Collection of Bronze, Marble and Plaster Objets d'Art
Sold for $4,000
first half 19th century, including a bronze profile of George III after Sir Francis Chantrey (English, 1781-1841), in its original rosewood and bronze frame, labeled and dated "1827", h. 8", w. 8"; a patinated profile of William IV in a giltwood frame, h. 5", w. 4-1/4"; a small bronze bust labeled "William IV", h. 5-1/2", w. 2-1/4", d. 2"; a marble roundel depicting Queen Victoria, probably Italian, in a velvet and brass frame, h. 6", w. 6"; a terracotta "great seal of the realm", depicting William IV in a giltwood frame, dia. 9-1/2"; and a collection of plaster and red wax Grand Tour souvenirs in a tiger maple shadowbox frame, h. 11", w. 8-1/2".
Provenance: Bruce McCashin Collection.
**In overall good condition. The first example after Chantrey is a relief bust of George III not William IV as stated in the printed catalogue. The bust has a few dings, pits and surface scratches; the smaller relief bust of William IV has heavy groves (gouges) en verso and scattered losses to back corners and edges, which is suggestive of having been previously mounted on another element or edifice; the terracotta seal has a chip to its lower edge; on the collection of plaster seals, one has a spiderweb-form hairline crack to its face, and a few others have small chips to their edges. All bronze examples exhibit minor surface scratches, nicks, accretions and oxidation. All terracotta and plaster examples (minus Queen Victoria) exhibit light scratches, nicks and soiling.