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Art Nouveau1566 of 1598Bought 4 of these for less than $10 eachUnidentified Slag glass table lamp
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Posted 4 years ago

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sanlee
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has been in family at least 30 years- very heavy-bronze-no markings-hand resting on instrument and foot is loose- looks like a screw in them when you turn it upside down and look into it- there are no markings of any kind on it- any info would be appreciated

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    How big is this? Could it have been a clock topper? Ansonia had many models that had statues like this as ornamentation on top of the clock.
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/8113487
  3. sanlee, 4 years ago
    This figure is about 16" in height, approximately 10 pounds- seems too heavy for a clock topper.
  4. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    If it is a clock topper it would have been on a marble clock. Here is an example: http://cgi.ebay.com/FRENCH-MUSKATEER-FIGURAL-CLOCK-BI-COLOR-MARBLE-C1840-/200564786384?pt=Antiques_Decorative_Arts&hash=item2eb297c4d0

    and another: http://cgi.ebay.com/18-China-bronzer-marble-warrior-sit-horse-clock-/280607234907?pt=Art_Sculpture&hash=item41557e9b5b

    Imagine how heavy it would be on top of a marble clock! Nice piece regardless if it is a clock topper or not. It being a clock topper might explain why there are no markings on it, the markings could have been somewhere else on the clock. Hope this helps.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    The age is approx 1815, the screw holes meant long screws held it on to a marble base, either for a statue or a marble clock base. Ansonia is way too new for this type of piece it looks vintage empire for sure, I would guess because she is sitting down it was part of a clock at one time, very beautiful gilded bronze piece !~Phil.

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