Gilded Bronze Winged Lady Boat Centrepiece 20th C
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There isn’t table in the land that wouldn’t be enhanced by the presence of this fine gilt bronze table centerpiece with its graceful swan gliding ahead of the most magnificently ornate boat.
Ideal for many table top uses including the display of fruit, sweets or almost any edible (or inedible) item you care to choose, this is a truly impressive gilded bronze centrepiece in the shape of a boat riding the waves preceded by a swan which dates from the latter part of the 20th century.
The bronze was originally cast in the traditional way using the lost wax method and then gilded in order to highlight the cast decoration comprising garlands of flowers, the waves, the swan and the very beautiful and ornate boat.
Fine craftsmanship is in evidence here and this beautiful centrepiece is offered for sale in truly excellent condition and at a very reasonable price - check out the photograph gallery for proof of this.
More Information and To View
Fine gilt bronze centrepieces of this quality are always best viewed them in person if that is possible. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this lovely gilt bronze centrepiece. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other gilt bronze tableware and other bronze items at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This gilt bronze centrepiece is a delicate and valuable item so it requires specialised packing and shipping to its final destination - whether that be your home or other premises. We can pack and ship them to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these items we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this gilt bronze crystal centrepiece unless we have erroneously described it in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in their original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 48 x Width 55 x Depth 22
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 9 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06086
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.