Small Art Deco Bronze Ibex Figure on wooden base

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Hunter S., Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Hunter S.

    Hunter S. Active Member

    Ok so I think this is Art Deco...Base is beautifully made out of wood, I am guessing walnut...The patina on the bronze is just lovely!!! Also the Ibex is very well done...

    It is unsigned, but it has a number 77 etched under the base.

    It remained me of some works of Johannes Bosma (once again Denmark :happy::happy::happy:), he also didn't sign all of his artwork.

    Height: 12 cm (4.7 in) with the base

    Wide 6 cm (2.3 in) - Long 8 cm (3.1 in)

    Weight: ~ 350 gr (12.3 oz)

    Hope you like it (I am sorry for a bit blurry pics...not my finest work)

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    could u explain to me how this is Art Deco .....from what period....?

    thank you!
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Surface does not look like bronze to me. More like copper-colored and there appears to be verdigris (greenies) on the insides of the horns and then onto the back of the animal which would be the result of copper getting wet at some point.. Am I seeing something that isn't there?
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  4. Hunter S.

    Hunter S. Active Member

    I agree with you both...but don't be so harsh with me :arghh::arghh::arghh:

    The base looked art brain immediately jumps to conclusion that it is art deco...I do not know why...guess I am antiques noobie...that's why I am asking questions :yawn::yawn::yawn:

    And Yes...I guess it is copper...the color should have been the biggest clue...however it is solid the figure is heavy...

    At least I haven't said it was a sculpture...I am slowly learning :sorry::sorry::sorry:

    I am very sorry...:angelic::angelic::angelic:

    So what is it? Please help me learn :bookworm::bookworm::bookworm: and Thank You :smug::smug::smug:

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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I reckon that's a replica of an ancient museum piece.
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