Fruit bowl

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Orest, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Orest

    Orest New Member

    5BD2E305-A1B5-41E0-A1F5-4FFA5CF6A618.jpeg 5BD2E305-A1B5-41E0-A1F5-4FFA5CF6A618.jpeg 843A0BCC-61F9-4B32-B52A-2A0591E9EB86.jpeg 610F2F6A-1DD9-4EE6-B17A-39009F9CEE64.jpeg 451C2992-FDD4-492F-854B-F5C70B22BD14.jpeg FCC42821-7EFC-4E99-AD9E-2ED1B4C9C0A7.jpeg DC3A5E9F-C4CC-4226-8FF1-9D04BE5D2DA9.jpeg Hello! Can someone help me to identify the author of this fruit bowl and find something similar online? It looks like it’s made of bronze but I’m not 100% sure.
    There’s signature as well, but I don’t know if I read it properly, I can see “W. Paul dep.”
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Dep is short for déposé, French for registered, which means it was made in a French speaking part of the world. My guess would be either France or Belgium.
    I am sure some of the others will be able to tell you more.
     
  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Love the scene inside of an angry satyr chasing off a couple of putti who are stealing his grapes. Looks like 'Paul' to me too, maybe only because it's been put in my mind. AJ is right as usual about the meaning of 'dep'.
     
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  5. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I see "Parel" (possibly "Tarel") but don't know what to search on to research that further.
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Parel is Dutch for pearl. It can also be a surname.
    It is probably used in other languages with a different meaning.
     
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  7. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the metal is? Maybe call it a tazza?
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, tazza would be the name, imo.
     
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  9. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    My question is more, who would make this? A sculptor? A medallist? A factory worker? Is this a foundry name?

    I do not know any of those things. :bucktooth:
     
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  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    I think a sculptor, But WDIK?
     
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