Terracotta Sculpture - Grasso - Circa : 1950-1960
Magnificent group of sculptures in fine terracotta, representing 5 Franciscan friars in a reading room. They are debating together.
This work was made by the ceramist Grasso, in the province of Catania, Sicily, the only one capable of making such perfect miniature figures of unequalled finesse.
Bizen pottery shishi, Japan, late Edo period, 19th century, by placing a cup filled with incense under the object, the incense wisps out of the open mouth. Perfect condition. No restoration. Firing crack on the inside.
H: 14.5 cm, W: 25 cm, D: 18 cm
Pair of Statuettes in Lorraine Terracotta - Early 19th century
The first one is called "Le Berger Pâris" after Nicolas François Gillet.
The second is entitled "The Bather" after Maurice Falconet.
A nymph going down to the bath.
Pair of patinated bronzes Sculptures Horace and Curiace, after David's painting "The Intervention of the Sabines", base in yellow marble from Siena. French work circa 1830. One of the arms moves a little.
H: 20 cm, W: 17 cm, D: 8 cm.