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...to » Limoges Gerard Vase by Fauré Go to » Louis XVI Marble Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Candelabra Go to » Italian Hardstone and Micromosaic Snuff Box An Invitation to a Masterpiece... Read More »

Antique Sculpture | Bronze Sculpture | Marble Sculpture ~ M.S. Rau Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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...was Romanian born sculptor, Demetre Chiparus who is now considered to be one of the masters of Art Deco bronzes. Born in 1886, Chiparus began to show interest in sculpture art at a young age. He began his studies....... This process involved employing a combination of carved ivory and bronze to create stunning, lifelike sculptures. The combination of the cold-painted bronze along with the ivory to depict flesh was unlike......anything seen before. Inspired by Russian ballet and French theater, Chiparus created a theatrical female form in his sculptures. These bronze women are depicted as long and slender and are often adorned... 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 »

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.... This new style was inspired by the joie de vivre of the young society of the 1920s. At the forefront of this movement was Romanian born sculptor, Demetre Chiparus who is now considered to be one of the masters of Art Deco bronzes......at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. It was in Paris where he perfected his famed chryselephantine technique. This process involved employing a combination of carved ivory and bronze to create stunning, lifelike sculptures....... The combination of the cold-painted bronze along with the ivory to depict flesh was unlike anything seen before. Inspired by Russian ballet and French theater, Chiparus created a theatrical female form in his sculptures... Read More »

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...vivre of the young society of the 1920s. At the forefront of this movement was Romanian born sculptor, Demetre Chiparus who is now considered to be one of the masters of Art Deco bronzes. Born in 1886......Arts in Paris. It was in Paris where he perfected his famed chryselephantine technique. This process involved employing a combination of carved ivory and bronze to create stunning, lifelike sculptures....... The combination of the cold-painted bronze along with the ivory to depict flesh was unlike anything seen before. Inspired by Russian ballet and French theater, Chiparus created a theatrical female form in his... Read More »

Pietre Dure Chest, Best of the Chest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
...—  This ornate casket has feet in both the 19th and 17th centuries. Crafted in 1840, it combines original period 17th-century Florentine pietra dura plaques with hand engraved dore gold-plated bronze mounts and an ebonized base to create a multi-tiered confection... Read More »

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...| 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 »

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...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 »

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...– 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 »

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...” 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
..., vermeil and bronze in Europe , the United States , Asia and Australia . They were suppliers "to her Royal Highness the Queen of England", among others... Read More »