Tournai figure group ‘Bacchus’ with cherubs, circa 1770

Large French porcelain group, depicting Bacchus and his revelling band, each with grapevines in their hair and a drink in hand, one re-filling from the barrel Bacchus is seated on, modelled in the round on a rocky mountain, overgrown with fruiting vine, with a seated lady to the reverse holding pears. Attributed to Tournai, c.1770…

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Bronze of Mars, marked BLANPAIN, attr. Jean-Baptiste Blanpain, 18th century

bronze figure BLANPAIN

Bronze of Mars, seated on his attributes of armour, shield, quiver, a feathered helmet to his head and lionshead-handled sword in his right hand, dressed in Roman style armour, mounted on a square plinth base. Foundry mark BLANPAIN to the center base, attributed to Jean-Baptiste Blanpain, second half of the 18th century. 15.cm high, plinth…

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Sterling Silver fruit set, Mathew Boulton, Birmingham 1784

Rare setting of four Stirling Silver fruit knives & forks with spiral-carved mother-of-pearl handles. Hallmarked for Birmingham, 1784/5 Maker – Mathew Boulton   This rare early fruit set is by Mathew Boulton, and is the ancestor of the more usually seen Victorian fruit sets. Mathew Boulton was an important part of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, responsible…

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Limoges enamel plaque, Madonna & Child, 19th century

Superb French enamel plaque, painted in white enamel over a deep blue ground with a Renaissance style Madonna & Child, each outlined in halos of gold, the background wooded landscape with gilt clouds above, set in a carved giltwood frame with velvet slip. Trade label behind the integral stand at back for G. Venot fils,…

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