AFTER PIERRE JULES MENE (FRENCH 1810-1879) A SCULPTURE,...after PIERRE JULES MENE (French 1810-1879) A SCULPTURE, "The Arab Falconer on Horseback," 20TH CENTURY, parcel gilt and green cold painted on brown patinated cast bronze, raised on an oval green marble plinth, signed in bronze base, "P.J. Mene." Height: 29" Width: 27" Depth: 12" Provenance: Estate of Raj S. Paul, Austin, Texas
Gilding and green cold painted wear in areas, and some surface dust in crevices. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."
TWO CIVIL WAR ERA DAGUERREOTYPES OF A UNION SOILDERTWO CIVIL WAR ERA DOUBLE PORTRAIT DAGUERREOTYPES OF A UNION SOILDER IN A GUTTA PERCHA CASE Circa 1865. The young soilder with short beard and mustache, shown standing in full uniform, his arms by his side, hat in hand, the second image shows the solder from waist up, both in gilt oval surrounds, the case decorated on both sides with afemale falconer on horseback, her attendant and dog by her side. 3.75 by 3.5 in. . (Cond: good, some spotting on both images)
14 PERSIAN TILES14 Persian qajar pottery tiles. 2 molded tiles: 1 of a falconer on horseback, 1 of a woman in cameo. 13 flat tiles with depictions of animals, people and flowers.
Lines to 6 tiles.
Largest tile, falconer on horseback: 9" x 5 1/2".
RUSSIAN HAND-PAINTED LACQUER BOXES, GROUP OF EIGHT, MOST SIGNED, ALL SMALLER IN SIZE INCLUDING RING BOXES, PIECES INCLUDE: "THE FALC...Russian hand-painted lacquer boxes, group of eight, most signed, all smaller in size including ring boxes, pieces include: "The Falconer", Kholui school, oval shape with central scene of falconer on horseback with canine companion, signed on base, 1 1/2" h. x 2"w. x 2 3/4" l.; "Snow Maiden", Palekh school, after Russian fairy-tale, depicts beauty with woodland friends, signed on cover, 1" h. x 2" w. x 2" l.; three ring boxes, one with frog, one with man and red beast, one with man on boat; two small rectangular, one winter landscape, one group portrait; and largest an older round box with maiden on cover with men and fox in forest background, signed, craquelure of glaze, lid stuck, 3 7/8" diam., all pieces with wear consistent with age and use.
AFTER CHRISTOPHE FRATIN BRONZE FALCONER ON HORSECast bronze sculpture, Falconer on Horseback, 20th c., signed in cast Fratin, after the original by Christophe Fratin (French, 1801-1864), rising on rectangular black marble base, approx 26"h, 17"w, 7"d
After Pierre Jules Mene (French, 1810-1879) "Fauconnier Arabe a Cheval" ("Arab Falconer on Horseback"), after a model of 1874, inscribed "P. J. Mene" on the top base edge, impressed "F. Barbedienne" on the lower base, the opposite side impressed "674", h. 31-1/2", w. 23", 10-1/2". This model, one of Mene's most famous, is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg's Bronzes of the 19th Century (Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1994) p. 477, no. 6.
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