Sculpted and painted wax head of the Mage King Balthazar, character from the nativity scene, sulphide eyes, very realistic, on its base.
Rare pair of feet in sandals, Greek style, a costume element for a play.
France, 19th century
Two panels illustrate the fable on “The Rooster and the Fox” the fifteenth of the book.
The other part illustrates “The Wolf and the Lamb” the tenth fable of Book I by Jean de La Fontaine.
Four-leaf screen in two parts, painted on canvas fixed on a frame, trompe l’oeil decoration and landscape in pink and blue grisaille.
The wax figurine is like a little doll in a baptism dress and holding a cross.
Marotte in polychrome painted papier-mâché and glued printed paper, presenting a female figure with black hair and a scalloped bodice.
Rare polychrome majolica inkwell in the shape of a foot with a Roman shoe.
Late XVI century
“Pure Greek beauty, supple and dignified (…) who gazes with calm indifference at the crowds who gaze at him speechless.”
At the end of the Middle Ages pottery villages around the town of Vindefontaine were born. They set up a large potter’s house, and made butter pots, pitchers, inkwells, vases, but above all potty sandstone fountains with brown enamel decorated with kaolin.
Marotte in polychrome painted papier-mâché and glued printed paper, presenting a female figure with black hair and a scalloped bodice. Marked DANJARD L. Vincent Paris Patented in 1860 Successor, on the base.