19 result(s) found.

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques M.S. Rau Blog Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau An

...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.......  Entitled, Friends Forever , this piece features a delicate female and her canine companions crafted of bronze and ivory set atop a stunning onyx and marble base... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive D.H. Chiparus: Master of Art Deco Sculptures

...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.......  Entitled, Friends Forever , this piece features a delicate female and her canine companions crafted of bronze and ivory set atop a stunning onyx and marble base... Read More »

Fabergé Silver Flatware Service ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/21/2014
.... Touches such as full and partial gilding, and even the use of ivory for the salad serving set, bring this service to the height of opulence... Read More »

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

...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.......  Entitled, Friends Forever , this piece features a delicate female and her canine companions crafted of bronze and ivory set atop a stunning onyx and marble base.  This graceful figure is as detailed... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Justine D'Ooge » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

....  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells... Read More »

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

...” 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 Phillip Youngberg » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antique

...| 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... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
...; precious metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, mother of pearl, etc. As for the bird, a discerning point is the complexity of the melody and quality of sound, its general appearance, type of feathers (for instance......, iridescent real hummingbird feathers), the beak; ivory or bone versus metal or plastic, if the minute avis body is well-proportioned and detailed, etc. Another issue is the rarity or singularity of a certain... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... In classical architecture they are commonly seen on column shafts and run in a vertical direction. French Ivory Synthetic ivory....... An artificial plastic produced to imitate ivory first produced by the Xylonite Company in 1866. Other names include Celluloid, Ivoride, Ivorine, Ivorite and Pyralin... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Kindjal Dagger A Russian dagger used as both a side arm and fashion accessory, often decorated with niello inlay, gold gilt, silver, ivory or cloisonné... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Stories Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

..., materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells.  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. Japanese Lacquer Tray. Circa 1900. As early as 4... 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... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Rare, grained, and colored woods are usually used, but thin layers of tortoiseshell, ivory, mother-of-pearl, and metals are also seen... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Some of the finest tea caddies created in England were crafted of exotic woods, adorned with tortoise shell, ivory and mother... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Antiques Archives » Page 2 of 13 » The official weblog of M

...-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature Tankard While the first......German ivory sculptures date back to well over a thousand years ago, the ivory trade to Germany was cut off during Ottoman rule in Northern Africa and the art form subsequently went into decline there....... In the late 15th century, when the Portguese re-established reliable trade routes to sub-Saharan Africa, ivory began flowing back into central Europe and the famous wood carving artisans of Odenwald subsequently... Read More »