Covering a vast range of objects made in cast and wrought iron, copper, tin, zinc and other metals, and alloys such as pewter, brass, bronze and stainless steel and made either for decoration or use in the household. Various styles and many periods feature in this category, with examples running from Nuremberg alms dishes, locks and coffers; domestic vessels, from Renaissance mortars to Victorian Batteries de Cusisine, firegrates, fire irons, fenders and andirons; door furniture, and many other pieces.
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Next week we will be in London. Join us as we showcase selected highlights from Oakley House, the Collection of Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG.
Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 April | 10am-5pm
16-17 Pall Mall, St James’s, London, SW1Y 5LU
Here we have ‘Bust of Pola Givenchy’ by Sir Jacob Epstein (British 1881-1959). Pola Givenchy was a Polish model. This bust depicts her beauty and proud sophistication.
Epstein chose his models for their physiognomic or psychological interest and included women from all nationalities and backgrounds including a girl from Baku. Epstein didn’t respond to the demand from his dealers for small nudes and continued to sculpt portrait busts of females of distinctive beauty. Epstein constructed his busts by focusing on acute observation and by selecting certain characteristics he was able to show the personality and layer beneath the beauty.
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