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Antique Marble Sculpture | Bronze Statues | Rare Sculptures ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

...Antique Marble Sculpture | Bronze Statues | Rare Sculptures ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Back to Top... Read More »

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...• Decorative marquetry of brass, pewter, and bronze are pierced into tortoiseshell and ebony veneer • Features gilt bronze feet with twisted channeling... Read More »

M.S. Rau Antiques

...M.S. Rau Antiques armsarmor Mameluke Sabre Sword Item 29-4589 Ancient Luristan Bronze Spearhead Item 29-6006 17th-Century Hungarian Hetman Mace Item 29-6009 Bayonet from the WWI Battle of Vimy Ridge... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Phillip Youngberg

...[…] Posted in Fine Art , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | Comments Off A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory: From Antiquity to Art Deco October 4th, 2013 Chryselephantine has been around for millennia, but it enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during the Art Deco period.......  In fact, some items made using this technique have been dated to the Bronze Age.  When speaking of these early years of its use, the term often refers to sculptures made around a wood frame and covered […] Posted in M.S. Rau Blog... Read More »
Deborah Choate

Deborah Choate ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 04/18/2012
....  Contact Deborah Deborah's Picks View from the Balcony by Franz Richard Unterberger Colombian Emerald Ring Marble Pedestal and Urn French Bronze Sacred to Neptune Ewers... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » May

.... If doré bronze is more to your taste, however, than you may appreciate this opulent turn-of-the-century inkwell.......  The vivid green of this mineral, which was prized by the most elegant homes of the time, provides a wonderful contrast to the doré bronze body......for many of us of our newest acquisitions. This year’s first container held a trove of fascinating objects – from a majestic onyx and doré bronze clock to a gleaming art deco bar. Although the newly acquired... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » March

...” of luxury and style. Even the fine arts were impacted by the new ideals of Art Deco. “Friends Forever” by Demetre Haralamb Chiparus is a charming figure of a young girl and her two borzoi, or Russian wolfhound companions, comprised of patinated, cold-painted bronze and intricately carved ivory, a......combination known as chryselephantine. The combination of ivory and bronze was pioneered in Belgium at the turn of the 20th century.......   Friends Forever Bronze and Ivory by Chiparus All of these pieces express the various wondrous qualities of Art Deco... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » October

...| No Comments » A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory: From Antiquity to Art Deco October 4th, 2013 | posted by Phillip Youngberg Chryselephantine has been around for millennia, but it enjoyed a resurgence of popularity......during the Art Deco period.  In fact, some items made using this technique have been dated to the Bronze Age.  When speaking of these early years of its use, the term often refers to sculptures made around...... of ivory and bronze as well.  Pictured here are a few examples of sculptures from the 1920s that were executed using this medium. “Towards the Unknown” by C.J.R Colinet In this first piece, C.J.R Colinet used... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Events

...– from a majestic onyx and doré bronze clock to a gleaming art deco bar. Although the newly acquired items have not been through our research and photography departments, I have a few pieces I would love to share with you....... Crafted of lavish mahogany and doré bronze fittings, this desk possesses an outstanding patina that intrigues with its evident use by a dedicated businessman......unwrapped. From furniture to figurines, each shipment has an array of items, each with its own unique story. The container that arrived today (July 19) included several bronze sculptures (including a... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Jewelry

...” of luxury and style. Even the fine arts were impacted by the new ideals of Art Deco. “Friends Forever” by Demetre Haralamb Chiparus is a charming figure of a young girl and her two borzoi, or Russian wolfhound companions, comprised of patinated, cold-painted bronze and intricately carved ivory, a......combination known as chryselephantine. The combination of ivory and bronze was pioneered in Belgium at the turn of the 20th century.......   Friends Forever Bronze and Ivory by Chiparus All of these pieces express the various wondrous qualities of Art Deco... Read More »
October 2012

Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
...with silvered-bronze fish, squid, and seaweed. The piece, which looks like it may have washed up from Atlantis, was made in 1900 and signed E. Sanglan... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Barye received a medal from the Salon in 1831 for Tiger Devouring a Gavial and his talents paved the way for future bronze sculptors, including his student Auguste Rodin....... Barye was also an innovative bronze craftsman developing new techniques of casting, chiselling and patination which became the cornerstone of modern bronze work. Bateman, Hester (1709....... Bronze dore Ornamental coating of gold leaf or gold dust. Also known as gliding. Bun foot A furniture support that resembles a slightly flattened ball or sphere... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... ormolu Derived from French for ground gold, the term refers to gilded bronze or brass mounts. Ottoman A low, upholstered seat without backs or arms... Read More »
Phillip Youngberg

Phillip Youngberg ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/16/2009
....” * Le Rivage de Villerville, Maree Basse, by Eugene Boudin* With serene… Read More » A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory.......  In fact, some items made using this technique have been dated to the Bronze Age.  When speaking of these early years of its use, the term often refers to sculptures made around a wood frame and covered with… Read More... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » November

.... It was also beautifully realized in silver by the Royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge, and Rundell. However, bronze versions of this neoclassical masterpiece are exceptionally rare, with French examples being even rarer.......  Sinewy creatures and windswept seas are expertly executed in bronze, oil paint and marble.  If you find these items as captivating as I do, let... Read More »