone gargoyle interpreted by Oleg koleurochnikov from the cathedral of St Nizier, Lyon, France-25 inches high and 13inches at the base--carved in the last ten years-no condition problem-if you want condition problems, I can oblige--displayed in my shop with a long stem tropical flower in his mouth-- in my gallery window it stops traffic--heavy-can be used in garden or indoors
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #152968
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1850.00
striking Art Deco bronze of a lady and a panther on the hunt-lost wax process-fine details-subject could represent Diana but Diana seldom carries a spear and usually does not hunt with a panther-could be Cybel who was raised by panthers when abandoned on a mountain side by a father who preferred a male child or it could simply be an Amazon on the hunt--signed on base by M.Oliverio-probably Portuguese or even Brazilean--style is pure Art Deco-no condition problems-16.75 inches high-7 inch by 3.75...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Clay : Pre 1950 item #1231367
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$995.00
terracotta sculpture by Italian American sculptor Leo Lentelli {1879-1961} born in Italy Lentelli's major works were produced in the US-he is well listed and has sales records-piece is signed on edge of base-he executed sculpture with American West subjects--this one may be called a kiss on horseback-he is famous for his adornment of the Palace of fine Arts in San Francisco-is in museums and has sales records-his sculptures can be found in most mediums-this one is 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches-no con...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1133691
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$890.00
This wood sculpture is what remains of a 15thc or earlier Gothic male saint-never has been restored-has extensive insect surface damage and missing parts-the fact that it remains at all is a miracle--it is a haunting piece that shows the ravages of time--here is an example of an item that survived without the tender care of musuems or of savvy collectors-28 inches high--the bugs are dead, dead ,dead
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1110789
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$650.00
Bronze rondel celebrating the 500th year of Columbus 's discovery of Amwrica-signed Tonelli and dated 1892-from the Chicago Columbian Exhibition 1893-has American shield and flag-scenes from the Columbus epic-fair exhbit halls with large bust bas relief of Columbus in the center-16.5 inches in diameter-fine brown patina-no condition problems
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1132729
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,250
Rare carved gilt wood 18thc Byzantine or Coptic sculpture of St Peter--has book and keys attributes-back is hollowed out to prevent splitting-some of gilt is missing otherwise no other condition problems-27 inches high-18 inches wide and 6 inches deep at the base-unusual religious figure
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1274236
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,395
Rare carved wood articulated Spanish dress-up saint---glass eyes-carving on head and hands exquisite- carving on feet not same quality, because feet were covered by garments-carving pegged ball and socket on limbs--minor scrapes through wear--these sculptures were dressed and carried in processions--32 inches by 12 inches--probably St Joseph
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1209672
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1795.00
rare gilt bronze by listed French sculpture G. Gardet (1863-1939]--Gardet has extensive sales records and is in museums-this sculpture is signed and beautifully mounted on antico rosa marble base that has a bronze plate on bottom-lost wax casting-piece was cast during sculptors life time-small nick on one corner corner of marble base'--no repairs-12 inches by 3 inches-4 inches high--mice working on a snail shell is indeed a rare representation-only in France
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Stone : Pre 1900 item #1184705
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1395.00
Rare 19thc Italian Carerra bas relief marble plaque of St Anthony and Christ Child-finely carved-mounted with brass mat and electrified sconces--wiring is old on sconces and should be replaced-no condition problems or repairs on marble-23 inches by 18.5 inches framed--when lighted this is an especially dramatic piece--brass mat can be polished if you prefer the glitz.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #653418
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2350.00
Striking bronze Der Schmelzarbeiter Smelterer--Swiss- R.Wang-1895-1970- dated 1918 on reverse side of base-listed-16.25 high- Strong image of powerful worker made on the eve of proletarian revolutions in Europe-no condition problems--antico verde marble base-and patina is greenish brown
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Clay : Pre 1900 item #1181348
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $4,125
Large rare Goldscheider clay sculpture of maiden from the vineyards-Austrian-signed Frederick Goldscheider with numbers 1478. H/48, W/19, D14 inches. WIEN-minor nicks-no repairs-impressive--famous firm-ca 1900
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Stone : Pre 1900 item #1268492
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $4,500
19thc large carved marble female bust of wood nymph by listed Italian American sculptor Vittorio Ciani{1858-1908} He worked out of Perth Amboy New Jersey-has 1985 Christies paper auction label-piece is signed by artist and dated 1885 on back of sculpture-no condition problems or repairs-21.50 inches high-15 inches wide and 11 inches deep--there are fine details on figures bodice not evident in my superb photography
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Clay : Pre 1800 item #807639
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $3,950
Large life size terra cotta bust of Alexander the Great-from the French city of Arles where it stood as an architectural sculpture in a niche of a chateau--was used outdoors albeit covered-piece was never finished in the back, but beautifully sculptured from front-solid piece-weights over 200 pounds-wear to surface- 24 inches wide-28 inches high and 12 inches deep--impressive, handsome classic sculpture-possibly older than 18th century.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #729240
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$295.00
French provincial walnut hand carved figure of an odd couple dancing-appears to be females ,but one bears a remarkable resemblance to President Richard Nixon--for deeper meanings to carving consult your psychologist-condition good-minor chip on base--10 inches tall-defy you to find another-ca 1880s
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #907104
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,075
Spectacular Spanish bas relief of harlequin clown-made in 1940s-signed-well cast with sharp details-in resin or fibreglass-artistically painted-overall condition excellent with minor paint loss-52 inches high-24 inches wide and 5 inches deep-no repairs-sturdy-impressive-very decorative